‘An ambitious, engaging history of Manchester music… Hanley really gets to grips with the entire tale, and relates it to the reader with clarity, skill, wisdom and wit. All told, it might just be the definitive book on the subject.’
Northern Soul

‘One of the best books on rock’n’roll I’ve ever read’
Mike Sweeney, BBC Radio Manchester

‘Well written, educational and very entertaining’
John Maher, Buzzcocks

‘A great document and seriously well written (for a drummer)’
Marc Riley

‘Definitive stuff’
Chorlton Bookshop

‘No index’
The Fall Online Forum