Having just noticed that the initiator of the latest "book" thread left the site taking the discussion with him, it's my turn again to revive it; being too important a topic to be dropped, imo.

Having finished "Get Carter" by Ted Lewis over the Holidays, I'll soon start with "Jack Carters Law", a prequel set in late 60s Soho.

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  • Not sure where to put this really but seeing as there’s a book (Mods: Two City Connection - Shaun Knapp; launch, 30th March) associated with the exhibition, I’ll stick it here. Book not showing up on Amazon yet. 

    • Looks interesting.

  • Got the book too; a hefty £40 at the exhibition but £15 cheaper on Amazon. Crammed full of much more than on show at the museum.



    Another good read.... a subjective approach, but well done and full of interesting sidelights.

    When Words Fail: A Life with Music, War and Peace: Ed Vulliamy: 9781783783366: Books
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  • Arrived this morning. Always a good read.

    • Yes, I enjoy it, too. Just renewed my subscription and awaiting the issue to come over to Germany. I guess, there is an DNA Groove feature in this issue?


    • Yes it's a good read. There is an article about DNA Groove , but don't worry there is plenty about real style and quality too. Enjoy 

  • My current read, l’m about half way through and really savouring it. Seems to be a thoroughly well researched and written book by The Bard of Barking. Plenty of interesting side stories and, of course, many of the people involved crossed over into the UK’s nascent R&B scene of the early 60s  - and we all know where that led  ;o)


    • I first saw Billy Brag live when he supported the Style Council up here in the Spring of 84. He took to the massive stage of the Glasgow Apollo with just a guitar and a small amp and was brilliant.

      Its no wonder the guy at the front of the picture has a pained expression on his face; it looks like the guy under him is pulling a wire out of his arse ha ha

    • Yeah, I’ve seen him quite a few times over the years Chris,   with bands (saw Ian McLagan with him in Billy Bragg and the Blokes) and solo as you describe. He’s always good value and has an admirably strong social conscience too. 

      I think that’s a tea chest bass the guy lying down is playing but can’t for the life of me imagine where the tea chest is. 

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