Saturday, November 15, 2008

Songs they never play on the radio

James Young's fine book "Nico. Songs they never play on the radio" is being republished. James Young was Nico's keyboard player in the last part of her career, and the book focuses on the period 1982-1988 (when Nico died). This is no standard A-Z rock biography then, but more like a warm (!)story about being on tour with a junkie. John Cale, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and John Cooper Clarke and more show up, and what a tiresome trip it must have been.
As far as I can see, the book will be published by two different companies, Fortune Teller Press (20 November) and Overlook Press 30 December.
I have mentioned this book earlier in the blog too.
For a library person like myself, the first sentence of the first chapter is something of a reminder: "Libraries are where you go when you're afraid of your dreams"!

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