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Rob Young Rough Trade East

Six Things with Rob Young

May 22, 2018 | by James Stone

Recently, we went on a trip to Rough Trade East with Rob Young, the co-author of All Gates Open: The Story of Can. The music writer, (whilst sporting a fine Can t-shirt we must point out) picked some Can records alongside krautrock, free jazz and garage rock treasures related to the German innovators. WATCH Rob Young’s Six Things Here’s his selection in simple list-form: Deutsche Elektronische Musik: Experimental German Rock And Electronic Music 1972-83 – Various Delay – Can Soundtracks – Can Future Days – Can This Nation’s Saving Grace / Schtick – The Fall London Sessions – LCD Soundsystem…

The Hard Stuff by Wayne Kramer

May 10, 2018 | by danpapps

On 16 August 2018 we will publish The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5 and My Life of Impossibilities, the memoir of Wayne Kramer, the founding guitar…

All Gates Open

The Story of Can – a playlist by Rob Young

May 10, 2018 | by James Stone

Can remain one of the twentieth century’s most revered and influential avant-garde band, credited with inspiring numerous music stars from Mark E. Smi…

The Beatles and me: An extract from As Time Goes By

April 30, 2018 | by Hannah Marshall

As Time Goes By, reissued by Faber this month, is a spellbindingly intimate insider’s account of the 1960s music industry by one of the most trusted f…

All Gates Open Book Tour

April 27, 2018 | by danpapps

Irmin Schmidt and Rob Young will visiting the UK and Ireland next week to discuss their forthcoming book All Gates Open: The Story of Can, which is pu…

Six Things with Billy Bragg

April 24, 2018 | by Hannah Marshall

We recently took Billy Bragg on a recce to Camden to peruse the offering in the wonderful independent record shop Sounds That Swing. We then challenge…

As Time Goes By - Derek Taylor

Jon Savage’s Derek Taylor Inspired Playlist

April 11, 2018 | by James Stone

To celebrate the reissue of  Derek Taylor’s iconic memoir As Time Goes By, Jon Savage has curated a collection of tracks in tribute to The Beatles’ Pr…

Remain in Love by Chris Frantz

April 11, 2018 | by danpapps

We’re excited to announce that in Spring 2020 we will publish Remain in Love​, the memoir of Chris Frantz, founding member of seminal bands Talking He…

Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music

April 4, 2018 | by James Stone

On 2 August we will publish Mars by 1980, an exhaustive history of electronic music from David Stubbs, the acclaimed author of Future Days: Krautrock…

The Secret DJ

February 27, 2018 | by Hannah Marshall

We’re excited to announce publication of The Secret DJ, the true story of life as an international DJ, on 7 June 2018. The glamour, the parties, the e…

An exclusive extract from ‘The Secret DJ’

February 27, 2018 | by Hannah Marshall

In The Secret DJ (published on 7 June 2018) a globally recognised DJ takes us on a personal journey through a life in the hedonistic fast lane of club…