The Last Gang in Town

The Last Gang in Town


  • Author: Aaron Chapman
  • Release Date : 2016-11-21
  • Genre: True Crime
  • File Size: 63653561 Bytes


The story of a year-long confrontation in 1972 between the Vancouver police and the Clark Park gang, a band of unruly characters who ruled the city’s east side. Corrupt cops, hapless criminals, and murder figure in this story that questions which gang was tougher: the petty criminals, or the police themselves....

Last Gang in Town (2015-) #6

Last Gang in Town (2015-) #6


  • Author: Simon Oliver & Rufus Dayglo
  • Release Date : 2016-06-01
  • Genre: Graphic Novels
  • File Size: 26540237 Bytes


Ava’s brown bread, the past is prologue and all that bollox, and the gang are left to boldly go where no thieving guttersnipe has gone before…in other words, their original mentor, Ava, who brought the gang together in 1977, has orchestrated one last heist from beyond the grave. It’s now 2018, and if Joey, Alex, and Billy follow the old bird’s plan, they’ll pull off the ultimate score of the 21st century. They just have to go into orbit to do it....

The Last Gang in Town

The Last Gang in Town


  • Author : Aaron Chapman
  • Publisher : Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-21
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551526720


The Last Gang in Town Book Description :

The story of a year-long confrontation in 1972 between the Vancouver police and the Clark Park gang, a band of unruly characters who ruled the city’s east side. Corrupt cops, hapless criminals, and murder figure in this story that questions which gang was tougher: the petty criminals, or the police themselves....

The Clash

The Clash


  • Author : Marcus Gray
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2004-10-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 063408240X


The Clash Book Description :

Revised and updated to cover the Clash's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the band members' post-Clash careers, The Clash: Return of the Last Gang in Town now includes the first full account of Joe Strummer's "Wilderness Years," his triumphant comeback with the Mescaleros, and his sudden and tragic early death. Extensively revised and updated from both its 1995 and 2001 incarnations, The Clash traces the band members' progress from dispiriting rehearsals in damp London basements to packed American stadiums. A fascinatingly detailed account of the first band to take punk's radical politics to the masses and survive for a decade against all the odds, it also offers an intriguing investigation into the gap between rock mythology and roc...

Last Gang in Town

Last Gang in Town


  • Author : Marcus Gray
  • Publisher : Owl Books
  • Release Date : 1997-09-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0805046410


Last Gang in Town Book Description :

Details the story of three young men--Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon--who formed a band designed not only to redefine the music business but also to change the world...

Vancouver after Dark

Vancouver after Dark


  • Author : Aaron
  • Publisher : arsenal pulp press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551527840


Vancouver after Dark Book Description :

A raucous history of Vancouver’s music and entertainment venues, from Prohibition-era nightclubs and Chinatown cabarets to gay bars, dive bars, goth hideaways, discos, and taverns. Archival posters and photos chronicle how the city’s nightlife changed with times, and how some of these nightspots ushered in changes to Vancouver. Vancouver after Dark documents the famous people and infamous places that contributed to the non-stop party, at least once the sun went down....

Live at the Commodore

Live at the Commodore


  • Author : Aaron Chapman
  • Publisher : Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-16
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551525679


Live at the Commodore Book Description :

Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom is, like New York's CBGB's and Los Angeles's Whiskey a Go-Go, one of the most venerated rock clubs in the world; originally built in 1930, it's hosted a who's-who of music greats before they made it big: The Police, The Clash, Blondie, Talking Heads, Nirvana, New York Dolls, U2, and, more recently, Lady Gaga and the White Stripes. Filled with never-before-published photographs, posters, and paraphernalia, Live at the Commodore is a visceral, energetic portrait of one of the world's great rock venues. Aaron Chapman is a musician and journalist, and the author of Liquor, Lust, and the Law....

