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Mother, Brother, Lover

Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker is widely regarded as one of the most original and memorable lyricists and performers of the last three decades. Here, for the first time, is a selection of…

Manchester: Looking for the Light through the Pouring Rain

Kevin Cummins

Manchester, its bands, its fashions, its attitude, has defined pop culture for the best part of four decades. Joy Division, The Fall, Buzzcocks, New Order, The Smiths, Happy Mondays, Stone…

Here Comes Everybody

James Fearnley

October 1982: ABC, Culture Club, Shalamar and Survivor dominate the top twenty when the Pogues barrel out from the backstreets of King’s Cross, a furious, pioneering mix of punk energy,…

How Soon is Now?

Richard King

‘If you look at all the people involved – Ivo, Tony Wilson, McGee, Geoff Travis, myself – nobody had a clue about running a record company, and that was the…

Will Oldham on Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

Alan Licht

W – Sweeney called me and said that Johnny Cash just recorded “I See A Darkness.” We had a Bowery Ballroom show a week or two later, and he invited…

Will Oldham on Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

Alan Licht

A man who acts under the name Will Oldham and a singer songwriter who performs under the name Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy has, over the past quarter of a century, made…

Listening to Van Morrison

Greil Marcus

Listening to Van Morrison represents Greil Marcus’s quest to trace Morrison’s particular genius through seminal moments in his long career, beginning in 1965, breaking open in 1968 with the incomparable…

The Doors

Greil Marcus

A fan from the moment the Doors’ first album arrived, Greil Marcus saw the band many times at the legendary Filmore Auditorium and the Avalon Ballroom in 1967. Five years…

Retromania

Simon Reynolds

The first book to make sense of 21st-century pop, Retromania explores rock’s nostalgia industry of revivals, reissues, reunions and remakes, and argues that there has never before been a culture…

Death of a Polaroid – A Manics Family Album

Nicky Wire

The first of two titles by the Manic Street Preachers’ bassist and lyricist, Nicky Wire. For more than twenty years and from Blackwood, Wales to Tokyo, Japan, Nicky Wire has…

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