New Book – Art And Sound Of The Bristol Underground

The weekend again hey? There’s loads going on (Carny Ville and Gentleman’s Dub Club would be our tips for this one), but here’s a book that frankly makes Bristol today sound like some lame uncreative backwater.

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Called ‘Art and Sound of the Bristol Underground’, it all started a couple of years ago when one of the authors found a box full of flyers for old squat/warehouse/free parties in Bristol from the mid eighties to the early nineties. Rather than chuck them away, the finder, Chris Burton, got together with Gary Thompson and put together a book covering the scene, what went on, and, most important, the flyers and artwork that went alongside it all.

Not just any old flyers, these ones were for early parties by the Wild Bunch, the Fresh 4 and many others, the scene that spawned the Bristol sound now known around the world. Aside from the content, they were designed by people like Inkie, FLX, 3D and Nick Walker, so they’re pretty darn interesting from a graf history point of view too.

Tangent Books have been good enough to send over some samples of the flyers in the book, so take a look…

Flyer by FLX…

FLX_CityRockers

…and 3D…

wild bunch by 3D

…UD4…

New Chief Rockers by UD4

…and Nick Walker.

Krissy by Nick Walker

There’s loads more in there, and will give the book a proper review once we’ve got hold of a copy. In the meantime, here’s an interesting interview about it in the Evening Post, and a couple of Youtubes for those who want to get a slight taste of what it was all about, courtesy of the Wild Bunch and the Fresh 4.

If you want to get a copy, then here’s the link you need.

Enjoy your weekend!

2 Comments

Filed under 3D, Bristol, Flx, Nick Walker

2 responses to “New Book – Art And Sound Of The Bristol Underground

  1. AC

    amazing! so much vitality. the FLX one appears to have been ‘roached’ in the top left corner. quelle surprise!

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