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Simply Thrilled free pdf They had just a few hundred pounds, one band missing a drummer, a sock drawer for an office, more dreams than sense and not a clue between them how to run a record company. But when Alan Horne and Edwyn Collins decided to start their own label from a shabby Glasgow flat in 1979, nobody was going to stand in their way. Postcard Records was the mad, makeshift and quite preposterous result. Launching the careers of Orange Juice, Aztec Camera and cult heroes Josef K, the self-styled 'Sound of Young Scotland' stuck it to the London music biz and, quite by accident, kickstarted the 1980s indie music revolution. Simon Goddard has interviewed everyone involved in the making of the Postcard legend to tell this thrilling rock'n'roll story of punk audacity, knickerbocker glories, broken windscreens, raccoon-fur hats, comedy, violence and creating something beautiful from nothing, against all the odds.

About Simon Goddard

Simon Goddard is the author of the acclaimed pop music books Ziggyology, Mozipedia and Songs That Saved Your Life. He first trained at art school and directed the video for Edwyn Collins' 1995 single 'If You Could Love Me' before becoming a music journalist. He has written for, amongst others, Q magazine, the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal while his sleevenotes include the Orange Juice boxset Coals To Newcastle. He lives in London.

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Author : Simon Goddard
Publisher : Ebury Press
Data Published : 07 April 2016
ISBN : 0091958253
EAN : 9780091958251
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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