The definitive book on The Vibrators, one of Britain’s first punk rock bands and still performing and recording today. Written by Ian (Knox) Carnochan – the band’s main singer, guitarist and songwriter – the book contains a detailed day-to-day account of the band, including press cuttings, pictures, lists of every gig and equipment used and lots more fascinating detail.
The book spans the entire period from the band’s formation in February 1976 to the late 90s, and includes descriptions such as their appearance on Top Of The Pops, and supporting Iggy Pop with David Bowie on keyboards. It also includes backgrounds on the various band members across the years, plus information on what people were doing in the gap years when the band didn’t exist, all helped by a family tree.
‘Excellent!’ says the band’s agent Toxin. Knox describes the work as ‘more of a manual on the band than anything else’, with the emphasis on accuracy rather than sex and drugs and rock’n/roll. If you’re looking for a well written, authorative book on this underrated, legendary 70s punk rock band then look no further
– 120 pages with images throughout.
First published by Desert Hearts, 1997