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Out of Control: Punk Rock at the Doncaster Outlook and Rotherham Windmill 1976-1978 (Our Generation) Paperback – 24 Jun 2010

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  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Days Like Tomorrow Books; 1st edition (24 Jun. 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0956572707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956572707
  • Package Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.8 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Its a gripping piece of research.A true Punk Rock book: honest, vibrant and passionate. -- God save the Sex Pistols website on 'Our Generation'

'Our Generation' has been passionately put together -- Ross Bennett MOJO magazine on 'Our Generation'

This is a terrific effort by Tony Beesley; essential reading for anyone interested in the early years of Punk -- Den Browne Mudkiss website on 'Our Generation'

It's tomes like this, recounting the experiences of ordinary kids that prove to be the most interesting and revealing -- Shane Baldwin Record Collector magazine on 'Our Generation'

Highly recomended -- Jack Stapleton Big Cheese magazine on 'Our Generation'

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This book is the second volume in the 'Our Generation' trilogy of books... Volume 1 'Our Generation' is also currently available

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Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the first book in Tony Beesley's `Our Generation' trilogy, I couldn't wait to get hold of this, the second instalment, `Out of Control', and wasn't disappointed. Once again, writing with huge enthusiasm for the subject matter, Tony gives us a fascinating insight of how the Punk/New Wave explosion gradually reached out into the backwaters of our nation, despite being faced with often aggressive opposition. The smaller venues across the country played an important part in bringing the new bands to the attention of the public and this book tells the story of two of them in South Yorkshire. You can almost feel the sweat running down the walls and share the desperation of the young fans who were willing to miss last trains home just to (sometimes unsuccessfully) try to see a band that they may have only read a few lines about in that week's music papers.

Many fantastic photographs of the punk fans, photocopied gig flyers and some of the up and coming bands of the era help to capture the spirit of a more innocent time and show how the scene was often `done on the cheap'. In present times when we are charged extortionate booking fees to see four distant figures onstage in glorified carpet warehouses (or `arenas' as they are called), it is fascinating to read about the days when The Ramones and Talking Heads shared the bill for the princely sum of £1.25!

This is a book I'm sure you will enjoy as much as I did; it is a heartwarming read and stands as a reminder that attitudes and popular culture can be changed if people get motivated enough. I can definitely recommend you buy this, I mean it maaaan...
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Speaking as one who was a regular at the Doncaster Outlook in the late seventies this book has rekindled some great memories and had me reliving the gigs of the time....my first ever gig The Ramones supported by Talking Heads, The Sex Pistols under the guise of The Tax Exiles and the uproar that was Sham 69....good times and excellently portrayed in this book, a book not only of local interest but to anybody interested in the music of the time....I cant wait to read the rest of the trilogy....i think Mr Beesley has a new follower.
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Brought back memories...good ones!
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Out of Control: Punk Rock at the Doncaster Outlook and Rotherham Windmill 1976-1978 (Our Generation)

A second installment of Tony Beesley's account of the south yorkshire punk scene in the late 70's, unlike Tony's other book 'Our generation' 'out of control' concentrates on the Doncaster outlook club and the rotherham windmill club, both of which play an important part in the ever growing punk scene of that time. again the book is supurbly written By Tony and also features contributions from local punks from that era, it is a facinating read especially for people who were lucky enough to have ventured through the doors of the aformentioned clubs and also anyone who loves reading books on music history. It is nice to hear stories of bands, some of which went on to bigger and better things and also tales of bands formed by local people, some of which were short lived but played an important part in creating a cultural history of that era.
the book includes many photographs, most of which are from private collections and will not have been seen before.
I cannot recommend this book enough. a fantastic follow up to 'our generation' and a taster to the third book 'this is our generation calling' later in the year
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