MANCHESTER: LOOKING FOR LIGHT THROUGH THE POURING RAIN

First edition, first printing. Publisher's pictorial boards. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs throughout. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm with only minor rubbing at the extremities. The contents are clean and bright throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.

Manchester, its bands, its fashions, its attitude, has defined pop culture for the best part of four decades. Joy Division, The Fall, Buzzcocks, New Order, The Smiths, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses, Oasis. These were the bands that shaped two generations of teenagers and changed the course of pop music. Manchester: Looking for the Light through the Pouring Rain is a portrait of these individuals, the city, and their times. Whether it be on a rain-soaked stage in Brazil, a rented room in Whalley Range, or on the dance floor of the legendary Hacienda, Kevin Cummins' exquisite photographs capture the anarchic energy of the Manchester pop moment. This stunning visual record of the city and its pop history is complemented by four textual contributions from Paul Morley, Stuart Maconie, Gavin Martin and John Harris. Cummins' photographic record of the past 30 years captures the highs, the lows and the transcendent pop moments of Manchester's most famous sons.

Stock code: 17784

£65

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Author:

CUMMINS, Kevin

Published:

London: Faber and Faber.
2009

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