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Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.



In 1975, Viv Albertine was obsessed with music but it never occurred to her she could be in a band as she couldn’t play an instrument and she’d never seen a girl play electric guitar.

A year later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-girl band the Slits, who fearlessly took on the male-dominated music scene and became part of a movement that changed music.

A raw, thrilling story of life on the frontiers and a candid account of Viv’s life post-punk – taking in a career in film, the pain of IVF, illness and divorce and the triumph of making music again – Clothes Music Boys is a remarkable memoir.

Faber and Faber, 2014. 432 pages, paperback with black and white images throughout. 13cm x 20cm,

ISBN: 978-0-571-32828-4