Thursday, August 4, 2011



Blissed Out: The Raptures of Rock is available once again 21 years after its original publication. It's one of the debut batch of reissues launching Backpages Classics, which is the e-book imprint of Rock's Back Pages.

Blissed Out returns in substantially expanded form with five bonus essays that track the development of underground music and artists such as Morrissey and My Bloody Valentine in the years following the book’s 1990 release. There's also an in-depth Afterword contextualising the rants 'n' raves therein as the byproduct of a unique historical phenomenon: the “space of possibility” known as the UK weekly music press.

On sale here and here

more information about Blissed Out here and here

Thursday, July 28, 2011

i'm pleased to announce the imminent return of Blissed Out: The Raptures of Rock as one of the batch of reissued rock books that launches Backpages Classics, Rock's Backpages's new imprint for e-book reissues

publishing date: some time this summer

the new edition comes with 5 bonus essays that track the development of music and artists covered in the book subsequent to the original edition's publication in 1990. there is also a long afterword that contextualises the book in terms of the UK weekly music press as as a historically brief and highly improbably "space of possibility"

Friday, December 10, 2010

Blissed Out to be reissued?

looking likely

watch this space
in remembrance of lost daze of jouissance

Melody Maker fan grows up to be Irish academic but doesn't forget

Wednesday, December 31, 2008