Michael Monroe -jättipokkari – Read Like F**k!

Michael Monroe -kirja on julkaistu jättipokkarina! 

Pikaisen guugeloinnin perusteella pehmeäkantista eeposta myyvät netissä ainakin Levykauppa ÄxSuomalainen kirjakauppa, Cdon.com, Adlibris ja Booky.fi. Sen löytää myös ihan oikeistakin myymälöistä eli kirjakaupoista.

On hieno juttu, että Monroe-kirjan elämä jatkuu edelleen, sillä aiemmat viisi painosta on myyty loppuun. Like Kustannuksen Monroe-kirjasivu arvostelulainauksineen on täällä ja Michael Monroen virallinen nettisivusto täällä.

Ja tarina jatkuu kohti uusia lukuja: Michael Monroe on loka-marraskuussa kiertueella, ja uusi albumi on tulossa.

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Liner notes for Monroe classics!

Excuse me for being busy and lazy – these gems have been out there for a while already. But I suppose a little late update is in order, as at least of some of the new versions are still available.

Svart Records released two Michael Monroe albums on vinyl, his solo debut Nights Are So Long (1987) and Peace of Mind (1996). Knowing me as the Hanoi-and-related enthusiast that I am, they asked me to write the liner notes. I duly did the honors, of course. These albums are very important for me personally, especially Peace of Mind, now available on vinyl for the first time.

Order here: Michael Monroe albums on Svart Records’ web site

There are more to these releases than my scribblings. A job well done with the cover art and mastering. Bonus tracks and new photos on both of ’em. I sincerely recommend that you’d check these records out in any format. It’s only rock’n’roll (except for the ”Peace of Mind” title track, that’s an actual piéce de résistance!), but if that’s your thing, you’ll love these.

Well-Read by X-Mas? Get The Hanoi Rocks book!

Exactly a year ago, on November the 18th 2016, Cleopatra Books put out a gorgeous English edition of the Hanoi Rocks book All Those Wasted Years.

Since then, the response has been fantastic. People from all over the world have contacted me just to say thank you! Oh, please – don’t mention it, I’m just happy and honored to get to be a part of this. After all, it is the greatest rock’n’roll story ever!

Wanna read it? Here’s where you’ll find the book:

Cleopatra’s Online Shop

eBay

Backstage Rock Shop

Amazon.com

Amazon co.jp

Amazon.de

Amazon.es

Amazon.fr

Amazon.it

Deadline Music

Amazon.co.uk

Levykauppa Äx

Big Dipper

Rushpolestar

Giunti al Punto (Italia)

Liner notes for rarities: Andy McCoy and Fishfaces

Since the texts I’m talking about are in English, this is as well…

Lately, in addition to my other music journo work, I’ve been writing some liner notes for Svart Records’ re-releases. They’ve put out a couple of classy rock and roll records, first time on vinyl: Andy McCoy’s second solo album Building on Tradition (1995) and Fishfaces’ (starring Claude from Smack) Lovesongs for Hyenas (1993).

 

Since Fishfaces never got the recognition they deserved and basically nobody knows who they were, I decided to write their whole story on the record sleeve, with interviews with their drummer Jarkko Nikulainen and the album’s producer Mikko Karmila.

With Building on Tradition, I concentrated more on the ”making of” side of things, with a little help from Gyp Casino and Dan Lagerstedt, who played on the album.

As always, Svart Records has done magnificent work in re-packaging the records. Building on Tradition has two bonus tracks, Lovesongs for Hyenas comes with a bonus 7″, a re-issue of the band’s debut single. I don’t think these gems have ever sounded better. Vinyl really suits them. Stellar cover art, too.

They’re probably sold out already, but I suggest you try and find them somewhere!

 

 

 

Vive Le (Hanoi) Rock!

Any good publicity is good publicity!

The latest issue (No. 44) of the excellent British rock magazine Vive Le Rock has Hanoi Rocks on the cover. In the article, the writer Joe Whyte calls All Those Wasted Years the book ”a gorgeous work of art as well as a document that details every nuance of a band that lived life like every minute was their last.”

The previous issue (No. 43, The Stranglers on the cover) had Whyte’s review of the book: ”With few punches pulled in the text, this is a stunning legacy of a band who birthed a million imitators.”

 

Buy Hanoi Rocks – All Those Wasted Years:

Cleopatra’s Online Shop

eBay

Backstage Rock Shop

Amazon.com

Amazon co.jp

Amazon.de

Amazon.es

Amazon.fr

Deadline Music

Amazon.co.uk

Levykauppa Äx

Big Dipper

How to Buy Hanoi Rocks book ”All Those Wasted Years”

”Where can I buy the Hanoi Rocks book that Cleopatra put out in English?”

See the links below and choose the one that suits you. Let me know if there are other options, and I’ll update.

Cleopatra’s Online Shop

eBay

Backstage Rock Shop

Amazon.com

Amazon co.jp

Amazon.de

Amazon.es

Amazon.fr

Amazon.it

Deadline Music

Amazon.co.uk

Levykauppa Äx

Big Dipper

Rushpolestar

Giunti al Punto (Italia)

Interview: ”All Those Wasted Years” in Veglam

E-zine Veglam (”It’s all about rock’n’roll, glam, glitter, sleaze, punk, and all related styles”) asked me some good questions about my Hanoi Rocks book.

Read the interview here!

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