In Their Own Write: Adventures in the Music Press

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Sanctuary, 2001 - Music - 397 pages
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"Death, drugs, drink, divorce, infidelity, jail, sex, celebrity, fame, obsession, jealousy, nervous breakdowns, industrial action, one or two fist-fights, typewriters flying through windows, back-biting, bitching and score-setting - oh, and Nick Kent's pink underpants - the real history of the music press is much more than just a dust-dry account of publishing launches and circulation fluctuations." "In Their Own Write is an oral history celebrating five decades of the "champs, chumps and charlatans" - as Charles Shaar Murray describes them in his foreword - who populated this most fertile of media breeding grounds. Featuring the inside take on Rolling Stone, Q, Melody Maker, Spin, NME, Creem, Mojo, Zigzag, Blender and Smash Hits from the likes of former music hacks Cameron Crowe, Tony Parsons, Julie Burchill and Chrissie Hynde, it leaves no page unturned."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Foreword by Charles Shaar Murray
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You Can Only Do That For So Long
27
Dont Try To OutHip Me Be As Hip As Me
46
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Paul Gorman lives in London.

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