Author to the slaughter

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Marcus G wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
rudebhoy wrote:finished the book this morning, thought it was a great read overall, but like someone else said, did get a little bit bored by some of the stuff about chord structures and guitar effects, but given it's a book for Clash nuts rather than casual readers, can see that some folk would want to see that.

My only real criticism is with the stuff about Sandinista and what they did after the band split - it's a very high-level canter through, and there is nothing that will be new to 99% of readers.

But, like I say, overall a top read, best Clash book there is, and I've read them all :mrgreen:
The only disappointment for me was the Sandinista section. Not that it wasn't good, quite the opposite, it is just that that story deserves to be written into another equally great book.


Are you reading Marcus.

I'm reading AND eating pie. Some of us are capable of multi-tasking. What I'm not doing at the same time, though, is writing another book about the Clash.

Although they say never say never again, I'm saying never again.
That's a shame. I would have enjoyed a Route 19 Revisited-style tome for each album.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Re: Author to the slaughter

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Heston wrote:
Marcus G wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
rudebhoy wrote:finished the book this morning, thought it was a great read overall, but like someone else said, did get a little bit bored by some of the stuff about chord structures and guitar effects, but given it's a book for Clash nuts rather than casual readers, can see that some folk would want to see that.

My only real criticism is with the stuff about Sandinista and what they did after the band split - it's a very high-level canter through, and there is nothing that will be new to 99% of readers.

But, like I say, overall a top read, best Clash book there is, and I've read them all :mrgreen:
The only disappointment for me was the Sandinista section. Not that it wasn't good, quite the opposite, it is just that that story deserves to be written into another equally great book.


Are you reading Marcus.

I'm reading AND eating pie. Some of us are capable of multi-tasking. What I'm not doing at the same time, though, is writing another book about the Clash.

Although they say never say never again, I'm saying never again.
That's a shame. I would have enjoyed a Route 19 Revisited-style tome for each album.

Madhouse or poorhouse...

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Marcus G wrote:
Heston wrote:
Marcus G wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
rudebhoy wrote:finished the book this morning, thought it was a great read overall, but like someone else said, did get a little bit bored by some of the stuff about chord structures and guitar effects, but given it's a book for Clash nuts rather than casual readers, can see that some folk would want to see that.

My only real criticism is with the stuff about Sandinista and what they did after the band split - it's a very high-level canter through, and there is nothing that will be new to 99% of readers.

But, like I say, overall a top read, best Clash book there is, and I've read them all :mrgreen:
The only disappointment for me was the Sandinista section. Not that it wasn't good, quite the opposite, it is just that that story deserves to be written into another equally great book.


Are you reading Marcus.

I'm reading AND eating pie. Some of us are capable of multi-tasking. What I'm not doing at the same time, though, is writing another book about the Clash.

Although they say never say never again, I'm saying never again.
That's a shame. I would have enjoyed a Route 19 Revisited-style tome for each album.

Madhouse or poorhouse...
Can't it be both?
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Re: Author to the slaughter

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Wolter wrote:
Marcus G wrote:
Madhouse or poorhouse...
Can't it be both?
It's already been both, which is why never again.

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Marcus, I read Route 19 around Christmas time. It is truly a magnificent book. In addition to the marcusgreyian depth and attention to detail, it is also very pleasant and fun read. The hardback looks and feels cool too. Thank you and mucho respect!

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Marcus G wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
rudebhoy wrote:finished the book this morning, thought it was a great read overall, but like someone else said, did get a little bit bored by some of the stuff about chord structures and guitar effects, but given it's a book for Clash nuts rather than casual readers, can see that some folk would want to see that.

My only real criticism is with the stuff about Sandinista and what they did after the band split - it's a very high-level canter through, and there is nothing that will be new to 99% of readers.

But, like I say, overall a top read, best Clash book there is, and I've read them all :mrgreen:
The only disappointment for me was the Sandinista section. Not that it wasn't good, quite the opposite, it is just that that story deserves to be written into another equally great book.


Are you reading Marcus.

I'm reading AND eating pie. Some of us are capable of multi-tasking. What I'm not doing at the same time, though, is writing another book about the Clash.

Although they say never say never again, I'm saying never again.
Someone has to write Mick's book ;)

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Wally, that's exactly what I'm thinking.

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Vimmattu wrote:Wally, that's exactly what I'm thinking.
I was a little tongue in cheek, I don't think Marcus is top of Mick's list.

