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- HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99
?Heavy metal?s leading female rocker ( Rolling Stone ) bares all, opening up about the Runaways, the glory days of the punk and hard-rock scenes, and the highs and lows of her trailblazing career Wielding her signature black guitar, Lita Ford shredded stereotypes of female musicians throughout the 1970s and ?80s. Then followed more than a decade... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 19.95
The hit television program American Idol provides a stage where the politics of national, regional, ethnic, and religious identity are performed for millions of viewers. Diversity is carefully highlighted and coached into a viable commodity by judges, argues Katherine Meizel, with contestants packaged... more...
- University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 27.95
Featuring Powderfinger, Kylie, The Presets, The Drones, Silverchair, Jet, INXS, Sarah Blasko, Eskimo Joe, The Veronicas, The Living End, Australian Crawl, You Am I, Delta Goodrem and many more, Playlisted takes the pulse of Australian rocknroll with a series of short, sharp chapters from leading music journalist Craig Mathieson. Smart,... more...
- Birlinn 2011; US$ 6.75
A book about the most emotionally articulate group to emerge from Glasgow by one of the city's most mischievously eloquent writers is cause for celebration' - The Herald 'A comprehensive and compelling read' - The List 'An insightful and enthralling peek into the world of one of the greatest acts of the modern era' - Evening Herald Ireland 2011 sees... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99
1999 was quite a year for Limp Bizkit. Their album, "Significant Other," sat atop the Billboard album charts. Rolling Stone hailed them as the lone band that "redefined late-Nineties hard rock." Their Woodstock '99 set is routinely referred to as the hottest moment of the three day concert. All in all, things are definitely happening for this most... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2006; US$ 19.99
THE BEST WAY TO BECOME A ROCK STAR IS SOMETIMES THE WORST WAY TO BECOME A ROCK STAR Unruly and antagonistic, the Washington State rock trio Modest Mouse would seem like one of the least likely candidates for mainstream stardom: Their often brilliant live performances sometimes collapsed into utter chaos. Their highly original, highly off-center... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 23.99
Nothing Feels Good: Punk Rock, Teenagers, and Emo tells the story of a cultural moment that's happening right now-the nexus point where teen culture, music, and the web converge to create something new. While shallow celebrities dominate the headlines, pundits bemoan the death of the music industry, and the government decries teenagers for their... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 48.99
Although fans and scholars alike recognize the Grateful Dead as icons of the psychedelic music, the band?s improvisatory approach still remains an enigma to the uninitiated. In Grateful Dead and the Art of Rock Improvisation , Malvinni unravels this mystery, walking readers through the band?s musical decision-making process. Written for rock... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 44.99
This book presents an analysis of the medley of songs from the Beatles' Abbey Road in order to understand and explain the emergent musical form, and to clarify the relationships between music recording and music composition, drawing conclusions about musical form and practice in the recording process of the 1970s and beyond. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99
With only two members and no bass player the White Stripes certainly seemed like the ultimate makeshift band. So how is it that this enigmatic couple?who publicize themselves as brother and sister though official documents say they're ex-husband-and-wife?became a multi-platinum musical sensation? From their early days as the darlings of Detroit rock... more...