Glam rock on the airwaves…Skinheads clad in denim and Doc Martens…Muhammed Ali in Croke PArk…Drugs in abundance on street corners…Murder and mayhem only a stones throw away to the North…and Marty Curran and his little gang among it all in early 70s Dublin. Follow them over three weekends of that year through the eyes of 16 year old Marty, his mates, and their world of girlfriends, drink and drugs, braces and boots, two-tones and reggae, family and friends, football and…David Bowie.

A story of cocky, yet innocent youth in the cauldron of Dublin in 1972.

The author Marty Power,  emigrated to Australia long ago, he was determined that his book was designed, printed and bound in Ireland. The distance wasn’t an issue as all the work was completed via email. He then came back to Ireland for his launch which was on August 9th at the Stag’s Head Pub in Dublin 1.

If you want to buy a copy of his book, it is available from, Freebirds Records and Spin Dizzy Records in Dublin 2.



A Fabulous read. Wonderfully observed. Warm, funny with pitch perfect dialogue. Really captures Dublin in the 70’s.

Hilary Reynolds, Actor and Script Writer for the popular Irish TV series Fair City


Power’s work is immediate, credible and authentic….It’s a journey that the reader won’t want to stop. This is a fresh powerful new voice in new literature….This book is essential clobber. Get it, read it, wear it!


Mannix Flynn, Dublin Politican, Author and Playright.