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The Light Pours Out of Me - The Authorised Biography of John McGeoch - Special Edition

The Light Pours Out of Me - The Authorised Biography of John McGeoch - Special Edition

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By Rory Sullivan-Burke

John McGeoch was the unsung hero of the post-punk era. Blazing a trail with some of Britain’s biggest bands and most revered artists – Magazine, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Armoury Show and Public Image Ltd. – John left an undeniable and indelible mark on music.

The Light Pours Out of Me examines John’s life and legacy, drawing on original interviews with the likes of Siouxsie Sioux, Howard Devoto, Johnny Marr, Billy Idol, John Frusciante, Keith Levene, Jonny Greenwood, Nick Launay, Ed O’Brien, Peter ‘Hooky’ Hook and many others.

Illustrated with unseen photographs, this moving biography – authorised by the family – celebrates the remarkable guitarist who helped provide the soundtrack to a generation.

'Absorbing account of late post-punk guitarist. This is a labour of love, befitting a much-loved man.' Classic Rock

This limited, hand-numbered slipcase edition includes:

  • a hard-back copy of The Light Pours Out of Me, signed by contributors Johnny Marr, Paul Morley, Rory Sullivan-Burke, Emily McGeoch, Dave Formula and Malcolm Garrett 
  • a previously unreleased live recording of 'The Light Pours Out Of Me’ by Magazine (from The Factory, Manchester) b/w 'The Anti-Hero’ by Dave Formula featuring John on guitar and voices on 7” vinyl 
  • one copy includes a ‘golden ticket’, which will win the lucky recipient a John McGeoch’s signature SG1000 guitar - worth over £800 - courtesy of Eastwood Guitars

(please note that the vinyl is shipped separately)

*We have just learnt that we erroneously wrote that early Magazine member Bob Dickinson disliked performing live, which was certainly not the case.  Bob has kindly provided more detail of those early months in the band’s life, which can be read here

Publication Date: 28.04.22
ISBN: 9781913172763
Extent: 272 pages
Format: Slipcase + Vinyl