Cider With Roadies (Paperback)Stuart Maconie (author)
Cider with Roadies is the true story of a boy's obsessive relationship with pop. A life lived through music from Stuart's audience with the Beatles (aged 3); his confessions as a pubescent prog rocker; a youthful gymnastic dalliance with northern soul; the radical effects of punk on his politics, homework and trouser dimensions; playing in crap bands and failing to impress girls; writing for the NME by accident; living the sex, drugs (chiefly lager in a plastic glass) and rock and roll lifestyle; discovering the tawdry truth behind the glamour and knowing when to ditch it all for what really matters.
From Stuart's four minutes in a leisure centre with MC Hammer to four days in a small van with Napalm Death it's a life-affirming journey through the land where ordinary life and pop come together to make music.
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 19 mm
The English Bill Bryson - Tony Wilson
The perfect pop fan's life ... effortlessly articulate - The Times
Stuart Maconie is the best thing to come out of Wigan since the A58 to Bolton - Peter Kay
An heir to Alan Bennett ... stirring and rather wonderful - Antony Quinn, Sunday Times
If you only read one personal music odyssey, make it this one - GQ
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