Black Vinyl White Powder (Paperback)
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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 03/01/2002
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The most authoritative, intelligent, diligently researched and unpretentious analysis of the British pop scene yet written' Sunday Telegraph Black Vinyl White Powder charts the amazing fifty year history of the British music business in unparalleled scale and detail. As a key player across the decades, Napier-Bell - who discovered Marc Bolan and managed amongst others The Yardbirds and Wham! - uses his wealth of contacts and extraordinary personal experiences to tell the story of an industry that is like no other. Where bad behaviour is not only tolerated but encouraged, where drugs are sometimes as important as talent, where artists are pushed to their physical and mental limits in the name of profit and ego. 'The Greatest Ever Book Written about English Pop-Breathtakingly Brilliant' Julie Burchill 'The cold print equivalent of a sparkling evening with a world-class raconteur.' Charles Shaar Murray, Independent Bitchy, glib, fun and shrewd' Daily Telegraph

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780091880927
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 322 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"'Breathtakingly brilliant' - Julie Burchill"
"'The definitive history of British pop" * Observer Music Monthly *
""one of the most fascinating, revealing and enjoyable journeys through 50 years of the UK record business"" * Music Week *
"`Here you get a great autobiography of a very experienced man (he famously managed Wham!), who describes in great detail the advent of the pop industry and, of course, all the pitfalls that have become associated with it." -- Mousse T, singer * Sunday Times *

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“Black Vinyl, White Powder”

An absolutely essential book for anyone in the pop music business or hoping to be in it. Napier-Bell, author of three books as well as the lyrical adaptation of Dusty Springfield's "You Don't Have... More

Paperback edition
9th October 2006
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“Black Vinyl, White Powder”

I adored this book, I read it in two days. If it had been written by someone who was not in the music business I would have thought it was all his own exaggerated theory but it he is and it isn't. I was... More

Paperback edition
20th November 2006
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