Kid Congo Powers - You're Booked

There's a true rock and roll legend entering You're Booked Towers this week and we couldn't be happier. Kid Congo Powers has played in such beloved bands as The Cramps, The Gun Club, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and his own Pink Monkey Birds. His astonishing new memoir Some New Kind of Kick talks about growing up queer and Mexican-American in 1970s, the glam rock and punk rock scenes, music, addiction, fandom, tragedy and fun. It's utterly compelling and sure to enter the pantheon of great music memoirs. We talked to Kid about Nick Cave's book recommendations, the power of Eve Babitz, great grudge writing, appearing in the classic film Wings of Desire and the troubling book that appeared on Lux Interior's coffee table. Find out more about the books mentioned on the episode by visiting our shop.


Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable

Daisy Buchanan - Careering

Cookie Mueller - Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black

Eve Babitz - Eve's Hollywood

Ludwig Bemelmans - Madeline

William Burroughs - Naked Lunch

Herbert Huncke - Reader

Herbert Huncke -The Evening Sun Turned Crimson

John Rechy - City of Night

Viv Albertine - Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

Ian Hunter - Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Star

Barry Adamson - Up Above the City, Down Beneath the Stars

Warren Ellis - Nina Simone's Gum

Wreckless Eric - A Dysfunctional Success

Harriet Evans - Going Home

Derek Raymond - I Was Dora Suarez

James Ellroy - The LA Quartet

Flora Rheta Schreiber - The Shoemaker

K Mason - Concentration Camp Bestiality

William Burroughs - Junky

Geoffrey Wolff - Black Sun

J. Randy Taraborrelli - Call Her Miss Ross

Kitty Kelly - His Way

Albert Goldman - Elvis

Nick Tosches - Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story

Caryn Rose - Why Patti Smith Matters

Rimbaud - Collected Poems

Baudelaire - Complete Poems

Fred Vermorel - Starlust

John Rechy - Sexual Outlaw

Raquel Gutierrez - Brown Neon

Chris Womersley - The Diplomat

Siri Hustvedt - What I Loved

William Boyd - Any Human Heart

Patricia Highsmith - Ripley's Game

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