The Smell of Death
by Bruce Duff
Musician, producer, manager, rock journalist, indie label executive, Southern California native Bruce Duff has seen and been a part of more rock 'n' roll fantasies come to life than the average guy with long hair and a penchant for living the dream. From biohazardous opening slots with the legendary GG Allin to playing alongside the notorious Jeff Dahl and the Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome, wearing multiple hats at Triple X Records, and writing for the most acclaimed publications in the genres, Duff remembers things past with The Smell of Death, his ode to the good times and his acceptance of the bad.
Rare Bird Books, A Barnacle Book
Paperback, 2014: 978-1-940207-09-4
US $16.95 | Memoir
Also available in ebook formats
Bruce Duff is a thirty-year veteran of the music business, having worked as musician, producer, journalist, publicist, A&R director, product manager, and artist manager. As player and producer, he’s worked with Jesters of Destiny, Cheetah Chrome, Adz, Circle, Jeff Dahl, Prima Donna, 45 Grave, the Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, Thor and Simon Stokes, among many others. As a journalist, he's written for LA Weekly, Billboard, Bass Player, Psychotronic, Rip, Creem, and dozens of other out-of-print magazines. He retired from journalism in 2005. Duff lives in the Hollywood Hills with his roller derby-star wife and their two cats.