ROB JOVANOVIC has written about music for over a decade, contributing to, among others: MOJO, Q, Level, Record Collector and Uncut magazines. His previous books have covered artists as diverse and unique as Kate Bush, Beck, R.E.M., Pavement, Nirvana, The Velvet Underground and Big Star.
**** 'Neatly spun... Virtually every page unfolds a story of booze, bad luck or a punch-up ... the drama grows madder as the years pass.' -- Pat Gilbert Q 'A fond yet revealing portrait of a Brit-pop institution.' Choice magazine 'A tragicomic epic of triumph and dysfunction, this is a highly readable account of a unique career. Although a self-confessed worshipper, Jovanovic never fawns over his subject, writing instead with a clear eye for detail and context ... it's a fine retelling of a very British legend.' The Scotsman 'A lively account of the Ray Davies-fronted group's life and times with a good eye for the many incidents of wilfulness and self-sabotage that stopped the band being quite as appreciated as they deserved.' Metro 'An excellent book on the band. It was amusing to see so many people spilling the beans after all this time.' -- Ex-member of The Kinks John Gosling 'The most in-depth account of the Kinks - the story laid bare in God Save the Kinks is one of the greatest in British pop history.' Living North Resident