Friday, 15 October 2010

Endless Trip

My new book, ENDLESS TRIP, is published by Foxcote Books at the end of November. It's a companion volume to GALACTIC RAMBLE (2009), and covers the US and Canadian scene from 1965 to 1974. 800 pages long and containing around a million words, it has been written by a team of expert enthusiasts whose knowledge covers practically every aspect of pop. Their reviews are juxtaposed with masses of rare pictures and reviews from vintage and rare US and Canadian music publications, so you can get perspectives from both ends of the time and space continuum.

As well as the reviews, there's an intro from the great Lenny Kaye, authors' recommendations, lots of top 10 lists and three sections of colour plates showing rare LP sleeves. GALACTIC RAMBLE was warmly reviewed in both the music press and national newspapers, and was a #1 rock & pop bestseller on Amazon. I hope that ENDLESS TRIP will get a similar reception, and that if you buy a copy you'll comment on it here. The RRP is 40 GBP, and you can reserve a copy by emailing .


  1. I must congratulate you on your trendous new book, Endless Trip. An apt complement to your canon. Giles Hamilton.

  2. Richard,
    You never cease to astound me. You have a creative
    energy and class to be envied.
    Keep up the good work and keep spreading the word.
    Dave Stansfield (Moonkyte)

  3. could anybody please tell me what record cover is the one on the top right corner, the one with the bearded man?

    cheers :)

  4. Wake Up It's Tomorrow by The Strawberry Alarm Clock.

  5. I would just like to thank RMJ and the crew for an absolutely amazing book! I've owned it for 4-5 months now and, this might sound like have no life, I still read it daily. It's perfect in every aspect, reviews are most of the time spot on and both well-written and entertaining. I love the fact that vintage reviews are there as well, as they often give a completely different outlook on albums. Recommendations and top lists are very helpful pointers if you need a fix of "new" music. Definitely one of the best music books I own, and I own a lot of them. Here's hoping you'll reprint "Galactic Ramble" in the near future as I missed it the first time around...

    Oh, and thanks for a brilliant blog, Richard!

  6. Thanks very much, Fjertus!