Books of the Year 2016

Set The Boy Free

Johnny Marr

Label Century Media Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781780894324

Rough Trade Exclusive includes a bonus fanzine entitled Dynamic by Johnny Marvellous

The Death Archives: Mayhem 1984-94

Jorn "Necrobutcher" Stubberud with Afterword by Thurston Moore

Label Ecstatic Peace Library Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780997285031

The True Mayhem are the most influential Black Metal band in the world, and obviously no strangers to controversy. Death Archives offer never before seen photographs and unique insight in...

The Death Archives: Mayhem 1984-94 (THE PURE EDITION) (SIGNED COPIES)

Jorn "Necrobutcher" Stubberud with Afterword by Thurston Moore

Label Ecstatic Peace Library Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. PUREEDITION250

ROUGH TRADE EXCLUSIVE. Signed edition, packaged in a slipcase with artwork by Savage Pencil and includes a poster. Known as the Pure Edition. Ecstatic Peace Library are thrilled to presen...

Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands

Will Carruthers

Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571329960

I can confirm that should you ever find yourself on stage playing the bass guitar with three left hands, it is usually the one in the middle that is the real one. The other two are probab...

In Loving Memory Of Work : A Visual Record Of The UK Miners' Strike 1984 - 85 (SIGNED COPIES)

Craig Oldham

Genre Protest Cat no. 9780957134294

In Loving Memory Of Work, curated by Craig Oldham, is a significant work presenting a visual record of Britain's longest ever industrial dispute: the 1984-85 UK miners' strike. Bringing t...

Gold from the Stone (SIGNED COPIES)

Lemn Sissay

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782119098

Lemn Sissay's first poetry collection was written aged eighteen and hand-sold to miners on the picket lines of Warrington. Since then his poems have been sculpted in iron and built from c...

Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Friends in Woodstock (SIGNED COPIES)

Barney Hoskyns

Label faber Cat no. 9780571309757

Think 'Woodstock' and the mind turns to the seminal 1969 festival that crowned a seismic decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. But Woodstock itself was over 60 miles from the site to wh...

The Outrun

Amy Liptrot

Label canongate Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781782115489

When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was once home, memories of...

Shock and Awe (SIGNED COPIES)

Simon Reynolds

Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571301713

As the sixties dream faded, a new flamboyant movement electrified the world: GLAM! In Shock and Awe, Simon Reynolds explores this most decadent of genres on both sides of the Atlantic. Bo...

The Rise, The Fall and The Rise (SIGNED COPIES)

Brix Smith Start

Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571325054

The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise is the extraordinary story, in her own words, of Brix Smith Start. Best known for her work in The Fall at the time when they were perhaps the most powerfu...

The Ramones (SIGNED COPIES)

Danny Fields

Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. Ramones1

First Third are privileged to be working with Danny Fields, first manager of The Ramones, on a high quality hardback volume featuring over 250 photos from his personal archive taken betwe...

Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges

Iggy Pop

Label Third Man Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780991336197

"Iggy Pop is my total idol."-Kurt Cobain "The Stooges also carry a strong element of sickness in their music, a crazed quaking uncertainty and errant foolishness that effectively mirrors ...

In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious

Christopher Bateman and Al Fingers

Label One Love Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780956777379

In the early 1980s Jamaican popular music underwent a paradigm shift with the emergence of a new style: Dancehall. Conventional reggae songwriting and production techniques were traded in...

David Bowie: The Last Interview

David Bowie

Label melville house Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781612195759

The latest addition to The Last Interview series concentrates on the late great David Bowie. Bowie was famous for his fascinating refusal to stay the same - the same as other trending art...

Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul to San Francisco

Tim Burgess

Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571314737

In 2012, Tim Burgess of the Charlatans published his hugely successful and critically acclaimed memoir, Telling Stories. Tim really enjoyed his new role as an author, and so here it is: T...

Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys (SIGNED COPIES)

Lol Tolhurst

Label Quercus Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781786482907

Coming of age in Thatcher's Britain in the late 70s and early 80s was really tough, especially if you lived in Crawley. But against the grinding austerity, social unrest and suburban bore...

Testimony

Robbie Robertson

Label William Heinemann Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781785151064

Robbie Robertson's singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like The Weight, The Night They Drove O...

Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-1980

Rick Poynor

Label Phaidon Genre Art & Design Cat no. 9780714872759

Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80 is an unrivalled collection of visually striking ephemera from Britain’s punk subculture. It presents 500 artefacts - 'zines,' gig posters, flyers, and...