Top positive review
15 August 2015
I stumbled across this by accident as I'm was looking for something Jam related as a present for a close friend Buck, who has gone a bit Mod of late. Maybe he is having.g a midlife crisis as the big 50 is upon him!
Being old school myself, having a Kindle was not for the reading of books but seeing James Miller's book was only available on Kindle and at a couple of quid, I thought I'd give it a whirl.
Miller has managed to give a very good account of his youth but, very much like Chris Limb's excellent, "I was a teenage Toyah fan", it is through his eyes, but I guarantee you will find lots of things you can relate too, especially if you were into music in the late 1970's and beyond. I found loads and I'm not a Mod, my genre of choice is punk, I've never had a scooter, although I've always liked the look of them and I don't much care for soul music. However, in this day and age, musical tastes are not as regimental as they were in those heady days of dole queues and Thatcherism and 'Retro' is always the next big thing and this a very retro based book which I found very enjoyable and easy to read.
My only real criticism is it is just like Chris Limb's book, in that it is not long enough.
I'm also left feeling that, although I don't know the author, I'd probably get on very well with him and I'm sure you will think the same.