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      BOOK REVIEWS 2008 - 2013

A big thank you to Omnibus books for allowing us a free rein to review their books, its been a fantastic opportunity to read some incredible stories.

The Best Books We Read This Year by Melanie Smith, Den Browne, Dick Porter, Mike Ainscoe 

Something For Your Christmas Stocking?: December 2013 book review round up - by Mike Ainscoe, Paul Hastings, Mary O'Meara, Jeremy Gluck

  • Terry Chimes - The Strange Case of Dr Terry and Mr Chimes
  • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing 
  • Jim Morrison + Jerry Hopkins - Jim Morrison: The Lords. The New Creatures
  • Graeme Thomson - George Harrison: Behind The Locked Door 
  • Teddie Dahlin - Access All Areas 
  • Martin Popoff - Rush - The illustrated history
  • Brian Rabey - A Passion Play ‘The Story Of Ian Anderson And Jethro Tull’ 
  • Lise Lyng Falkenberg + Don Powell - Look Wot I Dun ‘My life in Slade’
  • Graham Jones - Strange requests and comic tales from record shops
  • Daryl Easlea - Without frontiers - The life and music of Peter Gabriel
  • David Burke - A Sense of Wonder - Van Morrison's Ireland  


Music Themed Photo Books - Reviewed by Lee McFadden / Philip Howe & Melanie Smith

  • Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
  • Set In Stone Ian Tilton & Claire Caldwell
  • Elvis 1956 - Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer
  • Sex, & Drugs & Rock n Roll -  Chris Charlesworth
  • Glam - 'An Eyewitness Account' -  Mick Rock

Marianne Faithful - As Years Go By by Mark Hodkinson - Review by Mary O'Meara

Springsteen On Springsteen: Interviews - Speeches - Encounters by Jeff Burger - Review by Mike Ainscoe

Fast Living: Remembering The Real Gary Holton by Teddie Dahlin Review by Nigel Cartner

September books from Mike Ainscoe

  • Kevin C Smith - Recombo DNA - The story of Devo (or how the 60’s became the 80’s) 
  • Shindig - Witches Hats & Painted Chariots - (The Incredible String Band and the 5000 layers of Psychedelic Folk Music) 
Den Browne & Mike Ainscoe do the rounds of the music themed books - July 2013
  • Nina Antonia - 13 Knots - Collected Poetry and Prose
  • Rob Jovanovic - Big Star: The Story of Rock’s Forgotten Band
  • Tony Beesley - Away From The Numbers: To Be Someone In The 1980s
  • Keith Hayward - Tin Pan Alley – The Rise Of Elton John

Den Brownes round up for May 2013

  • Lucy O’Brien - She Bop: The Definitive history of Women in Popular Music 
  • David Katz - Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae 
  • Ann Witherall - FLY  
  • Adam Sharp - Daddy Was a Punk Rocker 
  • Binky Phillips - My Life in the Ghost of Planets - The Story of a CBGB Almost-Was  
  • Ginger Baker - Hellraiser! The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Drummer

PUNK + by Sheila Rock - Review by Murray Fenton (Photography book)

Den & Mike's Book Reviews: From Rock n’ Roll,  Punk To Reggae …Its All That Matters!

  • Bobby Keys: Every Night’s a Saturday Night - The rock’n’roll life of legendary sax man Bobby Keys
  • Mick O’Shea: The Anarchy Tour
  • Al Fingers: Clarks in Jamaica
  • Pat Long: History of the NME - High Times and Low Lives at the World’s Most Famous Music Magazine
  • Teddie Dahlin: A Vicious Love Story
  • Scott Gorham & Harry Doherty: Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town
  • Tony Fletcher: Perfect Circle: A biography of R.E.M

Den Browne Skips A Light Fandango Through Some New Music related books

  • Henry Scott-Irvine: The Ghosts of ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’ - Procol Harum
  • Victor Bockris: Keith Richards - The Unauthorised Biography, New Revised Edition
  • Pete Townshend:Who I Am”
  • Ben Edmonds: “Kill City” Revisited - Confessions of a Fool for the Stooges
  • JMR Higgs: KLF - Chaos Magic Music Money

Marillion -‘Separated Out....Redux’ by Jon Collins [Foruli Classics] - review by Mike Ainscoe

'Sound And Vision' - Den's Winter 2012 Book Round Up

  • Russ Bestley & Alex Ogg: The Art of Punk
  • Mick Farren & Dennis Loren: Classic Rock Posters - 60 Years of Posters & Flyers 1952-2012
  • Paul Buck: Performance: A Biography of the Classic Sixties Film
  • Rob Jovanovic: Nirvana - The Recording Sessions
“But I Was So Much Older Then - Den Browne’s September Round-Up
  • Johnny Rogan: Byrds: Requiem for the Timeless, volume 1
  • Zoe Howe - Florence + the Machine: an Almighty Sound
  • David Buckley: Kraftwerk: Publikation
  • Bill Sykes: Sit Down! Listen To This!: The Roger Eagle Story
  • Shaun Ryder: Twisting My Melon

