20 February 2012
Suzy Shaw and Mike Stax
312 pages, Bomp! and UT Publishing (2009)
A heavyweight celebration of the roots of Rock fandom. Eye-popping cover art by the immortal "William Stout". This is the ultimate anthology of Rock'n'roll fandom from its inception to its mid/late 1970s heyday. Book includes 300 pages of reproductions from "Greg Shaw"'s pioneering 70s era fanzines "Who Put The Bomp" and "Bomp!".
Essays by "Jon Savage", "Alec Palao", "Ken Barnes", "Suzy Shaw" and "Mike Stax"; '60s Garage and Beat, Surf music, British Invasion, girl groups, Rockabilly, Acid Punk, and Psychedelia. Obsessively detailed discographies and label listings, plus reams of readers' letters and never before published material.
The sheer volume of historical information is almost mind-boggling. Also included are reprints from Shaw's obscure personal fanzines, "Metanoia" and "Liquid Love", circulated in 1970-72 to just a handful of friends and fellow writers.