Too Much Too Young – By Steve Piper
November 1979. The lines are clear. Things so black and white, at least to the eyes and ears of Britain’s youth. The ragged edges of punk rock had been smoothed in to the sound of new wave and inner city housing estates had yet to decompose in to the crumbling and neglected smack and crack saturated slums of the ‘90s. Britain’s tribes were defined by differences in attitude, attire, musical allegiance, philosophies, territories and behaviour. Mods were mods, punks were punks. The Labour party was the Labour party and the Conservatives, Conservatives. The workers kept working and the bosses planned their retirement.