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  • A Theatre for Dreamers

    The Sunday Times bestseller

    by Polly Samson ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Delicious' Nigella Lawson'Clever and beguiling' Guardian'Sublime and immersive' Jojo MoyesErica is eighteen and ready for freedom. It's the summer of 1960 when she lands on the sun-baked Greek island of Hydra where she is swept up in a circle of bohemian poets, painters, musicians, writers and artists, living tangled lives. Life on their island paradise is ... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Adventures in Modern Recording

    From ABC to ZTT

    by Trevor Horn ...
    A Telegraph Book of the YearAs a renowned recording-studio maven, Trevor Horn has been dubbed 'the man who invented the '80s'.His production work since the glory days of ZTT represents a veritable 'who's who' of intelligent modern pop, including the likes of ABC, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Pet Shop Boys, Seal, Simple Minds, Grace Jones and Yes - among many others.This ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Buried Alive

    The Biography of Janis Joplin

    by Myra Friedman ...
    Electrifying, highly acclaimed, and intensely personal, this new and updated version of Myra Friedman's classic biography of Janis Joplin teems with dramatic insights into Joplin's genius and into the chaotic times that catapulted her to fame as the legendary queen of rock. It is a stunning panorama of the turbulent decade when Joplin's was the rallying voice of a generation that lost itself in ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Roots, Radicals and Rockers

    How Skiffle Changed the World

    by Billy Bragg ...
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZERoots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth - a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle sparked a revolution that shaped pop music as we have come to know it.It's a story of jazz pilgrims and blues blowers, Teddy Boys and beatnik girls, coffee-bar bohemians ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Billy Bragg

    Still Suitable for Miners

    'Love me or hate me. It's a great read’ - Billy BraggHe was a punk. He was a soldier. He was a flag-waver for the Labour Party and the miners. He is Billy Bragg, passionate protest folk singer and tireless promoter of political and humanitarian causes around the world.His life encapsulates so much about his generation: born in the late ’50s, passions forged by punk, politics shaped by Thatcherism, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Conform To Deform

    The Weird & Wonderful World Of Some Bizzare

    by Wesley Doyle ...
    The rise and fall of Some Bizzare—the label that introduced the world to Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, and The The—is the great untold story of alternative music.Along with Factory, Mute, and Creation, Some Bizzare was the vanguard of outsider music in the 1980s. The label’s debut release reads like a who’s who of electronic music, featuring early tracks from Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, Blancmange, and ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Killing Time

    Extraordinary short stories from the long road home from Australian music icon and author of bestselling memoirs Working Class Boy and Working Class Man

    by Jimmy Barnes ...
    Tales of adventure, misadventure, love and loss - this collection of non-fiction short stories from the Australian rock legend turned writer is vintage Jimmy.Outrageous, witty, warm and wise, Killing Time shares more than forty yarns reflecting an epic life - from an encounter with a soul legend in Memphis, a night in a haunted studio in upstate New York, and a doomed haircut in Thailand to a ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Waging Heavy Peace

    A Hippie Dream

    by Neil Young ...
    Waging Heavy Peace is the remarkable memoir of rock icon Neil YoungNeil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture in the last four decades, inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Reflective, insightful and disarmingly honest, Waging Heavy Peace is his long-awaited memoir. From his youth in Canada to his crazy journey out to California, through ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • This Is a Call: The Fully Updated and Revised Bestselling Biography of Dave Grohl

    ‘Someone called and said Kurt died. I just f*****g lost it.’He has sold over 40 million albums. He’s been in bands that have changed popular music forever. He saw his best friend commit suicide. He starts supergroups. He’s the nicest guy in rock.From Nirvana to Foo Fighters, from brotherhood to bitter rivalry, from breathless highs to lifeless lows, Paul Brannigan gives an unparalleled, intimate ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Going Underground

    American Punk 1979–1989

    The product of decades of work and multiple self-published editions, Going Underground, written by 1980s scene veteran George Hurchalla, is the most comprehensive look yet at America’s nationwide underground punk scene.Despite the mainstream press declarations that “punk died with Sid Vicious” or that “punk was reborn with Nirvana,” author Hurchalla followed the DIY spirit of punk underground, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Spy in the House of Loud

    New York Songs and Stories

    by Chris Stamey ...
    series American Music Series
    The musician & producer reflects on New York City’s early punk rock scene, as well as the creation of some of his most famous albums in this memoir.Popular music was in a creative upheaval in the late 1970s. As the singer-songwriter and producer Chris Stamey remembers, “the old guard had become bloated, cartoonish, and widely co-opted by a search for maximum corporate profits, and we wanted none ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Tattoos & Tequila

    To Hell and Back With One Of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen

    An explosive biography of one of America's most notorious bands - Mötley Crüe.Mötley Crüe were formed in Los Angeles in 1981, and have since gone on to become one of America's biggest-selling and notorious heavy metal acts, with nine studio albums and over 80 million album sales. Acquiring huge success by the end of the 1980s with their mixture of heavy metal and glam rock, singer Vince Neil's ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • This Was The Real Life

