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Going Deaf for a Living

Going Deaf for a Living

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By Steve Lamacq

Going Deaf for a Living is Steve Lamacq's candid reflection of several decades spent on the frontline of the alternative music scene. As a writer at the NME and co-host of The Evening Session, Steve naturally attended hundreds of gigs and collected a lifetime's supply of musical encounters.

From witnessing Richey Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers cutting 4Real into his arm to the infamous Oasis interview that sparked national outrage, Going Deaf for a Living provides the first-hand account of some of British music's most memorable moments. But this isn't just a book about working in the music industry: at its heart, this is a tale about being a music fan - what drives us, infuriates us and fascinates us about the artists we put so much faith in.

Covering the periods of grunge, Britpop and the arrival of indie, this acclaimed memoir updated for the first time is a thrilling journey through the last great hurrah of the analogue music industry.

'A lovingly regaled tale of growing up as an avid music fan in the pre-internet age. A personable, likeable character, Lamacq's tone has the quality of a mate down the pub telling you his story - it just so happens that his took place in the centre of the grunge and britpop movements' Classic Pop

'His reflections are frequently hilarious and always well-recounted, especially when those naughty, sh*t-slinging Gallagher brothers are involved.' Long Live Vinyl

Publication Date: 18.04.19
ISBN: 9781787601277
Extent: 240 pages
Format: Paperback

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