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Joy Devotion: Jennifer Otter Bickerdike – book review"
Joy Devotion is a new book by Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike looking at the importance of Ian Curtis and an enduring fan culture and community
Shine On, Marquee Moon: Zoë Howe – Book Review"
Shine On, Marquee Moon Zoë Howe (Troubador) Available Now Rock chick lit debut from music author Zoë Howe: Shine on, Marquee Moon brings us spandex, hairspray, a kidnap heist, affairs of the heart and all the while a show to get on the road. First there was Tin Pan Alley’s pop standard, ‘Shine on, Harvest […]
Andy Carrington: Cameron Fucks Dead Pigs & I Got Called a Scrounger – Book Review"
Andy Carrington – Cameron Fucks Dead Pigs & I Got Called a Scrounger Book/e-Book 114 pp The Bard of Bradford is back and he is still fucking angry in this DIY punk poetry collection. First off, an apology. A week is a long time in politics and, so it follows, in political poetry too. I’ve […]
Lol Tolhurst: Cured – book review"
Lol Tolhurst: Cured (Quercus) Hardback Available from 22nd September 8.5/10 Multi-instrumentalist and founder member of The Cure, Lol Tolhurst’s personal memoir. Taking us through his youth, the meteoric rise of the band, his descent in alcoholism and his eventual redemption. Simon Tucker reviews: It’s safe to say The Cure are one of our most revered […]
77 Sulphate Strip/ 57 Varieties of Talk Soup: Barry Cain – Book Review"
77 Sulphate Strip and 57 Varieties of Talk Soup Barry Cain Red Planet Publishing Available Now The classic account of Punk’s definitive year by Barry Cain has been updated and reissued and also features recent interviews with some of the main protagonists such as Rat Scabies and Hugh Cornwell. It also contains a new 30-page […]