Rock ’n’ Roll

Anger is an Energy

John Lydon

Label Simon And Schuster Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781471151781

This is the definitive autobiography of John Lydon, one of the most recognizable icons in the annals of music history. As Johnny Rotten, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols - the wo...

Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul

Stuart Cosgrove

Label Polygon Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781846973666

Detroit 67 is the story of Motor City in the year that changed everything. Twelve chapters take you on a turbulent year-long journey through the drama and chaos that ripped through the ci...

Life After Dark

Dave Haslam

Label simon & schuster Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781471166648

Nightclubs and music venues are often the source of a lifetime's music taste, best friends and vivid memories. They can define a town, a city or a generation, and breed scenes and bands t...

Apathy for the Devil

Nick Kent

Label Faber & Faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571232864

Pitched somewhere between Almost Famous and Withnail & I, Apathy for the Devil is a unique document of this most fascinating and troubling of decades - a story of inspiration, succes...

God Save the Kinks

Rob Jovanovic

Label Aurum Press Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781781311646

In August 1964 The Kinks released their third single. After a little noticed debut and a follow-up that had failed to chart at all, Pye Records were threatening to annul the group’s contr...

24 Hour Party People

Tony Wilson

Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781447228943

''The musicians own everything. The company owns nothing. All our bands have the freedom to f**k off'"

Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie

Jon Ronson

Label picador Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781509827565

In the late 1980s Jon Ronson was the keyboard player in the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. Frank wore a big fake head. Nobody outside his inner circle knew his true identity. This b...

King of Clubs (SIGNED COPIES)

Maureen Prest

Label Route Publishing Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781901927702

King of Clubs is a personal memoir of visionary showman James Lord Corrigan. Written by Corrigan's confidant Maureen Prest, this is the only insider's account of what really went on at hi...

Song For My Father (SIGNED COPIES)

Ian Clayton

Label Route Publishing Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781901927627

What happens when you only know your dad when you’re a young boy and then, one day, when you are middle-aged, he phones to say he’d like to see you again before he dies?

Away From the Light of Day

Amadou Bagayogo and Mariam Doumbia

Label Route Publishing Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781901927450

The magic couple Amadou and Mariam are one of the most loved and successful acts to come out of Africa this century, but their story is not one of overnight success. They have been singin...

The Train of Ice and Fire: Mano Negra in Colombia

Ramon Chao

Label Route Publishing Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781901927443

Colombia, November 1993: a reconstructed old passenger train is carrying one hundred musicians, acrobats and artists on a daring adventure through the heart of a country soaked in violenc...

Anarchy in the Year Zero: The Sex Pistols, the Clash and the Class of '76

Clinton Heylin

Label Route Publishing Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781901927665

This is the story of the birth of Punk, with a capital P, in the only country where it was a mainstream movement: the UK; told entirely by eye-witnesses (Heylin included) whose words, the...

The Big Midweek: Life Inside the Fall (SIGNED COPIES)

Steve Hanley and Olivia Piekarski

Label Route Publishing Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781901927658

Steve Hanley's best-selling memoir is an extraordinary story of endurance in one of the most enigmatic, revered and belligerent bands in popular music history.

Bringing It All Back Home (SIGNED COPIES)

Ian Clayton

Label Route Publishing Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781901927351

When you hear a certain song, where does it take you? What is the secret that connects music to our lives? Heart warming, moving and laugh out loud funny, Bringing It All Back Home is the...

Carpet Burns: My Life with Inspiral Carpets (SIGNED COPIES)

Tom Hingley

Label Route Publishing Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781901927597

Carpet Burns is Tom Hingley's account of his life as lead singer of Inspiral Carpets, one of the big three bands of the Manchester movement, who along with The Stone Roses and Happy Monda...

You Can Drum But You Can't Hide (SIGNED COPIES)

Simon Wolstencroft

Label Route Publishing Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781901927696

Of all the iconic musicians and scenes that emanate from Manchester, Simon Wolstencroft is the one who joins up the dots. He learnt his chops playing with Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke, but...

