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Skipping to Armageddon

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More than 100 iconic photographs of key players in the English musical post-punk underground, taken by Ruth Bayer.

“Like much of the music made by the artists who entrusted her to reflect their mercurial spirits, Bayer’s pictures are magic.”
—from the introduction by Michel Faber

This book brings together, for the first time, the music photography of Ruth Bayer, who has documented key players in the English musical post-punk underground since the mid 1980s. With unprecedented access and intimacy, Ruth has photographed luminaries and legends including Marc Almond, Little Annie, John Balance, Peter Christopherson, Cyclobe, Shirley Collins, Baby Dee, Norbert Kox, Tony (TS) McPhee, Steven Stapleton, David Tibet, Tiny Tim, and many others, in a career spanning three decades.

Skipping To Armageddon offers a unique collection, featuring more than 100 timeless and iconic images of some of the most influential, eccentric and sometimes controversial musicians of their times.



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