Fri, 18 November 2016
Martin Aston, author of Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache, sat down to discuss the book with BBC World Service Newshour.
About the Book
Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache is not only the first book to tell the story of how music “came out” but to the first to shed light on these hidden pioneers alongside their famous counterparts.
About the Author
MARK ASTON (London, England) has written about popular music for over 30 years. He has contributed to numerous publications, including MOJO, Q, Guardian, the Times (London), Attitude, Radio Times, Spin, and BBC Music, covering TV, film, and LGBT culture. He is the author of three books: Pulp (1995), Björkgraphy (1996), and, most recently, Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD. Compiled from 120 new interviews, it was voted a Book of the Year in 2013 by NME, Times Literary Supplement, Spin, Daily Telegraph, and Rough Trade Shops.
About BBC World Service Newshour
Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.
About this Podcast
Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.