Thursday, October 23, 2008


'In the beginning Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, which begat the publishing of "Memphis Blues" by Hart Wand in 1912 (often credited as the first blues title), which begat W.C. Handy writing "St Louis Blues" (often credited as the first real blues song) in 1914, which begat . . .'

Thus opens The Rock Bible, an epic window through which Henry Owings offers a tantalising glimpse of the authentic rock ā€™nā€™ roll life. Like Moses delivering the Ten Commandments, he lays down rules for musicians, wannabe musicians, and rock fans of all ages.

Art direction by Bryn Ashburn for Quirk.



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