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There's more to music than just the vinyl at Record Culture. A good read on the crazy life of a band, a step back in time in music history, or a glossy look through the fashions and culture of scenes gone by is equally rewarding.
  • She Bop Lucy O'Brien book
    £14.00

    She Bop

    Lucy O'Brien

    Since She Bop was first published in 1995, digital downloading has transformed the music landscape. But has issue of gender inequality changed too?...

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    £14.00
  • Vinyl Age Max Brzesinksi A Guide To Collecting Records Book inside
    VinylAgeMaxBrzesinksiAGuideToCollectingRecordsbook
    £21.00

    Vinyl Age

    Max Brzezinski

    From Carolina Soul Records, one of the world’s largest online record sellers, comes the definitive guide to every aspect of record collecting in th...

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    £21.00
  • Fast Forward: Volume 2
    £19.00

    Fast Forward: Volume 2

    Stephen Morris

    Iconic drummer Stephen Morris presses play once more to the tune of the long-awaited second volume of memoirs.Poised on the brink of success, the d...

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    £19.00
  • WhileWeWereGettingHighBritpopAndThe90s
    While We Were Getting High Britpop And The 90s book
    £28.00

    While We Were Getting High: Britpop And The '90s

    Kevin Cummins

    A photographic portrait of Britpop, featuring the most iconic bands of the genre, with many never-before-seen images. Remember Britpop and the '90s...

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    £28.00
  • Gary Numan Revolution book
    £18.00

    (R)evolution: The Autobiography

    Gary Numan

    From humble beginnings in Middlesex, where money was scarce but dreams were encouraged, to the award-winning godfather of electronica, Gary Numan h...

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    £18.00
  • Dust And Grooves Adventures In Record Collecting book
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    £38.00

    Dust & Grooves

    Eilon Paz

    Eilon Paz’s 436-page coffee-table book illuminates over 130 vinyl collectors and their collections in the most intimate of environments—their recor...

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    £38.00
  • Mark Lanegan Sing Backwards And Weep book
    £18.00

    Sing Backwards And Weep

    Mark Lanegan

    From the back of the van to the front of the bar, from the hotel room to the emergency room, onstage, backstage, and everywhere in between, Sing Ba...

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    £18.00
  • Annie Nightingale Hey Hi Hello book
    £19.00

    Hey Hi Hello

    Annie Nightingale

    Hey Hi Hello is a greeting we have all become familiar with, as Annie Nightingale cues up another show on Radio One. Always in tune with the nation...

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    £19.00
  • Remain In Love Chris Frantz book
    £19.00

    Remain In Love

    Chris Frantz

    Forty years on from the release of their era-defining album Remain in Light, Chris Frantz's memoir tells the story of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Clu...

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    £19.00
  • Young Punks book
    £24.00

    Young Punks

    Sheila Rock

    As the 1970s drew to a close and changes in music, fashion and attitudes collided to form Punk, Sheila Rock was right at the heart of the electrify...

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    £24.00
  • Lydia Lunch The War Is Never Over book
    £14.00

    Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over

    Nick Soulsby

    Before #MeToo, before Riot Grrl, there was Lydia Lunch. A central figure in the No Wave scene of the seventies as founder of the seminal Teenage Je...

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    £14.00
  • Bruce Springsteen Vault book
    £24.00

    The Bruce Springsteen Vault

    Meredith Ochs

    The Bruce Springsteen Vault chronicles the Boss's incredible musical career through photos and memorabilia. In-depth text tracks Springsteen throug...

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    £24.00
  • White Glove Test Louisville Punk Flyers book
    £30.00

    White Glove Test: Louisville Punk Flyers

    Mike Bucayu

    Clipped, collaged, and photocopied, meticulously hand-painted and lettered, or designed on a glowing computer screen in the early days of desktop p...

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    £30.00
  • Alan Krueger Rockonomics book
    £12.00

    Rockonomics

    Alan Krueger

    Alan Krueger, the former chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, uses the music industry, from rock artists to music executives, ...

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    £12.00
  • Conversations With Tom Petty book Paul Zollo
    £19.00

    Conversations with Tom Petty: Expanded Edition

    Paul Zollo

    Tom Petty was one of the greatest songwriters in rock 'n' roll history, as well as a standard bearer for integrity in the music business. This expa...

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    £19.00
  • John Robb Punk Rock An Oral History book
    £20.00

    Punk Rock: An Oral History

    John Robb

    'To see The Clash on the White Riot tour was like discovering how to be a rock star: you just did it yourself. You didn't wait for someone to come ...

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    £20.00
  • Some Might Say The Definitive Story Of Oasis book
    £20.00

    Some Might Say: The Definitive Story of Oasis

    Richard Bowes

    The rise of Oasis in the mid-1990s was nothing short of stratospheric. Yet what made Oasis truly special was that they were the people's band. This...

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    £20.00
  • The Clash FAQ book
    £15.00

    The Clash FAQ

    Gary J. Jucha

    Founded by guitarist Mick Jones and fronted by the legendary Joe Strummer the Clash had the charisma of Elvis the integrity of the Beatles and the ...

