Cider with Roadies

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Ebury, Dec 18, 2004 - Journalists - 307 pages
41 Reviews

Cider with Roadies is the true story of a boy's obsessive relationship with pop. A life lived through music from Stuart's audience with the Beatles (aged 3); his confessions as a pubescent prog rocker; a youthful gymnastic dalliance with northern soul; the radical effects of punk on his politics, homework and trouser dimensions; playing in crap bands and failing to impress girls; writing for the NME by accident; living the sex, drugs (chiefly lager in a plastic glass) and rock and roll lifestyle; discovering the tawdry truth behind the glamour and knowing when to ditch it all for what really matters.

From Stuart's four minutes in a leisure centre with MC Hammer to four days in a small van with Napalm Death it's a life-affirming journey through the land where ordinary life and pop come together to make music.

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User Review  - Guy Jones - Goodreads

I have read some other books by Stuart Maconie, notably "pies and prejudice" and "Adventures on the High Teas" I enjoyed them very much and was looking forward to reading what seems to be generally ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anita Kowalczyk - Goodreads

Three and a half stars. Brilliant in parts but, as tends to be the way with memoirs, it does feel a little self-indulgent at times. Also, assumes a fairly broad knowledge of music over the past 50 odd years. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Stuart Maconie is a journalist and writer, and is familiar to millions as a TV and radio presenter. He is the host of Stuart Maconie's Critical List on BBC Radio 2 and Freak Zone on Radio 6, and has written and presented dozens of other shows on BBC Radio. He presents the DVD Collection on BBC Four and has made regular appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks on BBC2. As well as a popping up in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, he is a favourite on hit nostalgia TV series such as the BBC's I Love the 1970s. His other books include the acclaimed official biographies of both Blur and James as well as the bestselling Pies and Prejudice, published by Ebury. He can name GQ Man of the Year and Sony Awards Radio Broadcaster of the Year amongst his accolades. He lives in the West Midlands and is happiest when fell-walking with his dog, Muffin.

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