Live at the Brixton Academy: A Riotous Life in the Music Business

Live at the Brixton Academy: A Riotous Life in the Music Business

J. S. Rafaeli, Simon Parkes


In 1982, elderly twenty-three, Simon Parkes paid GBP1 for an almost derelict development in Brixton. Over the subsequent fifteen years he grew to become it into Britain's so much iconic tune venue. And now he is telling his tale: packed with fond - and wild - recollections of the well-known musicians who performed on the venue, together with Robert Plant and Jimmy web page, Lou Reed, The Ramones, New Order, the Beastie Boys and The Smiths. this can be approximately one man's burning hope for achievement opposed to the percentages, his ardour for reside tune and the buzz of these desolate tract years, a much cry from the company international that controls the scene this day. From rock-star debauchery and combining it up with Brixton gangsters to placing at the first felony raves within the united kingdom and numerous backroom enterprise offers, this is often the tale of ways to reach enterprise without event and fulfil your teenage fantasies.

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