Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016
By Ashleigh Kane
"Through Showboat: Punk / Sex / Bodies, Mott and an array of contributors provide anecdotes, lyrics manifestos, personal essays and historical overviews – including filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, Sex Pistols’ Paul Cook, photographer Bob Gruen and writer Will Self – that explore "sex in punk and punk in sex”. Chronologically spanning from 1972 to now, posters, flyers, record covers and various ephemera from Mott’s ever-growing archive, The Mott Collection, are surveyed.
Designed by Dazed’s own Jamie Andrew Reid – who has colour-coded pages to differentiate between contributions (yellow) and archival material (pink) – Mott adds, "What we hope we have created is a visually-led celebration of punk culture, which examines the historical relationship between punk and sex, as well as punk’s legacy and enduring influence on our contemporary positions on sex and sexuality..."