You don’t have to know anything about guitars to read Guitar Adventures, you just have to have lived through the 70’s or wondered what it was like.
If…. you remember the impact of New Wave/Punk and Powerpop in ’76 -’77…. If it made you want to form a band and do it yourself…. If you’re still in love with vintage guitars and amplifiers….. If you aimed for the ‘toppermost of the poppermost’ and missed…. If you fell in love for the first time in 1979, give or take a year….. If you remember those ‘70’s Dads’, with their tobacco leaf Rover 2000’s…. If you had guitar lessons with a strange man…. If you’re now a Mum or Dad, wondering where it all went wrong….. If any of these apply…. then this is for you! GUITAR ADVENTURES is about growing up in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s in Margate, then Nottingham then Oxford. It’s about lusting after guitars and amplifiers, falling in love for the first time in 1979, being in Powerpop bands ‘The Batteries’ and ‘The Stereotypes (UK)’, pestering the BBC, failing, and looking back at it all now from the perspective of Dad-dom.