Roxy Our Story: The Club That Forged Punk by Andrew CzezowskiRoxy Our Story: The Club That Forged Punk by Andrew Czezowski

Thanks to the author, Andrew Czezowski,  I am giving away 4 print copiesof  Roxy Our Story: The Club That Forged Punk by Andrew Czezowski..

Description Roxy Our Story: The Club That Forged Punk by Andrew Czezowski

Flashing through the London underground music scene of the late seventies Punk Rock was the ultimate anti-movement, anti-fashion, anti-rock, anti- establishment. Its bands consisted of players untrained in music, looking to explode the heavy over produced rock of the previous generation stripping music down to its core. The music was banned from every venue and club in the United Kingdom from fear that it may dissolve the remains of Unity in the fragile political back drop of the time. The ROXY Club stood alone in its wish to promote this music against all odds, it survived just 100 nights but during its short reign cut through the pomp and self-satisfied operators of the music business who finally saw they had no clothes. This very personal book from the diaries and memories of this infamous club by Andrew Czezowski and his lifelong partner Susan Carrington. How it all came about, looking out from the centre of the maelstrom at the impact they were having during the most crucial 100 nights in PUNK rock music. It tells the fascinating story of the radical, anarchic ‘ROXY CLUB’ in 1977’s Covent Garden, London.

With its home-made ethos Andrew and Susan had no political agenda other than to live on their own terms, all they expected from others was to do the same. The ROXY Club’s sounds, style and ideas still reverberate through alternative culture to this day. Illustrated with over 100 rare and previously unseen personal archive photos, flyers, rare artwork and newspaper clippings, diary entries, band contracts and other ephemera of the time, featuring exclusive quotes from some of the PUNK bands that played this historical club. The ROXY book will be a highly entertaining and visually stunning guide to a pioneering alternative to the mainstream UK music scene, a handbook of pluck and determination, and a refusal to accept the norm while painting on a new canvas without brushes.

“So many unsigned bands used The Roxy to launch their careers,” explains Czezowski. “They include the likes of The Clash, The Heartbreakers, The Police, The Damned, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Generation X, The Buzzcocks, X-Ray Spex, The Vibrators and The Rejects. But, ultimately, it was about so much more than the music; the club became a haven that turned British culture on its head, gave the silenced a voice and allowed punk to become a legitimate period in our history.”

Continuing, “We only really had room for about a hundred people, but would regularly manage to cram over four times that inside. Mine and Susan’s lives literally became an unpredictable circus, as the club took on a life of its own and the punk scene left our walls, reverberated around the nation and seeped into every facet of society. It’s an amazing story, and this book bares all.”

Praise Roxy Our Story: The Club That Forged Punk by Andrew Czezowski

‘It’s a rarely detailed account, proper eye witness gold.-Kris Needs, Journalist, Author, Biographer

About Andrew Czezowski

Roxy Our Story: The Club That Forged Punk by Andrew Czezowski

Andrew Czezowski and Billi Idol late 1976

After The ROXY and The VOID fiasco, Andrew Czezowski and Susan Carrington had almost learnt their lesson and went on to personally own and operate one of the most successful clubs in the UK, The FRIDGE in London Brixton. With a capacity of 2,000, it dominated and drove the club scene through the Eighties and Nineties, two decades of more Madness and Mayhem, but this time with great success. They are now writing a few books (one book will not be enough) about this even crazier time.

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