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‘ In The Midnight Hour The Life and Soul of Wilson Pickett ’ by Tony Fletcher – Book Review"
In The Midnight Hour The Life and Soul of Wilson Pickett Tony Fletcher Oxford University Press Available February 9th 2017 A long overdue and forensic assessment of arguably the greatest of all soul singers. Unsurprisingly, Tony Fletcher assumed that a biography of Wilson Pickett must already exist and only when searching fruitlessly did he realise […]
Joe Swinford: Searching For The Young Joe Rebel – Book review"
Joe Swinford: Searching For The Young Joe Rebel Out Now With foreword from LTW’s own John Robb, this is the long-awaited book from Clash and Manics aficionado Joe Swinford. Joe Whyte reviews. This has been something of a labour of love for Joe Swinford. Brother John Robb of this parish did a news article on […]
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