Bless my soul, Finds has merited a mention in the Oxonian Review (est. 2001)! And not for our reissuing of Lord Blake’s Disraeli, or the Tolstoy Diaries, or even of Froissart’s Chronicles – but, rather, by means of a glowing review of Dave Rimmer’s superb Like Punk Never Happened.
David Lichfield is the author of said review, and certainly ‘gets’ and embraces everything of import about the book. Worth reading in full, but this is his peroration:
“Nearly thirty years after its original publication, Rimmer’s book is a depressingly relevant read. With the recent revolution in music consumption and the related decline in sales, some may argue that we need our pop stars to go the extra mile – to be controversial, and to maintain star qualities that enable them to stand out from the throng of musicians whose work is available at the click of a button. While we want our pop stars to be made of different ingredients to the man in the street, the appeal of showbiz media demonstrates how invigorated we feel when they are brought down a peg or two. Yet, as a lesson for history and a warning against the destructive tendencies of fame and fortune, Like Punk Never Happened is as relevant to 2012 as to 1985.”