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Justin Thomas bonded with Hanoi Rocks after initially being commissioned to photograph the Finnish band by Japanese magazine “Music Life” in 1982.

As Justin says: “As soon as I laid eyes on them, I was intrigued. Their style was high on drama - coloured leather trousers, big hair, plenty of slap - and they strutted about like alley cats.”

A second printing of 250 copies of Justin’s collection of rare and previously unseen images of the band - entitled “Tooting Bec Wrecks - Hanoi Rocks 1982/83” - will be released on March 27th. Copies can be reserved now by pre-ordering here.

We are taking pre-orders for this forthcoming title now. As many of our most recent releases have sold out before their official release date, if you are interested in securing the collectable first edition, we recommend reserving your copy now. Pre-orders are sent out ahead of the release date and you will receive an email when your order is on the way to you. Once more, thanks again for your support.



Photography by Justin Thomas

© 2023 Justin Thomas & Hanging Around Books

A second edition of 250 copies.

A5 paperback photozine. 36 pages. Digitally printed on recycled paper.

For EU customers, please be aware before purchasing that you will now be liable to pay local VAT charges when your order arrives in your country. Any import charges are the responsibility of the customer. 

Please note: images throughout this website are watermarked "Hanging Around Books" for the photographers' copyright protection. Purchased copies do not have these watermarks.

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