In the years since their first release, Belle and Sebastian have grown from a secretive cult concern into one of the most beloved and revered pop'n'roll bands in the world. Intelligent and sensitive, witty and original, beautiful and bold, their music inspires the kind of devotion not seen since The Smiths. Their continuing desire to push the boundaries of their vision has resulted in some of the most essential and idiosyncratic records of recent times.
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The old mayor climbed the belfry tower,The ringers ran by two, by three;"Pull, if ye never pulled before;Good ringers, pull your best," quoth he."Play uppe, play uppe, O Boston bells!Ply all your changes, all your swells,Play uppe 'The Brides of Enderby.'" Men say it was a stolen tyde—The Lord that sent it, He knows…
In this, the first biography of Belle and Sebastian, Paul Whitelaw traces their unpredictable personal and creative curve. With all original interviews and personal photos from the band Belle and Sebastian: Just A Modern Rock Story is the definitive account of the clandestine world and continuing rise of the unique and fascinating musical phenomenon that is Belle and Sebastian.