57 Varieties of Talk Soup

57 Varieties of Talk Soup cover

By Barry Cain

RRP: £12.99

binding: paperback
isbn: 978 1 9059 5987 7
page size: 198 x 129mm
extent: 364 pages
illustration: 16 page colour section

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From the tail-end of the Seventies to the beginning of the Nineties, Barry Cain was a music journalist, publisher and PR man. He truly lived the life. In this book, he gives an insider’s account of the Eighties music scene, sharing his outrageous encounters with rock stars of the time – warts and all.  

It’s a rollercoaster ride of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll, containing in-depth interviews with punk bands, new romantics, rock gods, soul legends and household names. Published in magazines and newspapers such as Smash Hits, My Guy, Daily Star, Sounds, Record Mirror, the London Evening News, the Daily Record and Flexipop, these astonishing interviews have not been seen since.

Ingredients: 10cc,  Andy Williams, The Damned, Bethnal, Blondie,  Boney M, Bob Marley, Dan Hartman, Bruce Springsteen, David Essex,  David Johansen, Don McLean, Devo, Earth Wind & Fire, Dr Feelgood, Frank Warren, Ian Dury, Gerry Rafferty, Inner Circle,  Joan Armatrading, Kevin Keegan, Madness, Malcolm McLaren,  Meat Loaf, Mike Oldfield,  Mink De Ville, Motorhead, Paul Cook,  Pere Ubu, Public Image Ltd,  Queen,  Smokie, Sham 69, Squeeze,  Steve Jones, Sting,  The Beach Boys,  The Buzzcocks, The Clash, Bill Shankly, The Jam, The Selecter, The Stranglers, The Shangri-Las,  X-Ray Spex, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, Alex Harvey, Barry White, Blue Oyster Cult, Hot Gossip, Iggy Pop, John Miles, Linda McCartney,  Marc Bolan, Paul McCartney, Ronnie Wood, Sex Pistols, Sylvester, Spandau Ballet, The Hollies, Adam and The Ants, The Specials, The Village People, UFO, The Who, Wayne Fontana, Whitesnake