Black Vinyl White Powder

Black Vinyl White Powder

Book Title: Black Vinyl White Powder

Author: Simon Napier-Bell

Format: Paperback | 480 pages

Publication Date: 14 Aug 2002

ISBN-13: 9780091880927

The most authoritative, intelligent, diligently researched and unpretentious analysis of the British pop scene yet written' Sunday Telegraph

Black Vinyl White Powder charts the amazing fifty year history of the British music business in unparalleled scale and detail. As a key player across the decades, Napier-Bell - who discovered Marc Bolan and managed amongst others The Yardbirds and Wham! - uses his wealth of contacts and extraordinary personal experiences to tell the story of an industry that is like no other. Where bad behaviour is not only tolerated but encouraged, where drugs are sometimes as important as talent, where artists are pushed to their physical and mental limits in the name of profit and ego.

'The Greatest Ever Book Written about English Pop-Breathtakingly Brilliant' Julie Burchill

'The cold print equivalent of a sparkling evening with a world-class raconteur.' Charles Shaar Murray, Independent

Bitchy, glib, fun and shrewd' Daily Telegraph