The Society of Cool!
I'd read it, after all I was there. I enjoyed the one Marty bought out about the Irish scene!
Thanks for your comment Andrew!
That was a great book Retroman.
yeah hats off to the writers :)
Looking forward to this.Garry Bushell did a few articles on the variouse bands on the scene at the time-as far as I know these articles are repeated together with some new stuff. The author was one of the few music critics to champion these bands in the NME at the time so it should be a labour of love.He's since become a well known TV/media critic,often on the telly etc. Would be nice if the book sheds a bit of light on the really early days circa 78-ish and dispel the myth that the mod revival happened solely due to THAT film and The Jam.
Countdown Books is ran by the same people who run Acid Jazz records.
Bushell wrote some great stuff in the music press, credit where credit's due, so i will be buying the book. But then he started to write a load of right wing rubbish in THE SCUM and talking more rubbish on T.V.
I think he's a bit sad man to be honest.
Many thank James and Gordon for your points of view. Gary Bushell is not well known in France but he seems to be a controversial character...
Anyway, if the goal of objective and true informations is reached, well, it might be a good book...
As soon as I saw the name Gary Bushell I knew there would be controversy, he's that type of person.
In terms of music, he tends to be associated with the "Oi!" punk thing, I'm still interested in this Mod book though.
He´s done a book on TwoTone last year, hasn´t he?
Yes Kai! You're right. How silly i am... I did not connect him with that new book.
I must say after I bought and read the Two Tone book that it was not a great master piece. So iI hope that this one will be better...
Have to agree with Gordon here. The name Bushell and his association with that arse rag of a paper would probably put me off buying the book, even if it is well done.
Most of it will be reprint's of the stuff he wrote when he was working for the weekly 'Sounds' music paper so the book itself should be great. After all he did get right behind all the Mod Revival and Two Tone bands while other papers slagged them off big time. He was one of the first people to write about The Specials and was often backstage with The Jam. But when he started writing for 'that paper' Weller stopped talking to him. LOL.