Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Sticking It To The Man! - Iain McIntyre

Pop, Protest and Black Fiction Of The Counterculture, 1964-75


LEDA TAPE ORGANISATION 978 1922 078 04 9
FIRST PRINTING AUGUST 2012
USA

ROCKING REVOLUTIONARY READS!

Over 120 book covers and reviews of novels drawing on the social and political upheaval of the counterculture era.

Utopia, dystopia and cultural myopia!

Rock and roll, dope, and frugging in the streets!

Blaxploitation, Sexploitation, Youthsploitation!

Bikers, hippies and Black Panthers!

(All photographs are in Black and White)

Monday, 12 June 2017

Yardie - Victor Headley

gang war hits London - yardie style!


PAN BOOKS 0 330 33042 X
FIRST PRINTING 1993
LONDON, UK
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY THE X-PRESS LIMITED 1992

At Heathrow Airport's busy immigration desk, a newly-arrived Jamaican strolls through with a kilo of top-grade cocaine strapped to his body. And keeps on walking...

By the time the syndicate get to hear about the missing consignment, D is in business-for himself-as the Front Line's newest don.

But D's treachery will never be forgotten-or forgiven. The message filters down from the Yardie crime lords to their soldiers on the streets:

Find D. Find the merchandise. And make him pay for his sins...

'A book which everyone should read, and soon'
THE VOICE

'Who said you need a review in the quality Sundays to have a hit?'
CITY LIMITS

'The black Godfather...quite simply. Headley knows what time it is'
THE JOURNAL

'It's the ruffest, the tuffest and the boo-yacka of all modern gangster novels'
CARIBBEAN TIMES

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Signal Thirty-Two - Mackinlay Kantor

Mackinlay Kantor's Famous, High-Voltage Novel Of A Cop Whose Beat Is The Roughest District In The U.S.A. - Spanish Harlem!


BANTAM BOOKS A2029
NEW BANTAM EDITION FEBRUARY 1960 - SECOND PRINTING
(FIRST BANTAM PRINTING FEBRUARY 1952)
NEW YORK, USA
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY RANDOM HOUSE SEPTEMBER 1950
ALSO PUBLISHED BY DOUBLEDAY DOLLAR BOOK CLUB JANUARY 1951

NEW YORK

is the biggest city in the world and the toughest. The men on its police force are all kinds, from those who collect a percentage from the prostitutes and bookies, to the ones who deliver babies in squad cars and pull suicides off the bridges.

SIGNAL THIRTY-TWO

is the story of one man who tried hard to be a good cop in the squalid, stinking slums of New York's Spanish Harlem, where children offer themselves for sale for money to buy heroin, and the switch knife and the zip gun are the toys a boy grows up with.

SWIFT PACED AND STACCATO
REAL AS A SIREN'S SCREAM
-CLEVELAND NEWS

Saturday, 10 June 2017

A Sweet Sweet Summer - Jane Gaskell



SPHERE BOOKS 37850
FIRST PRINTING 1971
LONDON, UK
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY HODDER & STOUGHTON 1969

The public execution of Ringo Starr

is the first demonstration of power by the aliens whose spacecraft hangs over Britain and seals off the country from the outside world. Out of the chaos the aliens have created emerges a new social order, dominated by mob rule drug farms, and gang warfare.

The hero is a teenage ponce, running a house which is part brothel and part headquarters for a group of Neo Nazi thugs. He operates in a derelict pop world, a savage parody of the permissive society, in which people make love and carve each other up with equal carelessness.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Protest : The Beat Generation And The Angry Young Men - Gene Feldman and Max Gartenberg

Rebels without a cause, they are shocked by nothing-defying society, conventions, the world, the 'beatniks' and the 'angries' speak their minds


PANTHER BOOKS 1075
FIRST PRINTING JUNE 1960
LONDON, UK
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY SOUVENIR PRESS 1959

The 'beatniks' and the 'angry young men' are considered the logical spokesmen for our age.

Out of its chaos, they have fashioned some of the most brilliantly dynamic literature of our time.

Rebels without a cause...

*JACK KEROUAC
*COLIN WILSON
*NORMAN MAILER
*JOHN OSBORNE
*JOHN BRAINE
*CLELLON HOLMES
*JOHN WAIN
*KINGSLEY AMIS

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Black Rice - Katharine Sim

THE OPIUM TRADE IN MODERN MALAYA
a story of the operators who make vast profits from human misery and vice


ACE BOOKS H512
FIRST PRINTING 1961
LONDON, UK
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY HODDER & STOUGHTON 1959

It is hard to imagine her rendering of the Malayan scene being bettered: the colouring is gorgeous without being lurid, the canvas packed with detail but never overcrowded.
-Times Literary Supplement

A very fine book...The central story tells of an attempt to smuggle large quantities of opium but readers will keep and remember this book because of its haunting description of Malayan life.
-Time and Tide

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Hell's Angels - Jan Hudson

The full story of America's motorcycle 'Wild Ones'


NEW ENGLISH LIBRARY (NEL) FOUR SQUARE 2092
SECOND PRINTING NOVEMBER 1967
(First printing September 1967)
LONDON, UK

They live on ton-up motorcycles-screaming across the roads of America, leaving behind a trail of drunken brawls, sexual assaults, destruction and terror.

They are Hell's Angels: a breed of wild young men who dress like pirates and wear Nazi emblems.

They defy law and order, live by their own violent code and dice with death every day.

Jan Hudson knows the Angels. He's mixed with them and their girls and heard their views on life, sex, violence-and, most important of all, motorcycles. His book is a startling inside picture of the most amazing rebels of the sixties.