This Is Memorial Device

David Keenan
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ISBN 9780571330850 Format Paperback
Published 04/01/2018 Length 304 pages

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A TELEGRAPH AND ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE
ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE MONTH
LRB BOOK OF THE WEEK
CAUGHT BY THE RIVER BOOK OF THE MONTH

Ross Raymond and Johnny McLaughlin are two fanboys dedicated to the Airdrie post-punk scene of the early ’80s – the glory years – when anything and everything seemed possible. Looking back on that time – the people, the bands, the underground legends – they piece together a story which has at its core Memorial Device, the greatest band you’ve never heard of. Featuring a cast of misfits, artists, drop-outs, small-town visionaries and musicians, This Is Memorial Device is a dark, witty novel depicting a moment where art and the demands it makes are as serious as life itself.

  • About David Keenan

    David Keenan is the author of England's Hidden Reverse: A Secret History of the Esoteric Underworld and a senior critic on The Wire.

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