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Art Sex Music Paperback

Art Sex Music

Cosey Fanni Tutti

A SUNDAY TIMES, TELEGRAPH, ROUGH TRADE, PITCHFORK AND UNCUT MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR Musician and artist Cosey Fanni Tutti has continually challenged boundaries and conventions for four decades. As a founding member of the hugely influential…

This Is Memorial Device

David Keenan

A TELEGRAPH AND ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE MONTH LRB BOOK OF THE WEEK CAUGHT BY THE RIVER BOOK OF THE MONTH…

Richard King, How Soon is Now?

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…

Goldie, All Things Remembered

All Things Remembered

Goldie

Who better to tell the story of the gentrification of a musical genre than the man who started out as Jungle’s most streetwise ambassador and went on to collect an…

Peggy Seegar, First Time Ever

First Time Ever

Peggy Seegar

Born in New York City in 1935, Peggy Seeger enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and politics. Her father was the noted musicologist Charles Seeger; her mother, the modernist composer…

Will Carruthers, Playing The Bass With Three Left Hands

Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands

Will Carruthers

I can confirm that should you ever find yourself on stage playing the bass guitar with three left hands, it is usually the one in the middle that is the…

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’…

2023 book cover

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…

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