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Rob Chapman - Psychedelia and Other Colours

The Beatles, Ken Kesey and 19th Century Light Shows: Rob Chapman’s psychedelia influences

September 19, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Rob Chapman discusses the geneses of his latest book Psychedelia and Other Colours, from sixties politics to 19th century light shows to finding new areas of exploration with The Beatles.    As a rule, I don’t start writing a music book until I have something other than the music to write about. The unlikely light bulb moment that illuminated my initial research for Psychedelia And Other Colours was, funnily enough, another Faber & Faber publication, Nicollete Gray’s Nineteenth Century Ornamented Typefaces. Although published in 1939 its influence was still being felt three decades later. In my book, I call Gray the Cecil Sharp…

Cover image for Nirvana's With the Lights Out

Exclusive extract from Everybody Loves Our Town: A History of Grunge

September 12, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Few music scenes have had as much influence on international culture as the one that exploded in Seattle in the late 1980s and early 1990s. And few bo…

Rob Chapman Psychedlia Reading List

Rob Chapman’s Essential Psychedelia Reading List

September 6, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Take a plunge into the depths of the LSD-infused sixties counterculture with a reading list from Rob Chapman, author of Psychedelia and Other Colours….

The JAMs: Kiev to Kirby overland

August 22, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Built by the JAMs. Click here to buy 2023 by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu now.

Why Did The K Foundation Burn a Million Quid?

August 15, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

A Public Hearing, The Black-E, Liverpool, 23rd August 2017. In the early hours of 23 August 1994, Jimmy Cauty & Bill Drummond, then operating unde…

The six essential Meet Me in the Bathroom records

Six Things: Lizzy Goodman’s essential MMITB record selection

August 14, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

On a recent trip to London, we persuaded (with very little force necessary) Meet Me in the Bathroom author Lizzy Goodman to browse the shelves at Roug…

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs (in a bathroom).

The official Meet Me in the Bathroom playlist

August 8, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

Meet Me in the Bathroom author Lizzy Goodman, who is taking over the Faber Social website this month, has put together a banging – and pretty addictiv…

The Ice Kream Van Kometh

August 7, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

  To celebrate publication of their novel 2023 (Faber & Faber), The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu will arrive in their Ice Kream Van at News Fr…

Faber Social meets Lizzy Goodman (in the bathroom)

August 1, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

This month Faber Social publishes Meet Me in the Bathroom by Lizzy Goodman. An oral history of rock and roll in New York from 2001 to 2011, the book c…

Liverpool: Welcome to the Dark Ages

July 20, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu will have completed their The Twenty Three Year Moratorium on the 23rd of August 2017. The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu…

Folk Song in England Announcement

June 26, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

On August 17th we publish Folk Song in England by Steve Roud, a brand new look at the folk music tradition in England. One of the great musical discov…

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