Burn Baby Burn

Book: Skagboys

Author: Irvine Welsh

Music: (It’s Against) The Laws of Love

Artist: The Volcanos

I’d never heard of The Volcanos before this reference in Skagboys. When I searched for this song I thought it would be a punk song. Which was daft, really, since the characters in the book are obsessed with Northern Soul. I did discover that two members of the band went on to found The Trammps, that band responsible for that crystalline pure disco tune, “Disco Inferno.” The theme of heat seems to be important to them …


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