Brian Case - Extracts from 'On The Snap'

Our good friends at Caught By The River have just published a new book and unlike thier previous publications (Words on Water, On Nature, Water and Sky) the subject of this one, On the Snap, errs more on the side of human nature with an emphasis on the great indoors.

Brian Case by Joe Ciardiello
A true original to stand alongside such peers as Nick Kent, Julie Burchill and Tony Parsons, Case wrote about a parallel, hipper universe in a sharp, speedy idiom all of his own. The ultimate turner-onner, his passion was for the noir of James Ellroy and the frenzied hard-bop of Johnny Griffin, but he was also the first journalist to go on tour with The Sex Pistols and was perfectly happy to shoot the breeze with Al Pacino with his pockets laden down with live ammo.

ON THE SNAP is a collection of conversations with Case where he discusses some of his most memorable encounters – from Chet Baker and The Sex Pistols to Jack Nicholson to Michael Caine. All delivered in the unique vernacular of one of the great contemporary journalists, it’s a snapshot of an intoxicating and disappearing world.

Below, listen to Brian read extracts from the book.


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