Cider with Roadies
By (author) Stuart Maconie
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Cider with Roadies by Stuart Maconie
Book DescriptionCider with Roadies is the true story of a boy's obsessive relationship with pop. A life lived through music from Stuart's audience with the Beatles (aged 3); his confessions as a pubescent prog rocker; a youthful gymnastic dalliance with northern soul; the radical effects of punk on his politics, homework and trouser dimensions; playing in crap bands and failing to impress girls; writing for the NME by accident; living the sex, drugs (chiefly lager in a plastic glass) and rock and roll lifestyle; discovering the tawdry truth behind the glamour and knowing when to ditch it all for what really matters. From Stuart's four minutes in a leisure centre with MC Hammer to four days in a small van with Napalm Death it's a life-affirming journey through the land where ordinary life and pop come together to make music.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091897451
(198mm x 126mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Hope and Glory, Paperback (May 2012)
Taking one event from each decade of the twentieth century, the author visits the places where history happened and still echoes down the years. He goes in search of the days that shaped the Britain we live in today. He goes to Orgreave and Windsor, Wembley and Wootton Bassett, assembling a unique cast of Britons along the way.
Never Mind the Quantocks, Paperback (March 2012)» View all books by Stuart Maconie
Brings together a selection of the finest columns from award-winning writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie - as seen in "Country Walking Magazine". This title features over 50 articles from the resident columnist, including festive walks, Lakeland favourites and pub treks.
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Author Biography - Stuart Maconie
Stuart Maconie is a writer, broadcaster and journalist familiar to millions from his work in print, on radio and on TV. His previous bestsellers have included Cider with Roadies, Pies and Prejudice and Adventures on the High Teas, and he currently hosts the afternoon show on BBC 6music with Mark Radcliffe as well as weekly show The Freak Zone. Based in the cities of Birmingham and Manchester, he can also often be spotted on top of a mountain in the Lake District with a Thermos flask and individual pork pie.
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