Each month, our Aux.Out. Book Club reads and discusses either a canonical piece of music writing or something fresh off the presses. This month, we sat down with Randal Doane’s recently updated version of Stealing All Transmissions: A Secret History of The Clash (PM Press), a detailed look at how the last gasps of free-form FM radio and long-form rock journalism helped propel The Clash to pop stardom in the United States. Read on to see the Book Club’s reaction to Stealing All Transmissions.
Book Club Members:
— Matt Melis, Senior Editor
— Len Comaratta, Senior Staff Writer
— Philip Cosores, Aux.Out. Director
Recent Book Club Reviews:
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band by Alan Paul
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Dinosaur Jr. by Dinosaur Jr.
Signifying Rappers by David Foster Wallace and Mark Costello
31 Songs by Nick Hornby
Mo’ Meta Blues by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Purchase: Buy a copy of Stealing All Transmissions: A Secret History of the Clash here.