Balkan Pank by Jože Suhadolnik is an original view of ex-Jugoslavia counterculture during the 1979-89 decade, an underrepresented period of punk attitude without the uniform in a non-aligned Communist country, a group of people escaping a dictatorship through their own set of rules.
“We used to travel from what was then Yugoslavia twice a year to Trieste on the Italian border to buy jeans,
Brooklyn chewing gum and 20 rolls of Tri-X (they were worth an absolute fortune and lasted at least a few months),
and a Yugoslav custom officer stopped you at the border and humiliated you for the next hour.
I’ve been to about 1,600 concerts on my count; at my first, Siouxsie and the Banshees in 1981, I was able to walk near Siouxsie on the stage!
Can you imagine that today? On the other hand, people were arrested just for wearing a Sex Pistols badge”
A limited edition of 50, already sold out at the Publisher.