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What Do I Do Now? Listening to Britpop - 20 Years Back By Dave Thompson
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Throughout the 1990s, Brit-in-America Dave Thompson was among that hardy handful of journalists writing and fighting to introduce the US to the glories of Britpop - Oasis, Suede, Blur, Pulp,... More > Elastica, Supergrass, Sleeper and many, many more. This collection brings together around 100 reviews and interviews as published between 1993-1999 in a wealth of American magazines, from mainstream newstand publications to underground fanzines and local free sheets. Unseen since their original publication two decades back, they trace Britpop from its earliest beginnings through to the end of the last century, highlighting all the major releases (and many minor ones too) in both Thompson's own words, and those of their makers. A musical time machine whisking you back to the days of Parklife, Morning Glory, Dog Man Star and so much more. Includes index.< Less
John's Children: A Midsummer Night’s Scene and Other Stories By Dave Thompson
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The first and only authorized biography of John's Children, available again after over twenty years. Written with the full co-operation of original band members Andy Ellison, Chris Townson, John... More > Hewlett and Geoff McLelland, plus manager Simon Napier Bell. Featuring Marc Bolan, Jeff Beck, the Who and the story behind one of the most valuable records in the world. Includes twenty page scrapbook of rare cuttings and memorabilia.< Less
Space Daze: The History and Mystery of Ambient Electronic Space Rock By Dave Thompson
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In the beginning, there was Space Rock. Not quite in the very beginning, of course; sundry creation myths notwithstanding, nothing springs from absolutely nothing. But Space Rock has been with us 50... More > years, and it will surely be with us for at least 50 more. To the first Floyd fans, it is "Astronomy Domine"; to mid-period Gong fans, it is the Flying Teapot trilogy. To the festival faithful, it is "Uncle Harry's Last Freakout'; to the Hawkwind fans who still flock to see them, it was and is it all. Space Rock embraces all these things; Space Rock thus became all these things. And if the basics are blurred, ask Daevid Allen, Syd Barrett, Tim Blake, Edgar Broughton, Arthur Brown, Can, Robert Calvert, Chrome, the Deviants, Mick Farren, Faust, Edgar Froese, Gong, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Hillage, Kraftwerk, Legendary Pink Dots, Man, Michael Moorcock, Pink Fairies, Popol Vuh, Pressurehed, Quiet Sun, Ramases, Klaus Schulze, Sky Cries Mary, Sphynx, Tangerine Dream, Steve Took, Nik Turner, Twink AND MORE!< Less
Words of Expectation: Listening to the Fall 1976-2002 By Dave Thompson
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Amelodic, cacophonic and magnificent, The Fall remain the most enduring and prolific of the late-’70s punk and post-punk iconoclasts. An Armchair Guide chronicles in depth their leviathan back... More > catalogue creating the most complete Fall discography ever published, while documenting the historical and musical background to more than seventy different LPs (plus reissues) and as many singles. The band’s history is also documented year-by-year, filling in the gaps between the record releases.< Less
Forty Years of In-between Days: Listening to the Cure 1977-2017 By Dave Thompson
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First published in 2005, Forty Years of In Between Days - Listening to the Cure, 1977-2017 is a fully updated and revised edition of the ultimate listening guide to one of modern rock's most... More > immutable institutions. Album by album, gig by gig, Forty Years of In Between Days makes sense of a uniquely versatile band, documenting their development from the new wave of 1979’s Boys Don’t Cry, the existential rage of Pornogaphy and the dark beauty of Disintegration, through the majesty of Bloodflowers and 4:13 Dream, and on to the once unimaginable milestone of the band's fortieth anniversary in 2017.< Less
They Did It Otway - John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett in the Seventies By Dave Thompson
