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ISBN-10: 1786898225
ISBN-13: 9781786898227
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publish Date: 09/07/2021
Dimensions: 8.70" L, 5.60" W, 1.10" H

My Rock ‘n’ Roll Friend (Main)

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Overview

In 1983, backstage at the Lyceum in London, Tracey Thorn and Lindy Morrison first met. Tracey’s music career was just beginning, while Lindy, drummer for The Go-Betweens, was ten years her senior. They became confidantes, comrades and best friends, a relationship cemented by gossip and feminism, books and gigs and rock ‘n’ roll love affairs.

Morrison – a headstrong heroine blazing her way through a male-dominated industry – came to be a kind of mentor to Thorn. They shared the joy and the struggle of being women in a band, trying to outwit and face down a chauvinist music media.

In My Rock ‘n’ Roll Friend Thorn takes stock of thirty-seven years of friendship, teasing out the details of connection and affection between two women who seem to be either complete opposites or mirror images of each other. This important book asks what people see, who does the looking, and ultimately who writes women out of – and back into – history.

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I truly love this book. As a woman who's been in the music business over twenty-three years, I can relate to so much of it. Thorn's writing is important and necessary, as I realise how much I need a book to do the looking from my side of things. But it's not just a rebalance from the bore of yet another blokey book about the music world, Thorn pulls you into the love, to the scenes, heart-stopping moments, as if you were right there, wired in to see the world her way . . . and it finally makes sense–KATHRYN WILLIAMS
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Details

ISBN-10: 1786898225
ISBN-13: 9781786898227
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publish Date: 09/07/2021
Dimensions: 8.70" L, 5.60" W, 1.10" H
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