The Non-Stop Pop Art Punk Rock Party
Paul Du Noyer and foreword by Suggs
Paul Du Noyer is an author and editor. For more than 30 years he was also a music journalist, acting as founding editor at Mojo, editor at Q and as a writer for the NME. Since 1989 he has worked on numerous projects with Paul McCartney, including Paul’s tour programmes and CD reissues. In 2010 he assisted Yoko Ono with John Lennon's anniversary CD editions. His books include the classic history of his home town’s music scene Liverpool: Wondrous Place.
Foreword by Suggs Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Tramcar to Frankenstein 2. Didn’t You Have a Beard? 3. ‘It Was the Death of the Loon’ 4. Bunny Money 5. The Invisible River: A Liverpool Interlude 6. Hypertension 7. America Was Our Hamburg 8. ‘Sound of Rock Fades for Deaf School’ 9. The Stopped Clock 10. That Thread of Affinity 11. In Town Tonight! Epilogue: Deaf School and the Icelandic Constitution Appendix: Liverpoem, by Tim Whittaker UK Discography Sources Index
Gripping, accessible and scrupulously researched, the book offers candid anecdotal material from the band’s surviving members, plus well-placed insiders such as sound man Ken Testi and ex-Warner Bros MD Rob Dickens.
Deaf School were a unique inspirational touchstone for a whole generation of creative rebellion and musical ambition that revived Liverpool's music scene after the Big Bang of the 1960s.
Deaf School totally informed the way we formed Madness. Why didn't they make it? It's one of the greatest mysteries in pop.
A breath of fresh air… They were one of the main reasons I wanted to be in a band.
Size: 198 x 128 mm
Publication: October 21, 2013