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Faber Social meets Lizzy Goodman (in the bathroom)

August 1, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

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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 contains hundreds of interviews with all the major players involved in the scene. From Julian Casablancas to James Murphy, Karen O to Paul Banks, everyone who was anyone is featured and Goodman’s account of this unique period in our musical history is destined to become a classic of its kind, joining the ranks of other oral history music books such as Everybody Loves Our Town and Please Kill Me.

Whilst Lizzy was in the UK for the Glastonbury festival earlier this summer, Faber Social managed to entice her into the basement bathroom at Faber for a revealing chat about the behind-the-scenes writing of the book.

Watch: Faber Social meets Lizzy Goodman (in the bathroom)

Here’s a MMITB taster featuring a coming together of The Strokes and Kings of Leon:

Meet Me in the Bathroom is published on the 3 August


Meet Me in the Bathroom

Meet Me in the Bathroom

Lizzy Goodman

New York, 2001. 9/11 plunges the US into a state of war and political volatility—and heralds the rebirth of the city’s rock scene. As the old-guard music industry crumbles, a…