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Included are pieces on Leonard Cohen, Tony Iommi, Van Morrison, Roxy Music, Lemmy, Joe Strummer, Gordon Lightfoot, Patti Smith, The Byrds, Lou Reed, Sex Pistols, Gregg Allman, John Peel, The Clash, Robert Fripp, The Pretenders, Def Leppard, The Police, Ozzy Osbourne, R.E.M., Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young, Warren Zevon, and a number of others. The essays focus more on the years 1977 through 1980, with half a dozen pieces from '74 and eight from '75.There's a few pieces from '82 through '89, and five from the '90s. Most of the pieces are 3-5 pages or so in length, making them perfect for either reading one or two pieces if you don't have much time just then, or to sit down and read at length and being able to stop when an article ends. This is only a portion of Jones' pieces from Uncut--some as they appeared in the magazine, some reworked a bit, some expanded--all taken from Jone's Melody Maker stories, interviews, and on the road reporting
I found over the years Jones' writing style is curiously addictive--when he wrote for Uncut--after reading a few of his early columns--all of the sudden I found myself going into the back of each issue to see what he wrote that month. And I always came away with some insight and/or scrap of knowledge that made it worthwhile. This book is a treasure chest of Jone's observations along the music trail. Hopefully Jones will publish a second volume. This is the kind of writing about rock 'n' roll that shouldn't be lost.