'This Mary Chain book is a million times better than the Morrissey autobiography' - @drphunkneuro 'Highly recommend @zoehowe's JAMC bio. A touching story of kids in the music business, recalled by their adult selves. a cut above the usual' - Euan McColm 'The best band in the world' - Neil Taylor, NME 'Pretty Scottish boys surfing a wave of doom and gloom and enjoying every moment of it. The Jesus and Mary Chain's debut is a decadent alt rock masterpiece of bubblegum pop' - Rolling Stone (naming the band's debut album one of the 500 best albums of all time) 'Thoroughly enjoying 'Barbed Wire Kisses'. Great anecdotes & teenage memories' - Vic Galloway 'I just finished the Mary Chain book 'Barbed Wire Kisses'. It's f***ing brilliant. Get it read people' - Stuart Braithwaite, Mogwai 'Barbed Wire Kisses adroitly charts the Mary Chain's career from their pre-Creation Portastudio demos through to their alcohol-fuelled implosion on 1998's ill-fated Munki tour [ - ] It's engaging throughout, but the chapters on the myth-making early years [ - ] leap especially vigorously off the page' - Record Collector 'Bunking the biographical trend, pleasingly filled more with anecdotes than footnotes' - The Quietus 'One of my favourite authors writing about one of my favourite bands, wonderful!' - Den Browne
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Zoe Howe is a freelance journalist and author whose writing has featured in NME, the Guardian, Classic Rock, BBC Music, Channel4 Music, The Quietus website, Company and Marie Claire, amongst many others. She has interviewed artists as diverse as PolyStyrene, Biffy Clyro, Mariah Carey, Pete Townshend, Suggs and Human League. Her book, Looking Back at Me (Cadiz Music 2012), was written with Wilko Johnson, ex Dr Feelgood. Zoe lives in London, with her husband, jazz drummer Dylan Howe (son of Yes guitarist Steve Howe). Previous publications include Typical Girls (Omnibus 2009), the definitive biography of The Slits and How's Your Dad? Living in the Shadow of a Rock Star Parent (Omnibus 2010).