14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
All the streets are crammed with things,
This review is from: Manchester: Looking for the Light through the Pouring Rain (Hardcover)
Leafing through this wonderful book for the first time, numerous snapshots of the years in which my musical interests were formed came to mind - from album covers to NME articles to posters on the bedroom wall and beyond. Strange men from a strange, dark town that - at the time - I had never visited and seemed a world away. Frankly the photos stand on their own - telling not just the story of these bands that bestrode British music for the best part of two decades, but also of the people and the city that created them.
The cleverly structured commentary from just about everybody who was anybody in Manchester in this period turns this book from a coffee table book of the first order (and I use that description hesitantly as it really doesn't do the book justice) into a must-have item for anyone who wants to understand British music from the late seventies into the nineties or, like me, just loved most of these bands.