Australian journalist & writer Samuel J. Fell’s second book FULL COVERAGE: A History Of Rock Journalism In Australia is due for release early September 2023, via Monash University Publishing.

‘A must-read for anyone interested in a nuts-and-bolts history of the Australian music scene’ Anthony Morris, Books+Publishing

‘A sensational history not only of music journalism but also of the cultural times… There are heroic, foolhardy, cruel and noble stories here’ Tim Rogers

Copies are available to purchase via the publisher HERE


The Conversation

“Over 300 pages, Fell surveys the development of local rock music coverage in (mainly national) magazines, stopping to inspect some of the eccentric and/or dedicated writers, editors and publishers who made the greatest impact along the way.”

Full Text HERE

The Age / Sydney Morning Herald

“…never less than engaging.”

Full Text HERE


“…a breezy yet evocative read, refusing to get bogged down in nostalgia, intellectual pretension or the hubris often associated with rock’s stoking of its own legend.” FOUR STARS

Full Text HERE