BOOKS

The Man Who Recorded the World: a Biography of Alan Lomax

Posted on May 9th, 2013 - 0 Comments

The Man Who Recorded the World: a Biography of Alan Lomax  by John Szwed Reviewed by Des Cowley John Szwed's previous books were on jazz icons…

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Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division

Posted on Jun 11th, 2013 - 0 Comments

Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division By Peter Hook (Simon & Schuster) Reviewed by Des Cowley You'd be within your rights to believe…

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Text and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2013 - 0 Comments

Text and Drugs and Rock n' Roll: The Beats and Rock Culture by Simon Warner (Bloomsbury) Reviewed by Des Cowley With its playful variation on the…

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Text and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2013 - 0 Comments

Text and Drugs and Rock n' Roll: The Beats and Rock Culture by Simon Warner (Bloomsbury) Reviewed by Des Cowley With its playful variation on…

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Johnny O'Keefe: Rocker. Legend. Wild One

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2013 - 2 Comments

Iggy Pop recorded JOK's song 'Real Wild Child.' Reviewed by Des Cowley Johnny O'Keefe: Rocker. Legend. Wild One By Jeff Apter (p/b Hachette) Johnny…

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Johnny O’Keefe: Rocker. Legend. Wild One

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2013 - 0 Comments

Iggy Pop recorded JOK's song 'Real Wild Child.' Reviewed by Des Cowley Johnny O'Keefe: Rocker. Legend. Wild One By Jeff Apter (p/b…

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Mingus Speaks

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2013 - 0 Comments

Review by Des Cowley. 'It's fair to say that Charles Mingus was a giant of a man in every way.' Mingus Speaks By John F Goodman (University of…

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The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun

Posted on Nov 11th, 2013 - 0 Comments

'A towering, larger than life figure.' By Des Cowley The Last Sultan: the Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun By Robert Greenfield (Simon &…

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Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir

Posted on Dec 17th, 2013 - 0 Comments

'It's a rosy re-telling, one that harbors little bitterness or chagrin.' Review by Des Cowley. Simple Dreams: a Musical Memoir By Linda…

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Morrissey – Autobiography

Posted on Jan 7th, 2014 - 0 Comments

By Des Cowley Autobiography By Morrissey (Penguin Classics) There was a veritable media frenzy over the publication of Steven Patrick Morrissey's…

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