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My Rock 'n' Roll Friend

By: Tracey Thorn
Narrated by: Gina Murray, Taryn Ryan
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Summary

In 1983, backstage at the Lyceum in London, Tracey Thorn and Lindy Morrison first met. Tracey's music career with the Marine Girls had just begun, while Lindy, drummer for The Go-Betweens, was 10 years her senior. They became confidantes, comrades and best friends, a relationship cemented by activism and agitprop theatre, lesbian punk bands and rock 'n' roll love affairs.

Morrison came to be a kind of mentor to Thorn, a strong female role model in a male dominated industry. They both faced a chauvinist music media wanting them to behave to type.

In My Rock 'n' Roll Friend, Thorn takes stock of 37 years as friends, teasing out the particular challenges and commonalities of being women performers and performing women. This important book asks what people see, who does the looking and, ultimately, who writes women out of - and back into - history.

©2021 Tracey Thorn (P)2021 Canongate Books Ltd

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Head full of Lindy

I've loved the Go-between's music since the early '80s but until Tracey's book, hadn't thought much about the drummer and her contribution and now I'm indignant on her behalf about how she was sacked from her band, and erased from the history. Tracey brings the '80s indie music scene - and the male dominance - to life. I'm sorry she didn't narrate the book herself but just hearing her words was enjoyable and enlightening. Recommended.

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A must read!

Beautifully written, laugh out loud at times as well as bittersweet. made me really think about the 'Lindy' in my life.

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