Black Vinyl White Powder

Black Vinyl White Powder

Non-Fiction, Music
Paperback Published on: 03/01/2002
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The most authoritative, intelligent, diligently researched and unpretentious analysis of the British pop scene yet written' Sunday Telegraph

Black Vinyl White Powder charts the amazing fifty year history of the British music business in unparalleled scale and detail. As a key player across the decades, Napier-Bell - who discovered Marc Bolan and managed amongst others The Yardbirds and Wham! - uses his wealth of contacts and extraordinary personal experiences to tell the story of an industry that is like no other. Where bad behaviour is not only tolerated but encouraged, where drugs are sometimes as important as talent, where artists are pushed to their physical and mental limits in the name of profit and ego.

'The Greatest Ever Book Written about English Pop-Breathtakingly Brilliant' Julie Burchill

'The cold print equivalent of a sparkling evening with a world-class raconteur.' Charles Shaar Murray, Independent

Bitchy, glib, fun and shrewd' Daily Telegraph

  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780091880927
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 324g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 29 mm

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Black Vinyl White Powder
Black Vinyl, White Powder
An absolutely essential book for anyone in the pop music business or hoping to be in it. Napier-Bell, author of three books as well as the lyrical adaptati... READ MORE
Vincent Degiorgio
Black Vinyl White Powder
Black Vinyl, White Powder
I adored this book, I read it in two days. If it had been written by someone who was not in the music business I would have thought it was all his own exa... READ MORE
Rachel Graham