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Author Clarke, John Cooper, author.

Title I wanna be yours / John Cooper Clarke.

Publication Info. London : Picador, 2020.

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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    821 Clarke,J CLA    Available
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Description 470 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Summary "John Cooper Clarke is a phenomenon: Poet Laureate of Punk, rock star, fashion icon, TV and radio presenter, social and cultural commentator. At 5 feet 11 inches (32in chest, 27in waist), in trademark dark suit, dark glasses, with dark messed-up hair and a mouth full of gold teeth, he is instantly recognizable. As a writer his voice is equally unmistakable and his own brand of slightly sick humour is never far from the surface. I Wanna Be Yours covers an extraordinary life, filled with remarkable personalities: from Nico to Chuck Berry, from Bernard Manning to Linton Kwesi Johnson, Elvis Costello to Gregory Corso, Gil Scott-Heron, Mark E. Smith and Joe Strummer, and on to more recent fans and collaborators Alex Turner, Plan B and Guy Garvey. Interspersed with stories of his rock and roll and performing career, John also reveals his boggling encyclopaedic take on popular culture over the centuries: from Baudelaire and Edgar Allan Poe to Pop Art, pop music, the movies, fashion, football and showbusiness -- and much, much more, plus a few laughs along the way"--Dust jacket flap.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. The Edge Of Different Worlds -- 2. The Movies -- 3. Lack Of Team Spirit -- 4. Listening To The Radio -- 5. A Splash Of Colour -- 6. The Captain Of All These Men Of Death -- 7. Television -- 8. The Blue Orchid Gang -- 9. The Bookie's, The Boozer, The Barber's, The Bike, And The Beautiful Game -- 10. Bookie's Runner -- 11. Maldano's Late Night Final -- 12. Uncle Dennis -- 13. Mr Malone -- 14. Flat Top With Fenders -- 15. We Are The Moderns -- 16. The Beatles Or The Stones? -- 17. Lemonhead And The Lanny -- 18. The World Of Henry Orient And The Pyjama Party -- 19. A Rock `N' Roll Life: In The Mafia -- 20. The Weekend Starts Here -- 21. Carry On, London -- 22. Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma, Car Mechanic -- 23. Drugstore Bandits -- 24. The Schnorrer! The Schnorrer! -- 25. Becoming A Poet -- 26. Improver Cutter -- The Rag Trade -- 27. My Summer Of Love -- 28. Christine Peel And The Beatniks -- 29. The Printer's Apprentice -- 30. Beyond The Beatniks -- 31. The Monthly Index Of Medical Specialities -- 32. The Lovely Flowers -- 33. The Embassy Club -- 34. The Penny University -- 35. Kommunes, Kaftans, And Kathmandu -- 36. The Dog That Ate My Dole Cheque -- 37. Monkey Business -- 38. Motorbike Accident -- 39. Is This The Way To Amarillo? -- 40. Stripper, Filthy Comedian, Stripper, Filthy Comedian, Stripper, Ventriloquist, Stripper -- 41. Hero Stew -- 42. Room For One More On This High-Speed Bandwagon -- 43. Self-Proclaimed Emperor Of Punk -- 44. Summer Of '77 -- 45. Innocents -- 46. Confessions Of A Punk Performer -- 47. A Professional Poet (On Tour With Be-Bop Deluxe) -- 48. Disguise In Love -- 49. Armed Forces -- 50. The Russell Hotel -- 51. New York, New York -- 52. Persian Brown -- 53. Snap, Crackle & Bop: The End Of Punk Rock As We Knew It -- 54. Me And My Big Mouth -- 55. Put Your Trousers On -- You're Nicked -- 56. Down Under With New Order -- 57. Ten Years In An Open Necked Shirt -- 58. I Only Live Twice -- 59. In Rehab -- 60. Effra Road, Brixton -- 61. Two-Fifths Of The Velvet Underground Under My Roof -- 62. Free At Last -- 63. Mom And Pop Operation.
Subject Clarke, John Cooper.
Performance poets -- England -- Biography.
Poets, English -- Biography.
Punk rock musicians -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Title I want to be yours
ISBN 9781509896103
1509896104

 
    
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