Spike Island by Dave Swindells Dave, Patrick Harrison and Peter J Wals. First edition (2021). First impression. Large format paperback in new condition. No markings. Please see pictures.
About Spike Island from IDEA
On Sunday the 27th of May 1990, 30,000 people descended on a man-made island along the River Mersey to see The Stone Roses play a one-off gig. A year since the band had released their groundbreaking debut album to widespread acclaim, and a few months since their last live concert, the event drummed up predictably high levels of anticipation. At the peak of illegal rave culture and the Madchester era they helped usher in, Spike Island, once home to a number of chemical waste factories, offered The Stone Roses a perfect location for a concert in keeping with their signature mix of 60s rock n roll and 90s acid house.
A photographic documentary of a legendary single day event held in the North of England on May 27, 1990. The occasion was a concert by The Stone Roses. The location was Spike Island, Widnes, Cheshire. The book is not about The Stone Roses as such – endlessly fabulous as they are. This is a book about the fans – who they were as defined by what they wore. Photographed by Dave Swindells, Patrick Harrison and Peter J Walsh, SPIKE ISLAND is a visual encyclopaedia of 80s/90s British street style. When indie-rock met dance in the third summer of love. Cover photograph by Juergen Teller.
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