SOUNDS OF GLORY - VOLUME 1 - ROCKING ALL OVER THE WORLD
Sounds of Glory Volume One is packed with brilliant stories from the biggest names in rock and metal. The New Wave of British Heavy Metal erupted in the late 70s. Iron Maiden conquered the world, Def Leppard conquered the USA… and alongside them rock gods like Ozzy Osbourne and Ritchie Blackmore enjoyed unexpected revivals.
At the heart of this rock 'n' roll tsunami was Britain's SOUNDS magazine. And at the heart of SOUNDS was Garry Bushell. Like his idols, Garry lived every day as if it was his last. Which it nearly was. Fed heroin in India by Hanoi Rocks, being raided by the C.I.D. in a Motörhead-related incident, getting his eyebrows shaved off by Ozzy… Garry recalls it all in this funny, fast-moving memoir which also takes in Thin Lizzy, UFO, Gary Moore, Status Quo, Twisted Sister, Rose Tattoo, ZZ Top and more.
All raw, exciting, world-beating talents whose heritage endures to this day.
This is a laugh-out-loud road trip through the glory years of Sounds and the golden years of rock music… when Rock Gods ruled the earth.
SOUNDS OF GLORY - VOLUME 2 - THE PUNK AND SKA YEARS
This book chronicles the most exciting generation of British music the world has ever seen. After 1976, the subversive firestorm of punk rock kicked open the door for hosts of other scenes. In rapid succession came Ska, New Mod, New Wave, anarcho-punk and Oi/street-punk. It was an explosion of madcap musical energy as incendiary as it was inspirational, created and performed by both geniuses and madmen.
At the heart of this rock 'n' roll tsunami was SOUNDS magazine. And at the heart of SOUNDS was your narrator, Garry Bushell.Like his idols, Garry lived every day as if it was his last. Which it nearly was. Going to prison with the Angelic Upstarts, tripping into paranoid West Berlin with the Exploited before The Wall came down, fighting a world champion boxer… all in a day's work for our Garry.
These were truly days of glory. Bushell joined The Specials and The Selecter as they toured the US for the first time. He hung out with Debbie Harry, feuded with Crass, skanked away with Madness, championed Secret Affair and managed the Cockney Rejects. From John Cooper Clarke to Right to Work marches, from Squeeze in South London to seedy German brothels, this volume is a unique record of raw and exciting bands, giant characters and radical ideas – all told with a twinkle in the eyes and a smile on the lip.Sounds Of Glory is a brilliant new memoir from one of Britain's most daring and controversial rock journalists. It's a must-read for anyone who loved Sounds and lived through the golden years of British rock and pop.
Garry Bushell's third Harry Tyler novel, Face Down, is out now. Face Down is hard-hitting, sexy pulp fiction that rattles along like a Japanese bullet train. When a vigilante starts assassinating criminals he believes have been treated too leniently by the courts, Kent police are stumped - until they spot a possible link to the shootings and an outspoken rightwing newspaper columnist.
Jailed South London crime lord Johnny Baker, known as Johnny Too, agrees to be the bait to lure the killer into the open. There's just one problem – he wants retired undercover detective Harry Tyler, the man who put him away, to be part of the plot. And Harry's supposed to be dead...
Face Down is the third part of Garry's controversial Harry Tyler trilogy following the successful debut novel, The Face and it sequel, Two Faced, but can be read as a stand-alone novel.
Praise for Face Down: 'Mickey Spillane with a pinch of Micky Flannagan' – South County magazine. 'An absolute triumph, even tougher and raunchier than the first two books' – Jeff Turner, Cockney Rejects.
Teenager Thomas Scrimshaw is trapped in a boring office job until a chance encounter plunges him into a world of nightmares and fear. Framed for a murder he didn’t commit, Tom is forced to take on clueless cops, corrupt courts, a twisted priest and a spiteful troll who looks like Ozzy Osbourne.
While he is hunted by the authorities, his closest friends and his strange benefactor Theo Jinnee race to the rescue. But are all of them really on his side?
Hell Bent is part horror thriller, part comic fantasy with more levels than The Shard.
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ALL OR NOTHING
London 1966. The Swinging City, awash with youthful creativity, music and fashion, excitement and opportunity. And beneath Soho’s glittering promise lurk the shadowy men who cynically exploit it, the gangsters supplying the drugs, the women, the knocked-off booze and whatever else you need to get you through the night... if the price is right.
Men like Steve Knight, an East End Mod with a small gang and a big dream. Steve is smart enough but is he hard enough to see it through?
With the Richardsons banged up and the shadow of the law starting to fall on the Kray Twins, smaller firms are jockeying for position. And as the violence escalates, and the police start to take notice, the Knight brothers have one of their own to worry about...
In this brash, exotic, disturbing new London, only one thing is certain: not all of them will make it through alive.
ALL OR NOTHING is written by Garry Bushell with Craig Brackenridge.
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I Lost My Love To A UK Sub & Other Punk Rock Sob Stories – collected Gonads lyrics Volume One
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