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Simply Thrilled: The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records book by Simon Goddard

The formative years of the UK indie scene are examined in Simply Thrilled: The Preposterous Story of Postcard Records book by Simon Goddard.

Out next month (but available to order next month), it tells the story of the original indie label, Postcard Records in Glasgow, which was set up with just a few hundred pounds, but created a template for indie pop for years to come.

Alan Horne and Edwyn Collins decided to start their own label from a shabby Glasgow flat in 1979, launching the careers of Orange Juice, Aztec Camera and cult heroes Josef K under the banner the 'Sound of Young Scotland'. The music still sounds fresh today and the story is likely to be one that will inspire anyone keen to make it in the music business and entertain anyone who remembers the era or the music fondly.

It is published by Ebury Press on 24th April 2014, with Amazon doing pre-orders at a discounted £13.59 for the hardback book.

Find out more at the Amazon website

Talking of Postcard, check out these rather cool Postcard Records babygrows and t-shirts for kids.

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For a second, I thought there were going to be TWO books on Postcard this year, but it looks like a last minute title change from 'Och Aye The Noo Wave'.

Still at least there will be two films ( and Big Gold Dream : The Sound of Young Scotland, and The Possibilities are Endless).

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