A very cool book – one that features lots of other material from famous photo shoots that ended up on punk/
new wave album covers – but which didn't make the grade at the time! In other words, the book is filled with photographs that are slightly similar to famous ones – a range of different David Bowie poses for the cover of Heroes, early Pretenders or Specials in a variety of poses that didn't make their debut albums, Elvis Costello leaning differently in a range of shots for This Year's Model, the black and white Ramones standing in different groupings for their first album cover, and Lydia Lunch shifting around in bed for the first cover of Teenage Jesus & The Jerks. Each section presents the original album cover, with information on the record and design – then offers some very cool alternate material too. Includes album shoots for Blondie, Ultravox
, Echo & The Bunnymen, Japan, Bow Wow Wow, Plasmatics, Iggy Pop, Bauhaus, Joe Jackson, The Cure, and many others – and book is hardcover, full color, and 217 pages.