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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User Review  - Alyx - Goodreads

Clearly the inner workings and gossip of music journalism appeal to me. This book starts out strong in plotting out the development of the mainstream American and British music press in the middle of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tosh - Goodreads

I love nothing more than an out of print book. This one is a super duper good one. It's the history of the music press in London. NME, Melody Maker, Sounds, and even THE FACE. A lot of good music ... Read full review


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

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Paul Gorman lives in London.

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