The Life & Music of Lou Reed: Waiting for the Man, by Jeremy Reed

Jeremy Reed's uniquely poetic take on Lou Reed's life and music gives this biography a soulful, reverential air mixed with solid evidence of the author's lifelong interest in his subject. As such it's a lovely addition to the Lou/VU bookshelf. The Czech edition has just been published. Here's their jacket image: and more info on [...]

Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, The Early Years, by Alex Ogg

We are delighted to announce that our colleagues Tsunami Edizioni in Milan will be publishing an Italian edition of this gorgeous cathedral work on the DKs, which is now in print in the US, UK, Brazil, Finland and Germany, and will be published in France in Spring too. * Authored by Alex Ogg * Artwork [...]

Uptight: The Velvet Underground Story, by Victor Bockris and Gerard Malanga

Now in it's 33rd year in print...I think I've seen more editions of this title in various formats and languages than any other book on the agency's list. Uptight is the story of The Velvet Underground. It is still widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest rock books ever published, and it first appeared [...]

Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story, by Victor Bockris

A triumph - Time Out When songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed passed away on the 27th October 2013, I found myself rereading Bockris's original biography which had been published by Hutchinson, Simon and Schuster and Vintage in various editions in the mid-1990s. When the time was right, I discussed with the author the possibility of [...]

Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, The Early Years, by Alex Ogg

Alex Ogg • Winston Smith (Illustrator) • Ruby Ray (Photographer) “We have a sense of humor and we’re not afraid to use it in a vicious way if we have to. In some ways, we’re cultural terrorists, using music instead of guns.“ —Jello Biafra, Dead Kennedys Dead Kennedys routinely top both critic and fan US and international [...]

Japan: A Foreign Place, by Anthony Reynolds

A Foreign Place is a comprehensive biography of the influential band Japan by musician and author, Anthony Reynolds. Chronicling the rise and fall of one of the 1980s most respected and beloved bands, Anthony's intimate book lifts the veil on the creative processes and personal histories of a fascinating group of introspective musicians whose activities [...]

Japan: A Foreign Place, by Anthony Reynolds

Anthony Reynolds' gorgeous biography of the band Japan, detailing their journey from 1974-84, has now been licensed to Shinko in Japan. Here's the Goldmine review... Of all the bands swept up in the so-called New Romantic movement of the early 1980s, Japan were always among the most inappropriate. Five years earlier and they’d have been [...]

Kraftwerk: Publikation, by David Buckley

    Tidying the archives this morning as the new Autumn 2016 books start arriving from the UK and overseas, I'm finding various recently published titles that have been beautifully printed, with so much thought put into them (from the author on down)... Here's the Japanese edition of Kraftwerk: Publikation.

Kraftwerk: Publikation, by David Buckley

I've just this morning seen the new cover of Metrolit's latest German edition of David Buckley's KRAFTWERK: PUBLIKATION. We're so happy that this is continuing to do so well in the German market, considering it is a translation. You would have thought a German author might have achieved this. Well done to David, and of [...]

Syd Barrett: Crazy Diamond, by Mike Watkinson and Pete Anderson

Following last night's event in Cambridge to unveil a memorial to Syd Barrett, in what would have been his 70th year... Here's another edition of Crazy Diamond by Mike Watkinson and Pete Anderson - this one being the Spanish translation, published by Vampi Munster.