The British record company Rough Trade has been a pioneer in the independent music industry for more than 30 years. Document and Eyewitness tells the definitive story of this trailblazing label through the voices of founder Geoff Travis, Jarvis Cocker, Robert Wyatt, Green Gartside, and other musicians. Serious fans of punk, dub, and rock will learn more about the bands they lovefrom Cabaret Voltaire and Kleenex to The Fall, The Smiths, The Strokes, and beyond.
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About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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 as an example of the problems of running a succesful business according to alternative principles. It assumes a knowledge of the music it talks about - if you don't know who The Raincoats were, or who Daniel Miller is, this book isn't going to tell you and you might want to give it a miss. If you like your music groundbreaking and your politics revolutionary, and your not afraid to wade through the contradictions and the disappointments, then this is a great read.