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King Of The Jews, by Nick Tosches, Hamish Hamilton, €27.

22nd April, 2006

King Of The Jews, by Nick Tosches, Hamish Hamilton, €27.

Long before others, Nick Tosches was exploring the gothic and downright strange ancestry of modern music. His books Country: the Twisted Roots of Rock and Roll and Unsung Heroes of Rock and Roll are indispensable - without him, I would never have heard of Ming and Ling the Chinese Hillbillies.

Tosches has also published crime novels and poetry, recorded spoken word albums, and written superb,...

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