• Witty and compelling

  • Dauntlessly comprehensive, elegantly parlayed survey of pop’s recorded history

  • a great history book, read it and stream

    Max Bell, Record Collector
  • What Electric Shock imparts… is delight and curiosity in the music it chronicles with such pithy vivacity.

    Neil Spenser, Guardian
  • this magnificent book is highly recommended for anyone with more than a passing interest in popular music over the last century or so

    Alwyn Turner, Literary Review

Strictly Necessary


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