Publication Date: 04/02/2021 ISBN: 9780571336838 Category:

Fried & Justified

Mick Houghton

Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 04/02/2021 ISBN: 9780571336838 Category:
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£10.99

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AN UNCUT BOOK OF THE YEAR

‘A wild rock ‘n’ roll fairground ride of the damned.’
OBSERVER

‘Excellent.’
NEW STATESMAN

‘Entertaining . . . recalls twenty heady years at the centre of the British music business.’
FINANCIAL TIMES

A candid frontline account of an illustrious gonzo career as an independent music publicist
during the post-punk heyday of the 80s and 90s, featuring an introduction by Bill Drummond and a new foreword by Julian Cope.

Mick Houghton worked with some of the greatest, most influential and downright dysfunctional cult groups of the post-punk era and beyond – Ramones, Talking Heads, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Undertones, Felt and Sonic Youth among them.

But the three acts Mick is most closely identified with are Echo & the Bunnymen, Julian Cope, and the KLF. As confidant and co-conspirator, he navigated the minefield of rivalries and contrasting fortunes which make Fried & Justified such a candid, amusing and insightful picture of an exciting and inspirational period for music.

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