Saturday, August 12, 2006


Vivien Goldman and Chris Salewicz at the launch of
'In Their Own Write' by Paul Gorman, an anecdotal oral history of
the music press. Britart gallery, 60-62 Commercial Street, London E1.
Thursday 1st November 2001 [Photo: John May]

Vivien's wonderful new book 'The Book of Exodus: The Making & Meaning of the Bob Marley & The Wailers' Album of the Century', (which arrived this morning and I'm already two chapters in; magical, mysterious, insightful, delightful, front-line reporting from one of the great mistresses of music writing. It's deep, man) is just published in paperback by Aurum Press. Go seek it out. Extracted in OMM here.
In same issue, story about how Aston 'Family Man' Man Barrett sued the Marley esate for £60m royalties. (Good Marley links too). Read here how he lost the case.

Chris Salewicz's eagerly-awaited extended opus on Joe Strummer (650pp plus)
is due for publication in October

(Also forthcoming: Julien Temple's bio-doc on Strummer, which may be first-screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January)

An extensive collection of their journalism can be found at the excellent

Previous Postings

NME: Adventures in the Music Press
NME: The Stone With the Golden Arm
NME: The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Chaos
NME: Alien Visions
NME: I Hate Rock and Roll

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