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Simon Reynolds – Retromania – book review – is music over?"
Of course ‘Retromania’ is a really well written book. Simon Reynolds is a proven great writer whose ‘Rip It Up’ book helped to create the post punk genre or at least recast it into a different light. Retromania continues this exploration of pop’s loose ends and is full of great observation, great writing and pithy […]
Ian Curtis – an oral history from John Robb’s Manchester book"
Excerpt from the ‘North Will Rise Again’ book
Straight Edge, in print"
‘Sober Living For The Revolution,Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge and Radical Politics’ Gabriel Kuhn (PM Books) It’s going to be nearly three decades since Minor Threat recorded a song that was just over thirty seconds long called ‘Straight Edge’. Those thirty seconds were a riposte to the local in crowd of DC trad rock bores who […]
When Mullen met the Peppers"
Glory Is Noise ”â RHCP Book Review When Mullen Met the PeppersBy Joel Gausten An Oral/Visual History of The Red Hot Chili Peppers (It Books, $39.99) is simultaneously one of the most wonderful and most horrible music-related books ever published. First, the good news: This high-end coffee table book is like sex for your eyeballs. […]
Garth Cartwright – by Cathi Unsworth"
High Plains Drifter: Garth Cartwright by Cathi Unsworth. ”ËThe soul of the US has been beaten black and blue, but I found plenty of it via the people I met, the lands I crossed,’ considers Garth Cartwright, a Kiwi just back from an epic voyage across the country that once reached out to his teenage […]