Apologies for the paucity of posts recently, much time has been spent revising and updating one of my previous books for re-publication (hopefully) later this year, with some accompanying promotional events. Having a copy of Hart's Rules on your desk can be a mixed blessing when going through earlier work with a fine tooth comb. Also, more time needs to be spent promoting Accumulator Press. More news here in the next few weeks.
I've just read Smashing It Up, a Decade of Chaos with The Damned, an excellent biography of the neglected punk pioneers by Kieron Tyler. Here's what Peter Doggett thinks of it:
'The Story of The Damned has been the black hole at the heart of the British punk scene - until now. In Smashing It Up Kieron Tyler's meticulous research, in-depth interviews, and intelligent perspective has unearthed a saga as compelling and ridiculous as any in British rock history. His chronicle of a band in a state of permanent artistic and emotional tumult not only gives The Damned their due at last, but forces us to rethink much of the accepted history of punk itself.' Peter Doggett, author of Electric Shock: From the Gramopohone to the iPhone, 125 Years of Pop Music.
The author will be talking about his book on the evening of Friday 7 July at Westminster Reference Library, 35 St Martin's St, London, WC2H 7HP.
BOOKING FOR THIS FREE EVENT IS NOW OPEN ON EVENTBRITE here
Here's a review of the new release from English Heretic. I'm hoping to do another event with them later this year.
Author of Subterranean City, Beneath the Streets of London, London's Coffee Houses, Decadent London, The Folklore of London, Subterranean City (Revised and Expanded Edition), Netherwood, Last Resort of Aleister Crowley, Lord of Strange Deaths, the Fiendish World of Sax Rohmer; Secret Tunnels in England, Folklore and Fact