Tuesday, January 6

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys - Viv Albertine (2014)

Viv Albertine 'dances between insecurity and self-belief'.
"With a title that is an incantation and a picture of the gorgeous author on its cover, Viv Albertine's autobiography is quite something. It promises a punk snog'n'tell, but is a real tease: strident, uncertain, compelling, with a structure that jerks all over the place via snapshots of Albertine's life. It's a scrappy book, as in a scrapbook of memories – and scrappy, too, in the sense she is always up for a fight. Albertine's words are naive and in-your-face. Above all they talk about what it is not to be a Typical Girl. This is maddening and magnificent all at the same time – rather like her band, the Slits."
NY Times: Clash, Crash, Redemption
Telegraph: Viv Albertine on 'shy' Sid Vicious, IVF and life after punk
YouTube: Viv Albertine on 'Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.', SLITS Clips 1978-2007 (including Viv and Ari interviews), The Slits' Viv Albertine on clothes, music and boys

2010 October: Ari Up (17 January 1962 – 20 October 2010), 2012 July: Subatomic Sound System meets Lee Scratch Perry & Ari Up of the Slits (7″ vinyl), 2014 September: Live in Cincinnati and San Francisco 1980.