The book's a joy. I wanted to move to Hull while reading that chapter and - almost - wanted to listen to Black Sabbath for the first time since 1974 . . . I love the way Whitney makes such creative use of a good walk and I admire the way he makes the people who created the music we love seem like such nice, bright men and women
Book of the Week
An extremely important addition to modern music writing
A fine document of a golden era for music in the UK's regions
An interesting, sharp, swift overview of the UK's pop music history
Insightful and provocative
There are sounds here for everyone
[Whitney's] curious compass leads this book on numerous worthwhile diversions. A trip.