a great book! John Barrow has somehow managed to cram a
lifetime's experiences of flirting with "the bigtime"
into 271 pages of "I don't want to put it down"
readability. There's not a dull paragraph in any of the
33 chapters covering John's musical odyssey - from humble
beginnings gigging around the country in a one-foot-in-the-grave
tranny van, to appearances on Top of the Pops & sell
out tours supporting icons of the 80's such as Culture Club
& Iggy Pop, this highly enjoyable journey is narrated
like you were enjoying a pint down the pub with the man
- by the end of the book I felt like I'd been a mate of
John's for years!
This book also serves as a superb guide to the "do's
& don'ts" of making a career in the fickle jungle
that is the mainstream music industry - a must read for
any dedicated indie musician aiming for chart success.
Reviewer: Mark Edwards