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101Walterton wrote:
Marcus G wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
rudebhoy wrote:finished the book this morning, thought it was a great read overall, but like someone else said, did get a little bit bored by some of the stuff about chord structures and guitar effects, but given it's a book for Clash nuts rather than casual readers, can see that some folk would want to see that.

My only real criticism is with the stuff about Sandinista and what they did after the band split - it's a very high-level canter through, and there is nothing that will be new to 99% of readers.

But, like I say, overall a top read, best Clash book there is, and I've read them all :mrgreen:
The only disappointment for me was the Sandinista section. Not that it wasn't good, quite the opposite, it is just that that story deserves to be written into another equally great book.


Are you reading Marcus.

I'm reading AND eating pie. Some of us are capable of multi-tasking. What I'm not doing at the same time, though, is writing another book about the Clash.

Although they say never say never again, I'm saying never again.
Someone has to write Mick's book ;)
I'm thinking Marcus spent some quality time undercover in the Young Rockers Club when interviewing Bernie and needs a few years of therapy and comfort pie before he can type again without twitching. ;)

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101Walterton wrote:
13 Jan 2011, 7:02pm
Marcus, just finished reading 'Route 19. Brilliant. It took forever as I couldn't read a page without LC and Vanilla on my Ipod and the original vinyl LP with lyric sheets to hand. A fantastic read and far and away the most enjoyable Clash (or in fact music book of any sort) I have read.
I soaked up the detail in LGIT and RLGIT however I have been listening to LC on heavy rotation since Xmas 1979, which is about 2/3 of my life ! Your book has explained many things and answered numerous questions, some of which I didn't know I had. If nothing else I now know the name of the face on the Bankrobber picture sleeve which has been bugging me for years (and was debated long and hard on here not too long ago).
Listening to LC now 31 years later is a new experience, thank you.
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Looks like Marcus was wrong about it being McVicar! This turned up on FB today, looks like it must be a stock photo. Magazine is from 1969...
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Heston wrote:
22 Apr 2020, 1:30pm
101Walterton wrote:
13 Jan 2011, 7:02pm
Marcus, just finished reading 'Route 19. Brilliant. It took forever as I couldn't read a page without LC and Vanilla on my Ipod and the original vinyl LP with lyric sheets to hand. A fantastic read and far and away the most enjoyable Clash (or in fact music book of any sort) I have read.
I soaked up the detail in LGIT and RLGIT however I have been listening to LC on heavy rotation since Xmas 1979, which is about 2/3 of my life ! Your book has explained many things and answered numerous questions, some of which I didn't know I had. If nothing else I now know the name of the face on the Bankrobber picture sleeve which has been bugging me for years (and was debated long and hard on here not too long ago).
Listening to LC now 31 years later is a new experience, thank you.
101W
Looks like Marcus was wrong about it being McVicar! This turned up on FB today, looks like it must be a stock photo. Magazine is from 1969...

mcvic.jpg
Oh neat.
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So... what's Marcus up to these days?

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Heston wrote:
22 Apr 2020, 1:30pm
101Walterton wrote:
13 Jan 2011, 7:02pm
Marcus, just finished reading 'Route 19. Brilliant. It took forever as I couldn't read a page without LC and Vanilla on my Ipod and the original vinyl LP with lyric sheets to hand. A fantastic read and far and away the most enjoyable Clash (or in fact music book of any sort) I have read.
I soaked up the detail in LGIT and RLGIT however I have been listening to LC on heavy rotation since Xmas 1979, which is about 2/3 of my life ! Your book has explained many things and answered numerous questions, some of which I didn't know I had. If nothing else I now know the name of the face on the Bankrobber picture sleeve which has been bugging me for years (and was debated long and hard on here not too long ago).
Listening to LC now 31 years later is a new experience, thank you.
101W
Looks like Marcus was wrong about it being McVicar! This turned up on FB today, looks like it must be a stock photo. Magazine is from 1969...

mcvic.jpg
On October 29, 1968, one of Briain's most feared criminals, John McVicar, went on the run after escaping from Durham Prison.

Could still be John McVicar. ;)
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one of Briain's most feared criminals,
So what criminals did Michael fear?

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Olaf wrote:
22 Apr 2020, 3:51pm
one of Briain's most feared criminals,
So what criminals did Michael fear?
Michael who?
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