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Clothes Music Boys

The reviews of some new books that are out on the shelf.

By Viv Albertine Faber & Faber, €11.30

To say Viv Albertine has a colourful past is putting it mildly. The guitarist with punk-pop outfit The Slits, one of Britain’s most controversial bands in the 1970s, Albertine challenged orthodoxy at every turn: in her ramshackle music, her inventive clothes (sometimes held together with duct tape) and her attitude to patriarchal norms.

In Clothes Music Boys, Albertine vividly chronicles her scruffily brilliant past, describing in detail her...

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