CAN'T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWNALLAN JONES Book Number: 87700 Product format: Paperback
Editor of Melody Maker from 1984-97, Allan Jones's experiences as a music journalist in the 70s and 80s shows a gilded time for the music press. Hilarious and powerful, here are his encounters with a stellar cast of rock gods and iconic stars like Leonard Cohen, Tommy Iommi, Van Morrison, Ray Davies, Roxy Music, Dave Brock, Mick Ronson, Patti Smith, Phil Lynott's Mum (1976), Angie Bowie, The Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, Dr Feelgood, Kenny Everett, Lou Reed, Al Stewart, The Boomtown Rats, The Clash, Mike Oldfield, Robert Fripp, The Pretenders, Ozzie Osbourne, Johnny Marr, R.E.M., Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam in New York, April 1994. From backstage brawls and drug blow-outs, to riots, punch-ups, hotel room confessionals and tour bus lunacy, these are stories from the madness of a music scene now long gone. Let's jump on the tour bus to live a little. Naturally some swearing. 337pp in paperback, photos.
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