Homicide: Life On the Street and Grunge


I know we are still, officially, in the height of summer, but it won’t be long before the nights start drawing in. And here is the problem. You’ve long finished the Sopranos. The Wire, the world’s best ever social science fiction, has run its course. Mad Men is stylish fun but over too soon. So what do you do now? Here is our answer: the box set of the fabulous Homicide Life on the Street.

At almost £60 it does sound expensive, but for this you get 5,724 minutes of undiluted genius, including a rather nifty sound track, with, among many many others, Tom Waits, Garbage, The Drifters, Anthony and the Imperials, and one of our favourites Buddy Guy’s Feels Like Rain. And not only that, it is said that several of the characters in the second series are named after Grunge musicians. What more could you want?

And Then There Were Ten!!

We’ve added our second batch of five posters to the range. Madchester 1 and 2, Evolution of the Beatles, Kinks Stones and Pretties, and Clapton. Even more to follow soon(ish) but in the meantime see what takes your fancy here.

£20 per poster, with free delivery on orders of two or more. The same deal – and the same shipping price for one poster – for customers in the USA.

And on that subject it is time to reveal the winner of our summer quiz: congratulations to Jeremy Horwitz of San Francisco who recognised Pete’s unusual lines from the The Prog-Rock Years: Yes, ELP & Asia tree. Jeremy chose the Grunge poster for his prize, and it is probably somewhere over the Atlantic as I write.

Don’t forget if the fine art prints are more to your taste a selection can be viewed here although more than 100 are currently available if you have hankering for something else.

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Rock Family Trees: New Range of Posters

Responding to popular demand we have introduced a new range of Rock Family Tree posters, the little sisters of the fine art prints. They are smaller than the signed prints, but still a good size at A2 – around 600mm by 400mm on 120 gms paper. This month we introduce our first five; The Flowers of Romance, Liverpool 1980, Hawkwind, Deep Purple, and a special exclusive Grunge tree, which has not appeared in any of the books and so is really something special. Look at them all here.

The posters in this range cost £20 + postage (free postage for orders of any two products or more). And while you’re in the shop, take a look around. We’ve added more trees to be viewed in deep zoom. Only scratching the surface of the range, of course, and we will continue to add more.

Next month we will extend the range of posters with another five. If there is one you would particularly like us to include let us know in the comments.