Never Mind The Bollards
Let author Max Wooldridge take you on a magical musical tour of the long and winding road around England's rich rock and pop locations, from Canterbury to Coventry, Liverpool to London, and Woking to Wilmslow via Wigan.
Never Mind the Bollards traces the development of each musical scene and genre: from the emergence of skiffle in the 1950s right through to today's synth-prodding female singer-songwriters. En route it showcases English rock and pop music’s stars and characters, and takes you to the momentous gigs and places where these musical heroes grew up and hung out.
Bulging with stories, facts and anecdotes and crammed full of quality photographs, Never Mind the Bollards features everyone from the likes of Keith Richards, John Lennon and Ray Davies to Swindon’s Andy Partridge, Bridport’s PJ Harvey and Chatham’s Billy Childish. This informative, entertaining and sometimes irreverent guide to English rock and pop music also focuses on the songwriters and artists whose songs celebrate Englishness and the little eccentricities that set us apart.