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Britpop Bookshelf: Life by Keith Richards

Britpop Bookshelf: Life by Keith Richards

Keith Richards is one of the best known and respected guitarists of the Brit rock scene. He’s wild, a little strange, sometimes unintelligible, but always interesting. The same can be said of his memoir, Life. In the book, Richards reflects on everything from his early life growing up in a council estate and his love […]

Britpop Bookshelf: Mozipedia

‘There’s more to life than books you know, but not much more,’ Morrissey’s sinuous voice once teased. Well, it’s possible for Morrissey to be wrong once in his life because he never cracked open Simon Goddard’s Mozipedia: The Encyclopedia of Morrissey and the Smiths (Plume Books, 2010). The Mozipedia is a special kind of reference […]

Phonogram Britpop

Britpop Bookshelf: Phonogram: Rue Brittania by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie

We don’t often see an overlap of Britpop and graphic novels. Thankfully in 2006, journalist Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie filled the void with the first installment of the Phonogram: Rue Brittania mini-series. The series follows Davis Kohl – a “phonomancer” who uses music as magic. It starts off in the dull, post-Britpop scene. […]