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Portraits of…
English Punk Culture From
The 80′s & 90′s

We received a really cool email from the UK this morning from Andrew Bannerman Bayles, who happens to be an unreal photographer. He said he checked out some of our past photo essays about the punk scene and said we should check out his flicks from the 80s and 90s. From the very first picture I was hooked – you could smell the aggression and youthful energy jumping off of the film. What makes pictures like his so special is that they were taken before the internet and social media, meaning that anyone outside of his circle of friends had no way of seeing them until now. In the 80’s, all we had were degraded xerox photocopies of pictures and our imaginations. Now it’s time for you to check out Andrew Bannerman Bayles portraits of the 80’s and 90’s underground punk scene in England.


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Rollins Band: Mean Fiddler,London

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Rollins Band: Mean Fiddler,London

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GODFLESH: Duchess of York,Leeds

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FUGAZI: Duchess of York,Leeds

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Naked Raygun: Duchess of York,Leeds

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Duchess of York,Leeds

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Duchess of York,Leeds

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Duchess of York,Leeds

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Rollins Band: Mean Fiddler,London

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GENERIC: Bradford

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GENERIC: Bradford

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CHRIST on PARADE: Duchess of York,Leeds

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ALL: Duchess of York,Leeds

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Punks Picnic 1988 Hyde Park

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Punks Picnic 1988 Hyde Park

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Punks Picnic 1988 Hyde Park

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Poll Tax Demonstration: Leeds Town Hall

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Poll Tax Demonstration: Leeds Town Hall

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SISTERS OF MERCY/GOTH Convention: Astoria, Leeds

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SISTERS OF MERCY/GOTH Convention: Astoria, Leeds

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SISTERS OF MERCY/GOTH Convention: Astoria, Leeds

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MELVILLE PLACE: Woodhouse

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Woodhouse

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After A Gig

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Two Trees Festival Doncaster

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Squat Eviction Woodhouse

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Anti War Squat Demonstration: Rates Building Leeds

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2 Comments

  1. DJ MOJO

    July 10, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    …conveniently skimming over the fact that “English punk culture” was WELL OVER by the 80’s/90’s…..

    STOP TRYING TO REWRITE HISTORY.

    • John Casarino

      March 9, 2015 at 3:53 am

      You are the one re-writing history. Look at these photo’s, are you gonna pretend none of this happened to suit yourself and your own half educated idea of what punk is? I hate 70’s punk puritans talking shit about the second wave you guys write yourself in circles> Face it, if it wasn’t for SECOND WAVE british punk bands like Discharge inventing the D-beat and playing faster and heavier you would have no extreme metal the way it is known, THAT MEANS NO METALLICA OR SLAYER, those bands got huge from the techniques invented by stuff like GBH and Varaukers and Discharge, and if it wasn’t for third wave british punk THAT MEANS NO NAPALM DEATH! There, your logic in action, it is pathetically flawed.

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