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- Profile Books 2014; US$ 20.00
Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with Pink Floyd and toured America with Jimi Hendrix. He brought a Bohemian and jazz outlook to the 60s rock scene, having honed his drumming skills in a shed at the end of Robert Graves' garden in Mallorca. His life took an abrupt... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
Cathy Berberian (1925-1983) was a vocal performance artist, singer and composer who pioneered a way of composing with (and listening to) the voice in the musical worlds of Europe, North America and beyond. As a modernist muse for many avant-garde composers, she went on to embody the principles of postmodern thinking in her work. This volume celebrates... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
Simon Frith has been one of the most important figures in the emergence and subsequent development of popular music studies. The contributions to this volume of essays and memoirs seek to honour Friths achievements, but they are not merely about Frith. Rather, they are important interventions by leading scholars in the field, including... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99
Lavish musical soundtracks contributed a special grandeur to the new widescreen, stereophonic sound movie experience of postwar biblical epics such as Samson and Delilah, Ben-Hur, and Quo Vadis. In Epic Sound, Stephen C. Meyer shows how music was utilized for various effects, sometimes serving as a vehicle for narrative plot and at times complicating... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28
With sales of over 200 million albums, AC/DC is not just the biggest rock band in the world. It?s a family empire built by three brothers: George, Malcolm and Angus Young. One of the most original music biographies of recent times, The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you?ve read before. It tells the extraordinary story... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 17.00
?Cloud Cult?s grand, unkempt indie rock is at once jam band, emo, and avant-garde. Their songs, born out of personal tragedy, are otherworldly lessons in being human.? ? Pitchfork During the past decade, Minnesota-grown band Cloud Cult has become one of the most inspirational indie bands, with a deeply devoted fan base and an approach to music... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00
Eminem is the best-selling musical artist of the 21st century. He is also one of the most contentious and most complex artists of our time. His verbal dexterity ranks him among the greatest technical rappers ever. The content of his songs combines the grotesque and the comical with the sincere and the profound, all told through the sophisticated layering... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.99
Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone? is the first major biography of the Carter Family, the musical pioneers who almost single-handedly established the sounds and traditions that grew into modern folk, country, and bluegrass music -- a style celebrated in O Brother, Where Art Thou? A.P. Carter was a restless man, seemingly in a constant state of motion.... more...