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PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN. THE PLEASURES OF THE BOOTLEG LYRIC BOOKS. A SPECIAL INVESTIGATION. AND WITHIN THIS WORLD OF UNOFFICIAL TYPEWRITER ART, THE GREAT GREEK WORKS OF MUSICAL LYRICATURE. JOY DIVISION DARK WAVE AND, EQUALLY EXTRAORDINARY, RAMONES AND THEIR SONGS.


Awe and then some. It's hard to explain how great this book is. The lyrics to all the Joy Division songs in English and Greek translation but then so much more. It goes deep. 
 

With the related imagery. Not just Charlotte Rampling in The Night Porter (visually riffing on the band's name most likely) but tiled on the page. Like winning a game of game of New Wave Windows 3.1 Solitaire! 
 

Because, very likely, you always wanted to sing along to Εχει χάσει τον έλεγχο in English!
 

The lyrics are great and complete and may or may not provide an opportunity to ask 'Why is the bedroom so cold?' when checking in to your Santorini airbnb. But that's the not whole story. Becuase the art direction (as evidenced above) is off the scale of one to ten. It is a true superbook. And mega rare. Buy Joy Division Dark Wave on the button below. 
 
I AM The BIGGEST Joy Division FAN AND Buying IT NOW

New wave was always a UK versus US battle. But the Greeks took no sides. This Ramones and Their Songs book is every bit as brilliant as the Joy Division.
 

In Greek, The Ramones is Oi Ramones, which is possibly a more accurate translation of the sound. Of course, the whole idea of a Ramones lyric book is kind of unneccessary. Beat on the Brat doesn't exactly require an expert stenographer. Google's re-translation can't recapture 'brat' though... so 'what can you do'?
 

In case you were wondering, this page was printed with a spot colour. It has been hand drawn very nicely in red biro by a previous owner :)

We have one copy of this book (of all of these books) because they are otherwise totally unfindable. The button below makes this one yours. 
 
Nothing COULD MAKE ME Feel MORE Alive THAN THIS

NEXT. NO TRANSLATION REQUIRED. THE BOOTLEG LYRIC BOOKS BELOW HAVE BEEN TYPEWRITTEN IN ENGLISH, OR, AT LEAST, SOMETHING CLOSE TO IT. OBVIOUSLY THERE WASN'T A SPELL CHECK ON THE SMITH CORONA.  


DAMN that is a fine drawing of David Bowie. Are his eyes different shades of grey? This book types up all the lyrics from the sixties start to Young Americans. Quick spot check on one of the trickier songs reveals an erroneous opening line, "So the store goes they wrote the clothes." But the world is asleep to our latent fuss and who cares if you spell 'Camelian' with a 'Ch' and an 'ion' or that the original album pressing (we have one on Depop) came with a lyric sheet. It is a wonderful book!
 
I'LL Buy The BOWIE Songbook JUST FOR The Typos!

Umm... this is rare. The Pink Floyd bootleg Songbook. Starts with the piper at the gates of dawn and hits the wall. Produced in 1980 (we imagine - there is no date, ISBN, author or whatever on any of these). Hit the button below for sample pages (you can check them yourself!) and, of course, to buy this historic document. 
 
I'll SPELL CHECK Pink FLOYD AS Soon AS I BUY IT

Roxy Music!! Complete with the Inkspots! The first four albums typewritten out. YES and yes again! 
 
Obviously ANYTHING ROXY MUSIC I Buy!

Patti now! This is some collection. Again the first four albums plus the single Hey Joe / Piss Factory (always fun to read). It's REALLY SPECIAL!
 
I LOVE Patti Smith MORE THAN Any Of YOU (Thanks)

And this! This is not a bootleg. It was published in 1972 by Essex Music. What it is is exceptionally scarce and super charmed and PINK on the inside!
 

Very very hard to think of a more special, magical book than this. 

Get it. It's great. 
 
I'm SOLD ON The Marc BOLAN LYRIC BOOK

Back to the source - Joy Division. This is the English / Italian lyric book. Because, you know, Perché la camera da letto è così fredda?
 

Amazing. And there is more...
 

This book is seven inches square for a reason. Inside the cover - a 7" EP. Have you heard very early Joy Division (when they were Warsaw?) - try it. Now back to the book. And buying it. 
 
I JUST Want IT. THAT Is All THERE Is. TO Say.

RESTOCKED / RELOADED. THE SUPERBOOK SECTION AT IDEA JUST EXPLODED. THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL BOOKS OF THE LAST FIFTY YEARS. YOU HAVE NEVER EVER HAD IT SO GOOD. 


Probably is the best selection of books at any one time in any one place in the whole history of the world. 
 
I SHOP Superbooks. THAT'S ALL I Do FOR KICKS These Days!

THE SIGNED STORE TOO. FULL SHELVES OF LARRY CLARK, IRINA IONESCO, BILL HENSON, PENNY SLINGER, JUERGEN TELLER. ALL SIGNED BY THE ARTISTS THEMSELVES. ALL FOR YOU. 


Twelve times WOW and that is not even a third of it! 
 
I WILL Click AND TRY AND Not Be SHY TO Buy!

DEPOP. THE POCKET SHOP PAR EXCELLENCE. ANTHONY BURGESS READS A CLOCKWORK ORANGE ON 1973 VINYL? WE HAVE IT. SIGNED VIDAL SASSON? CHECK. LARRY CLARK KEN PARK POSTERS? OF COURSE. 


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