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Lana Del Rey: Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass – audio book review

Lana Del Rey Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass  (Spoken Word Edition) Interscope Records Out now on download LP / CD / CASS released 2nd October 2020 Phil Ross...

Hey Hi Hello: Five Decades of Pop Culture from Radio One’s First Female DJ by Annie Nightingale — book review

Hey Hi Hello: Five Decades of Pop Culture from Radio One's First Female DJ Annie Nightingale White Rabbit Out Now! Paul McCartney’s on the phone. Bob Marley wants...

The Development Of Large Rock Sound Systems – Chris Hewitt – Book Review

Chris Hewitt's book explores the origins of large rock sound systems from 1963 through to the stadium systems of the late '70s & early '80s.

John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life by Kenneth Womack – book review

John Lennon 1980 by Kenneth Womack Out 8th October 2020 (Omnibus Press) Kenneth Womack's new book explores the final, tragic year of John Lennon's life, in which...

All I Ever Wanted: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir by Kathy Valentine — book review

All I Ever Wanted: A Rock ’n’ Roll Memoir by Kathy Valentine University of Texas Press Available Now! “I landed in the most successful all-female band in...

Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina by Chris Frantz — book review

Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina by Chris Frantz White Rabbit Out Now Chris Frantz’s memoir Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club,...

Small Hours: The Long Night of John Martyn by Graeme Thomson – book review

Graeme Thomson’s biography Small Hours: The Long Night Of John Martyn gives compelling insight into the complexities of John Martyn the man and his music. Friends, colleagues and family are often wholly emphatic in their admiration of Martyn’s talent and the lasting impression he made on their lives. His confounding abilities were something of a double-edged sword as they also facilitated destructive behaviours in his personal life that haunt this biography.

Jeff Gomez: Zeppelin Over Dayton – book review

Zeppelin Over Dayton by Jeff Gomez Out Now (Jawbone Press) In his new book, Jeff Gomez breaks down the discography of one of the most prolific cult...

London’s Lost Music Venues: by Paul Talling – book review

London's Lost Music Venues — Paul Talling Damaged Goods Books Available 25th June 2020 Paul Talling’s new book offers innumerable paths through London for the music-loving flâneur....

Heidi James: The Sound Mirror – book review

Heidi James: The Sound Mirror Bluemoose Books Published August 20 2020 Heidi James’ new novel about three complicated women may be her best yet. Throughout 2020 indie publishers...

PunkGirlDiaries blogzine #1 – book review

PunkGirlDiaries blogzine #1 If you’ve ever held a Riot grrrl zine in your hands or read about the music scene in Punk or Sniffin’ Glue,...

Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson – Bruce Conforth and Gayle Dean Wardlow – book review

Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson - Bruce Conforth and Gayle Dean Wardlow Omnibus Press | Hardback Out Now! 8/10 Spoiler alert: Robert Johnson...

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