Agree, great read some of the anecdotes are laugh out loud esp towards the end of the Teardrops.
Another is My Magpie eyes are hungry for the prize in depth story of Creation Records from the very start of the wee club early 80's London through to the excess days of Oasis. Sadly the author died over the Xmas period.
Seems to be out of print at the mo but worth picking up 2nd hand if any come up.
Was sad to see John Cavanagh had died. Great music journalist and nice guy. I haven't read the book above but it's on my list. Another book he wrote which is very good is Good Night and Good Riddance: How 35 Years of John Peel Helped to Shape Modern Life
Redemption Song - Joe Strummer
Cured - Two Ordinary Boys, Lol Tolhurst and Robert Smith from the Cure
Then Came the Great Divide (A reflection of the post Stuart Adamson years of Big Country) by Bassist Tony Butler
A couple of Pogues books
On my wish list - Adventures of a Waterboy from Mike Scott
Got "Strange Boat" by Ian Abrahams,sure he used to write for Sounds......
Had loads of them at the side of my bed until I discovered alcohol in 1980.
Sadly barfed over the whole lot.
Believe it or not they’ve made a film out of the book and it’s on Netflix next year
Meet Me In the Bathroom is essential for anyone with any interest in the New York music scene. Really interesting account as it’s all quotes from interviews with the guilty partners including the Strokes descending into heroin
Have Gun Will Travel: The Rise And Fall Of Death Row Records is amazing.
Got round to reading “Meet me in the bathroom” - I’m 80% through it anyway. Brilliant read on so many bands that I loved over the years.
It did make me think again about how I perceive The Strokes. Were always heroes to me and I hadn’t really stopped to think that they didn’t actually sell that many records. Or really think about their progression or lack thereof and how they struggled themselves to really know what they wanted from their music.
It does also capture that time when you basically found out about the next band via NME. And they were just lifting their content from New York bloggers! What a time to come up in NYC.
Interesting to see how much of a prick Ryan Adams seems to be also, after the stories that broke about him last year.