Life's a Gamble: Penetration, the Invisible Girls and Other Stories | Pauline Murray
A fantastic biography from Omnibus Press, which presents Pauline Murray's story in a large format hardback that allows text and image to really sing. The image selection is fantastic, and features posters, photos (from family Polaroids to live band shots), album sleeves, lyrics, and even Penetration's profit and loss account for 78/79!
Life’s a Gamble is the autobiography of iconic singer-songwriter Pauline Murray. It recounts her journey from a small mining village in northeast England, through to gaining national recognition as the frontwoman of her band, Penetration, and how she became a key member of the punk movement.
Emerging onto the punk scene at just 18 years old, inspired by an early encounter with the Sex Pistols, Pauline details how she played alongside the leading bands of the era, navigated the demands of the music industry, conquered the post-punk landscape with the Invisible Girls, opened her own music studios and reformed Penetration in 2001.
Highly illustrated with unseen photographs and drawing upon Pauline’s teenage diaries, interviews and archive material from her personal collection, this book chronicles the life and work of an authentic creative artist and punk rock legend.
Size: 220 x 290mm
Publisher: Omnibus Press