Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace

Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace

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It was a scene that had many names: some original members referred to themselves as punks, others, new romantics, new wavers, the bats, or the morbids. qGotha€ did not gain lexical currency until the late 1980s. But no matter what term was used, qpostpunka€ encompasses all the incarnations of the 1980s alternative movement. Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace is a visual and oral history of the first decade of the scene. Featuring interviews with both the performers and the audience to capture the community on and off stage, the book places personal snapshots alongside professional photography to reveal a unique range of fashions, bands, and scenes. A book about the music, the individual, and the creativity of a worldwide community rather than theoretical definitions of a subculture, Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace considers a subject not often covered by academic books. Whether you were part of the scene or are just fascinated by different modes of expression, this book will transport you to another time and place.... where nearly everyone was in white face and extreme eye makeup, wildly coiffed hair, and a mix of period clothing and space-aged couture. ... In other words, you couldna#39;t be into rockabilly and also into new wave. ... a€œI think [goth] came from that need to do something absolutely opposite to what was seen in the charts.

Title:Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace
Author:Andi Harriman, Marloes Bontje
Publisher:Intellect Books - 2014-01-10


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