Bobby Gillespie announces memoir, Tenement Kid

To be published by White Rabbit in October

Trending Now

Introducing the new Uncut… Bob Dylan at 80 and our free 15-track Dylan CD!

Welcome to a very special issue of Uncut, as we celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday. As you might imagine,...

Introducing Uncut’s amazing Bob Dylan covers CD

Featuring 14 brand new versions of Dylan songs by The Flaming Lips, Cowboy Junkies, The Weather Station and more - plus one previously unreleased Dylan track

Introducing the Deluxe Ultimate Music Guide to Neil Young

Updated with a deep dive into Archives II and more

Prince’s “lost” album Welcome 2 America is finally getting released

The Prince Estate have announced details of a new release. Dating from 2010, Welcome 2 America is finally due for...

George Martin’s ‘Ray Cathode’ tracks to be reissued

Two electronic instrumental tracks from George Martin dating from the early Sixties are being reissued. A collaboration with BBC Radiophonic...

Bobby Gillespie has announced that his memoir Tenement Kid will be published by White Rabbit on October 28.

Structured in four parts, the books focuses on Gillespie’s early years growing up in Glasgow, forming Primal Scream and joining The Jesus And Mary Chain. It concludes with the release of the epochal Screamadelica and its subsequent tour.

“The publisher Lee Brackstone has been hassling me for years to write a book,” says Gillespie. “I always rebuffed him with some excuse or the other. At the beginning of 2020 I wanted to challenge myself creatively and do something I had never done before. I didn’t want to write another rock record, I’d done plenty of those, so I decided to write a memoir of my early life and worked on it all through the summer, Autumn and Winter of 2020 and here it is. It is titled Tenement Kid as I spent the first ten years of my life living in one. I am very proud of it. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.”


Tenement Kid will be published by in hardback, ebook, White Rabbit Collector’s Edition and audio.


Latest Issue