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Cowboys and Indies

Cowboys and Indies

The definitive history of the music industry

COWBOYS AND INDIES is the story of the'record men'- the mavericks and moguls who have shaped the music industry from the first sound machines of the 1850s through to today's digital streams.Men like John Hammond, who discovered Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan ...

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

The essential writings of the greatest music writer of the twentieth, or any, century, reissued as a...

Until his death aged thirty-three in 1982, Lester Bangs wrote wired, rock'n'roll pieces on Iggy Pop, The Clash, John Lennon, Kraftwerk, Lou Reed. As a rock critic, he...

Different Every Time

Different Every Time

The first and definitive biography of Robert Wyatt, Britain's greatest cult musician, with an ...

Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with Pink Floyd and toured America with Jimi Hendrix. He ...

Live At the Brixton Academy

Live At the Brixton Academy

Sometimes you have to take a chance, and Simon Parkes is nothing if not a risk-taker. The riotous ...

In 1982, aged twenty-three, Simon Parkes paid£1 for a virtually derelict building in Brixton. Over the next fifteen years he turned it into Britain's...