A collection of pieces by writers on their passion when young for a particular pop/rock band or artist. The model is Nick Hornby's anthology "My Favourite Year", about football. An example is Danny Kelly, who went to every date on the Clash's first tour in a battered car.
This volume is a collection of pieces by 15 to 20 writers on their passion when young for a particular pop/rock band or artist. The model is Nick Hornby's anthology "My Favourite Year", about football. Pieces include: Danny Kelly, who went to every date on the Clash's first tour in a battered car; Steve Lamacq who spent his summer holidays in a transit van being a roadie for Mega City 4; John Bauldie, who set up the internationally renowned "Bob Dylan Magazine". The themes are about youth, pop music and the nature of fandom.
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Get happy! - Elvis Costello, Stuart Maconie; thankfully not living in Yorkshire it doesn't apply - Dexys Midnight Runners, John Aizlewood; simple twist of fate - Bob Dylan, John Bauldie; white riot - The Clash, Danny Kelly; all of me loves all of you - The Bay City Rollers, Sheryl Garratt; a kiss in the dreamhouse - Siouxsie and the Banshees, Lucy O'Brien; beast of burden - Mick Jagger, David Sinclair; Titanic motives - Julian Cope, Sean Hughs; just like Gene Autrey, a foxtrot - the Byrds and Moby Grape, Tom Hibbert; hell of a summer - the Triffids, David Cavanagh; goin' out of my head - Wes Montgomery, John Fordham; eat yourself whole - Kingmaker, Steve Lamacq; halfway to paradise - Billy Fury, Mick Houghton; something in Arabic - Arabic Music, Mike Edwards; sin city - Gram Parsons, Sid Griffin; that's entertainment - The Jam, D.J. Taylor; Johnny too bad - John Martyn, Mark Cooper. Notes on contributors.
Love is the Drug by Edited by John Aizlewood
Edited by John Aizlewood
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