A NEW BOOK, bringing together memories of the creativity of the Gateshead Music Collective, is to be published next month by Amorphous Press – already known as proud purveyors of posters and jigsaws of distinction.
‘From The Garage To The Station And Beyond’ – Stories From The Gateshead Music Collective 1980-88 is a collection of reminiscences and personal stories richly illustrated by photos, gig posters, press clippings and ephemera from the time.
The book includes photos of Chumbawamba, Blood Robots, Passion Killers, Alternative, Reality Control and countless others, together with many lesser-known bands from the local scene, along with the recollections of from the activists, organisers and musicians that made the work of the collective possible.
Stories from the Gateshead Music Collective 1980-88 by those who were there. Over 50 people participating by interview or written submissions. Social history, we had something truly groundbreaking going on up here and it’s about time that story was told. Self-published debut for Amorphous Press, 132 pages A4. Geet glossy colour cover, pages in glorious black and white, toon, toon .
‘From The Garage To The Station And Beyond’ – Stories From The Gateshead Music Collective 1980-88. Amorphous Press, 2021. ISBN 9781909798953.
Available for pre-order from Amorphous Pieces for £8.00 plus P&P.