Punk Rock: An Oral History

John Robb

Label ebury Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780091905118

'To see The Clash on the White Riot tour was like discovering how to be a rock star: you just did it yourself. You didn't wait for someone to come and discover you. That was the most impo...

Ace Records: Labels Unlimited

David Stubbs

Label black dog publishing Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781906155032

Now the world's foremost blues, rockabilly, soul and rock 'n' roll reissue label, Ace Records has been responsible for unearthing lost classics and neglected pioneers for over three decad...

Rock/Music Writings

Dan Graham

Label Primary Information Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780978869731

Rock/Music Writings collects Dan Graham’s influential writings about rock and roll music and its cultural impact. First published in 2009, Rock/Music Writings includes thirteen essays wri...

Belfast Punk: Warzone Centre 1997-2003

Ricky Adam

Label Damiani Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9788862085106

The ‘Warzone Collective’ began in 1984 in the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland when a few local punks decided to consolidate their efforts and get their own venue, practice & social ...

Issue 398 April 2017

The Wire

Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. WIRE398

On the cover: The Residents: Beyond the eyeballs, still oddballs: The Residents look back on a decades-long career and present a macabre new album concerning the spectacular train crashes...

Birth of an Icon Revolver 50

Klaus Voormann

Label Acc Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9783667109620

The monochrome pop-art style of the Revolver album has become an integral part of the Beatles brand. In this book the artist behind the cover reveals the source of his inspiration, as wel...

Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie

Nejib

Label Selfmade Hero Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781910593264

Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Halloween Jack: David Bowie had an extraordinary talent for reinvention. But at the beginning of his career, he made the most significant transformation of h...

Waging Heavy Peace

Neil Young

Label Penguin Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780241971956

Neil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture in the last four decades, inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Book of Longing

Leonard Cohen

Label Penguin Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780141027562

Book of Longing is Leonard Cohen's astonishing new collection of poems, the first since Book of Mercy was published nearly three decades ago.

Nina Simone The Biography

Book

Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781781315880

This first-ever biography of Nina Simone caused quite a stir among reviewers. “A chastening read”, said the Sunday Times; “Simone’s story is as harrowing as it is remarkable”, said the Yo...

I'll Never Write My Memoirs

Grace Jones

Label Simon And Schuster Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781471162985

Born in 1948 into a family of ministers in Kingston, Jamaica, the statuesque and strikingly beautiful Grace Jones lived with her family in Syracuse, NY, before launching a career as a mod...

Telling Stories

Tim Burgess

Label Penguin Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780241971963

'Clear, honest. An unusually frank and well-written rock memoir' The TimesThe Charlatans. Madchester. Britpop. Taking on the world. Here are the highs, the lows, the joys, the agonies, an...

Historic RCA Studio B: Home of 1,000 Hits

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Label Country Music Hall of Fame Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780915608270

Historic RCA Studio B, Home of 1,000 Hits, is a landmark with a legacy built by some of the most important producers and artists in country and pop music. During a golden window, from 195...

The Perpetual Journey (LIMITED EDITION)

Therés Stephansdotter Björk

Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. OPETHLTD

The Perpetual Journey is a high quality coffee table-style hardbound book containing rare and exclusive photos taken by photographer and close friend of the band Therés Stephansdotter Bjö...

The Perpetual Journey

Therés Stephansdotter Björk

Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. opeth1

The Perpetual Journey is a high quality coffee table-style hardbound book containing rare and exclusive photos taken by photographer and close friend of the band Therés Stephansdotter Bjö...

E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Clinton Heylin

Label Penguin Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780143124559

Bruce Springsteen is one of the most important and controversial rock stars of our times: this is the story of the man - a complex, poetic loner whose albums went on to sell 18 million co...

