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Messing Up The Paintwork : The Wit And Wisdom Of Mark E. Smith

Messing Up The Paintwork : The Wit And Wisdom Of Mark ...

Written byKenneth McMurtrie
on 19 July 2018

Messing Up The Paintwork : The Wit And Wisdom Of Mark E. Smith is a bathroom book if ever there was one, easily got through in around 40 minutes or so (if you ignore the poetry, as I did in the main on the bus ride out to my allotment yesterday after picking the ...

Can You Show Me A Dream? – Ronnie Lane

Can You Show Me A Dream? – Ronnie Lane

Written byMarky Edison
on 27 September 2017

By Paolo Hewitt And John Hellier Ronnie Lane is best known for his work as guitarist and songwriter with The Small Faces and, later, The Faces. Starting out as an image-conscious mod and evolving through R B and folk music into a proto-hipster, bohemian gypsy li...

Guns N' Roses: The Life and Times of a Rock ’n’ Roll Band by Paul Elliott

Guns N' Roses: The Life and Times of a Rock ’n’ Roll B...

Written byMarky Edison
on 08 September 2017

Guns N' Roses: The Life and Times of a Rock ’n’ Roll Band is not the first book about the L.A. hellraisers. It's not even the first one by Paul Elliott. Nonetheless, it proves its worth with its intimate knowledge; Elliott was the first UK writer to interview the...

Oh So Pretty : Punk In Print 1976-'80

Oh So Pretty : Punk In Print 1976-'80

Written byMarky Edison
on 11 October 2016

Oh So Pretty is a presentation of Toby Mott’s collection of punk ephemera. There are over 500 fanzines, posters and flyers from the emergence of 1970s punk. The presentation is eye-catching and the book is overflowing with cut-and-paste graphics, ransom-note lett...