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- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86
In smoky rooms above pubs, bare rooms with battered stools and beer-stained tables, where the stage was little more than a scrap of carpet and sound systems were unheard of, an acoustic revolution took place in Britain in the 1950s and '60s. This was the folk revival, where a generation of musicians, among much drink and raucous cheer, would rediscover... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95
The aim of this book is to stimulate debate by offering a critique of discourse about African music. Who writes about African music, how, and why? What assumptions and prejudices influence the presentation of ethnographic data? Even the term "African music" suggests there is an agreed-upon meaning, but African music signifies differently to different... more...
- Birlinn 2014; US$ 11.65
‘The Mary Chain were the best thing since punk rock? – Bobby Gillespie ‘The Jesus and Mary Chain were integral to my musical development? – Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails Praise for Zoë Howe: ‘A stunning reinvention of the rock memoir format. Zoë Howe bottles Wilko?s lightning? – Dave Collins, Vive Le Rock, on Wilko Johnson: Looking Back at Me ‘Brit-rock... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86
West Germany following the Second World War was a country in shock: estranged from its recent history, and adrift from the rest of Europe. But this disorientating landscape proved fertile ground for a generation of musicians who, from the 1960s onwards, would develop the experimental and various sounds that became known as Krautrock. Eschewing... more...
- Plexus Publishing Ltd. 2014; US$ 13.11
The Beatles: Paperback Writer is a unique volume containing over 40 years of interviews, articles, reviews and essays, on subjects ranging from the Fab Four?s Liverpudlian origins, to their influence on the counterculture of the late 1960s, and beyond to the post-Beatle paths followed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.... more...
- Transworld 2014; US$ 27.88
Founding member and guitarist of Joy Division and the lead singer of New Order, Bernard Sumner has been famous over the years for his reticence. Until now? An integral part of the Manchester music scene since the late 1970s, his is the definitive version of the events that created two of the most influential bands of all time. Chapter... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.14
Cider with Roadies is the true story of a boy's obsessive relationship with pop. A life lived through music from Stuart's audience with the Beatles (aged 3); his confessions as a pubescent prog rocker; a youthful gymnastic dalliance with northern soul; the radical effects of punk on his politics, homework and trouser dimensions; playing in crap... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 22.99
Funk: It's the only musical genre ever to have transformed the nation into a throbbing army of bell-bottomed, hoop-earringed, rainbow-Afro'd warriors on the dance floor. Its rhythms and lyrics turned bleak urban realties inside out with distinctive, danceable, downright irresistable music. Funk hasn't received the critical attention that rock,... more...