313683As every discerning music fan is acutely aware, the ultimate irony of musical biographies is that whilst you will find the relevant section of the chain bookstores bribing with bands following throw away pop templates and seeking to appeal to the mainstream’s creatively low benchmarks, those who actually leave a more profound mark on the course of musical history are less well represented. The fact that it wasn’t until Anthony Reynolds 2015 book A Foreign Place that the first serious book about iconic British new wave innovators Japan saw the light of day, underlines the point perfectly.

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