From Wayne: It is with immense pleasure, and some relief, that I can tell you my autobiography ‘Salad Daze’ will be published by Omnibus Press on May 23rd, just 3 days before my 61st birthday! It will be such a celebrated occasion - at least in my house - I have even managed to persuade two of my friends - Gary Numan and Iggy Pop - to write forewords for me.
There will be a limited edition box-set available for pre-order, more details of which we will have for you over the coming weeks. I’m sure we’ll also be teasing you with short little excerpts from the book as well as rare and never before seen photos.
To start you off I’m offering the gift of music to you for the weekend.
For each chapter in the book I have constructed a playlist that pertains to the content of that particular chapter, or were ‘hits’ in the time period I am writing about. Designed to enrich the reading experience, I have set up playlists for you with Spotify and YouTube (see instructions below). Until the date of publication I will be making two playlists per week public. By the time the book is published all 20 playlists, plus a bonus one, will all be available. Then you will be able to listen to the playlist whilst reading the corresponding chapter. Fun, eh?
I must add that a few of these choices are purely for context, but most are because I love the songs. Despite my eventual moral ruin, of which you shall soon be reading, my heart continues to beat fiercely, insanely, to the same incessant rhythm of love for music that propelled me to pick up a guitar in the first place. And in music there is redemption. Believe you me. It’s because of music that this book exists. It’s only right that there should be a soundtrack to its reading. You don’t even need to read the book to enjoy the playlists!
For Spotify: Open and log-in to the Spotify app, type husseysaladdaze into the search engine. Upon results go to the husseysaladdaze Profile. On Overview click on All and you will then have access to the playlists that are currently available.
For YouTube: Type Wayne Hussey into the search engine, filter the search to channel and then click on the Wayne Hussey – Official icon. Once on the official channel page, highlight playlists, and, again, you will have access to the playlists that are currently available.