Hear ye, hear ye, we are announcing the November 2015 North American release of the incomparable hardcore punk memoir CITY BABY: Surviving in Leather, Bristles, Studs, Punk Rock, and G.B.H, by the band’s bassist Ross Lomas.
“The full, warts and all story of the band, a gripping read. Full of crazy punk rock antics from around the world…raw and honest”—Sidewalk
“Always doing what they felt like and having a laugh…absolutely captivating.”—Vive le Rock
“To Ross’ credit, he drills uncomfortably deep into the darkest corners of his psyche. An uneasy but always compelling read.” —Record Collector UK
“Teenage punk rock milkman Ross Lomas strapped on a bass and joined G.B.H onstage in 1981. Leading the charge of U.K. hardcore punk, G.B.H lit up British pubs, European squats, and American highways with a wall of sound and mile-high spikes. Living by his own rules, for better or for worse, Ross Lomas riots with violent skinheads, metal hippies, rip-off managers, Neil Sedaka, and the Argentine cavalry, and tries to make sense of adulthood. Ross and his G.B.H family do not emerge unscathed, but they never surrender.”
Grab a seat in the van, and prepare for a thirty-year odyssey, filled, beer by beer, with sick boys, maniacs, big women, fireworks, kindly old war veterans, baby carriages, and friendship. We’re shipping heavily illustrated 300-page books in mid-November for just $9.95 plus shipping, including a limited metal pin bearing the band’s unofficial motto: “I’ll bet that never happened to the Clash!”