Our Culture Parts 1 and 2: Skins, Mods, Psychos, Tatoos, Scooters & Music; Tribes of England—Skins, Mods, Punks, Psychos

Our Culture Parts 1 and 2: Skins, Mods, Psychos, Tatoos, Scooters & Music; Tribes of England—Skins, Mods, Punks, Psychos

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SKARFACE, Fred.

Parts 1 and 2 of OUR CULTURE, French ska musician Fred Skarface's series of photobooks celebrating skinheads (the non-political ones), psychos (psychobillies), mods, punks and related cultures (I list these loosely in order of seeming importance to Skarface, who himself is a punk turned skinhead—a common transformation). Also covered are tattoos, scooters and music. The subjects are from around Europe (some from Skarface's shows) as well as a few from America. Very few copies in OCLC (Part 1 only at the Met's Watson Library and Part 2 at the Watson Library and Harvard). Part 3 would be published several years later in 2002.

"This book is certainly not a key for our strange world. It's just a book for the eyes, a book for the peoples who know already what we're talking about. The others are not so interesting anyway..."

Part 1:

 [Fericy, France?] : [Fred Skarface], [1996 (per back cover copy)]. Text mostly in English. Extensively illustrated in black and white.

 Oblong, 8 1/4 x 6 inches. Offset printed. pp. [cover], 1-80, [back cover]. Good+ condition: smudging, edgewear, a lightly bumped corner.

Part 2:

Fericy, France: Manfred Rude-Helen of Oi, [1997?]. Text mostly in French. Extensively illustrated in black and white with sixteen pages of color photos at the end. 

 Oblong, 8 1/4 x 6 inches. Offset printed. Front cover slightly (and charmingly) unevenly cut. pp. [cover], 1-96, [back cover]. Good+ condition: smudge, edgewear.