Nina Antonia has supported Cold Lips from our embryonic days on the stage of the Sylvia Plath Fan Club, above a late-strip club of Shoreditch.
Wielded by the literary establishment as a ‘cult writer’, the Liverpool-born author found herself too working class to walk through the doors of the NME, and ended up with another angle, knowing the bands better than any of them ever could. Nina was our connection to Dr John Cooper Clarke, her days with him stretching back to his time in Brixton, living with Nico, and dancing the streets with Peter Perrett – whom she wrote the biog on The Only Ones, after scribing the allegedly most stolen music book of all time, Cold Blood on Johnny Thunders.
In recent years, Nina Antonia’s returned to the source of her occult fairy telling, and her fiction leads us to other worldes, away from the now entombed imagery of rock n roll.
There’s an interview below from a session for Doc N Roll, hosted by editor, Kirsty Allison, about Johnny Thunders.
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