Document And Eyewitness: An Intimate History of Rough Trade

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Orion, Jul 22, 2010 - Music - 384 pages

The official story of 25 years of the legendary Rough Trade Records.

Rough Trade is practically a byword for the history of independent music over the last thirty years. DOCUMENT AND EYEWITNESS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF ROUGH TRADE tells the story from the inside of a phenomenally influential record label, through the voices of Geoff Travis, Jarvis Cocker, Robert Wyatt, Green Gartside and many many more.

From the early records of Cabaret Voltaire, Kleenex and the Swell Maps, through to groundbreaking releases by The Fall, The Smiths and Scritti Pollitti, on through the collapse of the independent collective and the rebirth of Rough Trade at the turn of the century, this is the definitive, essential account for any serious music fan.

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This oral history of the Rough Trade Shop, Record Label and Distribution company is a fascinating account of the heyday and collapse of the most influential indie company of them all. It also stands ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Neil Taylor worked for the NME during the mid-1980s and has more recently worked in publishing. He is a dedicated regionalist and now lives in Winchester.

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