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El Aguila 15-07-2020 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15304406)
Sylvia Patterson's I'm Not With the Band is an absolutely smashing book about life in music journalism. Mark Ellen's Rock Stars Ruined My Life! is not. It is shit.

Oh yeah. Sylvia’s book is great. Mingus’s autobiography is something else, too.

TAK 15-07-2020 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15304396)
Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton's Last Night a DJ Saved my Life: The History of the Disc Jockey and The Record Players: The Story of Dance Music Told by History’s Greatest DJs are terrific if you like that sort of thing, although the latter contains traces of Savile.

It's great book. I used to know Bill Brewster back in the day, he also worked on the early versions of WSC.

I was recommended Redemption Song about Joe Strummer yesterday. Anyone read it?

El Aguila 15-07-2020 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15304385)
Just checked and the ones I have are Black Vinyl, White Noise and Ta-Ra-Ra-BOOM-De-Ay. He is a rascal.

I enjoyed Mötley Crüe's The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band when it came out but suspect I would feel a bit icky reading it now.

I have Black Vinyl, White Powder - are these two different books, or did I get a special version for by music execs?

El Aguila 15-07-2020 07:04 PM

Cowboys and Indies is good on the business side.

Dal 15-07-2020 07:04 PM

Simon Armitage, Gig

Roy Wilkinson, Do it for your Mum

Stellavista 15-07-2020 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 15304417)
Cowboys and Indies is good on the business side.

Will check that out.

west country boy 15-07-2020 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 15304416)
I have Black Vinyl, White Powder - are these two different books, or did I get a special version for by music execs?

Ha! No - it is my memory failing me between bookshelf and laptop. Perhaps I was thinking of that not very good Bowie record?

SJ'sLoveMonkey 15-07-2020 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15304396)
Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton's Last Night a DJ Saved my Life: The History of the Disc Jockey and The Record Players: The Story of Dance Music Told by History’s Greatest DJs are terrific if you like that sort of thing, although the latter contains traces of Savile.

Both brilliant books :p

SJ'sLoveMonkey 15-07-2020 07:29 PM

My Life and The Paradise Garage by the late Mel Cheren is a good read as well

Stellavista 15-07-2020 08:20 PM

David Sheppard
On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno

west country boy 15-07-2020 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by TAK (Post 15304415)
It's great book. I used to know Bill Brewster back in the day, he also worked on the early versions of WSC.

I dunno if I'm more impressed that you used to know Brewster or that he was part of When Saturday Comes.

TAK 15-07-2020 09:25 PM

Grimsby fan.

weltklasse 16-07-2020 08:03 PM

Crosstown Traffic: Jimi Hendrix and postwar pop - Charles Shaar Murray

weltklasse 16-07-2020 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by TAK (Post 15304415)
It's great book. I used to know Bill Brewster back in the day, he also worked on the early versions of WSC.

I was recommended Redemption Song about Joe Strummer yesterday. Anyone read it?

Yep its not bad.

Stellavista 17-07-2020 11:18 AM

Guitar Zero - Gary Marcus

Stellavista 17-07-2020 11:19 AM

Jacques Brel -- The Biography by Alan Clayson

Tomo 17-07-2020 11:45 AM

Meet Me In The Bathroom, about the New York music scene in the early 00's was really good.
Mike Skinner's autobiography is a favourite, but I struggled a bit with the audiobook version (even though I read the book twice).
How Not To Run a Night, Peter Hook. About the Hacienda club in Manchesters.
Sylvia Patterson was good too. I'm sure there are a few more but those were the ones that immediately stuck out.

chatham_eagle 17-07-2020 11:48 AM

Cash: The Autobiography is one of the most depressing things I've ever read.

El Aguila 17-07-2020 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Tomo (Post 15307467)
Meet Me In The Bathroom, about the New York music scene in the early 00's was really good.

I believe my company makes a fleeting appearance in that book, are Vampire Weekend in it?
We also feature more extensively in Dean Wareham's Black Postcards, which is well worth a read, Dean is a genuinely talented writer.

kabbott 17-07-2020 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 15304386)
Do you know Tony, btw? He’s been on here a few times.

:I used to go to Palace games with Tony and some other mates in the late 70s, then I went to "uni" and we lost touch. I ended up in France and he in NY, I believe.


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