I am Still the Greatest Says Johnny Angelo
By (author) Nik Cohn
I am Still the Greatest Says Johnny Angelo by Nik Cohn
Book DescriptionNik Cohn's hymn to rock as myth, in all its crazed, absurd and glorious excess, I'm Still the Greatest Says Johnny Angelo was once the inspiration for David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust. Partly based on the legendary rocker PJ Proby, Johnny Angelo is the pop star to end all pop stars - narcissistic, mock-heroic and massively destructive. The novel follows his progress from warped infancy to final messianic explosion. 'Cohn writes in such a rich, strange prose style that its responses linger long after the book's initial impact' - Robert Holland
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842430934
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Imprint: No Exit Press
Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom, Paperback (January 2016)
Describing the music and cutting through the hype, this book was written with a simple purpose to catch the feel, the pulse of Rock.
Triksta, Paperback / softback (April 2007)
Cohn captures a music that's hugely popular but rarely understood, and with transcendent humanity he reveals New Orleans in all its tragic beauty. The work is a mesmerizing account of a city, its music, and a way of life that often embraces death.
Heart of the World, Paperback (March 1993)» View all books by Nik Cohn
Strippers and stockbrokers, pickpockets and bureaucrats, transvestites and pseudo-prophets--these are just a few of the real people readers will encounter in Cohn's lyrical and sinister journey that reaches beyond the streets of New York to document the ever-evolving cross-section that makes up America.
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Author Biography - Nik Cohn
Nik Cohn was the original rock & roll writer. Arriving in London from Northern Ireland in 1964, aged 18, he covered the Swinging Sixties for The Observer, The Sunday Times, Playboy, Queen and the New York Times and he published the classic rock history Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom in 1968. later he moved to America and wrote a short story that was filmed as Saturday Night Fever. His other books include Rock Dreams (with Guy Peellaert), Arfur Teenage Pinball Queen (which helped inspire the Who's Tommy) and Yes We Have No.
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