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Sniffin' Glue: The Essential Punk Accessory By Mark Perry; edited by Terry Rawlings (Sanctuary pbk £20)

Biba Kopf, Wire, The, August 2000

JUST WHEN it was safe to slip back into punk's watery grave, its neatly mummified corpse on permanent display in an open plot tended by its self-appointed embalmer and cemetery gatekeeper, the film maker Julien Temple, ATV's Mark Perry tosses in a toxic reminder of what punk was like while it was still twitching.

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