Kid Congo Powers – Some New Kind of Kick: A Memoir

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/ Renowned musician and songwriter Kid Congo Powers, whose musical resume is rather impressive and includes stints with the Cramps, The Gun Club, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, published this deeply evocative and engrossing memoir of his via the brilliant Omnibus Press a few months ago. If you did…

RICK BUCKLER & ZOË HOWE – The Jam 1982

RELEASE YEAR: 2022   BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-jam-1982-published-on-17th-november-2022 What a marvelous piece of work this visually stunning book on that tumultuous yet highly productive year in The Jam’s life that was 1982 is. That was the fateful year when front man Paul Weller decided to lay The Jam to rest following an intensely creative spell from 1977…

MARK PAYTRESS – Glam! When Superstars Rocked the World, 1970-74

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/products/glam-when-superstars-ruled-the-world-1970-74-published-on-7th-july-2022 What a lovely and evocative delight this colorful and captivating piece on the birth and creative peaks of glam rock is. Filled to the brim with pictures of bands, concert posters, album adverts, fan club newsletters, badges, and single and album covers, author Mark Paytress has composed a most impressive…

KARL BARTOS – The Sound of the Machine: My Life in Kraftwerk and Beyond

Omnibus Press, 2022 RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-sound-of-the-machine-published-on-14th-july-2022 Renowned artist Karl Bartos, who is undoubtedly best known for his pioneering work with the German avantgarde outfit Kraftwerk, published this mammoth 634-page autobiography of his a few months ago, and it turned out to be an informative read and a bit of an eye-opener in many…

MARTIN CELMINS – Peter Green: Founder of Fleetwood Mac (Revised and Updated Version)

RELEASE YEAR: 2022BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/products/peter-green-the-authorised-biography-published-on-31st-march-2022 This updated and revised classic on the wildly gifted and enigmatic founder of Fleetwood Mac, more specifically blues legend Peter Green, is an illuminating study of a musical icon and an extraordinarily complex human being that perpetually seemed to shun fame and fortune. Written by Martin Celmins who was a…

DAVID LEAF – God Only Knows: The Story of Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys & the California Myth

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/collections/frontpage/products/god-only-knows-the-story-of-brian-wilson-the-beach-boys-and-the-california-myth This legendary and outright essential book on Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, which originally saw the light of day back in 1978, was extensively updated by author David Leaf quite recently and then published by the ever-reliable purveyors of quality literature, namely Omnibus Press. What we have here is…

SIMON GODDARD – Bowie Odyssey 72

RELEASE YEAR: 2022  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/ Following the publication of last year’s “Bowie Odyssey 71”, yours truly had been eagerly awaiting its follow-up, and what a treat it now is to be able to tell you that we are dealing with a sparkling new literary gem here. Simon Goddard’s story is an engrossing account of Bowie’s…

TONY FLETCHER – The Best of Jamming! Selections and Stories from the Fanzine That Grew Up, 1977-86

RELEASE YEAR: 2021  BAND URL: https://omnibuspress.com/products/the-best-of-jamming-published-on-23rd-september-2021 Jamming! was a DIY fanzine that was launched by Tony Fletcher back in 1977 when he was merely thirteen years old and over time it evolved into a proper, professional-looking magazine. Despite growing into a popular and well-respected magazine, it never really lost touch with its DIY roots or abandoned…