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Scarred For Life Vol 1 Review

If you grew up in the 1970s then you may well see something on the cover which, if it didn’t freak you out certainly sent a chill down your spine.

Many things that are created are invariably influenced by the life experiences of the creator.  So you could perhaps argue that any “darkness” people perceive in the stuff covered here is in no small part down to what the creators lived through and dealt with.

In some ways they are a valuable social history, showing things which people have evolved to recognise are inappropriate.  It is important to remember where we came from.  And maybe where we are heading back to after Brexit.

But let’s leave the politics aside and focus on this cracking piece of work. Let’s open by quoting Edward van Sloan’s introduction to the 1931 Frankenstein movie:

“I think it will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even horrify you”

Now we’ll quote Motorhead’s “Born To Raise Hell”:

“You don’t know what happened, not if you weren’t there”

Well thanks to Scarred For Life Volume One if you weren’t there you will have a far better idea of stuff that we read, watched, played with and ate.

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