Keep It Together
Cosmic Boogie with the Deviants and Pink Fairies
Out of Print
216mm x 138mm
This is the remarkable story of London’s communal bands of the 1960s and 1970s, from the perspective of two of its most crucial exponents.
Fuelled by amphetamine psychosis, the DEVIANTS and PINK FAIRIES were bands of the people, gate crashing festivals and playing for free on a flatbed truck, and on some days sharing a bill with Led Zeppelin and the Grateful Dead.
KEEP IT TOGETHER! tells of the underground movement that was key in shaping a London that had been swinging but was quickly moving toward more brutish territory. It is a tale that includes the Pretty Things, Hawkwind, MC5, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Edgar Broughton Band, Motörhead and a host of other influential bands and pilled up geezers desperate for a revolution. Or at the very least, Top of the Pops.PRAISE FOR KEEP IT TOGETHER
"Vividly capture the spirit of the times"
"A fabulous book and one which I for one will be dipping into for both reference and inspiration for a long, long time to come"
Terrascope online reviews
"An exhilarating account of an important historical period"
"Probably as close to the truth as we're ever going to get"
"Does what all good music books should and makes you want to explore the music"