Bristol Punks, 1977

They look like a macabre traveling circus troupe out of a Neil Gaiman novel. These images are from the Bristol Archive Records’ photostream, and were taken by John Spink. More from this set here.

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6 Responses to “Bristol Punks, 1977”

  1. Steve Strange Says:

    Those sure look like New Romantics, not Punks, to me…

  2. Nadya Says:

    @Steve – I had the same thought as I posted this, but the caption did say “punks,” and I left the caption intact. I do wish we knew who they were so that we could interview them about their self-identification and the scene that they were a part of.

  3. Meredith Yayanos Says:

    Well, if we’re gonna quantificate (TOTES A WORD) about these lovelies, I’m pretty sure ’77 is still pure punk era. Relatively certain the NR ethos didn’t emerge/coalesce until approx. two years later. Proto-New Romantic, mebbe? :D

  4. M.S. Patterson Says:

    I don’t care what they’re called. I just want that hat.

  5. Fogsprig Says:

    Pretty gothic.

  6. Cory W. Says:

    @Fogsprig I don’t know about Gothic, but it is a nice Black & White candid.
    @Meredith I concur on your assessment of the origins of this photograph. Let’s go with Proto-New Romantic. I, like you, have a love for fetish style photography.
    @Steve & Nadya Romantics indeed… so romantic, it’s Shakespearean tragic.