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

Viv Albertine

The story of a life lived unscripted, told from the heart.

4 in stock

£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571328284
Date Published
17.12.2015
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Summary

SUNDAY TIMES MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR
ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
MOJO BOOK OF THE YEAR

In 1975, Viv Albertine was obsessed with music but it never occurred to her she could be in a band as she couldn’t play an instrument and she’d never seen a girl play electric guitar.

A year later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-girl band the Slits, who fearlessly took on the male-dominated music scene and became part of a movement that changed music.

A raw, thrilling story of life on the frontiers and a candid account of Viv’s life post-punk – taking in a career in film, the pain of IVF, illness and divorce and the triumph of making music again – Clothes Music Boys is a remarkable memoir.

Critic Reviews

'Oh Viv Albertine! I salute you. Such honesty!.'

Nigella Lawson
Critic Reviews

'A brutally honest book about the blood, guts, sweat and tears that went into becoming a woman in the seventies.'

Helen Brown, Sunday Telegraph
Critic Reviews

'Viv Albertine, I love your book VERY badly. It's amazing.'

Caitlin Moran
Critic Reviews

'[Albertine's] voice is important in the back story of women in British rock, but she is now as original and interesting an entertainer in words as in music.'

The Times
Critic Reviews

'Both a bold chronicle of her personal ups and downs and a historical document that blows holes in the established punk narrative in which men are the major players and women merely window dressing.'

Fiona Sturges, Independent
Critic Reviews

'The Slits were perhaps the most subversive group of all ... Their adventures, musical and otherwise, are at the heart of this searingly honest memoir.'

Sean O'Hagan, Observer
VivAlbertine

Songwriter and musician Viv Albertine was the guitarist in cult female punk band The Slits. She was a key player in British counter-culture before her career in TV and film directing. Her first solo album The Vermilion Border was released in 2012, and her memoir, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys was a Sunday Times, Mojo, Rough…

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