If, like us, you like spending afternoons browsing vinyl racks, then you might want to check out Going For A Song: A Chronicle of the UK Record Shop by Garth Cartwright.
It’s an upcoming paperback all about the humble record shop. Garth Cartwright has travelled the length and breadth of the country, conducting more than 100 interviews with ‘icons’ of the record store trade and the wider music industry, including Martin Mills (Beggars Banquet), Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), Andy Gray (Andy’s Records), Ralph McTell, Chris Barber, The Specials and many more.
From the UK’s first record shop, it traces the record retailers’ history through more than a century of social, cultural and political change.
Complete with a foreword by Stewart Lee, the 292-page book is released in March but is available to pre-order now. It sells for £12.99.