Barry Adamson was the bassist in Manchester punk legends Magazine and a founding member of The Bad Seeds, but most importantly of all he was, and still is, Barry Adamson. Adamson is a vital but under-appreciated musician - his solo albums fuse sharp spoken word, cool jazz arrangements and sleek spy theme-ology - all strained through a Mancunian sieve. He's there to be discovered, he's a unique voice and this autobiography takes us from his humble suburban beginnings to Bad Seed chaos in the early '80s.
It's a candid and thought-provoking (and brilliant) read that takes in Adamson's mixed-race heritage, his debilitating childhood illness, the loss of his parents, drug rehab, and the beginnings of an incredible solo career.
Size: 168 x 241mm