All posts tagged: Mick Farren

‘A Bed-Time Story for Degenerates’

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1970s / Fiction

The Tale of Willy’s Rats by Mick Farren Mayflower, 351pp, 1974 In a 2005 article in The Independent, D J Taylor considered why there were so few novels – and particularly so few decent novels – about the music business. In among those he singled out, he described The Tale of Willy’s Rats by musician and NME journalist Mick Farren as “a horribly authentic piece of reportage from the back-seats of the late 1960s tour-bus.” […]