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  • Hardcover: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Cicada (26 Oct. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190871445X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908714459
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 4.8 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A new book, Untypical Girls, documents the women who refused to be cowed in the male-dominated indie scene that flourished in the 1980s - from riot grrrls to shoegazers. --The Guardian

Having loved all of Knee's books on music fashion and subcultures, I was excited to loose myself in Untypical Girls. Interviews with leading figures and all important guides to achieving the look add to the pop nostalgic appeal.--The Times

These rarely seen, personal photographs, taken from Sam Knee's forthcoming book, Untypical Girls: Styles and Sounds of the Transatlantic Indie Revolution chart the rise of women in alternative music from the advent of punk in the late 70s Britain to grunge via no wave, indie and hardcore.--ViceBR

A must-have photo book for daughters of the resistance who love Bratmobile, Kim Gordon, and Courtney Love. --refinery29.

In an industry traditionally dominated by men, women in music usually have to shout to be heard. Author Sam Knee's most recent photo book traces the punk heroines who were the loudest - the "untypical girls" who changed the face of rock forever. Drawing from both photographic archives and unknown photographers across the world, a new book titled Untypical Girls traces the attitudes and styles of women in the UK and US indie rock scene between 1977-93: an era at the height of women's flourishing visibility in punk. Turning both the lyricism and music of rock on its head, these women brought a new radicalism and deep political meaning to the presence of women in music. Kim Gordon, Courtney Love and Viv Albertine all feature in the book alongside unseen photos of bands like The Slits, Primitives, and Babes in Toyland. --Dazed

With his book Untypical Girls author and legendary chronicler of several generations of sub- culture, Sam Knee is shining a light on all the women who spearheaded the transatlantic punk revolution at its height between 1977-93. . --indie-mag

Sam Knee was thinking about his two young daughters when he decided to put together the book that became Untypical Girls. Subtitled Styles and Sounds of the Transatlantic Indie Revolution, Knee's compendium of images combines coffee-table gloss with a DIY sensibility to create a vital document charting the irresistible rise of female-centered bands from punk to riot grrrl. --productmagazine

About the Author

Sam Knee is a music nerd and vintage clothing aficionado with 25 years of garment trading and design under his anorak. His fascination with postwar fashion, music and youth culture has been covered on his blogs and in articles for Levi's and Mensfile. He is the author of Vintage T-Shirts (Carlton 2007), A Scene In Between (Cicada 2014), The Bag I'm In (Cicada 2015) and Memory of a Free Festival (Cicada 2017).

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