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Nina Simone's Gum: A Memoir of Things Lost and Found

Warren Ellis

£10.99 £10.44

Artifacts don't come much more personal than this - Nina Simone's chewed and spat gum, wrapped in a towel, untouched since disposal - and since 1999 the property of Bad Seed Warren Ellis.

Corporate Rock Sucks: The Rise and Fall of SST Records

Jim Ruland

£25.00 £23.75

In Corporate Rock Sucks, music journalist Jim Ruland relays the unvarnished story of SST Records, from its remarkable rise in notoriety to its infamous downfall.

Hey Hi Hello: Five Decades of Pop Culture from Britain's First Female DJ

Annie Nightingale

£10.99 £10.44

This excellent autobiography from White Rabbit tells the story of her early days at Radio One, and covers the rupture of punk, the arrival of acid house and the Second Summer of Love in the late 80s.

Fear Stalks the Land!: A Commonplace Book

Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood

£9.99 £9.49

'A must-have for all Radiohead fans' goes the blurb. Blah, blah, blah. Well, this lovely little paperback has enough going on to appeal to (gasp) even those who don't like the Oxford-born miserabilists.

Excavate!: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

Tessa Norton and Bob Stanley

£25.00 £23.75

And yes, if it's Mark E. Smith and your granny on bongos it is the Fall, but here is the cast of players that help make the band - not just the musicians, but the authors, painters, poets and goalkeeping plumbers.

Devil in a Coma

Mark Lanegan

£12.00 £11.40

Torn like an old Dollar bill - that was Mark Lanegan's lot, as he lie fighting for his life and sanity in a hospital bed in Ireland.

Believe in Magic: 30 Years of Heavenly Recordings

Robin Turner

£30.00 £28.50

This handsome image-stuffed hardback is full of anecdotes, interviews, archival photography and rare artworks and has a foreword by Nicky Wire and an introduction by Jon Savage - in other words essential.

The Folk Singers and the Bureau: The Fbi, the Folk Artists and the Suppression of the Communist Party, Usa-1939-1956

Aaron Leonard

£12.99 £12.34

n The Folk Singers and the Bureau, Aaron J Leonard draws on an unprecedented array of declassified documents and never before released files to shed light on the interplay between left-wing folk artists and their relationship with the American Communist Party, and how it put them in the US government's repressive cross hairs.

You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico

Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

£20.00 £19.00

You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone is an empowering reappraisal of an underappreciated icon.

Wayward: Just Another Life to Live


£16.99 £16.14

Anyone who has had their heart melted by Bunyan's '17 Pink Sugar Elephants' should tune in.

This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else: Joy Division: The Oral History

Jon Savage

£14.99 £14.24

This is a brilliant and, at times, shattering account and invaluable archive of a band that changed everything.

You're History: The Twelve Strangest Women in Pop

Lesley Chow

£9.99 £9.49

Chaka Khan, Neneh Cherry, TLC, Taylor Swift, Kate Bush, Sade, Janet Jackson - Lesley Chow's new book takes a look at the strangest (read astonishing, innovatory, super-talented, and underrated) women working in music, and in doing so pens a 'love letter to pop's most singular achievements'.

Up Above the City, Down Beneath the Stars

Barry Adamson

£20.00 £19.00

Barry Adamson was the bassist in Manchester punk legends Magazine and a founding member of The Bad Seeds, but most importantly of all he was, and still is, Barry Adamson.

This Woman's Work: Essays on Music


£20.00 £19.00

A timely and necessary release that challenges the dominant male discourse that has been firmly entrenched in rock and pop music writing. This illuminating collection, edited by Sinéad Gleeson and Kim Gordon, covers a lot of ground - from Fatima Bhutto's essay on music and dictatorship to Megan Jasper's recollections of working at Sub Pop.

The Sound of Being Human: How Music Shapes Our Lives

Jude Rogers


The Sound of Being Human explores, in detail, why music plays such a deep-rooted role in so many lives, from before we are born to our last days.

The Perfect Sound

Garrett Hongo

£25.00 £23.75

Perfect sound forever. In this fascinating memoir by poet Garrett Hongo, we sink deep into obsession.

Ten Thousand Apologies: Fat White Family and the Miracle of Failure: A Sunday Times Bestseller and Rough Trade Book of the Year

Adelle Stripe and Lias Saoudi

£20.00 £19.00

We were sold at "a mutant hybrid of Jean Genet, the Dadaists and Mark E. Smith" that forms part of the blurb and by the fact that Adelle's previous work, 'Black Teeth', was spectacular, that Fat White Family are flippin' aces and that White Rabbit consistently put out the best music books to be found on our shelves.

She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Popular Music

Lucy O'Brien

£14.95 £14.20

Revised and updated to celebrate its 25th anniversary, 'She Bop' by Lucy O'Brien is as urgent and important as it ever was.

Rip it Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984

Simon Reynolds

£12.99 £12.34

If punk was year zero, then post-punk was the enlightenment. 'Rip It Up...', originally published in 2005, is one of the best books on popular music ever written, period.

Re-make/Re-model: The Art School Roots of Roxy Music

Michael Bracewell

£8.99 £8.54

One thing we love about Faber's Greatest Hits series is the interrelationship of the titles. For instance, can we imagine the post-punk world of 'Rip It Up And Start Again' without the influence of bands like Roxy Music? Maybe you should buy both titles :)

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

Viv Albertine

£10.99 £10.44

This is both an account of Albertine's time spent in her pioneering and inspirational postpunk band The Slits and an unflinching and candid record of life after their break up

Leave The Capital: A History of Manchester Music in 13 Recordings

Paul Hanley

£9.99 £9.49

In 'Leave the capital' Paul Hanley (one-time drummer for the mighty Fall), takes us on a trip through Manchester's rich music history

Resist Phony Encores!

Gruff Rhys


It's a McLuhan-Esque, slogan-fuelled, crowd-pleasing wonder - barmy and enlightening in equal measure - which is nothing less than you'd expect.

America Over the Water

Shirley Collins

£14.99 £14.24

'America Over the Water' has been long out of print, and this revised edition, complete with a new introduction from Shirley herself, is an essential read for anyone interested in folk and roots music.

A Seat at the Table: Interviews with Women on the Frontline of Music

Amy Raphael

£10.99 £10.44

In 'A Seat at the Table', Raphael interviews eighteen women who work in the music industry about learning to speak out, #MeToo, social media, queer politics and the subtleness of everyday misogyny.

Musical Truth: A Musical Journey Through Modern Black Britain

Jeffrey Boakye and Ngadi Smart

£7.99 £7.59

This beautifully written book acts as a revisionist history of British music.

Reversing Into The Future: New Wave Graphics 1977-1990

Andrew Krivine

£35.00 £33.25

"we drive boldly into the future with our eyes fixed firmly on the rear-view mirror" Nuff said.

Monolithic Undertow: In Search of Sonic Oblivion

Harry Sword

£10.99 £10.44

This new tome by Quietus writer Harry Sword goes in search of the 'eternal now

Electric Wizards: A Tapestry of Heavy Music, 1968 to the Present

JR Moores

£20.00 £19.00

'Electric Wizards' by JR Moores is a depth-charge journey into the heaviest music ever created

A-Z of Record Shop Bags: 1940s to 1990s

Jonny Trunk and FUEL

£28.00 £26.60

Another ephemera explosion from Jonny Trunk, this time it is the humble record shop bag that grabs the limelight.

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