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Clothes, clothes, clothes. music, music, music. boys, boys, boys / Viv Albertine.

By: Albertine, Viv, 1954-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Faber social greatest hits.Publisher: London, England : Faber and Faber, 2019Copyright date: ©2014Description: ix, 421 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0571351344; 9780571351343.Subject(s): Albertine, Viv, 1954- | Slits (Musical group) | Women rock musicians -- Great Britain -- Biography | Punk rock musicians -- Great Britain -- Biography | Rock musicians -- Great Britain -- BiographyGenre/Form: Autobiographies.DDC classification: 782.42166092 Awards: Rough Trade Book of the Year 2014; NME Book of the Year 2014; A Sunday Times Book of the Year 2014; MOJO Book of the Year 2014Summary: Viv Albertine is one of a handful of original punks who changed music, and the discourse around it, forever. In Clothes Music Boys a story hitherto dominated by male voices is recast through the eyes of one of the most glamorous, uncompromising and iconic figures of the time. After forming The Flowers of Romance with Sid Vicious in 1976, Viv joined The Slits and made musical history as one of the first generation of punk bands. Here is the story of what it was like to be a girl at the height of punk: the sex, the drugs, the guys, the tours, the hard lessons learnt and those not considered. From Madonna to Lady Gaga, fashion to feminims, Viv Albertine has influenced a range of exceptional artists. Here, before and beyond the break-up of The Slits in 1982, is the full story of a life lived unscripted, with foolishness, bravery and great emotional honesty. A memoir full of raw and uncompromising anecdote and opinion, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys is an unflinching account of a life lived on the frontiers of experience, by a true pioneer.
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SUNDAY TIMES MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR
ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
MOJO BOOK OF THE YEAR

A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits - books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.

In 1975, Viv Albertine was obsessed with music but it never occurred to her she could be in a band as she couldn't play an instrument and she'd never seen a girl play electric guitar.

A year later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-girl band the Slits , who fearlessly took on the male-dominated music scene and became part of a movement that changed music.

A raw, thrilling story of life on the frontiers and a candid account of Viv's life post-punk - taking in a career in film, the pain of IVF, illness and divorce and the triumph of making music again - Clothes Music Boys is a remarkable memoir.

Includes discography.

Viv Albertine is one of a handful of original punks who changed music, and the discourse around it, forever. In Clothes Music Boys a story hitherto dominated by male voices is recast through the eyes of one of the most glamorous, uncompromising and iconic figures of the time. After forming The Flowers of Romance with Sid Vicious in 1976, Viv joined The Slits and made musical history as one of the first generation of punk bands. Here is the story of what it was like to be a girl at the height of punk: the sex, the drugs, the guys, the tours, the hard lessons learnt and those not considered. From Madonna to Lady Gaga, fashion to feminims, Viv Albertine has influenced a range of exceptional artists. Here, before and beyond the break-up of The Slits in 1982, is the full story of a life lived unscripted, with foolishness, bravery and great emotional honesty. A memoir full of raw and uncompromising anecdote and opinion, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys is an unflinching account of a life lived on the frontiers of experience, by a true pioneer.

Rough Trade Book of the Year 2014; NME Book of the Year 2014; A Sunday Times Book of the Year 2014; MOJO Book of the Year 2014