The upcoming Scorcha! by Paul Anderson book is up for pre-order ahead of its long-delayed release.
The book, originally titled Suedeheads, is being published by Omnibus Press and covers 304 pages. It’s likely to be a good one too. Paul Anderson is thorough in his research judging by past releases and I can’t see this one being any different, especially as the book is produced in association with Mark Baxter. Look him up, he’s been behind plenty of interesting projects, some of which have been featured on this site.
The new artwork has just been released, along with a new write-up for the book, which is set to land this summer but is available to pre-order now. According to the latest details:
Paul Anderson and Mark Baxter delve into the roots of Britain’s 20th-century subcultures leading up to the rise of Suedehead.
The sum of their own tastes in music, clothes, soccer and clubs, Suedeheads were always a tribe in flux, referencing the values of Skinheads and the Mods but with a look of their own. This definitive visual history of the Suedehead phenomenon features first-hand accounts, iconic images and a foreword written by Suggs.
Sounds like a winner to me. If you want to pre-order, you can do that now ahead of the 23rd July 2020 release date, selling for £25 for the hardback.
Update: Since the article first appeared, the book has been put back a couple of times and is now down as having an extended title of Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and Style from the Streets 1967-1973. The pre-order price remains unchanged.
Perhaps as a result of the delays, there is an accompanying box set coming out ahead of the book. The Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and Style from the Streets 1967-1973 vinyl box set features 10 reproduction 7-inch singles from the Trojan archives and is out now, priced at £53.99.
You can find out more about it and pre-order the box set at the Amazon website right now.