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    FESTIVALS, FOR THOSE GOING WALKABOUT

    One for the globetrotters amongst you, Paul Rigby takes a gander at the world’s music festivals  Title: A Music Lover’s Guide to the Festivals You Need To Know Author: Oliver Keens…

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    SYD BARRETT: THE LYRICS & MORE

    Price: £15 Pages: 96 Publisher: Omnibus “I’ve got a bike, you can ride it if you like/ It’s got a basket, a bell that rings and things to make it look…

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    THE VELVET “MAFIA” OF THE 60s

    Subtitle: The Gay Men Who Ran The Swinging Sixties Author: Darryl W. Bullock Pages: 348 Despite the rather alarmist and over-the-top book title, this is an intriguing book and a new…

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    CROSSOVER THE EDGE: TIME FOR HARDCORE

    Where Hardcore, Punk and Metal Collide Author: Alexandros Anesiadis Publisher: Cherry Red Books Price: £16.99 Since I initially reviewed this book elsewhere, it’s now pretty tough to find. Most of the…

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    EVENINGS WITH LED ZEP: BOOKED!

    Author: Dave Lewis & Mike Tremaglio Publisher: Omnibus Price: launch price £40 (hardback). Currently out of print but you can pre-order a new printing of the book from Amazon to be…

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    In The Sixties: An Underground Guide

    Author: Barry Miles Publisher: Rocket 88 Price: £35 or £60 (but see below) In The Sixties, strictly speaking, is not new but it was out of print. This latest edition has…

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    A Potpouri Of Melodies: Another Whopper

    A POTPOURI OF MELODIES AND MAYHEM: LATIN AMERICAN AND CANADIAN ROCK, POP, BEAT, R&B, FOLK, GARAGE, PSYCH AND PROG 1963-1976 Author: Vernon Joynson Price: £55 Joynson is back with another magnificent…

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    Salad Daze: A Man on a Mission

    Author: Wayne Hussey Publisher: Omnibus Price: £16.99 Associated with a wide variety of bands such as Dead Or Alive, Sisters of Mercy and The Mission, Paul Rigby reviews Wayne Hussey’s autobiography…

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    70s Italian LPs: Fine Dining Prog

     All Around A Hole – The Vinyl Collector’s Notebook Author: Paolo Verda Price: €75 You may remember my review of Verda’s first tome that was based upon British artists’ LPs featuring…

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    PASSION FOR VINYL PART II

    Author: Robert Haagsma Price: €32.50 (prices may vary…wildly) Blimey this review is (very) late so I apologise if anyone was waiting for it. I originally looked at Part I of Passion…

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    Defying Gravity, Jordan’s Story

    Authors: Jordon Mooney & Cathi Unsworth Publisher: Omnibus Press Price: £20 Mooney highlighted the essence of her own journey after a meeting with noted artist, Andy Warhol, “…take someone like myself:…

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    The Final Days Of EMI: A Sad Tale

    Title: Selling the Pig Author: Eamonn Forde Publisher: Omnibus Press I’ve been waiting for a book like this to appear for months now. Finally, here it is and it’s been written…

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    Steve Lamacq: A Quick Sesh And a Pint

    Title: Going Deaf For A Living Publisher: Omnibus Press Price: £15 Known as ‘Lammo’ by John Peel, Lamacq himself would admit that his long established stint at BBC Radio 1’s The…

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    Ripped & Torn: Punk In the Raw

    Author: Tony Drayton Publisher: Ecstatic Peace Library Pages: 326 Price: £25 Spanning 326 pages, this book…isn’t. At least, not in the classic sense. It’s more of a bound compilation from the…

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    GALACTIC RAMBLE: 60s And 70s UK Music

    Author: Richard Morton Jack (Editor) Publisher: (Privately Published) Pages: 916 Price: £100 …although you will also see contributions from Simon Crisp, Richard Falk, Giles Hamilton, Tony Higgins, Patrick Lundborg, Austin Matthews, Aaron…

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    Matt Everitt Asks About The First Time

    Author: Matt Everitt Publisher: Laurence King Pages: 336 Price: £19.99 Originally, a semi-regular documentary series on BBC Radio 6 Music, also hosted by Matt Everitt, within this new book release, Everitt interviews…

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    Greg Lake: Deep Waters Unexplored

    Title: Lucky Man, The Autobiography Publisher: Constable  Greg Lake spent time in a host of small time bands before his big break as co-founder of the legendary prog outfit, King Crimson,…

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    A MELANGE OF MUSICAL PIPEDREAMS AND PANDEMONIUM

    Publisher: Borderline Productions Price: £49.95 …and subtitled Australian, New Zealand, African, Turkish And Middle Eastern Rock, Pop, Beat, R&B, Folk, Psych And Prog 1963-1976. With a book name like that, it can…

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