Author(s): Viv Albertine
In 1970, Viv Albertine knew she wanted to play in a band but had never seen a woman play electric guitar.Seven years later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-girl band the Slits, who fearlessly took on the male-dominated music scene.Viv's life after punk proved to be every bit as raw and dramatic, taking in IVF, illness, divorce and a career in film. Everything is here, unvarnished and unwashed, in the story of a remarkable woman.
The story of a life lived unscripted, told from the heart.
Songwriter and musician Viv Albertine was the guitarist in the hugely influential female punk band The Slits. A confidante of the Sex Pistols and the Clash, Viv was a key player in British punk culture. Alongside The Slits, she collaborated with numerous musicians, including Adrian Sherwood, before marking out a career in television and film production. After a hiatus of twenty-five years, Viv's first solo album, The Vermillion Border, was released in 2012 to great critical acclaim.