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Writing a book about Otway-Barrett that ends in 1979 is like writing a book about the Beatles that ends in 1963. Or would it? What if that book was actually written in 1979, at a time when true pop... More > stardom still seemed to be in reach, and then abandoned, forgotten, tucked away in a folder, and only rediscovered by utter chance, when its author, close to 30 years older than when it was written, was looking for something else entirely? That would be They Did It Otway, a book that traces John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett from their earliest musical (or otherwise) strivings, through to the release of John's Where Did I Go Right? and Willy's Call Of The Wild, and Any Moment Now, that great golden bird was going to swoop down and transport Otway, at least, to Las Vegas and beyond. They Did It Otway was written, with John and Willy's full co-operation, before history was rewritten, and it emerges all the more incredible for it.< Less
Suede: The Next Life, First Time Around By Dave Thompson
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Mixing glam and post-punk influences, fronted by androgynous Brett Anderson, Suede thrust indie-rock into the charts with singles like "Metal Mickey" and "Stay Together" and in... More > the process catalysed the Brit-pop revolution that would follow. This is the only book to document in detail Suede's nineties-long musical career - their classic albums analysed track by track< Less
Hey: The Story of Gum into Glam, 1964-1987 (New Revised Edition) By Dave Thompson
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New, fully revised edition of the original Glam Rock history, tracing beginnings reaching back to "Louie Louie," and forward to a new age of rocking narcissism. Featuring: Adam & the... More > Ants, Alice Cooper, the Archies, Arrows, Bauhaus, Bay City Rollers, Barry Blue, David Bowie, David Cassidy, Chinnichap, Cockney Rebel, Doctors of Madness, David Essex, Bryan Ferry, Gary Glitter, the Glitter Band, Zaine Griff, Hello, Jackson 5, Tommy James & the Shondells, Jobriath, Jook, Kasenatz-Katz, Jonathan King, the Kingsmen, Metro, the Monkees, Mott the Hoople, Mud, the Osmonds, the Partridge Family, Suzi Quatro, Mick Ronson, Rosetta Stone, Roxy Music, the Rubettes, Sexagisma, Slade, Slik, Sparks, Alvin Stardust, the Stooges, the Sweet, T Rex, Wizzard and many more< Less
A Séance at Syd's (New Revised Edition) By Dave Thompson
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A newly (2017) revised edition of A Séance at Syd’s - An Anthology of Modern Acid-Folk-Haunt-Psych-Prog-Space-Kraut-Radiophonic-Rock Etcetera Quotes - a collection of quotes and... More > commentary from more than eighty bands, musicians, artists and record label heads, representatives of the sprawling mass of musical notions that have made the current decade so unexpectedly enthralling. Includes an Introduction by Nik Turner (Hawkwind etc); a brand new Tale from the Black Meadow by Chris Lambert; cover art by Gregory Curvey (the Luck of Eden Hall); almost 100 illustrations; and featuring in-depth and illuminating interviews with.... The Rowan Amber Mill, The Owl Service, Blue Giant Zeta Puppies, Sendelica, Alison O'Donnell, Us And Them, Comus, The Bordellos, Crystal Jacqueline, The Chemistry Set, United Bible Studies, the Luck of Eden Hall, Icarus Peel, Octopus Syng, Schizo Fun Addict, Jefferson Hamer, Ghost Box, Judy Dyble, Fruits de Mer, Tir Na Nog, Astralasia, Mordecai Smyth, Bevis Frond and more< Less
A Legacy in Wax: Listening to Joy Division and New Order, 1976-2017 (Revised Edition) By Dave Thompson
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A new revised and fully updated edition, LEGACY IN WAX - LISTENING TO JOY DIVISION AND NEW ORDER, 1976-2017 is a detailed year by year, album by album guide to some of the most influential music of... More > the past forty years. Complete to autumn 2017, beyond the superlative Music Complete album, Legacy in Wax tells the full story of these two crucial bands, together with side and solo projects and much more besides. As well as the full story behind every single, album and album track, it also documents extended 12-inch releases, dance remixes, alternative versions, concert recordings, video footage, radio sessions, TV appearances etc. (This book was previously (2005) published as True Faith: An Armchair Guide to New Order. It has been fully revised and updated.)< Less