Burgess CHART London Calling

Mapping the British punk scene — influences and connections late-70s into the 80s — with The Clash at the center of the Universe (because that’s the way it was for me).

Chart from 1977: A Punk History coming from Ravenna Press (2018).

2 quotes on history and 1 on map making:

i have no history / up arrival, i am / always writing it (Kevin Coval)

Everything is history–only some of it is remembered (Saul Weisberg)

There is no end to the information we can use. A “good” map provides the information we need for a particular purpose–or the information the mapmaker wants us to have. (Peter Torchi)