Tour Diaries


#1

any good ones to recommend? i think damon che’s don cab ones are kind of the holy grail, obviously get in the van is a classic too. apparently there are some albini ones but i’ve never read em, might seek em out.


#2

Punk rock tour diaries by tv smith apparently (not read em myself though)


#3

Pet Shop Boys vs America is probably great
also not read it SORRY but i will soon


#4

This Turbonego tour diary from a 1995 issue of Maximum Rock’n’Roll is probably the funniest band article I’ve ever read and was my starting point for checking them out.

EDIT: SHOULD PROBABLY POINT OUT THAT LINK IS NSWF

http://www.turbo-archive.homepage.t-online.de/diary95.htm


#5

Enjoyed James Yorkston’s It’s Lovely to Be Here: The Touring Diaries of a Scottish Gent book. Obviously pretty tame compared to the Don Cab ones and all but it’s just a nice man touring around the place with a guitar, quite a charming read


#6

The NOFX one is surprisingly good, well written and incredibly bleak in places. Worth a read even if you think their music is trash.


#7

Anyone got a copy of the big black one? All the links are dead.


#8

It’s really good. Very funny.


#9

Here you go

https://web.archive.org/web/19990220185254/http://http.tamu.edu:8000/~cwb2900/www/BBDiary.txt


#10

hero, thanks!


#11

err wow, albini was really gross back then


#12

updating gross to completely disgusting, what a pig


#13

What a scumbag!