Great Pop Things: The Real History of Rock 'n' Roll from Elvis to Oasis

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The comic strips of Colin B. Morton and Chuck Death deliver an irreverent, heartfelt, and devastatingly funny history of rock and roll. Like Monty Python at its best, their version is surreal and ridiculous - yet somehow everything in it rings true. According to Morton and Death, the bass player in Led Zeppelin was Jean-Paul Sartre. And despite having been able to think up brilliant titles for their first three albums, Led Zeppelin were stuck for what to call the fourth one - so they put a load of prunes on the front. In strip after strip, Morton & Death pinpoint the absurdities and oddities of rock history. In the process, they often come closer to its truth than conventional accounts do, as well as being far more entertaining. As for the drawings, their caricatures of rock stars from Mick Jagger to Frank Zappa, Johnny Rotten to Courtney Love, are in themselves worth the price of admission.

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Chuck Death is the nom de guerre of Jon Langford, singer/guitarist in legendary rock band the Mekons and also a painter of growing repute. He lives in Chicago. Colin B. Morton is a writer, musician, and irrepressible satirist who lives in Newport, Wales, where he and Langford grew up.

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"Great Pop Things is the definitive guide to the real behind-the-scenes workings of the entire rock n roll industry." - Q Magazine

"Even in fish-in-a-barrel territory like the wonderful world of rock, this is pomposity-puncturing at its finest and funniest." - The Independent on Sunday, UK -- Reviews

"Great Pop Things is the definitive guide to the real behind-the-scenes workings of the entire rock n roll industry." - Q Magazine

"Even in fish-in-a-barrel territory like the wonderful world of rock, this is pomposity-puncturing at its finest and funniest." - The Independent on Sunday, UK --Reviews

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