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TV Smith: Alternative Top 50 – book review"
TV Smith: Alternative Top 50 (Foruli Codex) Rock and Roll has seen it’s share of frustrated poets adapt their craft to song lyrics and achieve recognition. From Jim Morrison through a gamut of New York “new wavers” such as Patti Smith, Richard Hell et al to UK artists such as Wilko Johnson and the cream […]
Martin St. John: The Psychedelic Confessions of a Primal Screamer- book review"
Martin St. John The Psychedelic Confessions of a Primal Screamer (Lulu Publishing) Part one of John “Joogs” Martin’s memoirs covering his time with Primal Scream and the nascent Glasgow indie scene in all of its acid-soaked glory. Joe Whyte reviews. I interviewed John “Joogs” Martin for a piece on his upcoming book last year. Following […]
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 […]