BOOK OF THE WEEK

NEIL YOUNG is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture in the last four decades, inducted not once, but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Reflective, insightful and disarmingly honest, Waging Heavy Peace is his long-awaited memoir. From his youth in Canada to his crazy journey out to California, through…

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CHRIS DIFFORD is a rare breed. As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as ‘Cool For Cats,’ ‘Up The Junction,’ ‘Labelled With Love,’ ‘Hourglass’ and ‘Tempted.’ Over the course of a thirteen-album career with Squeeze, it was clear from…

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“BEAUTIFULLY written, extraordinarily moving. It covers all the bases – his childhood in Twickenham and Liverpool, his musical apprenticeship and eventual breakthrough, the riotous early tours with The Attractions, and his later incarnation as a musical sage.” Sunday Times

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WRITTEN in his own unmistakable voice, this is a frank and fascinating account of a geezer’s life in the music business. Jah Wobble begins by offering the most authentic insider’s account of the beginning of punk rock yet written, but there’s much more to him than that. His is an eventful life, as the celebrated…

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BOOK OF THE WEEK: “It may seem flashy, but the rock business is a dirty business full stop.”

LONG acclaimed as a classic fly-on-the-wall memoir, Diary of a Rock’n’roll Star is Ian Hunter’s candid account of Mott the Hoople’s five-week American tour in November and December of 1972. In the diary, the first ever rock autobiography, Hunter strips away the glittering façade of the rock star’s lifestyle and introduces readers to the reality…

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BOOK OF THE WEEK: ‘From James Bond to The Beatles and Beyond.’

VIC FLICK’S connection with the films in the James Bond series is legend. His guitar sound on the ‘James Bond Theme’ stirred the hearts and imaginations of a generation. He knew the music industry from the inside, including the good and the bad business practices, the money, the agents, the managers. From The Beatles to…

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BOOK OF THE WEEK. ‘Clear, honest. An unusually frank and well-written rock memoir.’ The Times

TELLING STORIES by Tim Burgess of The Charlatans is one of the decade’s most revealing rock books.The Charlatans. Madchester. Britpop. Taking on the world. Here are the highs, the lows, the joys, the agonies, and the stories of what it’s like to be in a rock band, as told by front man and survivor, Tim Burgess….

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BOOK OF THE WEEK: ‘CLOTHES, CLOTHES, CLOTHES. MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC. BOYS, BOYS, BOYS.’ VIV ALBERTINE

Sunday Times Music Book of The Year. Rough Trade Book of The Year. Mojo Book of The Year. IN 1975, Viv Albertine was obsessed with music but it never occurred to her she could be in a band as she couldn’t play an instrument and she’d never seen a girl play electric guitar. A year…

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BOOK OF THE WEEK: ‘PIRATES, PUNKS & POLITICS’

“FC Sankt Pauli – the football club in the red-light district of Hamburg; a transvestite chairman; terraces populated by punks, pimps and prostitutes; a club run by anarchists, united under the skull and crossbones flag. This is the cliché that has been lazily peddled, one which attracts clueless stag parties from the Reeperbahn to the…

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