MATTHEW COLLIN -Dream Machines: Electronic Music in Britain from Doctor Who to Acid House

RELEASE YEAR: 2024BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/collections/frontpage/products/dream-machines-electronic-music-in-britain-from-doctor-who-to-acid-house Dream Machines by author Matthew Collin is quite literally a dream come true for anyone interested in the subject of British electronic music – regardless of whether one is merely curious about the phenomenon or harbor much more than just a passing interest in its gloriously labyrinthine history. Exhaustively researched,…

MARK PERRY – Sniffin’ Glue . . . and Other Rock ‘n’ Roll Habits (2024 Edition)

RELEASE YEAR: 2024BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/collections/frontpage/products/sniffin-glue-and-other-rock-n-roll-habits-published-29-february-2024 The legendary British underground fanzine titled Sniffin’ Glue . . . and Other Rock ‘n’ Roll Habits formed an essential part of the early punk scene (primarily in the UK) and was driven by a deep-seated love and admiration for the then-burgeoning milieu that began to form and take proper…

CHARLES WHITE – The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Authorized Biography (2024 Edition)

RELEASE YEAR: 2024BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-life-and-times-of-little-richard-the-authorized-biography-published-22-february-2024 Sporting a brand-new cover as well as a comprehensive overview of Richard’s recorded works and photos from the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer’s own archive but containing the same fast-paced and captivating story, this edition of the classic The Life and Times of Little Richard has lost none of its power…

PAULINE MURRAY – Life’s a Gamble: Penetration, The Invisible Girls and Other Stories

RELEASE YEAR: 2023BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/products/lifes-a-gamble-my-life-in-penetration-the-invisible-girls-published-on-18th-may-2023 The talented and iconic Pauline Murray is best known for her splendid work with punk rockers Penetration in the latter half of the seventies and some truly interesting, original-sounding solo works in the eighties that exist somewhere between new wave, synth pop, post-punk, and electronic music. Life’s a Gamble, her…

DARRYL W. BULLOCK – Queer Blues: The Hidden Figures of Early Blues Music

RELEASE YEAR: 2023  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/products/queer-blues-the-hidden-figures-of-early-blues-music-published-6th-july-2023?_pos=1&_sid=c7511005c&_ss=r The immensely talented author Darryl W. Bullock composed one of the best books of 2021 in the shape of Velvet Mafia, and its follow-up titled Pride, Pop and Politics (2022) was yet another thought-provoking and illuminating study of the LGBQT community in relation to British music history, culture, and society…

DARYL EASLEA – Whatever Happened to Slade? When the Whole World Went Crazee

RELEASE YEAR: 2023BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/products/whatever-happened-to-slade-when-the-whole-world-went-crazee Whatever Happened to Slade? by Daryl Easlea is undoubtedly one of the most enthusiastic, warm-hearted, and passionate books on any band out there that I have come across for quite some time. This one basically reads like a love letter to not only one of the greatest yet most underrated…

MARTIN POWER – White Knuckles: The Life and Music of Gary Moore

RELEASE YEAR: 2023  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/products/white-knuckles-the-life-of-gary-moore-published-on-8th-september-2021?_pos=1&_sid=672ce29c4&_ss=r Being the huge fan and admirer of Martin Power’s epic book on Jimmy Page titled No Quarter that I am, I was naturally rather psyched and excited when a copy of White Knuckles landed on my doorstep. The role and significance of the immortal and sadly missed Gary Moore cannot…

NICK BANKS – So It Started There: From Punk to Pulp

RELEASE YEAR: 2023BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/collections/frontpage/products/and-it-started-there-from-punk-to-pulp-published-28-september-2023 The renowned purveyors of quirky pop and art rock known as Pulp surely need no introduction and to many of us, their Different Class LP from 1995 provided a lovely soundtrack to our youth and teenage years. Drummer Nick Banks recently published this warm-hearted, humorous, and engaging autobiography of his…

SIMON SPENCE – What Have We Got? The Turbulent Story of Oi!

RELEASE YEAR: 2023  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/products/what-have-we-got-the-turbulent-story-of-oi What Have We Got? by author Simon Spence is a most illuminating, thought-provoking, and perfectly balanced overview of the origins and evolution of the Oi! music genre and the whole scene revolving around that both in the UK and abroad. In some ways highly controversial and infamous yet also underappreciated…

WAYNE HUSSEY – Heady Daze: The Mission Years 1985-1990

RELEASE YEAR: 2023  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/collections/frontpage/products/heady-daze-the-mission-years-1985-1990-published-on-25th-august-2022 This scribe was madly in love with the inimitable Wayne Hussey’s previous autobiography (or rather the first part of what is presumably a trilogy), namely the brilliant and ridiculously entertaining Salad Daze from 2019. His latest literary output, Heady Daze, picks up where its predecessor ended, and as its title…

