Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Footnote” as Want to Read:
Footnote
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Footnote

4.08  ·  Rating Details  ·  37 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Footnote is a clever, funny and irreverent autobiography about a boy from depressing small town England ditching Mormonism, finding punk rock, squatting with his mates and promoting political insurrection. After years of earnest, determined (if not talented) gigging, his pop/punk group, Chumbawamba, make it BIG with "Tubthumping." Not another plodding rock memoir but a com ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published June 12th 2003 by Pomona
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Footnote, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Footnote

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 52)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Ryan Mishap
Sep 01, 2008 Ryan Mishap rated it liked it
Shelves: personal-writing
A funny and breezy memoir from a member of Chumbawamba. Boff plays it as your average tale of a football-obsessed lad who was just waiting for punk rock to save his life, oh and then there was this band, see. Snippets of British life in the seventies, meeting the folks in the band, the falling apart house they squatted for so long, and some brief bits from various tours, campaigns and media happenings. The decision to sign to EMI is presented well and makes more sense then one might suppose. I w ...more
Steve
May 14, 2012 Steve rated it liked it
Reading this because I am interviewing Boff shortly as part of my book research. Not sure I would have otherwise. A much better insight into the whole music world than was Keith Richard's Life. Although they inhabit a different part of that world I suspect. Quirky writing style, but was engaging.
Miriam Stahl
Sep 04, 2008 Miriam Stahl rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Miriam by: boff
this book is great for all punks to read. it mixes punk, soccer and politics into one hilarious read. boff is also the best man i know.
Julia
Apr 02, 2008 Julia rated it it was amazing
a book for anyone who lived in leeds during the 1980s or for anyone who didn't.
Mark
Nov 07, 2007 Mark rated it did not like it
interesting idea, poorly executed.
Reinhard Rosenberg
Reinhard Rosenberg rated it it was amazing
Jan 14, 2016
Uri
Uri marked it as to-read
Oct 26, 2015
Maggie
Maggie is currently reading it
Nov 19, 2015
Brian Donarski
Brian Donarski rated it really liked it
Jun 18, 2015
Mickmada
Mickmada rated it it was ok
May 20, 2015
Peter
Peter marked it as to-read
Feb 25, 2015
Tim
Tim rated it really liked it
Jan 24, 2015
Koa
Koa rated it it was amazing
Jan 13, 2015
Colin Bray
Colin Bray rated it really liked it
Dec 26, 2014
Matthew Lockwood
Matthew Lockwood rated it really liked it
Nov 26, 2014
Tales
Tales rated it it was amazing
Nov 11, 2014
Lean
Lean rated it really liked it
Nov 09, 2014
Staś
Staś rated it it was amazing
Oct 17, 2014
Mpatricke
Mpatricke rated it really liked it
Dec 30, 2013
Jether
Jether marked it as to-read
Jul 31, 2013
Emong
Emong marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2013
Ash
Ash rated it it was amazing
Jun 28, 2013
Paddy Darigan
Paddy Darigan marked it as to-read
Jun 15, 2013
Char Hunter
Char Hunter rated it really liked it
Apr 16, 2013
Kass-Kit D. Cooper
Kass-Kit D. Cooper marked it as to-read
Mar 31, 2013
Jamie
Jamie added it
Sep 02, 2013
Fay
Fay rated it really liked it
Jan 19, 2013
Shannon
Shannon rated it it was amazing
Dec 28, 2012
Paul
Paul rated it it was amazing
Nov 10, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »