Trevor Miller / A Guy Called Gerald | Trip City
Trevor Miller / A Guy Called Gerald | Trip City

Trevor Miller / A Guy Called Gerald | Trip City

Book & 12"

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Book and vinyl bundle in a special black Trip City tote bag .

Originally published in 1989, the book went on to sell 12,000 copies in a year before going out of print and becoming an underground cult classic.

Includes a new introduction from author Trevor Miller and a foreword by Carl Loben (DJ Magazine). The book’s original soundtrack by A Guy Called Gerald is also being reissued and all five tracks will be available on vinyl for the first time.

In the summer of 1989, when Trevor Miller’s Trip City was first released with a five-track cassette EP by A Guy Called Gerald, there had been no other British novel like it. This was the down and dirty side of London nightclubs, dance music and the kind of hallucinogenic drug sub-culture that hadn’t really been explored since Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Maybe this is why Trip City is still known as “the acid house novel” and an underground literary landmark.

But for 2021, Trip City is back and the original soundtrack by A Guy Called Gerald is also being reissued and all five tracks will be available on vinyl for the first time.

The Trip City soundtrack on vinyl is only available as a bundle with the book in a special Trip City tote bag.

“I remember back in the 80s, in my hometown, Tony Wilson (of Factory Records fame) was fond of calling Shaun Ryder the WB Yeats of his day. In that vein, whether or not I like to see myself in the canon of Anthony Burgess and Clockwork Orange - with these five tracks, A Guy Called Gerald feels very much like the Ludwig Van to my Alex DeLarge.” Trevor Miller

SIDE A
1. Trip City 4:34
2. Valentine’s Theme 4:24
3. At The Mambo 5:00

SIDE B
1. FX 6:19
2. Soho Chances 5:32

“A work of much underground intellect. The first of its kind.” The Guardian
“An On The Road for the post warehouse-party generation…” The Evening Standard
“Sharp and lacerating - like a broken bottle…” The Sunday Times Magazine