Original Rockers

£10.99

We live in an age where the most beautiful of recording formats, vinyl, is back in vogue and thriving. In the early 90s, with the march of the CD and record company disinterest in the format, vinyl was looking like an anachronism. And with its demise came the gradual erosion of a once beautiful and unique landscape known as the independent record shop. Richard King blends memoir and elegiac music writing on the likes of Captain Beefheart, CAN and Julian Cope, to create a book that recalls the debauched glory days of the independent record shop.

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A Times, Rough Trade and Uncut Book of the Year, shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2015.

Original Rockers is a clear-eyed yet romantic account of the several years that Richard King spent working behind the counter at Bristol’s Revolver Records — a business run from the heart rather than the head. King brings that lost environment back to life — the sounds, the smells and the people — along with a vivid sense of how it feels to discover taste-shaping records and the artists who created them for the first time. Original Rockers evokes a golden moment in British cultural history, and celebrates the magical abandon that music offers us.

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Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 13 × 1.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

252

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

381.45781490942393 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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