The Encyclopedia of Swedish Punk 1977-1987
Beautifully produced hardcover edition, 320 pages, full color. Kinda unbelievable in that same way that all "unbelievable" things are, I mean how does this book exist?! "Do you get nostalgic shivers down your spine when someone mentions the word punk? Are you a real geek when it comes to record collecting? Have you ever wondered what was out there -- deep in the underground of the Swedish punk scene? Then this book is for you! Find out everything you want to know about leading acts such as Ebba Grön, KSMB, Attentat, Anti Cimex, Mob 47, Asta Kask and Strebers. But also about every other band that ever released a record during the first ten years of punk music! In this book you will find all the facts: line-ups, home towns, biographies and complete, fully illustrated discographies with all sleeves depicted in full color. The discographies detail variations in vinyl pressings and covers, colored vinyl existence -- and just about everything else of interest for any serious collector of Swedish punk records. Finally, you get to see the full output from legendary bands such as Vicious Visions, Shas, Absurd, Kriminella Gitarrer, 57 KEZ, Kessler Jugend, Bad Boo Band and other similar acts. Over the years, early Swedish punk has obtained a cult reputation among music fans all over the world and some records will fetch ridiculously high prices at auctions. Those records were often pressed in a very small series by private labels. This book includes Premium Publishing's established price guide indication ratings, showing the current status among collectors for each and every entry! It has taken the author some ten years to collect the massive amount of information contained in this book. Premium Publishing is now very proud to present the definitive reference guide to all the recording acts during the first ten innovative years of the Swedish punk era!"