Instant wit and wisdom
The Bluffer’s Guide to Rock will tell musical ingenues what to say, what not to say, and how to hold their own in any conversation about seven decades of the so-called rock ‘canon’. It will give readers the tools to impress legions of marvelling listeners with their penetrating knowledge of the genre without anyone discovering that, until they read it, they didn’t know the difference between ‘Limp Bizkit’ and a chronic case of erectile dysfunction.
Author: Dr Eamonn Thomas Forde is an enormously unmusical person, but being tone deaf and having no sense of rhythm hasn’t stopped him obsessing over rock music – almost as if it would give him a profound mastery of the industry by proxy. In the 1990s he embarked on a PhD of the music press (yes, really) and from there he has carved out something vaguely resembling a career as a rock writer and critic.