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Into Books Review: Shane MacGowan: Threescore

Book: Shane MacGowan: Threescore Author: Andrew Catlin Publisher: www.andrewcatlin.com I’m a huge fan of The Pogues and The Popes, two of the bands Shane MacGowan has been the enigmatic front man for. This book by photographer Andrew Catlin documents forty years of MacGowan’s career with sixty portraits, along with

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Into Books Review: Just A Shot Away – 1969 Revisited Part One

Book: Just A Shot Away: 1969 Revisited Part One Author: Kris Needs Publisher: New Haven Music journalist Kris Needs has written for pretty much any music magazine worth its salt for the past 40 plus years. His latest book, Just A Shot Away covers the first half of 1969

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Into Books Review: Ignore Alien Orders – On Parole With The Clash

Over at Into Creative towers our writers have been swotting up and reading through a plethora of reading material during the lockdown period. We told you about the excellent The Strange Book of Jacob Boyce – here and the thought-provoking Zoospeak – here. But listen up, as

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Into Books Review: Zoospeak by Gordon Meade & Jo-Anne McArthur

Book: Zoospeak Author: Gordon Meade and Jo-Anne McArthur Publisher: Enthusiastic Press When the poet Rainer Maria Rilke was working as a secretary to the sculptor Auguste Rodin, the two great men came up with a list of places in Paris which might inspire Rilke to write new

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Into Book Reviews: The Strange Book of Jacob Boyce by Tom Gillespie

Book: The Strange Book of Jacob Boyce Author: Tom Gillespie Publisher: Vine Leaves Press “The Strange Book of Jacob Boyce” is the first in a trilogy of books set in Scottish-born, Somerset-based author Tom Gillespie’s hometown and readers who like their thrillers dark and obsessive with a

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Into Music: The Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard – Chapter 11

…………………………………………………………………… EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD The true story of the greatest band you’ve never heard …………………………………………………………………… Chapter 11 – Barrowland or Bust Disregard the rubble near the foot of my bed. I’ll get to that in a minute. Following the Polydor debacle, we made a

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Into Music: The Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard – Chapter 10

…………………………………………………………………… EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD The true story of the greatest band you’ve never heard …………………………………………………………………… Episode 10 – Meltin’ John In a dank hallway, a group of stick twirling men sat silently, awaiting the call. Drummers. It’s always fucking drummers. Every joke about them,

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The Last Days Of Disco read by David F Ross

The Last Days Of Disco Early in the decade that taste forgot, Fat Franny Duncan is on top of the world. He is the undoubted King of the Ayrshire Mobile Disco scene, controlling and ruling the competition with an iron fist. But the future is uncertain. A

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Into Music: The Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard – Chapter 9

…………………………………………………………………… EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD The true story of the greatest band you’ve never heard …………………………………………………………………… Chapter 9 – No Sleep ‘Til Strathaven On the fair ‘Shaws Road, where we lay our scene, from the ancient grudges to a new mutiny, where civil blood makes

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Into Music: The Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard – Chapter 8

…………………………………………………………………… EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD The true story of the greatest band you’ve never heard …………………………………………………………………… Episoide 8 – The Gospel According to Robert Powell, Mad Alco and the Seven-fingered Jesus of Garnethill After the dirty deed was done, the logical place to head to

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