'Farren wrote about everything from Johnny Cash to Richard Nixon to ebola and did it all with rage and humour, not to mention unusual precision.' -- - Sam Jordison picks his best holiday reads in The Observer (14 July)
“You cannot believe a word Mick Farren tells you!" John Lydon A literary life railing against the machine, in the company of Johnny Cash, Frank Zappa, Chuck Berry and more. Mick Farren has spent more than 4 decades in the thick of the culture wars as a commentator, activist, essayist, poet, performer, and rebel with multiple causes. A founding figure of the 60s underground press, he careered on through the London birth pangs of punk, the intoxicated madness of Lower Manhattan under Ronald Reagan, earthquakes and urban insurrection in LA. Here you’ll meet Frank Zappa, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry and Gore Vidal, and steam open correspondence between the author and Pete Townshend.