Andrew Weatherall book — with design by Chris Jones

Here’s some big news for punks in pumps. Our book designer Chris (the man behind Hurly Burly and The World Stage) has been working on a very special Andrew Weatherall book featuring a slew of features from Jockey Slut magazine over the years.

Andrew Weatherall book

It’s a project of total passion from a team of OGs. The founders of Jockey Slut gave Chris a shout as he was the magazine designer from ’99-04 and they knew he’d be up for putting his hand to such an important project.

Essentially, Chris says, Paul and Johnno, the founders of Jockey Slut back in the nineties, thought it absolutely necessary to pull together some memories from Andrew’s career and to make those permanent in a coffee table book.

If you don’t know Jockey Slut, it was/is, in Chris’s words, ‘the last bastion of acid house’ and something like the Dirt Magazine of the music industry. Never quite adhering to the rules, not doing things how people say they should be done, always getting better results for it. Or, again in the words of Chris, it was a ‘crumbs on the carpet’ kind of publication (the Dirt office had tea and biscuits well-engrained in its flooring too). 

All profits from the book go to charities Andrew supported — Amnesty International, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Thrombosis UK and Crisis.

You better get your pre-order in before the end of Friday (tomorrow) to guarantee a copy — from what we understand they’ve extended the print run twice already (Andrew influenced many people’s lives) but tomorrow is the cutoff.

Order an Andrew Weatherall book by the real Jockey Slut crew here

Details from the punks in pumps:

Andrew Weatherall was the acid house generation’s most inspiring DJ and producer, renowned for his work on Primal Scream’s epoch-defining ‘Screamadelica’ and his own bands Sabres Of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen. As a DJ he was peerless and unpredictable, helming club nights that played techno, rockabilly or music that “never knowingly exceeded 122 bpm.”

Weatherall featured in seminal dance music and club magazine Jockey Slut many times during its lifetime, from 1993 to 2004. All his interviews from the publication are included within this tribute to The Guv’nor. Further articles cover the tenure of his professional life from the mid-80s to 2020. They include his beginnings at the influential Boy’s Own fanzine, his DJ sets at landmark nights Shoom and Sabresonic, and the plethora of ventures he still had running including the Woodleigh Research Project, A Love From Outer Space and the festival Convenanza.

  • 160 page, perfect bound book. Pre-order your copy before November 20 – £15 + postage. Copies sent out by 10 December 2020. * All proceeds to the charities that were important to Andrew Weatherall: Amnesty International, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Thrombosis UK, Crisis.

  • All Andrew Weatherall’s Jockey Slut interviews collated (1993-2004) including Weatherall Gets His Tats Out, I’m A Classic Underachiever, Two Lone Swordsmen and An Audience With… & more.

  • Further features and articles from Luke Una, Richard Norris, Kris Needs, Joe Muggs, Jim Butler, Mandi James, Lee Brackstone and more.

  • Brand new 10,000+ word oral history of Andrew Weatherall’s early years from Shoom & Screamadelica to Sabres of Paradise featuring interviews with Bobby Gillespie, Ed Simons, Danny Rampling, Justin Robertson, Alex Knight, Andrew Innes, David Holmes, Keith Tenniswood, Anna Haigh, Terry Farley and more.

  • Retrospective of Andrew Weatherall’s club nights Sabresonic, Bloodsugar, Double Gone Chapel, Wrong Meeting, A Love From Outer Space by John Burgess.

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