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    £15.00
  • Complicated Game Inside The Songs Of XTC book
    £15.00

    Complicated Game: Inside The Songs Of XTC

    Andy Partridge

    Complicated Game offers a unique insight into the work of one of Britain's most original and influential songwriters-and an unprecedentedly reveali...

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    £15.00
  • Read And Burn A Book About Wire
    £15.00

    Read & Burn: A Book About Wire

    Wilson Neate

    Read and Burn is the first serious, in-depth appraisal of Wire, one of the most influential British bands to emerge during the punk era. If Wire we...

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    £15.00
  • Teenage Kicks My Life As An Undertone book
    £16.00

    Teenage Kicks: My Life as an Undertone

    Michael Bradley

    Michael Bradley joined his school friend's group in Derry, Northern Ireland in the summer of 1974. They had two guitars and no singer. Four years l...

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    £16.00
  • Rush Wandering The Face of the Earth book
    £35.00

    Rush: Wandering The Face Of The Earth

    Richard Bienstock

    Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart performed together for the first time to an audience of 11,000 people in 1974. Forty years later, their las...

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    £35.00
  • Dream Baby Dream Suicide A New York Story book
    £19.00

    Dream Baby Dream

    Kris Needs

    Appearing in early 70s New York City as primal prototype street punks, Suicide are now hailed as one of the most important and influential groups o...

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    £19.00
  • Look Wot I Dun Don Powell My Life In Slade book
    £15.00

    Look Wot I Dun

    Don Powell

    Look Wot I Dun is the story of Slade told through the eyes of drummer Don Powell whose life was shattered when, in 1973 at the height of the group'...

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    £15.00
  • Play It Loud book
    £13.00

    Play It Loud

    Alan di Perna & Brad Tolinski

    The electric guitar has long been an international symbol of freedom, beauty, and rebellion. In Play It Loud, veteran music writers Brad Tolinski a...

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    £13.00
  • Entertain Us The Rise Of Nirvana book
    £15.00

    Entertain Us: The Rise of Nirvana

    Gillian G. Gaar

    Nirvana are one of the most influential bands in rock history, and even now, nearly 20 years after Kurt Cobain's death, the reverence in which they...

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    £15.00
  • Stephen Morris Record Play Pause book
    £11.00

    Record Play Pause

    Stephen Morris

    Before he was responsible for some of the most iconic drumming in popular music, Stephen Morris grew up in 1960s and '70s industrial Macclesfield, ...

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    £11.00
  • Morrissey And Marr The Severed Alliance book
    £16.00

    Morrissey and Marr: The Severed Alliance

    Johnny Rogan

    Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance is among the most successful - and controversial - rock biographies ever published. Having denounced the...

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    £16.00
  • Lunch With The Wild Frontiers book
    £14.00

    Lunch With The Wild Frontiers

    Phill Savidge

    Jane Savidge is widely credited as being the main instigator of the Britpop music movement that swept the UK in the mid-1990s. Savidge was co-found...

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    £14.00
  • John Lennon 1980: The Last Days In The Life
    £14.00

    John Lennon 1980: The Last Days In The Life

    Kenneth Womack

    John Lennon, 1980: The Last Days In The Life of Beatle John tells the story of the legendary musician's incredible last year. For Lennon, 1980 had ...

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    £14.00
  • When Giants Walked The Earth book
    £14.00

    When Giants Walked the Earth: 50 years of Led Zeppelin

    Mick Wall

    They were 'the last great band of the sixties; the first great band of the seventies'; they rose, somewhat unpromisingly, from the ashes of the Yar...

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    £14.00
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    Two Riders Were Approaching The Life And Death Of Jimi Hendrix book
    £10.00

    Two Riders Were Approaching: The Life & Death of Jimi Hendrix

    Mick Wall

    'It's funny how most people love the dead. Once you're dead you're made for life' Jimi HendrixA biography of the world's greatest guitarist, Jimi H...

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    £10.00
  • Kraftwerk I Was A Robot vinyl
    £16.00

    Kraftwerk: I Was A Robot

    Wolfgang Flur

    Wolfgang Flur was a member of Kraftwerk from 1973 to 1987, contributing to albums such as Autobahn (1974), Radioaktivitat (1975), Trans-Europa Expr...

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    £16.00
  • Zeppelin Over Dayton Guided By Voices Album By Album book
    Zeppelin Over Dayton Guided By Voices Album By Album book
    £15.00

    Zeppelin Over Dayton: Guided By Voices Album By Album

    Jeff Gomez

    Led by indefatigable singer and songwriter Robert Pollard, GBV have been one of the most important rock groups of the past thirty years. After toil...

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    £15.00
  • Bob Dylan FAQ Book
    £16.00

    Bob Dylan FAQ

    Bruce Pollock

    In October 2016 the Swedish Academy finally conceded to a quarter-century's worth of clamorous petitions and sustained lobbying enacted by a chorus...

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    £16.00
  • Depeche Mode Just Can't Get Enough book
    £17.00

    Just Can't Get Enough: The Making of Depeche Mode

    Simon Spence

    Nobody who saw Depeche Mode in 1980 could have predicted that those four fresh-faced, synth-pop innocents would transform themselves into stadium-f...

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    £17.00