When punk first broke in the UK in 1976, music journalist John Ingham was on hand to document the rupture and the rowdiness. Fascinated by the music, fashion, and intrinsic iconoclasm of a little-known outfit called the Sex Pistols, Ingham conducted the band’s first interview, partied with its members, and even bailed Sid Vicious out of jail. Ingham also documented the group’s early evolution at legendary gigs shared with other pioneering punk bands including The Damned, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, and more. Spirit of 76: London Punk Eyewitness is the revelatory collection of Ingham’s photography and fly-on-the-spray-painted-wall reporting of the punk movement from its most raucous, bewildering beginnings. Containing the only color photos from British punk’s first wave alongside Ingham’s inimitable prose, this volume constitutes a rare from-the-floor report on the UK punk explosion from one of its original participants.
Vic Goddard & Subway Sect – “Chain Smoking”
Rank Xerox – “Sterile Regions”
ARC Docs Vol. 5 — Träd, Gräs och Stenar
Film by Isak Sjöholm and Jesper Eklöw
Paul Major sets his sights on Flagstaff, Arizona to visit Leon Nahat — aka Ilian — in his natural habitat for the latest edition of Anthology Recordings’ documentary series. Celebrating the release of Ilian’s long lost 70’s album, Love Me Crazy, the documentary shares the intimate sensibility of the series precursor while defining Ilian as an artist of his own universe.
Featuring Paul Major & Leon Nahat
Produced, directed & filmed by Jesper Eklöw
Edited by Maggie Lyn
Executive Producer – Keith Abrahamsson
Filmed + Edited by Isak Sjöholm
Produced by Jesper Eklöw
Anthology ventured to Kansas City to meet Michael Angelo and hear the story of how his remarkable 1977, self-titled record came into existence. The three days we spent with him have been distilled into an 11-minute short film, expertly directed by Jordan Redaelli. We hope you will enjoy this snapshot into Michael’s world as much as we loved creating it.
Anthology Recordings launched in 2014 as Mexican Summer’s reissue imprint, serving vinyl and formats unforeseen. Our ambition is to explore the scope of our musical heritage without limitation to genre or form. Tasked with this mission, Anthology Recordings works to elevate the reissue practice through responsibly-sourced material, compelling design, and high-quality packaging.
Directed by Grant Stewart
Produced by Rachel Barnhart & Keith Abrahamsson