There's a true rock and roll legend entering You're Booked Towers this week and we couldn't be happier. Kid Congo Powers has played in such beloved bands as The Cramps, The Gun Club, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and his own Pink Monkey Birds. His astonishing new memoir Some New Kind of Kick talks about growing up queer and Mexican-American in 1970s, the glam rock and punk rock scenes, music, addiction, fandom, tragedy and fun. It's utterly compelling and sure to enter the pantheon of great music memoirs. We talked to Kid about Nick Cave's book recommendations, the power of Eve Babitz, great grudge writing, appearing in the classic film Wings of Desire and the troubling book that appeared on Lux Interior's coffee table. Find out more about the books mentioned on the episode by visiting our bookshop.org shop.BOOKSDaisy Buchanan - InsatiableDaisy Buchanan - CareeringCookie Mueller - Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted BlackEve Babitz - Eve's HollywoodLudwig Bemelmans - MadelineWilliam Burroughs - Naked LunchHerbert Huncke - ReaderHerbert Huncke -The Evening Sun Turned CrimsonJohn Rechy - City of NightViv Albertine - Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.Ian Hunter - Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll StarBarry Adamson - Up Above the City, Down Beneath the StarsWarren Ellis - Nina Simone's GumWreckless Eric - A Dysfunctional SuccessHarriet Evans - Going HomeDerek Raymond - I Was Dora SuarezJames Ellroy - The LA QuartetFlora Rheta Schreiber - The ShoemakerK Mason - Concentration Camp BestialityWilliam Burroughs - JunkyGeoffrey Wolff - Black SunJ. Randy Taraborrelli - Call Her Miss RossKitty Kelly - His WayAlbert Goldman - ElvisNick Tosches - Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis StoryCaryn Rose - Why Patti Smith MattersRimbaud - Collected PoemsBaudelaire - Complete PoemsFred Vermorel - StarlustJohn Rechy - Sexual OutlawRaquel Gutierrez - Brown NeonChris Womersley - The DiplomatSiri Hustvedt - What I LovedWilliam Boyd - Any Human HeartPatricia Highsmith - Ripley's Game Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.