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thesweetcheat
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Re: The Rock N' Roll Memoir
Jan 08, 2017, 20:41
Head On/Repossessed is probably the best one I've read.

Also Viv Albertine's Clothes, Music Boys, which captures the rush of punk as well as the extra difficulties faced by women trying to get somewhere in the music industry.

Lydon's first one, No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs is very good too.

Dylan's is a terrific read, but you'd need a bunch of other ones to fill in the gaps!

Of the Manchester crew, Hooky's first two (Hacienda and Unknown Pleasures) are great reads, his last one was an arduous trial to read though. Morrissey's is very entertaining apart from the bits about the court case. Just finished Marr's book which, if not as well written as JC etc is massively life-affirming and positive. I'd like to read Steven Morris' memoir if he ever writes one. And Bruce Mitchell's. I've not got round to reading Mark Burgess' yet, despite having it on the shelf for years.

I'd also greatly recommend Paul Morley's "Nothing" which I found very moving.
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