Rock’n’roll reads to pack this sum­mer

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Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Mu­sic, Mu­sic, Mu­sic. Boys, Boys, Boys V iv Al­ber­tine

As well as its crack­ing ti­tle, former Sl­its singer V iv Al­ber­tine’ s frank au­to­bi­og­ra­phy is a con­tender for rock book of the decade. It moved Greil Mar­cus to say :“Not only the best book about punk but one of the best books I’ ve read .”

Born to Run Bruce Springs teen

The book that re­vealed even the Boss gets the blues. Rod dy Doyle wrote in this news­pa­per :“For the Spring­steen fan, this book is the de­fin­i­tive com­men­tary one very note he has played. For theres to­fus, it is a road trip into the Amer­i­can soul.”

Set the Boy Free Johnny M arr

Mor­ris se y’ s Au­to­bi­og­ra­phy ended up be­com­ing a pompous ex­er­cise in hav­ing ago at just about every­one and ev­ery­thing. In Set the Boy Free, Johnny Marr comes a cross with alot more hu­mil­ity, and re­veals that a Smiths re­union was once tan­ta­lis­ingly on the cards.

In her 2010 mem­oir Just Kids, Smith wrote about her re­la­tion­ship with the late artist Robert Map­plethorpe. M Train (2015) is a more ab­stract but equally mov­ing book ad­dress­ing the melan­choly of mem­ory.

Just Kids and MT rain Patti Smith

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