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The Cover Artwork of Bombed Out! Explained

The Cover Artwork of Bombed Out! Explained

Above Photo: Detail of Front cover artwork of Bombed Out!

I worked with Martin Why to produce the Punk art book covers for Bombed Out!.

Martin is a former Eric’s Club and Liverpool Punk band member, and a superb graphic artist who, having “been there” himself, intuitively responded to and reinterpreted my garbled, un-artistic suggestions brilliantly.

Martin Why (guitar) and Cook Ison of Why Control, 1978.

Martin Why (guitar) and Cook Ison of Why Control, 1978, being there.

The front cover is loaded with images, most of which are relevant to the contents of the book itself, while others reflect aspects of the city of Liverpool’s and the country’s economic and political history at that time. These that are also relevant to the proceedings detailed in Bombed Out!.

The back cover has as background some of the Punk and New Wave bands I saw at Eric’s club or elsewhere in Liverpool in 1978-1980, many of whom (or some of their singles or album tracks) are also mentioned in the book.

Extract of some of the bands formerly named on the back cover, most of whom I saw at Eric's or elsewhere in Liverpool between 1978-1980.

Extract of some of the bands formerly named on the back cover, most of whom I saw at Eric’s or elsewhere in Liverpool between 1978-1980.

Bombed Out! in part, details the nine months I spent playing bass in Liverpool’s New Wave bands, including Pete Burns’ Nightmares in Wax, which ended spectacularly.

The book goes on to narrate what happened after I’d left the Liverpool music scene and was unemployed, as the country and the city were hopelessly gripped by a deep recession under the Conservative government, led by Margaret Thatcher.

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The city of Liverpool 300 years before the events detailed in Bombed Out!

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