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A rocket in my pocket

A rocket in my pocket

Décharné, Max

'A Rocket in my Pocket' is the story of rockabilly, the 1950s howl of rage that started rock and roll. With drink, drugs, sex, guns and mayhem, it is a rhythm-heavy introduction to an indispensible genre

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Serpent's Tail, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Max Décharné
ISBN: 1846687217, 1847652417, 9781846687211, 9781847652416
Physical Description: 336 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subject: Presley, Elvis; Rockabilly music History and criticism.; 1950s; Music.; Rock music

Author note

Max Décharné is a writer and musician. He has written about music regularly for Mojo magazine since 1998, where he is their chief authority on the subject of rockabilly music, which he has followed and played since the 1970s. He is the author of six books, including Straight from the Fridge, Dad: A Dictionary of Hipster Slang


"A read as rip-roaring and exciting as the records and singers he eulogises." - Mojo

"The definitive book on rockabilly... tells you all you need to know" - BBC 6 Music

"An immaculately researched and evangelically passionate tome... a pretty much definitive guide to this short-lived but sprawling genre." - Metro

"Magisterial" - BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends