Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

A feminist musician icon, Viv Albertine reveals the rocking, uncompromising story of her life on the front lines at the birth of the British punk movement and beyond in this exciting, humorous, and inspiring memoir.

Selected by the New York Times as one of the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years

Viv Albertine is a pioneer. As lead guitarist and songwriter for the seminal band The Slits, she influenced a future generation of artists including Kurt Cobain and Carrie… (more)

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Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


This brave and beautiful book is successful, indeed triumphant, in exploring failure and the courage it takes to begin again.

The New York Times : Pop Music (December 05, 2014)

She writes beautifully, in a dreamy, self-interrogating, pre-Internet continuous present, a kind of imagistic drift in which the pale antiheroes of London punk rock come and go like skinny-legged ­poems.

Albertine's book is sharp and quick-witted. She knows her way around a sentence and exudes confidence.


Book Details  


Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group (November 25, 2014)

Collection: Thomas Dunne Books

Language: English


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