All you punks and all you teds
National Front and natty dreads
Mods, rockers, hippies and skinheads
Keep on fighting till you’re dead.
This verse from The Specials song “Do the Dog” expresses both the diversity and the divisions of late 1970s musical youth culture.
The book and exhibition of photographer Syd Shelton’s work, Rock Against Racism, are a brilliant visual representation and record of this culture.