Rick Bucklers autobiography is the first from a member of The Jam, who some considered were the ultimate Mod band. Rick tells The Jam story from growing up in Woking and meeting fellow members Paul Weller and Bruce Foxton at school, through their formation in 1972 and tells of the band's early years before signing to Polydor records. He provides a year by year account of The Jam's progress whilst describing what it was like being a part of the music industry during the 70's and 80's and some of the characters who he met along the way including the Ramones, John Enwhistle, Sid Vicious, Blondie, Boy George and Paul McCartney. Rick shares his own experiences and thoughts about what it was like to be in one of the UK's most successful bands who spent a great deal of time recording, performing and touring. Following The Jam's split in 1982, Rick gives a candid account of how he coped and his subsequent relationship with Paul and Bruce. All three members of The Jam stayed within the music industry and Rick takes the reader through his years in Time UK and various other bands up until formingThe Gift/from the Jam. A must read for any Jam fan.
An eyewitness account of the year that changed everything. The punk rock book of the year. Even John Lydon heartily recommended 77 Sulphate Strip! An eyewitness account of 1977 by one of the only journalists allowed full access to the bands. This is the true story of how it really felt and what happened then... ... and how John Lydon, Hugh Cornwell and Rat Scabies feel now about what they said and did back then. It includes a truly unique 30-page interview with Mr Rotten which his web site described as 'laced with revelations you won't read elsewhere. Phil Chevron of the Pogues said of the interview 'I doubt you'll ever read a better John Lydon interview or a more open and honest one. A five star read.
The Book comes with a ‘Best Of’ magazine and a double-sided flexi disc featuring exclusive tracks by Marc Almond and Spandau Ballet.
Flexipop! was first published 35 years ago and on the cover of each issue was a flexi disc with songs specially recorded for the magazine by such artists as The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Jam, Blondie, Adam & The Ants, Toyah, The Pretenders, Soft Cell, Madness, Thin Lizzy and Genesis.
The book features many of the original pages from the mag designed by Mark Manning aka Zodiac Mindwarp.
In The Crowd
A Book of Images of The Jam is by avid fan and photographer Derek D Souza
Publication Date: 17 May 2013
Author: Tony Fletcher
Featuring a vibrant cast of supporting characters (from school friends to rock stars), and built up from notebooks, diaries, interviews, letters, and issues of his now legendary fanzine Jamming!, Boy About Town is an evocative, bittersweet, amusing and wholly original account of growing up and coming of age in the glory days of the 1970s.