From the back cover..
Knuckle sandwich is the story of the rise and fall of the Black Horse disco. In a dilapidated pub in the centre of of a working-class estate, kids and youth workers attempted to find an alternative to ping-pong and ‘goody-goody’ youth clubs, to boredom and violence. The disco was a success until the kids began to demand live bands, tenants complained, gangs from other estates turned up. Boredom and violence returned.”
From the introduction..
This book begins with an account of an attempt to establish a youth centre on a large working-class estate in North London, whihc took place between September 1972 and April 1974.
The chapter headings are a dream, reading like the most perfect song titles from the most perfect concept album (something like Sham 69’s ‘Thats Life’ but less funny). Check ’em out: Knuckle Sandwich, Enter The Dragon, The Great Chinese Take-Away Massacre, Back At The Youth Club, Sign Of The Skinhead, We Hate Humans.