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Original Rockers

Richard King

Original Rockers is a clear-eyed yet romantic account of the several years that Richard King spent working behind the counter at Bristol’s Revolver Records – a business run from the heart rather than the head. King brings that lost environment back to life – the sounds, the smells and the people – along with a vivid sense of how it feels to discover taste-shaping records and the artists who created them for the first time. Original Rockers evokes a golden moment in British cultural history, and celebrates the magical abandon that music offers us.

RRP: £9.99

Published: 07/07/2016

ISBN: 9780571311804

Length: 256 pages

Format: Paperback

About Richard King

Richard King is the author of the acclaimed How Soon Is Now? (2012), which was named Sunday Times Music Book of the Year. His writing has appeared in the Observer, Vice, Guardian, Caught by the River and many other publications. He was co-editor of Loops, an occasional journal of music writing published jointly by Faber & Faber and Domino Records. He has spent over twenty years at the heart of the independent music industry as an A&R and curator. Original Rockers is his second book. He lives in mid-Wales.