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Everybody Loves Our Town, By Mark Yarm

Everybody Loves Our Town

Mark Yarm

Grunge, also known as the ‘Seattle Sound’, emerged from the Pacific north-west in the early part of the 1980s. With the unexpected success of Nirvana’s single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’…

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2023: A Trilogy

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu

Well we’re back again, They never kicked us out, 
twenty thousand years of SHOUT SHOUT SHOUT Down through the epochs and out across the continents, generation upon generation of the…

Folk Song in England

Steve Roud

In Victorian times, England was famously dubbed the land without music – but one of the great musical discoveries of the early twentieth century was that England had a vital heritage of…

Psychedelia and Other Colours

Rob Chapman

A Guardian, Mojo and Rough Trade Book of the Year Fifty years on from the psychedelic summer of love, acclaimed music writer Rob Chapman explores what was really going on…

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…

Shock and Awe

Simon Reynolds

A Guardian, Sunday Times, Mojo, Daily Telegraph and Observer Book of the Year. Longlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize 2017. As the sixties dream faded, a new flamboyant movement…

Small Town Talk

Barney Hoskyns

Think ‘Woodstock’ and the mind turns to the seminal 1969 festival. But Woodstock itself was over sixty miles away, and already a key location in the rock landscape as a…

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Roots, Radicals and Rockers

Billy Bragg

Roots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth – a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle…

Good Vibrations

Mike Love

Mike Love is a founding member of the Beach Boys and the lead singer and lyricist of their biggest hits. With their lush vocals and endlessly inventive arrangements, the band…

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Dig If You Will The Picture

Ben Greenman

Dig If You Will The Picture is a portrait of The Artist who will be remembered by many as the most seductive and enigmatic pop star of his generation. A…

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