The young rave icon takes ‘Go’ onto Top of the Pops.

Moby has shared an extract from his forthcoming memoir, Porcelain, recalling his first visit to London.

Detailing his debut performance in the UK (it lasted one song) and the terror of appearing on TV alongside his heroes New Order, he also writes about miming his Top of the Pops performance (as every act on the show was forced to do) and sleeping in a “smallpox-ridden blanket” in “a sad grey house on a sad grey road”. Sometimes the cliches are true, it seems.

It’s pretty good value and bodes well for the rest of the book – read the extract on the Guardian.

Porcelain, published by Faber next month, covers the first 10 years of Moby’s career (i.e. the rave days), beginning in the late 1980s and finishing at the recording of 1999’s Play, via ‘Go’, Everything Is Wrong and of course his weird punk rock album.

Moby has also revealed that he’s started on the next instalment, covering the 10 years after the release of Play and the “fame, money, degeneracy, debauchery, bottoming out,” as he told the Guardian in an accompanying interview.

He’s also busy running his vegan restaurant in Los Angeles.

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