Foreground Music

FOREGROUND MUSIC: A LIFE IN 15 GIGS

The memoir of a life long music obsessive and compulsive gig-goer.   From a Cliff Richard gospel concert at the age of ten, to his first rock gig age 14, where The Jam play so loudly he blacks out, to a Joy Division concert that erupts into a full scale riot. Each chapter focuses on a different show, including Primal Scream headlining at Glastonbury at the height of Screamadelica, the troubled reformation of The Velvet Underground, the first UK gig by The Strokes in a room above a pub, and the final arena tour by David Bowie. Along the way, Graham experiences several pub-crawls with Mark E. Smith of The Fall, convinces Paul Weller to undertake his first acting role and attempts to interview Genesis P. Orridge of Throbbing Gristle whilst tripping on LSD.   “‘Foreground Music’ is an absolute gem.” – Mark Gatiss   Published in Autumn 2019 by Strange Attractor Press.

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