God’s Lonely Men

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Pete Haynes, founding member of  The Lurkers, tells the tale of the band and his life in punk.

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Pete Haynes was the drummer and founder of the cult punk band The Lurkers. Here, he charts their rise from playing in West London pubs and clubs to appearing on Top of the Pops. Then they came down with a crash. This tell-all insider’s look at the 70s punk scene mixes brutal humour with a sharp critique of the human condition from the point of view of a working class man. Haynes share his experience with The Sex Pistols, The Clash and many more classic bands and writes about what punk was really about.


From the author:

My first book ‘God’s Lonely Men’ is now available at a discounted price through this website. All copies will be personally signed by myself. Payment can be made securely using virtually any credit or debit card. Anyone wishing to pay by Cheque or postal order please email me first for details.

In the book I take you on an insider’s journey through the late seventies Punk Rock phenomenon whilst maintaining an outsider’s view on society at large from my position as the drummer in West London hopefuls The Lurkers. I chart our progress from the pubs and clubs to Top of the Pops and back again, giving a wry look at the music business in the process. But this is much more than a ‘warts ‘n all’ look at the rock ‘n’ roll industry, here we see future rock stars soon to have the world at their feet rubbing shoulders with everyday people struggling against the odds to find their feet in the world.

It is a story that mixes brutal humour with a sharp critique of the human condition from the point of view of a working class individual, who despite often being at odds with the world around him still finds a connection with like minded souls along the way.

More than a mere rock ‘n’ roll fable, ‘God’s Lonely Men’ is for anyone interested in ‘people’ and their attitudes towards one another in a tale which looks at right and wrong and is never afraid to take sides.

– you can also order the book directly from Pete’s website, and hear him talking to Dotun Adebayo by visiting it.

Book details:
Author: Pete Haynes
Foreword: Stuart Pearce
ISBN: 9781906085049
Publisher: Head-Hunter
Published: 2007, UK
Pages: 250

Weight 320 g