Thursday, 31 May 2012

Looking Back at Wilko

Went to the launch of Wilko Johnson's excellent new biography Looking Back at Me (Cadiz Music) at Rough Trade East last night, where Wilko played a great set and then signed 200 copies of his book. Written with Zoe Howe, Looking Back At Me is expensive at £25, but is brilliantly designed. It's a coffee-table book with full-page photos, pull-out quotes, old school reports (“A self-styled, yet probably genuine revolutionary”) and thoughts from Wilko on everything from the Canvey Island floods to the hippy trail in Afghanistan, science fiction, art, guns, aliens, the Moon and how to build your own rooftop observatory in Southend. A great read. Wilko does it right.

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