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Original Rockers

Original Rockers

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ISBN
9780571311804
Published
07/07/2016
9780571311804
Format
Paperback
Price
£10.99
Paperback
256

About the Book

A Times, Rough Trade and Uncut Book of the Year, shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2015.

Original Rockers is a clear-eyed yet romantic account of the several years that Richard King spent working behind the counter at Bristol's Revolver Records -- a business run from the heart rather than the head. King brings that lost environment back to life -- the sounds, the smells and the people -- along with a vivid sense of how it feels to discover taste-shaping records and the artists who created them for the first time. Original Rockers evokes a golden moment in British cultural history, and celebrates the magical abandon that music offers us.

A Times, Rough Trade and Uncut Book of the Year, shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2015.Original Rockers is a clear-eyed yet romantic account of the several years that Richard King spent working behind the counter at Bristol's Revolver Records -- a business run from the heart rather than the head. King brings that lost environment back to life -- the sounds, the smells and the people -- along with a vivid sense of how it feels to discover taste-shaping records and the artists who created them for the first time. Original Rockers evokes a golden moment in British cultural history, and celebrates the magical abandon that music offers us.
  • Richard King

    For the last eighteen years Richard King has lived in the hill farming country of Radnor, Powys. He is the author of Original Rockers, which was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize, and How Soon Is Now?, both published by Faber. His most recent book, The Lark Ascending, was published in 2019, and was a Rough Trade, Mojo and Evening Standard Book of the Year. 

“The first time I truly couldn't take the needle of a book. The smell of vinyl virtually emanates from the page.”
- Gilles Peterson
“This is not so much a eulogy for record shops as an examination of the romantic, slightly tragic disposition of the people to whom they meant so much.”
- The Times 'Music Book of the Year'

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