The Light Pours Out of Me: The Authorised Biography of John McGeoch

John McGeoch was the unsung hero of the post-punk era. Blazing a trail with some of Britain’s biggest bands and most revered artists – Magazine, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Armoury Show and Public Image Ltd.

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By Rory Sullivan-Burke

John McGeoch was the unsung hero of the post-punk era. Blazing a trail with some of Britain’s biggest bands and most revered artists – Magazine, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Armoury Show and Public Image Ltd. – John left an undeniable and indelible mark on music.

The Light Pours Out of Me examines John’s life and legacy, drawing on original interviews with the likes of Siouxsie Sioux, Howard Devoto, Johnny Marr, Billy Idol, John Frusciante, Keith Levene, Jonny Greenwood, Nick Launay, Ed O’Brien, Peter ‘Hooky’ Hook and many others.

Illustrated with unseen photographs, this moving biography – authorised by the family – celebrates the remarkable guitarist who helped provide the soundtrack to a generation.

‘Absorbing account of late post-punk guitarist. This is a labour of love, befitting a much-loved man.’ Classic Rock

*We have just learnt that we erroneously wrote that early Magazine member Bob Dickinson disliked performing live, which was certainly not the case.  Bob has kindly provided more detail of those early months in the band’s life, which can be read here

“Why was John important? Because he played exactly the right notes at the exact time he did, in the way he did.”
John Frusciante, Red Hot Chilli Peppers

“I admired John as a man. I admired him as a player. Fantastic work and a wonderful legacy”
Peter Hook, Joy Division/New Order

“The work we made together was stunning. Just stunning…”
Siouxsie Sioux

Publication Date: 28.04.22
ISBN: 9781913172664
Extent: 272 pages
Format: Hardback

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9781913172664

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