Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. - Faber Greatest Hits (Paperback)Viv Albertine (author)
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Clothes, Music, Boys is that rare thing; a memoir packed with incident and anecdote that is also supremely well written. Tracing Albertine’s life from a North London childhood, through her gloriously iconoclastic career as punk rock goddess with The Slits, to her successful yet troubled post-music life, this is rock autobiography as it should be written.
In 1975, Viv Albertine was obsessed with music but it never occurred to her she could be in a band as she couldn't play an instrument and she'd never seen a girl play electric guitar.
A year later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-girl band the Slits, who fearlessly took on the male-dominated music scene and became part of a movement that changed music.
A raw, thrilling story of life on the frontiers and a candid account of Viv's life post-punk - taking in a career in film, the pain of IVF, illness and divorce and the triumph of making music again - Clothes Music Boys is a remarkable memoir.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
Edition: Main - Faber Greatest Hits
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“Absorbing and immersive”
Such a pleasure to read. The autobiography of one of punk's unsung heroes, Viv Albertine of the The Slits. Documenting her North London childhood, her years as a contemporary of The Clash and The Sex Pistols and... More
“Great story, easy read”
What a great book.
I've always been glad The Slits existed, even if I never bought a record.
Viv Albertine is fab - and she had sex with all the boys I fancied from (very) afar.
I love her grit and... More
“Contains boos and taboos and I was wooed”
With short chapters (some just two pages in length), I read with pleasure and passion, Viv's taut recollections. This does not fade fast. It blooms!
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