We Can Be Heroes is a new book about London clubland between 1976-84 by Graham Smith (photography and interviews) and Chris Sullivan (text). It’s funded by crowdsourcing so if you’re interested, sign up to pledge some money!
Beautifully designed over 320 pages, it’s the definitive record of this fascinating and influential period of youth sub culture, produced by people who were actually there in the thick of it.
The book includes interviews with more than 60 familiar ‘faces’ (many of whom were Central Saint Martins boys and girls) and the photography is captioned with 500 of their quotes, from Sade to Philip Sallon. You’ll also find playlists from all the clubs, and charts plotting the rise and evolution of the scene.
Those were interesting times…
- We Can Be Heroes web page