Perry Boys

Author: Ian Hough
Publisher: Milo Books Ltd
Release Date: 2007-04-22
Genre: Social Science

In the late 1970s, a small body of violent young trend-setters exploded out of England's north-west to bewilder, terrify, and eventually enlighten the rest of the country. Their novel hooligan style came to be known as the "casual" movement, with its wedge haircut and obsession with expensive designer clothing and training shoes, but the story of how its original perpetrators emerged from disparate beginnings has never yet been completely detailed. Ian Hough came of age at the epicentre of the explosion, in 1979 in north Manchester, where outsiders branded these unlikely-looking pretenders "Perry Boys", due to the Fred Perry polo shirts they wore with their narrow cords, "effeminate" hairstyles and Adidas Stan Smith trainers. Hough witnessed the sudden ramping up of an age-old rivalry between Manchester and Liverpool's Scallies, as the two cities' football hooligans realised each was a carbon copy of the other, and how they all in turn were embracing a form of organised violence, thievery, and thinking that was yet to see the light of day elsewhere in the UK. As the enlightened tribes of the north-west dug in for the long war, slashing each other with craft knives and engaging in battles involving thousands, the rest of Britain began to pick up the styles for themselves. He describes, in vivid and often humorous prose, how the Perry Boys waged a style-war on their lesser-evolved peers within Manchester, kick-starting a national fashion eruption whose tremors are still being felt today. The book moves confidently through the 80s underground, as the psychedelic fragments of what came to be termed the Rave scene gravitate from the council estates and football stadia of Manchester, into the nightclubs, where the jaded Perry Boys were waiting all along. Manchester's subsequent descent into rampant mayhem, in the form of gangsters, drug dealers, and music, now bathed in the strange purple glow of hallucinogenic drugs like Ecstasy, spawned the "Madchester" scene of modern urban legend. The sense of unreality and optimism which accompanied Manchester United's domestic and European successes later became inextricably dovetailed to the scene in the city, and Hough takes the reader on an intense trip through those heady times. Rounding the book off with the story of how this unlikely new style had proved contagious across the UK, and how its perpetrators proceeded to travel the globe in search of greener pastures, Hough describes the mass exodus of young people, many of whom exported the philosophy of the Perry mindset, grafting and simply travelling for its own sake, around the globe. This book is for anyone who is interested in how things began, whether it was football hooligan culture or the Rave mentality, as the world grew smaller. It is a testament to those who lead, and a mesmerising read for those who have followed.

Perry Boys Abroad

Author: Ian Hough
Publisher: Pennant Pub.
ISBN: 1906015384
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: British

Over several decades, ever-larger numbers from Britain's working class 'casual' culture have relocated abroad in search of adventure & opportunity. The results have been mixed: the so-called 'British disease' relocated with them, which included hooliganism & the 'grafting' of counterfeit designer merchandise, among other vices.

People Funny Boy The Genius Of Lee Scratch Perry

Author: David Katz
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9780857120342
Release Date: 2009-11-17
Genre: Music

Arguably the most influential force in Jamaican music, Lee Perry brought Bob Marley to international stardom and has since collaborated with artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, The Clash and The Beastie Boys. This book delves behind the myth of Perry to give a fuller examination of his life and work through extensive interviews with family members, fellow artists, friends, lovers, enemies, as well as the man himself to present a complex portrait of a unique soul driven by unseen spiritual forces. This revised edition contains new information on Perry's recent years, including his Grammy Award and cessation of herb smoking. The text has been thoroughly revised, making the new edition a more factually accurate and greatly improved read. David Katz has written about the sounds and culture of Jamaica since 1984. His work has appeared in The Guardian, MOJO, Uncut and The Wire. He has annotated CDs for Several record labels and contributed to The Rough Guide to Reggae. He is also a musician, broadcaster and photographer.


Author: Tom McKinnon
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781491828670
Release Date: 2013-11-18
Genre: Fiction

These stories are accounts of the adventures of young boys growing up in the 1940's. Summers were spent on Dry Creek fishing, swimming, camping-out and generally exploring the surrounding woods. It was a time when parents didn't worry about their kids and the boys had long days of almost complete freedom. A group of four boys had adventures dealing with an escaped convect, encountering racial segregation, waging a conflict with new boys that moved into the area and solving a murder. Through these events the boys were gaining maturity and learning much about life and morals that served them well in later years.

The Headmistress

Author: Angela Thirkell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780349007465
Release Date: 2016-11-17
Genre: Fiction

Barsetshire in the latter years of the Second World War is a peaceful and gossipy place, but there has been one lively change. A girls' school, evacuated from London, has taken over Harefield Park. Miss Sparling seems to be the perfect headmistress: she dresses as a headmistress should and is an easy and erudite conversationalist. Her new neighbours like her and her pupils respect her, but there is something missing from her life; something which - though she never dreamt it when she arrived - perhaps Barsetshire can provide...

