2) Dougal Butler – Moon The Loon
Zoe Howe’s top 10 music books : number 2
I’m including this mainly because it was the first music book I ever read, and when I was far too young to be reading it too. I was obsessed with The Who from an early age, and I probably started playing drums because of Moon; aside from the bug-eyed, mouth-agape madness I loved how colourful and creative his playing was. Admittedly this book, written by Moonie’s infamous former PA / roadie, doesn’t linger too much over creativity. Anyway, I found it hilarious and rude and also a bit terrifying – something of an education, to say the least. I’d picked it up at a junk shop, it was already falling apart, but I still have it.
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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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