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Showbusiness - The Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Nobody Paperback – 20 May 1999
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'Lancashire's answer to Nick Hornby. If Mark Radcliffe ever gets bored with Djing, there's a highly promising career as a writer waiting for him' (The Mirror )
'Hilarious stuff' (Independent on Sunday )
'A love letter to pop music. Mark Radcliffe is the sharpest DJ that Radio One has ever had by some considerable distance' (The Sunday Times )
'Hilarious. One of the funniest books I've read all year' (U Magazine )
'Mark Radcliffe: the world of rock salutes you' (Melody Maker )
'Hilarious. His vivid descriptions of various bands and musicians will have you laughing out loud. His genuine love of music comes across together with a gleeful sense of satire' (Yorkshire Evening Post )
About the Author
Mark Radcliffe lives in Lower Whitley, Cheshire, and has been in dozens of bands, as well as becoming a highly successful Radio 1 DJ.
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He's open about his time in racist Oi band Skrewdriver which some have criticised him about, and anyone who has ever heard him will know he's far too bright to hold any views that are dear to that brand of idiot.
The only problem is that it's part of the production line of books from the likes of Radcliffe, Stuart Macconie, Danny Baker et al, and you've heard half the gags and anecdotes before. Suspect the book was knocked out whilst recycling a chicken madras or two, as it's relatively brief, and isn't designed to tax the reader, but ideal for anyone who ever wondered what it would be like to drive up the M6 in a van with a set of drums and some mates.
Would have given it four stars but one knocked off for the appalling spelling ,errors in the Kindle version, which appears to have been proof read by a goat (or perhaps a Shirehorse).
Radcliffe is far smarter than he makes himself out to be, but not being a Billy bigboots hides his genius by taking the rise out of himself, his mates, the pompous music business and anyone else he comes into contact with.
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especially if you were born in the mid 60s.