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- Soft Skull Press 2010; US$ 14.95
As an adolescent, Justin Pearson moved with his mother from “Shit Creek Phoenix, AZ? to sunny San Diego after his father was murdered on Halloween. There, he fell in with a subculture of young musicians playing some of the most original and brutal music in the world. Turns out the chaos of Pearson?s bands — The Locust, Swing Kids, and Some Girls —... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2010; US$ 17.95
Twenty-eight years after its original release, The Clash?s London Calling was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as a ?recording of lasting qualitative or historical significance.? It topped polls on both sides of the Atlantic for the best album of the seventies (and eighties) and in publications as wide-ranging as Rolling Stone , VIBE , Pitchfork... more...
- PM Press 2011; US$ 16.00
Black Flag were the pioneers of American Hardcore, and this is their blood-spattered story. Formed in Hermosa Beach, California, in 1978, they made and played brilliant, ugly, no-holds-barred music for eight brutal years on a self-appointed touring circuit of America?s clubs, squats, and community halls. They fought with everybody—the police, the... more...
- Rough Guides 2009; US$ 18.99
The Rough Guide to Nirvana in a new ePub format uncovers the magic and tragedy of this iconic 90's grunge band - from small-town gigs to the last days of Kurt Cobain, delve into the story of the life and afterlife of this extraordinary, all too short-lived group.Written by Gillian G. Gaar, a Seattle music journalist who has personally interviewed many... more...
- Cherry Red Books 2011; US$ 10.94
The Specials turned the world of pop music on it's head in the late 1970's, fusing their multi cultural and West Indian tinged rhythms with a punk aesthetic which has endured to this day. One of the key bands of any time and place, their legacy endures, as evidenced by the popularity of their recent reformation. "You're Wondering Now", written by... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 16.95
Bring the Noise weaves together interviews, reviews, essays, and features to create a critical history of the last twenty years of pop culture, juxtaposing the voices of many of rock and hip hop?s most provocative artists—Morrissey, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses, P.J. Harvey, Radiohead—with Reynolds?s own passionate analysis. With... more...
- Intellect 2011; US$ 10.00
Humor, as much as any other trait, defines British cultural identity. It is crucial in the English sense of nation, argues humor scholar Andy Medhurst; To be properly English you must have a sense of humor, opines historian Antony Easthope. Author Zadie Smith perceives British humor as a national coping mechanism, stating, You... more...
- Cherry Red Books 2010; US$ 14.99
Against the backdrop of the demise of punk, social unrest, and the coming to power of Margaret Thatcher, the Specials burst onto the scene with their unique brand of music in 1979—sweeping up the nation's youth with their edgy, politically charged message and iconic 2 Tone branding. Thirty years later, as the band celebrate their anniversary with... more...
- Cherry Red Books 2012; US$ 13.13
In 1976 music changed forever with the arrival of a self-empowering alternative to the bloated, sterile rock music of the day. From Cardiff to Caithness, from Portrush to Plymouth, bands promoted their own gigs, designed their own artwork and organised their own pressing and distribution. This exhaustive book, based on over 200 interviews with the... more...