“A remarkable account of the fermenting of a period in art, music and culture than changed rock music forever.” Max Decharne in Mojo
“Valentine witnessed the nights when Patti screwed Christ, when Hell blanked the world, when Verlaine sent guitar solos spinning slowly back into 19th century Paris…He got to argue with David Bowie and get drunk with Iggy Pop. What else is there to do?” – Paul Morley in the Guardian.
Read the review: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2002/mar/02/iggypop.music
“Gary Lachman is a prodigious writer … and has produced books with such titles as Turn off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Aquarian Age . (He has also written on Gurdjieff, and I have a nasty feeling he takes Madame Blavatsky at least partly seriously; but then he has also written the best rock memoir I have ever read: New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation with Blondie, Iggy Pop and Others. You may know Lachman better as Gary Valentine, founding bassist of Blondie and the man who gave the world, among other gems, “(I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear”, which Blondie still have the good sense to include in their live set.)” – Nick Lezard in the Guardian
My Guardian account of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.