Last Gang in Town Vol  1

Last Gang in Town Vol 1


  • Author : Simon Oliver
  • Publisher : Vertigo
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401272807


Last Gang in Town Vol 1 Book Description :

THE GREATEST ROCK ’N’ ROLL SWINDLE! It’s 1977, and crime on the once-swinging streets of London is as soft and flabby as an overfed corgi. Nearly a decade has gone by since the brothers Kray were locked away, and it’s high time for the torch to be passed-preferably straight through a bank window. Luckily, a new generation of snot-nosed Robin Hoods filled with attitude, alcohol and anarchy are ready to burst onto the scene. Now, as Great Britain prepares to celebrate its glorious monarch’s Silver Jubilee, a rising gangland queen and her punk-rock robbers are about to pull off the heist of the century-and breaking into Buckingham Palace is only the start! Acclaimed creators Simon Oliver (FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS) and Rufus Dayglo (TANK ...

Punk Rock Warlord  the Life and Work of Joe Strummer

Punk Rock Warlord the Life and Work of Joe Strummer


  • Author : Dr Barry J Faulk
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2014-04-28
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472410573


Punk Rock Warlord the Life and Work of Joe Strummer Book Description :

Punk Rock Warlord explores the relevance of Joe Strummer within the continuing legacies of both punk rock and progressive politics. It is aimed at scholars and general readers interested in The Clash, punk culture, and the intersections between pop music and politics, on both sides of the Atlantic. Contributors to the collection represent a wide range of disciplines, including history, sociology, musicology, and literature; their work examines all phases of Strummer’s career, from his early days as ‘Woody’ the busker to the whirlwind years as front man for The Clash, to the ‘wilderness years’ and Strummer’s final days with the Mescaleros. Punk Rock Warlord offers an engaging survey of its subject, while at the same time challenging some o...

True History of the Kelly Gang
Score: 3.5
From 39 Ratings

True History of the Kelly Gang


  • Author : Peter Carey
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-10-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307368652


True History of the Kelly Gang Book Description :

The international bestseller and winner of the 2001 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book. Out of 19th century Australia rides a hero of his people and a man for all nations: Ned Kelly, the son of poor Irish immigrants, viewed by the authorities as a thief (especially of horses) and, as a cold-blooded killer. To the people, though, he was a patriot hounded unfairly by rich English landlords and their stooges. In the end, Kelly and his so-called gang (his younger brother and two friends) led a massive police manhunt on a wild goose chase that lasted twenty months, in which Ned’s talents as a bushman were augmented by bank robberies and the support of nearly everyone not in a uniform. His one demand – for which he would have surrendered himse...

Anatomy of a Girl Gang
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Anatomy of a Girl Gang


  • Author : Ashley Little
  • Publisher : Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551525303


Anatomy of a Girl Gang Book Description :

Winner, Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize (BC Book Prizes) Longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award A sharp and gritty novel told in multiple voices, Anatomy of a Girl Gang is the powerful story of a gang of teenage girls in Vancouver called the Black Roses, a.k.a. "the city’s worst nightmare": Mac, the self-appointed leader and mastermind; Mercy, the Punjabi princess with a skill for theft; Kayos, a high-school dropout who gave birth to a daughter at age thirteen; Sly Girl, who fled her First Nations reserve for a better life, only to find depravity and addiction; and Z, a sixteen-year-old graffiti artist. Cast out by mainstream society, the Black Roses rob ATMs, cook crack on stoves, and savagely beat down anyone who dares to harm them. Brutal and...

The Gangs Of New York
Score: 3
From 11 Ratings

The Gangs Of New York


  • Author : Herbert Asbury
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786259691


The Gangs Of New York Book Description :

Herbert Asbury presents here a vivid and startling account of New York gangdom from its beginning in Revolutionary times to comparatively recent days. Here are the stories of the great gangs which terrorized the city and at times menaced its very existence—from the Bowery Boys and the Dead Rabbits to the Gophers and the Eastmans. Kid Dropper, Dopey Benny, Gyp the Blood and Owney Madden are a few of the gangster luminaries described, not to mention such female evildoers as Gallus Mag and Sadie the Goat. Nor have the underworld’s lesser lights been overlooked; for these pages are crowded with a host of gang warriors, pickpockets, tong leaders, murderers, politicians, gamblers, prostitutes, dive-keepers and a few would-be reformers. Mr. Asbury has c...