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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd (25 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845135342
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845135348
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 272,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'John Robb spent a year shoving a recorder under the nose of seemingly everybody on the Manchester music scene. From these interviews he has pieced together an extraordinary history.' ****

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'Manchester's musical heritage eulogised in its players own words.' ****

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John Robb is a leading music journalist and the author of a bestselling biography of the Stone Roses. His other books include Punk: An Oral History and The Charlatans…We Are Rock. He lives in Manchester.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sandrosa on 31 Oct. 2013
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I grew up in Manchester..originally moss side then Stretford thru my teens... This was during the early 80s and 90s. I love the feel for the words of some of the most prominent people to bless music from the north...the jokes the laughter in the text through each statement was an insight to the life of each artist. I could associate myself with the book, living within that era, being Mancunian, seeing how Thatcher's government had weakened our city....but being a child throughout this....I didn't care.....I loved the music... I really loved the music! These bands Which FAC signed were and are highly important to our culture today as they were then.
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By bendysteve on 25 May 2012
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Just read this book and although I had reservations about the author I have to say that if you love Manchester associated music and the characters involved this is a great starting point. My involvement in the scene was seeing bands from 84 onwards up to fatherhood and attending the Temperance night from start to close, as well as other venues along the way. I dont think I missed one of them Thursday nights. Great memories that will always stay with me as well as the ones I cannot remember. As a punter I didnt have a clue, this book fills in all the spaces, well done John, how about a specialist piece on Yargo as I personally rated them better than the one that got away WOT and if Noel recognised how special Yargo were then how about a duet with or write a song for Basil? If contact was made or something exists apologies in advance.

Thanks for your time.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Roman Totale on 7 Aug. 2009
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He names the book after a Fall song, he sticks their name on the cover, he dedicates the book to Mark Smith, and yet there is virtually nothing in here about the Fall. A remarkable omission. Too hard to cover them in that snapshot episodic format? Fear of reprisals from MES? A shame

That said, it's a fine book. Great coverage of the highways (Joy Division, Smiths, etc) but also the byways (80s non-Hac club scene especially). Also quite a lot of what seems like new content.

For the next edition: a map of the centre showing where venues, studios, dwellings are; some decent pictures
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Satchwell VINE VOICE on 28 Aug. 2009
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Along the lines of the PUNK ROCK ORAL HISTORY book....includes all the Great Manchester names..what it did for me was make me appreciate the fact that I was growing up in the 70's...I was 15-16 when punk really kicked off..and I'm so glad I had the likes of the Buzzcocks...Magazine.. The Fall John Cooper Clarke and yes Slaughter and the Dogs too...in my soundtrack mix....I never got Acid House/Baggy or Madchester...and I don't really think I missed out on anything..I mean..what was I reacting against in the great punk wars....flares...drug taking bands who had lost touch with reality....love and peace maaan...

Its a good mix of stuff from the very famous..to the not very famous...which I think gives the book a nice balance
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Hatfield on 22 July 2009
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Another excellent book from John Robb ; he is right there in the middle of things and gets the influential people to comment on the history and experiences of this scene. Most people claim they were into the Pistols and the Clash when they were about 6 years old, so it was refreshing to hear folk who were genuinely interested in Showaddywaddy or Michael Jackson, self confident enough to tell it how it was not how it was portrayed.
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