Tuesday 18 August 2020

Nothin' But a Good Time: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Glam Metal by Justin Quirke

What could possibly prompt me to add to this blog for the first time in over 6 years?

Turns out it's the discovery that a new book is imminent.

Nothin' But A Good Time: The Spectacular Rise and Fall Of Glam Metal appears to have been crowdfunded and I'm gobsmacked I didn't know about it until today.

Described as 'A cultural history of Glam Metal: where it came from, how it defined America in the 1980s and how it all came crashing down', its officially published on Sept 3rd but you can get a feel for it on its Unbound page, including an excerpt. And maybe give author Justin Quirke a follow on Twitter.

Above all, do what I just did and order it.

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Nikki Sudden / Jacobites re-issues now out

I currently own four copies of Robespierre's Velvet Basement. The news that Numero have re-issued it, along with the debut Jacobites LP plus two Nikki Sudden solo LPs - The Bible Belt, itself a pre-cursor to the Jacobites and a taste of what was to come, and Waiting On Egypt - means I may have to buy a 5th.

Numero are even offering a fantastic offer for purchases of all 4 LPs here.

Hollywood Brats - to be re-released March 2014

It's been listed online for silly money for a while, but all that will shortly change (for the CD version at least) as the classic trash that is The Hollywood Brats is to be re-issued on March 3rd 2014.

Pre-order it here.

See my previous post on this fine album here.