Tag Archives: Book

Simple Minds Book; “Heart of the Crowd” Pre-Launches With Details

Well, after the initial hubbub, the storyline on the new book about Simple Minds went quiet, as did almost everything in the band’s universe under the pandemic. When we first discussed the book, it was called “Book of Brilliant Things” … Continue reading

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Want List: Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die – Punk + Post-Punk Graphics 1976-1986

Last Friday I got notice from the best brains at Rocket 88 Books that they are currently prepping a deluxe numbered edition of Andrew Krivine’s book that cuts to the heart of this Monk’s twin obsessions; Post-Punk and graphic design! … Continue reading

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Now Simple Minds Are Getting The Big Book Treatment

With everything up in the air I have had little time for blogging as I am negotiating working from home, but at least I still have a job. Hopefully you do too! The job of Simple Minds is normally to … Continue reading

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Want List: After 40 Years, John Foxx’s “The Quiet Man” Will Finally Be Published This Year

I can chart my John Foxx fandom back to February/March of 1981. Once I finally found a copy of Ultravox’s “Vienna” album in December of 1980, I wasted little time in quickly absorbing all of the earlier Ultravox! albums, the … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 75]

[continued from last post] With their third modern album, OMD managed to debut on the UK album charts at an impressive #4 position. They cannily top loaded first week sales by running a Pledge Music presale which couldn’t have hurt … Continue reading

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Book Week – The Clash: The Clash

I was not the biggest Clash fan around. I still have never heard their first or second albums [ducks] though I was aware of the first one from at least the point where it was released in the US. I … Continue reading

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WANT LIST: DEVO Craft Hefty 40 Year Historical Tome

I couldn’t exactly remember where I first caught wind of the DEVO book being prepped for publication this year, but records show I signed up for “more information” on the Rocket 88 publications website over two years ago. Last week, … Continue reading

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