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The Singer

By Cathi Unsworth

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| Paperback | 9781852429331

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The legend goes like this: Vincent Smith met bandmates Stevie Mullin and Lynton Powell at a Sex Pistols concert, where he tried to kiss Sid Vicious' guitar and got a bloody nose. Together they formed "Blood Simple", and for a while they made a lot of Continue

The legend goes like this: Vincent Smith met bandmates Stevie Mullin and Lynton Powell at a Sex Pistols concert, where he tried to kiss Sid Vicious' guitar and got a bloody nose. Together they formed "Blood Simple", and for a while they made a lot of noise, a bit of money and caused a sensation wherever they went. Then Vincent eloped with Sylvana, singer for the ethereal Mood Violet, and it all went wrong. Six months later Sylvana committed suicide, the band fell apart, and Vincent disappeared. That was 1981 and twenty years on, journalist Eddie Bracknell hopes the story of "Blood Simple" will be the making of him. He's got a book contract and the right contacts, it's just that he can't get the different stories he's heard to fit together, never mind trying to work out what happened to Vincent. A compelling crime novel and a very modern fable, "The Singer" brings the intoxicating days of punk back onstage, with all its noisy creativity and explosive violence.

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    Essential for anyone into punk and alternative rock and interested in its origins. Good storyline, however the ending was a bit of a stretch; otherwise it was great. The descriptions of the music and its effect were convicing and accurate. Definitely ...(continue)

    Essential for anyone into punk and alternative rock and interested in its origins. Good storyline, however the ending was a bit of a stretch; otherwise it was great. The descriptions of the music and its effect were convicing and accurate. Definitely written by a music lover for music lovers...which is a relief because there's nothing worse than writers who obviously do not know their music and who can't properly describe the rapture that comes from listening, playing or creating music.

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Book Details

  • Rating:
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    • 4 stars
  • English Books
  • Paperback 480 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 185242933X
  • ISBN-13: 9781852429331
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail
  • Publish date: 2007-06-07
  • Dimensions: 245 mm x 832 mm x 1,276 mm
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