    The Tale of Freddie Mercury

    QUEEN lost not only a singer when Freddie Mercury died in 1991. Freddie's friends lost Freddie. In this biographical volume of memories, Freddie Mercury's life is celebrated, remembered and recounted by a collection of his closest friends, lovers, collaborators and colleagues. ... Read more

    $7.32 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over

    A Companion To The Film By Beth B

    by Nick Soulsby ...
    Before #MeToo, before Riot Grrl, there was Lydia Lunch.A central figure in the No Wave scene of the seventies—as founder of the seminal Teenage Jesus & The Jerks—Lunch has pursued a fourdecadelong career turning the substance of her life into unapologetic, stark, and beautiful art. From the eighties onward, Lunch became a lone voice publicly calling out the patriarchal aggression and day-to-day ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • MDC: Memoir from a Damaged Civilization

    Stories of Punk, Fear, and Redemption

    by Dave Dictor ...
    A searing punk memoir by an American original rebelling against conformity, complacency, and conservatism with his iconic band, MDC.From the time Dave Dictor was young, he knew he was a little different than the all-American kids around him. Radicalized politically while in high school, inspired to seize opportunities by his hard-working parents, and intrigued with gender fluidity, Dictor moved to ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Spoke

    Images and Stories from the 1980s Washington, DC Punk Scene

    The photos and oral history the legendary punk bands Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Fugazi, and others will immediately catch the attention of punk fans worldwide.The documentary film Salad Days, produced by Scott Crawford, inspired this book. Salad Days has been one of the most successful films about American punk music.Key photographers include Jim Saah, Cynthia Connolly, Susie J. Horgan, and Jen ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • I Was Born for This

    by Alice Oseman ...
    The third novel by the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman, the author of the 2021 YA Book Prize winning Loveless, Solitaire and graphic novel series Heartstopper – now a major Netflix series.For Angel Rahimi life is about one thing: The Ark – a pop-rock trio of teenage boys who are taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark’s fandom has given her everything she loves – her friend Juliet, her ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • AC/DC - The Early Years & Bon Scott

    by Neil Daniels ...
    Often regarded as the greatest frontman in the history of rock music, Bon Scott tragically died on February 19, 1980 but his memory lives through the music he created with AC/DC. From 1975 s Australian album High Voltage to 1980 s Highway To Hell, Bon Scott and AC/DC were a global force to be reckoned with. AC/DC formed in 1973 but it wasn’t until the latter half of 1974 that Scottish born singer ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Like a Bat Out of Hell

    The Larger than Life Story of Meat Loaf

    by Mick Wall ...
    **'A passionate, pacey tome you should do anything for a copy of' - Kerrang!"I never wanted to be a big star. I just wanted to be the biggest at what I do! Powerful, unstoppable, heavy** - when that word still meant something good!" - Meat Loaf, as told to Mick WallEverything in the story of Meat Loaf is big. From the place he was born (Texas); to the family he was born into (his father weighed 22 ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions

    1983 and 1984

    by Duane Tudahl ...
    series Prince Studio Sessions
    Featuring groundbreaking, never-before-heard stories, Duane Tudahl pulls back the paisley curtain to reveal the untold story of Prince’s rise from cult favorite to the biggest rock star on the planet.His journey is meticulously documented through detailed accounts of his time secluded behind the doors of the recording studio as well as his days on tour.With unprecedented access to the musicians, ... Read more

    $59.99 AUD

  • The Great British Dream Factory

    The Strange History of Our National Imagination

    SPECTATOR BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2015Britain's empire has gone. Our manufacturing base is a shadow of its former self; the Royal Navy has been reduced to a skeleton. In military, diplomatic and economic terms, we no longer matter as we once did. And yet there is still one area in which we can legitimately claim superpower status: our popular culture.It is extraordinary to think that one British writer, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Thirteen Tonne Theory

    by Mark Seymour ...
    We were all equal, but sometimes the band could be led by whoever shouted the loudest.Step inside one of Australia's most beloved and hard-working bands.For eighteen years, Mark Seymour fronted Hunters and Collectors - although he was never remotely in control of it. Together they released songs that remain Australian anthems like Talking to a Stranger, Say Goodbye, Throw Your Arms Around Me and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Working Class Boy

    by Jimmy Barnes ...
    A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of Ozrock - there isn't an accolade or cliche that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life.Working Class ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Rod: The Autobiography

    by Rod Stewart ...
    The long-awaited autobiography of one of rock's true megastars.Rod Stewart was born the working-class son of a Scottish plumber in North London. Despite some early close shaves with a number of diverse career paths, ranging from gravedigging to professional football, it was music that trulycaptured his heart - and he never looked back.Rod started out in the early 1960s, playing the clubs on London ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD