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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 under the name The K Foundation, burnt £1,000,000 of their own money, in an abandoned boat house on the Isle of Jura. The money was all the cash they had left from their careers in the music industry. The burning was filmed by a man named Gimpo, and written about in the Observer by a journalist named Jim Reid. People wanted to know why the K Foundation burnt the money. Cauty & Drummond did not have…

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…

From skiffle to Sgt Pepper – Billy Bragg on the evolution of British pop

June 26, 2017 | by johng

Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World was published on the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Clu…

Peggy Seeger’s ‘First Time Ever’ cover and live shows

June 13, 2017 | by Faber Social

As previously announced, on October 5th we publish First Time Ever: A Memoir, from one of folk music’s most respected and influential musicians, Peggy…

Skiffle band Peepel play for holidaymakers on a beach in Millport 26th July 1957 PIC: SMG Newspapers Ltd

Billy Bragg’s Essential Skiffle Reading List

June 9, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

If Roots, Radicals and Rockers has given you the Skiffle bug then these five titles – recommended by the book’s author, and our guest editor, Billy Br…

Skiffle group

Sizzlin’ Hot: Billy Bragg’s Skiffle playlist

June 2, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

To celebrate the publication of his new book Roots, Radicals and Rockers, our guest editor Billy Bragg has put together a playlist of some of his favo…

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