Ask anyone to name two English pop groups of the 1960s and the majority would say The Beatles and The Stones. Ask a post-punk British musician which English group had the biggest influence on their career and Ray Davies & The Kinks may be mentioned as much as The Beatles. For this reason, although they [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Music Books'
Terry Lane - Monday 16.09.13, 13:10pm
Terry Lane - Sunday 16.06.13, 14:19pm
Win a copy of God Save the Kinks
In August 1964 The Kinks released their third single. It was to be their salvation. 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 contract, but then ‘You Really Got Me’, [...]
Terry Lane - Tuesday 19.02.13, 16:42pm
The Day The Country Died – A History Of Anarcho Punk 1980 -1984 by Ian Glasper & published by Cherry Red Books is Glasper’s second book in a trilogy of books exploring the landscape of a so-called “second wave” of punk rock that took hold in throughout the UK in the early 1980s.
The Day [...]
Terry Lane - Monday 12.11.12, 21:03pm
When asked ‘Is there something you would like Nirvana to be remembered for?’ Kurt Cobain answered: “Writing good music, good songs. That’s all I could say, because that’s more important than anything else”.
The majority of books written about Nirvana concentrate in part or wholly on Kurt Cobain’s inner turmoil and his trouble with dealing with [...]
Terry Lane - Sunday 07.10.12, 13:02pm
In 1980 Bruce Springsteen released his most commercially successful album to date. ‘The River’ was a double-album that received both critical acclaim and more commercial success. Springsteen was at the peak of his career. So his record label was very keen to release his next album and build on the commercial success of one of [...]