Too Late to Stop Now: More Rock'n'roll War Stories

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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6.13 X 9.21 X 1.11 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Allan Jones is an award-winning British music journalist and editor. He was editor of Melody Maker from 1984 to 1997 then launched Uncut magazine and for 15 years wrote a popular monthly column called Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before, based on his experiences as a music journalist in the 70s and 80s, a prosperous time for the music press. His book, Can't Stand Up For Falling Down, was the Sunday Times' Music Book of the Year 2017.

"Music fans looking for more vintage fare will enjoy Too Late To Stop Now." --The Independent

"The old-school drinking and industrial drug abuse remain, as does the author's decisive indiscretion... many of the chapters unfold at greater length, leaving room for more nuanced reflection on the consequences of all the excessive ribaldry... But mostly, there is comedy... It's ridiculous fun." --Uncut

"This unputdownable book ... is rammed with finely recounted anecdotes. This is a first-class Rolls Royce Phantom of a book." --Paul Davies, Hard Rock Hell

"That the book's subtitle is More Rock'N'Roll War Stories speaks volumes. Because if you want blood, Allan Jones has got it." --The Telegraph

"Jones turns it up to 11 with his latest collection. These are captivating and absolutely delightful tales of rock's wonder and power." --Library Journal

"There's unexpected music in Jones's sentences. (Genesis reminded him "less of a rock band than the bell-bottomed equivalent of the school chess team on an outing to an owl sanctuary.") Also unexpected: the disclosure that concludes Too Late to Stop Now. It's 2021, and Jones is invited to tag along on one last gig but realizes that, although "[f]orty-five years ago... I would have jumped on the bus without a second thought," he would prefer to go home to his memories. How lucky for rock diehards that he shares those memories here." --Shelf Awareness

"[Jones] knows when to joyfully exploit a glib moment and when to relent to the darkness, like when he goes into extensive detail with Chrissie Hynde about the tragic collapse of the original Pretenders. And there are times when he dead centers the bullseye while taking the measure of his subject. [... If you are looking for a book that gives] a real sense of what real rock and roll was like on either side of the Punk detonation, then look no further." --Joe Silva, Tracking Angle