Rock’n’roll reads to pack this summer
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