Never Surrender (Or Nearly Good Looking) – An Autobiography by Biff Byford and John Tucker
(Iron Pages, ISBN 978-3-931624-44-6)
Biff Byford tells his story for the first time. Sometimes tragic, sometimes funny, but always brutally honest, ‘Never Surrender…’ lifts the lid on the myths surrounding Saxon.
“Biff Byford’s excellent and well-produced autobiography is much like Saxon’s music: unpretentious, hard-edged and compelling. The reason it works so well is that Biff’s persona, indeed, his tone of voice, comes through so strongly that the book has the aura of a chat with the singer over a pint (or, as it’s Biff, a cup of tea). His story is told with passion, warmth and self-deprecating humour throughout. Essential headbanging history.” William Pinfold, Record Collector #339, August 2007, 4/5
“It’s passionately written, entertaining and very readable. Evidently Tucker’s expertise on the NWOBHM gives the book more substance and Tucker probably helped Byford recall old tour dates and album reviews. Rock fans young and old will find this book hard to put down…” Neil Daniels, hardrockhouse.com August 2007