You Can Drum But You Can't Hide

Strata Books
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'Manchester. Music. Mayhem. A top story! Si tells it as it was. Well worth reading' --Ian Brown

'As his brilliant memoir reveals, he's seen and done all of the rock n' roll cliches and has some wonderful stories to show for it' --Gigslutz

"... this punchy and addictive memoir [ ] proves as endearing and self-effacing as Wolstencroft himself. " -- The Quietus

"Essential" -- Vive le Rock!


Among the many near-mythical figures of the Manchester music scene, they call him the Nearly Man. Yes, he parted ways before The Patrol became The Stone Roses. Yes, he turned down The Smiths. Yes, Noel Gallagher asked if he fancied joining his band.

Right place, right time, wrong choices? Timing is everything. But while Simon Wolstencroft can see what might have been, cultivating bitterness bears no fruit. And ‘Funky Si’ has tasted the nectar. Spending an unlikely 11 years in The Fall, and hooking up with old mate Ian Brown during his solo days, You Can Drum But You Can’t Hide reflects on a life driven by a passion for playing.

From the warehouses of Manchester and the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the high rises of Tokyo, Simon hands you a backstage pass to an evocative age that restored pride to the city of Manchester. With humour and detail, he recounts a fascinating tale of drumming and drugs, friendships and fall outs, but, above all, a love of music.

Visit Strata Books (UK) website to hear Simon reading from his memoir and for some cracking interviews/trailers with the author as he recounts those early Manchester days.
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About the author

Simon Wolstencroft is a musician from Manchester, England, best known for playing drums with The Fall between 1986 and 1997. Wolstencroft was a member of The Patrol, an early incarnation of The Stone Roses with childhood friends Ian Brown and John Squire. He was also the drummer for Freak Party which featured Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke. After leaving The Fall, he went on to reunite with Stone Roses singer Ian Brown, performing and co-writing on his Golden Greats album.

Simon's memoir is out now in paperback and e-book (Strata Books). Visit the publisher's website to hear Si reading extracts from the book and for exclusive music tracks including early The Patrol.
 

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Publisher
Strata Books
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Published on
Nov 13, 2014
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Pages
248
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ISBN
9780957369061
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Music / Genres & Styles / General
Music / Genres & Styles / Punk
Music / Individual Composer & Musician
Music / Musical Instruments / Percussion
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