CAROLINE AND DAVID STAFFORD – Anymore for Anymore: The Ronnie Lane Story

RELEASE YEAR: 2023  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/products/anymore-for-anymore-the-ronnie-lane-story-published-24th-august-2023 Anymore for Anymore: The Story of Ronnie Lane is a moving and most interesting piece of gripping music literature that sheds light on a hugely skilled musician and songwriter who was held in high esteem by his friends and peers yet somehow came across as an overlooked or underappreciated musical…

STEVE TURNER WITH ADEM TEPEDELEN – Mud Ride: A Messy Trip Through the Grunge Explosion by Steve Turner, Guitarist and Founding Member of Mudhoney

RELEASE YEAR: 2023  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/collections/frontpage/products/mud-ride-a-messy-trip-through-the-grunge-explosion-signed-edition-published-on-8th-june-2023 Renowned Mudhoney guitarist Steve Turner recently published this fantastically entertaining, engaging, and sincere autobiography of his, and this humorous page-turner (see what I did there?) does an absolutely splendid job at chronicling the birth and evolution of grunge and how the Seattle scene came into being and eventually exploded into…

MAX DÉCHARNÉ – King’s Road: The Rise and Fall of the Hippest Street in the World (Expanded and Revised Edition)

RELEASE YEAR: 2023  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/products/kings-road-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-hippest-street-in-the-world-published-on-6th-april-2023 This expanded and revised edition of author Max Décharné’s vibrant and colorful story of the infamous King’s Road in London makes for a delightful summer read and is both insightful and humorous. With its warm and perfectly ironic tone, the book expertly guides us through the labyrinthine and deeply fascinating…

GEEZER BUTLER – Into the Void: From Birth to Black Sabbath and Beyond

RELEASE YEAR: 2023BAND URL: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/into-the-void-geezer-butler?variant=40952153079842 This scribe has been eagerly awaiting this autobiography by legendary bassist Geezer Butler – one of the founding fathers of the mighty Black Sabbath – and this literary gem has undoubtedly been worth the wait as it provides the reader with a wealth of insight into the pioneering metal act…

SIMON GODDARD – BOWIE ODYSSEY 73

RELEASE YEAR: 2023  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/collections/coming-soon/products/bowie-odyssey-73-published-on-25th-may-2023 The three previous entries in the Bowie Odyssey series impressed me greatly with 71 and 72 in particular leaving their mark on me due to them being flawlessly written excursions into a rich and evocative literary universe unlike anything else out there. In other words, those two masterpieces were an…

HARVEY LISBERG – I’m Into Something Good: My Life Managing 10cc, Herman’s Hermits & Many More

RELEASE YEAR: 2023BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/products/into-something-good-my-life-with-herman-s-hermits-10cc-and-jimmy-white-published-on-30th-march-2023 Wildly entertaining, enthusiastically told, and brimming with joy and energy, this utterly rewarding read by former Herman’s Hermits and 10cc manager Harvey Lisberg is a real adventure from beginning to end. Chronicling his days growing up in Salford in Greater Manchester and becoming smitten with music (in particular The Beatles)…

DAFYDD REES – The Beatles 1963: A Year in the Life

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/collections/frontpage/products/beatles-1963-published-on-13th-october-2022 1963 was undoubtedly one of the most eventful and action-packed years in Beatles history and saw the group evolve into a global and widespread phenomenon that cemented their legend. This beautiful hardback sees author Dafydd Rees explore that hallowed year in great detail and essentially provides the reader with an…

RJ SMITH – Chuck Berry: An American Life

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/collections/frontpage/products/chuck-berry-an-american-life-published-on-8th-november-2022 Much has been written about rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry over the years, but few books feel as comprehensive and in-depth as this evocative 415-page gem by RJ Smith does. Beautifully written and capable of transporting the reader back in time to bygone eras, this is quite the page-turner.…

RICHARD EVANS – Listening to the Music the Machines Make: Inventing Electronic Pop 1978-1983

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/products/listening-to-the-music-the-machines-make-the-electronic-pop-revolution-1978-1983-published-on-27th-october-2022?_pos=1&_sid=d27e49c6e&_ss=r This excellent examination of the birth and rise of electronic pop music in Britain by author Richard Evans combines a fresh approach to the success and longevity of the genre with a thorough analysis of its cultural impact and why it resonated with the post-punk generation back in the late…

LAURA SHENTON – The Stranglers- La Folie: In-depth

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://www.wymeruk.co.uk/webshop/books/album-in-depth-series/the-stranglers-la-folie-%E2%80%94-in-depth/ The first time yours truly came across the uncompromising and legendary The Stranglers was when ‘Golden Brown’ appeared in Guy Ritchie’s movie Snatch, and that song prompted me to explore the group’s catalogue and especially 1981’s La Folie, which was a rewarding experience. Now, the thing is that there is…

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