Do It Yourself: The Story of Rough Trade

Do It Yourself: The Story of Rough Trade (2009)

The Rough Trade story begins more than thirty years ago on 20th February 1976. Britain was in the grip of an IRA bombing campaign; a future prime minister was beginning to make her mark on a middle England in which punk was yet to run amok; and a young Cambridge graduate called Geoff Travis opened a new shop at 202 Kensington Park Road, just off Ladbroke Grove in west London. The Rough Trade shop sold obscure and challenging records by bands like American art-rockers Pere Ubu, offering an alternative to the middle-of-the-road rock music that dominated the music business.

Directing:
  • Chris Wilson
  • Views: 2
  • Release Date: 2009-03-13
  • Language: English
  • Country: GB
  • Runtime: 88

Robert Wyatt

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Marc Warren

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Geoff Travis

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Johnny Marr

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