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He's much better on the radio .....,
This review is from: Thank You for the Days: A Boys' Own Adventures in Radio and Beyond (Paperback)
Having always found Radcliife a very engaging presenter and as a forty something ex drummer with all manner of punk & post punk bands myself I was looking forward to this - especially aftyer enjoying his earlier book Showbusiness: The Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Nobody.
This is neither fish nor fowl. Its not an autobiograpgy so you end up jumping around points in his career without any real context as to how he got there at times - as a collection of "amusing" anectdoes they just aren't amusing enough to stand up on the basis of this alone - his writing style here is still touchingly self deprecating but the attempt to squeeze a witticism in every 2 lines becomes tiring.
I'll still be tuning in to the Radcliffe & Maconie Show obn Radio 2 - this is what he does best playing decent muisc & talking about it with insight humour & intelligence - which should be enough for anyone. These anecdotes would have made good radio - they don't make a very good book.