ADAM CURTIS & GRAHAM DUFF
With DJ Vicki Bennett (People Like us)
8 November 2019
Iklectic Arts Lab,
Old Paradise Yard
20 Carlisle Lane
London SE1 7LG
(redeemable against purchase of a book)
“‘Foreground Music’ is an absolute gem.” – Mark Gatiss
“Touching and funny” – Cosey Fanni Tutti
“A must have for those of us who escaped our parents’ terrible musical tastes. A love letter to the music and period that defined a generation.” – Steve Coogan
Graham Duff’s new book Foreground Music is a funny, insightful and sometimes melacholy memoir of a life long music obsessive and compulsive gig-goer. From a Cliff Richard gospel concert at the age of ten, to his first rock gig age 14, where The Jam play so loudly he blacks out, to a Joy Division concert that erupts into a full scale riot. Each chapter focuses on a different show, including Primal Scream headlining at Glastonbury at the height of Screamadelica, the troubled reformation of The Velvet Underground, the first UK gig by The Strokes in a room above a pub, and the final arena tour by David Bowie. Along the way, Graham experiences several pub-crawls with Mark E. Smith of The Fall, convinces Paul Weller to undertake his first acting role and attempts to interview Genesis P. Orridge whilst tripping on LSD.
Adam Curtis is an acclaimed, BAFTA-award winning documentary film maker whose works, including Hypernormalisation and The Power of Nightmares explore areas of sociology, psychology, philosophy and political history.
Graham Duff is a British TV comedy and drama scriptwriter whose credits include Ideal and The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells. As an actor he has appeared in, among other things, two Harry Potter films, Alan Partridge, and Dr. Who.