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Recommend me a music book for my journey.

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So this year I am travelling down by coach and could do with some reading material to take with me.

Can anyone reccomend a decent book to purchase? It could be biography, auto biography, one about a particular scene or anything else music related.

I did buy the new Stephen Morris and Moby books, but have done a Johnny 5 and blitzed through them.

I have got all the ones about Manchester/Madchester, New Order, Depeche Mode, Rave scene, Acid House and so on. I have been posting on here now for quite a while so a lot of you know what kind of stuff I am into. It would be nice to be taken out of my comfort zone a little.

All recomnendations are welcome. If it is a good book then I will get round to reading it eventually, does not have to be just for Glasto.

Now the football season is over and I have stopped winding Scousers up in the football thread, I will have a bit more spare time on my hands to delve into some books anyway. 

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2 minutes ago, ceetee said:

Class of '88: Find the warehouse. Lose the hitmen. Pump the beats. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07486HSXV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_fs64CbN8F0TTW

 

I read a tattered paperback of this years ago, seem to remember enjoying it!

Thank you Ceetee 😊

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3 minutes ago, buddiepaul said:

one of the best music books I have read is the story of Billy MacKenzie. 

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Cheers Paul 👍

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9 minutes ago, AmyShambles said:

Things The Grandchildren Should Know - Mark Oliver Everett (aka E from Eels).  Thoroughly enjoyed this book, so much so that I have read it twice.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2268120.Things_The_Grandchildren_Should_Know

Cheers Amy 👍

Aww where has your Sergio picture gone? Vincent leaves and now you have changed your avatar. Feels like the end of an era 😢

Bernardo not a bad replacement though.

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2 minutes ago, Livvy13 said:

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Read this last year and it was a cracking read.

Thats looks bit out of my comfort zone.  Cheers Livvy 👍

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One of my all time faves and a recent Dave Haslam book which is very good.

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7 minutes ago, eastynh said:

Cheers Amy 👍

Aww where has your Sergio picture. Vincent leaves and now you have changed your avatar. Feels like the end of an era 😢

Bernardo not a bad replacement though.

No problem.  It is a really good read, he's had an absolutely mental life.

Had to get my boyfriend to finish reading Vinnie's letter to the fans, I was in tears after the first few lines.

Sergio will always be my number one.  It's a homage to Bernardo winning POTS.

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I'm Your Man - The Life of Leonard Cohen - by Sylvie Simmons.

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Scar Tissue is a great read. 

It's amazing that Kiedis is still alive after you read some of his antics.

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England's Dreaming - Jon Savage - everything you need to know about punk - and therefore the times - brilliantly written and fascinating, whether or not you were there at the time, 

 

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Try this - it's fascinating, and you'll recognise some of the people and places in it.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nico-Songs-They-Never-Radio/dp/0747544115

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The story of Nico, former model, film actress, singer with the Velvet Underground and darling of Andy Warhol's factory.;In 1982 Nico was living in Manchester, alone and interested only in feeding her heroin habit. Local promoter Dr Demetrius saw an opportunity, hired musicians to back her, rented a decrepit van and set off with Nico and the band on a disastrous tour of Italy. Over the next six years, until her death in 1988, Nico toured the world with assorted thrown-together bands. They made next to no money, appalled many of their audiences and occasionally, on the rare nights when the music worked, pleased a few.;James Young played keyboards for Nico throughout those years. In this book, he records the never-ending antics of a picaresque circus of addicts, outsiders and misfits who travelled the world - East and Western Europe, the United States, Australia and Japan - encountering an equally bizarre and extraordinary mixture of people: poets, artists, gangsters, losers and drifters. John Cale, John Cooper Clarke, Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso are among those who appear in this story of Nico, the last Bohemian.

 

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5 minutes ago, fatyeti24 said:

Try this - it's fascinating, and you'll recognise some of the people and places in it.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nico-Songs-They-Never-Radio/dp/0747544115

 

Hell of a book that, yeah. Read it when it came out, made a big impression on me. Read it again last summer and it seemed more problematic but still a gripping read.

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