My Generation (Special Edition)
Rock 'n' Roll Remembered, An Imperfect History
‘A fascinating compilation – Some of the recollections are funny, others are moving, and some reveal more about the contributor’s life than their taste in music. My Generation is Desert Island Discs With Attitude.’
– Lise Hand, The Sunday Tribune
‘A treasure trove of music, nostalgia and fiery ardour.’
– Liam Fay, Hot Press
‘Hilarious and evocative.’
– Bernice Harrison, The Irish Times
Sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, love, discovery and death – this is the journey mapped through music taken by us all. Here, writers, artists, poets and players, makers of films and young guitar-players – all with Irish connections – flash back together to earlier days, favourite LPs and formative ways.
Ah, we were so much younger then – This is the rhythm of our youth, the backbeat of our revelation, the rock music that changed a generation. My Generation. This extraordinary book makes it your generation too. Dare to turn the page and drop the needle.
Contributors include: Paul Brady, Donovan, Ron Wood, Marianne Faithfull, Noel Redding, Shane MacGowan, Ronnie Drew, Mary Coughlan, Terry Woods, Niall Toner, Mick Hanley, Paddy Moloney, Paul McGuinness, Jim Sheridan, Sebastian Barry, Frank McGuinness, Carlo Gébler, Hugo Hamilton, Joe O’Connor, Dermot Healy, Elgie Gillespie, Patrick McGrath, Fintan O’Toole, Anne Enright, Paul Muldoon, Roddy Doyle, Philip Casey and Colm Tóibín.
The editors are all Dublin-based and work in publishing and the media.