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This Is Memorial Device

David Keenan

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Ross Raymond and Johnny McLaughlin are two fanboys dedicated to the Airdrie post-punk scene of the early ’80s – the glory years – when anything and everything seemed possible. Looking back on that time – the people, the bands, the underground legends – they piece together a story which has at its core Memorial Device, the greatest band you’ve never heard of. Featuring a cast of misfits, artists, drop-outs, small-town visionaries and musicians, This Is Memorial Device is a dark, witty novel depicting a moment where art and the demands it makes are as serious as life itself.

RRP: £8.99

Published: 01/04/2018

ISBN: 9780571330850

Length: 304 pages

Format: Paperback

David Keenan

About David Keenan

David Keenan is the author of England’s Hidden Reverse: A Secret History of the Esoteric Underworld and a senior critic on The Wire.


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This Is Memorial Device Playlist with Readings by David Keenan

January 9, 2018

To mark the paperback publication of David Keenan’s This Is Memorial Device, we have a specially curated playlist featuring Big Star, Buzzcocks, The Sonics and many more bands mentioned in…