I suspect many of us were at one time or another devotees of Q. Launched in 1986, for a good time it was the best music monthly around, and I was certainly one of the regulars. Over the years, its appeal for me dwindled markedly – or maybe I just got older and moved out of its demographic. Whatever, it’s a long time since I last looked at a copy other than a casual flick through in the supermarket. This shortish book, aimed squarely at the Christmas market, basically comprises a series of quotes on various random topics and aspects of life from sundry rock stars, some of which were published in the magazine along with others that fell by the wayside. I have to say that among the usual well known suspects, Bono, Noel Gallagher, John Lydon etc there are quite a few I’ve not actually heard of – showing my age perhaps – Big Narstie, Ezra Koenig and Charli XCX to pluck out a few at random. The book is reasonably interesting, and at times amusing, to dip in and out of when you have a spare few minutes. There are no great revelations or indeed insights on offer, but I’m sure it will find its way into plenty of Christmas stockings.
Length of Read:Short
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
One thing you’ve learned
Don’t rely on rock stars for life coaching!