DARE is available to buy

You can buy signed/personalised copies of DARE via http://www.abookcalleddare.com/

DARE death of rock n roll

The book is a kinda personal account of the seismic changes in Pop music that played out in the Top Twenty in the early 80s and the profound effects they had on Pop and on me.

The first edition looks like selling out so do be quick, if you want to buy one.

 

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COLD STONE GLAM

Good afternoon
I made another Spotify list.
It’s kind of inspired by Chapter 4 of DARE.

Happy Mondays and Talking Heads, via Health and Peaches, to Suede and Ronnie Spector

Cold Stone Glam is here: 

The full set of DARE Playlists are below

CHAPTERS (with Spotify Playlists)

01. “HEROES” Just who did invent the 80s?
KRAFTWERK NEU BOWIE MORODER BLONDIE SPARKS
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST 01. “HEROES”: Who Invented The 80s?
02. DAWNING OF A NEW ERA After the grey 70s, dour English eccentrics reach for the fun, the colour and the glamour.
THE JAM, THE SPECIALS, ADAM AND THE ANTS
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST 02. DAWNING OF A NEW ERA

03. THE SOUND OF THE CROWD Synthpop arrives.
GARY NUMAN, OMD, ULTRAVOX, SOFT CELL, THE HUMAN LEAGUE
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST 03: SOUND OF THE CROWD

04. TEMPTATION Funk Gets Serious, Disco Is Exhumed.
ORANGE JUICE, NEW ORDER, PiL, GANG OF FOUR + NEIL YOUNG
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST 04. TEMPTATION:

05. MAD WORLD The floodgates open; brilliant new groups every week.
ABC, ASSOCIATES, TEARS FOR FEARS, YAZOO, TALK TALK
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST 05.MAD WORLD
06. GHOSTS The Top Ten welcomes all sorts of oddities.
JAPAN, MONSOON, GRACE JONES, LAURIE ANDERSON
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST 06. GHOSTS:

07. FLOORSHOW Goth’s moths step into the light.
BAUHAUS, THE CURE, THE SISTERS OF MERCY, SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST 07. FLOOORSHOW:
08. DUCK ROCK Punks import Hip Hop and Electro from New York.
MALCOLM MCLAREN, AFRIKAA BAMBAATA, THE CLASH
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST DARE: 08. DUCK ROCK:

09. NEW GOLD DREAM The European Canon tilts at stadiums.
SIMPLE MINDS, THE BUNNYMEN, U2, PETER GABRIEL, KATE BUSH
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST 09. NEW GOLD DREAM:

10. AVALON In Pursuit Of Production Perfection.
ROXY MUSIC, DURAN DURAN, SCRITTI POLITTI DARE:
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST 10. AVALON:

11. THRILLER Economies Of Scale. Kajagoogoo vs Prince.
MICHAEL JACKSON, MADONNA, PRINCE, CDs, MTV,
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST DARE: 11. THRILLER:

12. ALL YOU NEED IS NOW The persistence of Duran Duran and the perpetual Eighties revival
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, LA ROUX, HOT CHIP, THE KILLERS
12. SPOTIFY PLAYIST DARE: 12. ALL YOU NEED IS NOW:

ENJOYED – Keep To Chloe is out today

Keep To Chloe Small

Keep to Chloe is

“…..Part Balearic, part house, part synth-pop, all vibes” – XL8R

 “…..the perfect summer soundtrack” The Guardian

“…..music to lose yourself in.” The Line of Best Fit

7 Digital
https://www.7digital.com/artist/enjoyed/release/keep-to-chloe/

ITunes
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/keep-to-chloe/id1021636044

Amazon
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Keep-Chloe-Enjoyed/dp/B014VPCI5E/ref=sr_1_2?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1441357890&sr=1-2&keywords=enjoyed

Beatport
https://pro.beatport.com/release/keep-to-chloe/1576387

Juno
http://www.junodownload.com/products/enjoyed-keep-to-chloe/2881757-02/

Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/album/140lKU1tFxcgHCgkDohKXJ

Napster
http://app.napster.com/artist/enjoyed/album/keep-to-chloe

DARE

Hi

The copies of DARE are in and they look wonderful…Just how I imagined they would.photo

All the Kickstarter orders are out (except for about 5 people who still have not given me their address).

You can buy signed, personalised copies of DARE via my (phone-unfriendly) website abookcalledDARE.

The ever-wonderful ROUGH TRADE SHOPS all have upfront copies.

It’s gonna be in ROUGH TRADE NYC from Monday 7th September.

There’ll be an Amazon pre-order up soon.

More news as I have it.

David

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