Book Club: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.
“I love that word. Forever. I love that forever doesn't exist, but we have a word for it anyway, and use it all the time. It's beautiful and doomed.” - Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. by Viv Albertine from the Slits
I'm not usually the first to sign up to read a music autobiography but who doesn't want to read about hanging out with Sid Vicious when he was awkward with girls, being a leading pioneer in the punk scene, being intimidated by Vivienne Westwood in the 70's, and living as a strong feminist while still longing for someone to love you? Viv Albertine is surprisingly relatable and a true badass. Plus, the fashion. Come on.
Photo of The Slits in 1979, Viv is far left.