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Author(s): Viv Albertine

Biography & Memoir

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.

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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.

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  • : 9780571297764
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : February 2015
  • : 19.8cm x 12.9cms.
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2017
  • : books

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  • : Viv Albertine
  • : Paperback
  • : Main
  • : en
  • : 782.42166092
  • : 304