‘An eminently readable memoir, from dirt poor beginnings in Islington via full blown pop stardom to the older, wiser man today. The stories come thick and fast, vibrant memories of London’s post-punk club scene, especially, jump off the page and even the personal stuff is sensitively handled. Hats off to him.’ Q Magazine
‘In parts a fascinating slice of social history, focusing on the realities of working-class life in north London in the 1950s through to the 1970s, before segueing into Spandau Ballet, the Blitz club and the 1980s recession-spiting New Romantic movement, through to Live Aid, and beyond.’ Barbara Ellen, Observer
BARNEY HOSKYNS, author of Hotel California and Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits.