Trouser Press Books New Releases and e-Books

Jim Sullivan — a 2023 inductee into the New England Music Hall of Fame — spent 26 years writing for the Boston Globe and two decades more writing for countless national publications. He has interviewed and reviewed countless musicians, many of them multiple times.

Last year, Trouser Press Books published two volumes of his music writing. Now, they’ve been combined into one eBook with 11 new chapters! The 71 chapters feature an eclectic collection of artists, spanning generations and styles:

Jerry Lee Lewis, Ian Hunter, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Nico, Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Jethro Tull, Ginger Baker, Ringo Starr, Warren Zevon, Pete Townshend, the Kinks, Leonard Cohen, Marianne Faithfull, the Rascals, Stevie Wonder, John Fogerty, Tina Turner, Neil Young, Richard Thompson, Darlene Love, Alice Cooper, J. Geils Band, Aerosmith, KISS, Motörhead, George Clinton, Tangerine Dream, Enya, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, k.d. lang, Roy Orbison, the Ramones, Sex Pistols, Clash, Patti Smith, Buzzcocks, Damned, Flipper, the Fall, Joy Division & New Order, Suicide, the Cure, Stiff Little Fingers, Gang of Four, the Pogues, Police, Cramps, Talking Heads, B-52s, Beastie Boys, Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, Cars, English Beat, Morrissey, Pixies, Feelies, Mission of Burma, Puff Daddy, Spiritualized, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Swans and U2.

Before he co-founded Rhino Records — America’s leading reissue label — and put decades of rock and roll history back into musical circulation, Harold Bronson was just a devoted fan growing up in Southern California in the 1960s. But with boundless enthusiasm, a discerning ear, and a near-photographic memory, he channeled his passion into writing for the UCLA Daily Bruin and then Rolling Stone and other magazines. After meeting and interviewing many of the era’s greats, he launched the Rhino label from the back room of the Los Angeles record store he managed. That role put him in business with many of those same artists, working to bring their old (and new) music to the public.

Published in hardcover and eBook in 2023.

In diary form, Time Has Come Today reports on:
∎ Meals with Peter Noone, Terri Nunn, Wally Amos, Henny Youngman, Andrew Loog Oldham
∎ A limo ride with all four Monkees
∎ In the studio with Black Sabbath and others
∎ Home visits with George Carlin, Howard Kaylan of the Turtles, Mike Nesmith, Stephen Bishop
∎ Bailing Arthur Lee of Love out of jail
∎ Parties with Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons & many other stars
∎ Interviews and conversations with the Bee Gees, Doors, the Turtles, Knack, ELO, George Clinton, Mickie Most, Hunter S. Thompson, Bon Scott, John Sebastian, Van Dyke Parks, Rod Argent, Janis Ian, Edgar Winter, the Chambers Brothers, Suzi Quatro, David Essex, Sha Na Na, Mike Chapman, Nicky Hopkins, Badfinger, Rodney Bingenheimer, John Kay (Steppenwolf), Michael Brown (Left Banke) and members of Iron Butterfly, Procol Harum and Focus
∎ Business meetings with Ben & Jerry, the editors of Mad magazine and Randy California of Spirit
∎ A wild in-store with Kim Fowley