Rainy Day, Dream Away: Den Brownes book reviews for July 2012

  • Johnny Rogan - Morrissey & Marr - Severed Alliance; the 20th Anniversary Ed 
  • James Fearnley - Here Comes Everybody; The Story of the Pogues
  • Mike Skinner - The Story of the Streets
  • Stanley Booth - The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones
'PARALLEL LIVES': Blondie Biography by Dick Porter & Kris Needs - reviewed by Melanie Smith

ALL ABOARD! - Omnibus release new music books all reviewed by Den Browne

Nick Johnstone - Patti Smith: a Biography
Mick Middles - Arcade Fire: Behind the Black Mirror
Martin Power - The Story of Manic Street Preachers: Nailed to History

DEN BROWNE: SPRING ROUND UP 2012

  • Wilko Johnson with Zoe Howe: Looking Back at Me
  • Tim Mitchell: Sonic Transmission: story of Television
  • Clinton Heylin: No More Sad Refrains: the life and times of Sandy Denny
  • Crystal Zevon: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - the dirty life and hard times of Warren Zevon
  • Neil Taylor: Document and Witness - an intimate history of Rough Trade
  • Tom Doyle: Glamour Chase - the maverick life of Billy Mackenzie
  • Polly Marshall: The God of Hellfire - the crazy life and times of Arthur Brown

DEN BROWNE ON HIS LATEST READING: FROM TEXTING, RAP, TO THE HACIENDA

Tracy Moberly - Text me Up
Luke Haines - Post Everything
Byron Coley - C'est La Guerre: Early writings 1978-83
Nik Cohn -Tryksta: Life and Death in New Orleans Rap
Peter Hook - The Hacienda: How not to run a club

SID'S NORWEGIAN ROMANCE – SEX PISTOLS EXILED TO TRONDHEIM 1977 - reviewed by Den Browne

THE REST IS PROPAGANDA: STEVE IGNORANT WITH STEVE POTTINGER - reviewed by Dick Porter

THE DEVIL'S IN THE DETAIL

DEN'S NOVEMBER 2010 BOOK REVIEWS (links to all below)

THIS IS OUR GENERATION CALLING! (Punk & Mod in & around Sheffield: the conclusion) by Tony Beesley - reviewed by Den
BANNED IN THE UK: SEX PISTOLS EXILED TO OSLO 1977 - by Trygve Mathiesen with Harry Nordskog (co-research)
BLACK POSTCARDS: A ROCK'N'ROLL ROMANCE - by Dean Wareham

HOWS YOUR DAD?: Living in the Shadow of a Rock Star Parent Zoe Street Howe/OUT OF CONTROL Punk Rock at the Doncaster Outlook & Rotherham Windmill 1976-78 - Tony Beesley- Reviewed by Den Browne

APATHY FOR THE DEVIL - reviewed by Dick Porter

OUR GENERATION: THE PUNK & MOD CHILDREN OF SHEFFIELD, ROTHERHAM & DONCASTER 1975 -85' - Tony Beesley 'NO SLEEP TILL SALTBURN' - Mark Gregory - both reviewed by Den

GODS ASSASSINS/SAUCY JACK - Gavin Baddeley & Paul Woods (Ian Allan) reviewed by Dick Porter

JAH WOBBLE 'MUSIC, MAYHEM, LIFE: (Autobiography) reviewed by Dick Porter

YOU'RE ENTITLED TO AN OPINION: The high times & many lives of Tony Wilson - David Nolan - reviewed by Den Browne

LEXICON DEVIL : The Fast Times & Short Life of Darby Crash & the Germs" by Brendan Mullen, with Don Bolles & Adam Parfrey - reviewed by Den Browne

TYPICAL GIRLS: ZOE STREET HOWE - reviewed by Den Browne

12 DAYS ON THE ROAD: The Sex Pistols & America by Noel E Monk & Jimmy Guterman  - reviewed by Den Browne

DANCEHALL: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture - Beth Lesser - reviewed by Den Browne

METAL BOX: by Phil Strongman - reviewed by Den Browne

LIVERPOOL ERIC'S: by Jaki Florek & Paul Whelan - reviewed by Mel

A BIOGRAPHY OF LED ZEPPLIN: When Giants Walked The Earth  - Mick Wall - reviewed by Encoule

THE DAMNED UNITED: by David Pierce - reviewed by Encoule

BAD VIBES: Britpop and my part in it's downfall by Luke Haines - reviewed by Den Browne

RANDOM PRECISION: Recording the Music of Syd Barrett 1965-1974 by David Parker - reviewed by Encoule

MARC BOLAN: BORN TO BOOGIE by Chris Welsh & Simon Napier Bell reviewed by Mel

BOWIE IN BERLIN: A New Career In Town by Thomas Jerome Seabrook - reviewed by Den Browne

GB84: David Peace - reviewed by Encoule

PAUL WELLER: The Changing Man by Paolo Hewitt - reviewed by Den Browne

THE PIONEERS OF PSYCHEDELIC SOUND: by Paul Drummond - reviewed by Encoule

WHO KILLED MARTIN HANNETT?: The Story of Factory Records Musical Magician  by Colin Sharp - reviewed by Den Browne

THE ONE AND ONLY: PETER PERRET:Homme Fatale by Nina Antonia - reviewed by Den Browne

DANDY IN THE UNDERWORLD: by Sebastian Horsley - reviewed by Encoule