Book Review: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

By Miles A. Copeland III (paperback) $22.95

The son of a CIA operative, manager of the Police and founder of IRS Records (R.E.M., Go-Go’s, Cramps) Miles Copeland’s book has plenty of hard-earned intel for artists and their handlers looking to gain an edge in the music business. Copeland takes us from his early days promoting Wishbone Ash and Climax Blues Band all the way through his peak years in the punk, New Wave eras and beyond. The chapter on rockabilly wildman Hasil Adkins is priceless.