Perry Como

Author: Malcolm Macfarlane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476600246
Release Date: 2015-05-07
Genre: Performing Arts

Perry Como put aside his career as a barber to become one of the top American crooners of the 20th century and also one of the first multimedia stars. His record sales exceeded 100 million. In 1948, Como was the first popular singer to cross over to television and The Perry Como Show became the benchmark for a broadcast music and variety show. Como’s career illuminates developments in the music and television business in the middle of the last century. This biography features 73 photographs, a complete discography, a listing of all television appearances, and a year by year chronology of Perry Como’s life from 1912 to 2001.

Subversive Genealogy

Author: Michael Rogin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520051785
Release Date: 1985-04-18
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book makes several claims which ought to be stated at the outset: that Herman Melville is a recorder and interpreter of American society whose work is comparable to that of the great nineteenth-century European realists; that there was crisis of bourgeois society at midcentury on both continents, but that in America it entered politics by way of slavery and race rather than class; that the crisis called into question the ideal realm of liberal political freedom, and also that Melville was particularly sensitive to the American crisis because of the political importance of his clan and the political history of his family

China Boys

Author: Nicholas Platt
Publisher: New Academia Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9780984406227
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

"China Boys offers a close-up view of the U.S. opening to China and the pioneer days in U.S.-China relations. Diplomat Nicholas Platt describes preparations for the historic Nixon visit to China in 1972, the setting up of America's first resident diplomatic office in the PRC, headed by David Bruce, and the first encounters between Americans and Chinese, including Olympic athletes, orchestra maestros, members of Congress, airplane manufacturers, bankers, scientists, and inner city youths. He further reveals the forging of the first links between the Pentagon and the People's Liberation Army following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and shows how these ties evolved into today's crucial relationship. He also examines the role played by nongovernmental organizations like the Asia Society in buliding U.S.-China relations."--P. [4] of cover.

Perry Robinson

Author: Perry Robinson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595725503
Release Date: 2002-03-05
Genre: Music

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The Radio Boys in the Thousand Islands

Author: J. W. Duffield
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
ISBN: 9781421824307
Release Date: 2006-11-01
Genre: Literary Collections

Now, fellows, what are we goin' to do this vacation? demanded Cub Perry as he leaned back in his upholstered reed rocker and hoisted his size 8 shoes onto the foot of his bedstead. "School's all over, we've all passed our exams, and now we've got a long v

The Land

Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440650845
Release Date: 2001-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The son of a prosperous landowner and a former slave, Paul-Edward Logan is unlike any other boy he knows. His white father has acknowledged him and raised him openly-something unusual in post-Civil War Georgia. But as he grows into a man he learns that life for someone like him is not easy. Black people distrust him because he looks white. White people discriminate against him when they learn of his black heritage. Even within his own family he faces betrayal and degradation. So at the age of fourteen, he sets out toward the only dream he has ever had: to find land every bit as good as his father's, and make it his own. Once again inspired by her own history, Ms. Taylor brings truth and power to the newest addition to the award-winning Logan family stories.

We All Live in a Perry Groves World The Heart warming and Hilarious Account of Life as a Cult Footballer

Author: Perry Groves
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 9781782198697
Release Date: 2007-08-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Perry groves spent over a decade in the football spotlight - sometimes at the top, often at the bottom, but always as a firm favourite with the fans.As legendary Arsenal manager George Graham's first signing, Perry - complete with Tintin haircut and a cheeky grin - became an unmistakable figure in one of the Gunners' greatest sides; the fans still chant his name to this day.Now, the cult hero has decided to tell all about his roller-coaster years of booze binges, girl chasing and on-and-off field secrets of a host of big matches - including Arsenal's famous last-grasp title victory at Liverpool.Whether it's playing top-flight games with a hangover, 125mph motorway chases with international stars, visits to a brothel with an England World Cup ace, drunken escapades with his team-mates or chance encounters with the likes of Paul Gascoigne, Brian Clough and George Best, Perry has seen and done it all - and lived to tell the tale!This is the uproarious and candid story by one of the funniest men ever to hit the big time.'A hilarious surprise bestseller' - Sun'A publishing phenomenon' - Daily Telegraph'Compulsive Reading' - The Times'It's bloody brilliant' - The Guardian

The Old Boy

Author: Albert Ramsdell Gurney
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 0822208407
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Drama

THE STORY: Sam, a successful politician and diplomat, is invited to speak at the dedication of a new building named for his old school friend, Perry, and paid for by Perry's wealthy mother. The knowledge that Perry died of AIDS galvanizes Sam as me