The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Club

Peter Hook

Label simon & schuster Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781471160080

Peter Hook, as co-founder of Joy Division and New Order, has been shaping the course of popular music for thirty years. He provided the propulsive bass guitar melodies of 'Love Will Tear ...

How Music Got Free

Stephen Witt

Label Bodley Head Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781847923363

How Music Got Free is a blistering story of obsession, music and obscene money. A story of visionaries and criminals, tycoons and audiophiles with golden ears. It’s about the greatest pir...

Iggy Pop: Open Up And Bleed

Paul Trynka

Label sphere Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780751538106

Iggy Pop's life has been one of extraordinary highs and terrifying lows. Infamous for his wild ways, he is also a towering figure of the rock scene - hugely influential, charismatic and p...

Industrial Culture Handbook

REsearch

Label REsearch Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. Indcult

Hardback only. Only 1000 made, on superior glossy paper! Purple endpapers! Future rare collectible. The photos are infinitely sharper on the new glossy paper. The new hardback looks like ...

You Say You Want a Revolution?: Records and Rebels 1966-1970 2016

Victoria Broakes and Marsh, Geoffrey (ed)

Label V & A Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781851778911

It shows how many of the issues that dominate contemporary discourse - environmentalism, globalization, individualism or mass-communication - have roots that can be traced back to the 196...

Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy

Mike Love

Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571324675

Mike Love is a founding member, lyricist and vocalist of The Beach Boys, considered to be the most popular American band in history, with 13 Gold Albums, 55 top-100 singles, and four #1 h...

The Unexpected Memories of Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley

Released 04/01/18 Label headline Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781472247254

Richard Hawley mines his memory in this hilarious, rich and poignant memoir. Featuring tales about the people and places of his beloved Sheffield, to being on the road with Longpigs and P...

The Unexpected Memoirs of Richard Hawley Deluxe Edition

Richard Hawley

Released 04/01/18 Label headline Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781472247216

Richard Hawley mines his memory in this hilarious, rich and poignant memoir. Featuring tales about the people and places of his beloved Sheffield, to being on the road with Longpigs and P...

Why Vinyl Matters: A Manifesto from Musicians and Fans

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

Released 15/11/17 Label Acc Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781851498635

"It's the ritual element of it. It's running your finger down the side of the record, trying to open the plastic wrap, and then pulling it out, seeing if there is an inner sleeve, hoping ...

Testimony

Robbie Robertson

Released 02/11/17 Label Windmill Books Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780099510956

Robbie Robertson's singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like The Weight, The Night They Drove O...

Bish Bosch: Ambisymphonic: A Project by Scott Walker, Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard

Rob Young and Christopher Scoates

Released 31/10/17 Label black dog publishing Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781911164432

The publication will critically examine Walker's uncompromising, avant-garde 'trilogy', which began with Tilt in 1995, continued with The Drift 11 years later, and concluded in 2012 with ...

Ruth and Martin’s Album Club

Martin Fitzgerald

Released 07/09/17 Label Cornerstone Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781783524013

What began as a simple whim quickly grew in popularity, and now Ruth and Martin’s Album Club has featured some remarkable guests: Ian Rankin on Madonna’s Madonna. Chris Addison on Marvin...

Studio 54

Ian Schrager

Released 05/09/17 Label rizzoli Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780847843442

Now, in the first official book on the legendary club, co-owner Ian Schrager presents a spectacular volume brimming with star-studded photographs and personal stories from the greatest pa...

Wreckers of Civilisation

Simon Ford

Released 31/08/17 Label black dog publishing Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781911164739

His outburst was meant to describe four artists and musicians: Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Peter Christopherson and Chris Carter-members of the seminal band Throbbing Gristle. T...

Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green

Jimmy Mcdonough

Released 31/08/17 Label da capo Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780306822674

With songs like Love and Happiness, I'm Still in Love with You, and Tired of Being Alone, Al Green is considered by many to be the greatest soul singer of all time. He has sold more than ...