The front cover of Rub Me Out - a memoire by The Shend

THE SHEND, THE frontman, crooner and mover-and-shaker of The Cravats, The Very Things, The Baby Men and many other astute and inventive musical combos, publishes a musical memoire next month.

Rub Me Out will see The Shend revisit and reflect on “all my songs and a load of other stuff”.

Illustrated with more than 100 photos, the 275 pages of Rub Me Out will also include memories and commentary on all things Shendish from the likes of Jello Biafra, Steve Ignorant, John Robb, Penny Rimbaud and others, framed by a Foreword penned by Henry Rollins.

The first print run will comprise 250 individually numbered copies, and will be accompanied by a “suave signed bookmark”.

Rub Me Out can be pre-ordered now from Advanced Records and Rotator Vinyl.

”All my songs and a load of other stuff” states The Shend on the cover of his new book ‘Rub Me Out’, and that sums it up fairly succinctly. Featuring songs from The Cravats, The Very Things, The Baby Men, Grimetime and Anzahlung. The other stuff? Copious jocular anecdotes, information and observations, 100+ photos and contributions from esteemed chums including Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, John Robb, Penny Rimbaud, Mick Mercer, Paul Hartnoll, Stewart Lee and Steve Ignorant amongst others.

250 numbered copies. 276 pages.

Suave signed bookmark.

Tops!

Flyer for Rub Me Out, a book written and compiled by The Shend, and published by June 2021

UPDATE, 14 MAY 2021: With the first edition selling out in just four days, a second edition of Rub Me Out is now available for pre-order. (This second edition will be published without the individual copy numbering and the ‘Suave signed bookmark’, but will be still be flippin’ marvellous.)

Flyer for the second edition of Rub Me Out, a book written and compiled by The Shend, and published by June 2021