The definitive account of the first rise and fall of Boy George and Culture Club, and British pop music in the 1980s.
NEW EXPANDED EDITION, WITH A FOREWORD BY NEIL TENNANT
FEATURES A BONUS CHAPTER ON DURAN DURAN AND A NEW AFTERWORD
’Speaks from the centure of pop’s beating heart.’ DYLAN JONES
’Fascinating.’ NEW YORK TIMES
’A controversial and honest account.’ NME
’Music journalism at its best.’ THE WORD
A story of money, sex, stardom, screaming fans and forgotten ideals, Like Punk Never Happened is Dave Rimmer’s witty, authoritative, fast-moving and provocative insider account of the roller-coaster ride that was Boy George & Culture Club and the new ’80s pop.
’Rimmer is among the most entertaining writers ever to pen a rock book.’
ROCK AND ROLL CONFIDENTIAL
’The funniest, smartest book I know about the connections between pop glitter and real-life human passion, the erotics of fandom, or the dirty details.’
ROB SHEFFIELD, author of Talking to Girls about Duran Duran
’As sharp a study of British pop as we’ll get.’
SIMON FRITH, CITY LIMITS