The third book in the Afterhours Sleaze and Dignity series.
The book features: Gallon Drunk, Terry Edwards, Grinderman (Nick Cave, Martyn P. Casey, Warren Ellis, Jim Sclavunos), Congregation, Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, Michael J. Sheehy / Miraculous Mule, D-66, Nina Nastasia, Stuart Staples / Tindersticks, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Congregation, The Flaming Stars, Max Décharné, Billy Childish, Micah P. Hinson and Sons & Daughters.
From the introduction: "Around seventeen years ago I stumbled upon a semi-hidden world which only truly came alive well after midnight and which existed in the heart of London, behind unmarked doors, in red-light drenched basements.
It was a place and time inhabited by characters who could have tumbled from films of their own making, a sideways glance at a reimagined indefinable past; a world of modern day spivs, foot-high quiffs, lizard skin-lined cars, tooting saxophones, unlicensed speakeasies and sharp suits.
More than a decade later I began to revisit my old haunts and companions.
The Afterhours Sleaze and Dignity series of books was the result, which this book is part of; a tribute to this world where I spent some of my youth and also a photographic soundtrack to the imaginary film it inspired and which has played behind my eyes ever since - an attempt to capture my own particular Soho of the mind.
In this book are some of the people who created the music which accompanied that film and for that I can but thank them, you couldn't ask for a finer suave but crumpled, one over the eight, long after midnight soundtrack than the one they've created."
More information can be found at the website: www.afterhourssleazeanddignity.com
Alongside making the Afterhours Sleaze and Dignity books, Stephen Prince has had something of an eclectic work life, mostly in and around left-of centre pop/counter culture. Including:
Running and designing independent/subcultural clothing labels which were featured in everything from Vogue to Skin Two and worn by a curious selection of folk including Marc Almond and Dee Dee Ramone
Being the co-proprietor of the Last Chance Saloon shop/gallery, which included exhibitions by Billy Childish, Vince Ray, Coop and Frank Kozik and a group show featuring work by Shepard Fairy, Banksy and Pete Fowler.
Putting on the club nights/music events Sound Effects and Home Taping Is Killing Music, which included appearances by Ladytron, Peaches, Adult., Chicks On Speed and The Cramps.
Producing merchandise/websites/photography for all kinds of folk including Holly Golightly, Radiohead, X-Ray Spex and Terry Edwards.
More information can be found at his main website: www.culturaltreachery.com
The Afterhours Sleaze and Dignity books website is: www.afterhourssleazeanddignity.com
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