Carpet Burns is Tom Hingley’s account of his life as lead singer of Inspiral Carpets, one of the big three bands of the Manchester movement who, along with The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, changed music for a generation. Tom’s own words provide an account of what it felt like to be in the eye of a pop hurricane and what happens when the hits end and the arguments kick in.
‘This is a fascinating and unique book about a unique and fascinating life. Memoirs are made of this.’ – David Quantick
‘Oh my God! Every band is the same. I couldn’t put it down.’ – Peter Hook
‘A cool as f**k memoir. There’s no overriding sense of bitterness or regret in [Hingley’s] eminently readable memoirs, a first-hand account of a fascinating era in British pop, conveyed with atmosphere and colour.’ – Record Collector
‘Tom Hingley may no longer be a member of Inspiral Carpets but he’s definitely got some tales to tell from when he was! Covering his time as singer with the band, his place in the Manchester music scene and his current career his autobiography is a page-turner full of anecdotes and memories.’ – Louder Than War
CARPET BURNS FEATURES
>>AUDIO: Radio interviews with Tom about Carpet Burns
>>VIDEO: Recent performances, solo and with band. Plus book launch footage and video interviews on Carpet Burns.
>>FEATURES: A selection of media features on Tom and Carpet Burns
>>REVIEWS: A selection of media reviews of Tom’s gigs, solo CDs and Carpet Burns
>>PHOTOS: Images from book events and gigs.
Carpet Burns is available in Hardback and Kindle editions.
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