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Ian Penman and Jennifer Hodgson: It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track
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Ian Penman and Jennifer Hodgson: It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track

Music critic Ian Penman is back with a pioneering book of essays alluding to a lost moment in musical history ‘when cultures collided and a cross-generational and “cross-colour” awareness was born’. It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track (Fitzcarraldo) focuses on black artists, including James Brown, Charlie Parker and Prince, who were at the forefront of innovation and the white artists that followed, adapting their sounds for the mainstream.

Described by Iain Sinclair as ‘a laureate for marginal places’ Penman began his career in 1970s at the NME and has since gone on to write for publications such as Sight & SoundUncut and the London Review of Books.

Penman was in conversation with writer and editor Jennifer Hodgson.

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