A witty account of Poppy's coming-of-age via a New Zealand commune and the 80's heavy metal scene in London. A must for anyone interested in either, with a charmingly fallible heroine as a definite plus.
'We were young,' he said. 'We thought we could change the world.' 'From a commune?' 'We hoped our ideas would spread. That once people found out about us, they would want to live the same way.' 'Gee," I said. 'Pretty much the opposite happened. You should see London. It's like the gold rush all over again.'