Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys

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Viv Albertine is one of a handful of original punks who changed music, and the discourse around it, forever. Here, before and beyond the break-up of The Slits in 1982, is the full story of a life lived unscripted, with foolishness, bravery and great emotional honesty.

ISBN: 9780571351343 Author: Albertine, Viv Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 7th February 2019 Imprint: Faber & Faber Cover: Paperback Dewey: 782.42166092 (edition:23) Pages: ix, 421 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits – books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.

In 1975, Viv Albertine was obsessed with music but it never occurred to her she could be in a band as she couldn’t play an instrument and she’d never seen a girl play electric guitar.

A year later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-girl band the Slits, who fearlessly took on the male-dominated music scene and became part of a movement that changed music.

A raw, thrilling story of life on the frontiers and a candid account of Viv’s life post-punk – taking in a career in film, the pain of IVF, illness and divorce and the triumph of making music again – Clothes Music Boys is a remarkable memoir.

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