MARTIN C. STRONG has been researching and compiling discographies for around 25 years, among them The Great Metal Discography, The Great Alternative and Indie Discography, The Great Psychedelic Discography and, of course, The Great Rock Discography and The Essential Rock Discography. He is currently working on the second installment of Lights, Camera, Soundtracks which focuses on classical soundtracks and film scores. He lives in Falkirk, Scotland. BRENDON GRIFFIN has worked sporadically on The Great Rock Discography series since the late 90s. His work has also appeared in Songlines and Record Collector, and he's a regular contributor to HMV Choice. When not fielding exacting calls from Martin, he's often wandering abroad for Rough Guides, contributing to the West Africa, Central America, Bolivia, Spain and Portugal titles, and writing Spain: 25 Ultimate Experiences. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife Erika.
* The last word in rock 'n' roll trainspotting Guardian * A stunning tome ... 10 out of 10 for reference. Mojo * A Herculean labour of love ... Strong should provide hours of useful diversion for record collectors. Q * Insanely meticulous. Independent * "A crucial piece of kit ... This book will settle arguments, revive old tunes you haven't thought of for years and prove indispensable to anyone kept from sleep by their inability to remember the middle name of the producer of the second Flaming Lips album. Sunday Telegraph * An extraordinary work of scholarship. -- John Peel * Refreshingly opinionated Guardian