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  • Feverby Tim Riley

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    In Fever , music critic Tim Riley argues that while political and athletic role models have let us down, rock and roll has provided enduring role models for men and women. From Elvis Presley to Tina Turner to Bruce Springsteen to Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, Riley makes a persuasive case that rock and roll, far from the corrosive force that conservative... more...

  • Deep Purpleby Jürgen Roth; Michael Sailer

    Hannibal Verlag 2012; US$ 9.53

    Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple - die Trinität dieser Bands wird meist genannt, wenn zur Debatte steht, wer den Hardrock oder gar das Genre des Heavy Metal erfunden hat, sofern denn ein Genre erfunden werden kann und sich nicht vielmehr aus einer ziemlich unübersichtlichen Gemengelage zeit- und musikgeschichtlicher und vor allem zufälliger... more...

  • Hotter Than a Match Headby Steve Boone; Tony Moss

    ECW Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    On October 15, 1967, bass player Steve Boone took the Ed Sullivan Show stage for the final time, with his band The Lovin? Spoonful. Since forming in a Greenwich Village hotel in early 1965, Boone and his bandmates had released an astounding nine Top 20 singles, the first seven of which hit the Billboard Top 10, including the iconic Boone co-writes... more...

  • Suedeby David Barnett

    Carlton Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The definitive story of Suede. From the early beginnings and instant tag of the 'new saviours of rock n' roll', to lead singer Brett Anderson's relationship with Justine Frischmann who - to the delight of the national press - transferred her affections to rival band Blur's Damon Albarn; the arrival of guitar supremo Bernard Butler... more...

  • Der Klang des Gulagby Inna Klause

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 70.96

    Es sind »Berge von menschlichem Leid« (T. Le?čenko), mit denen man konfrontiert ist, wenn man sich mit dem Leben im Gulag beschäftigt. Inna Klause fragt, welche Bedeutung Musik in einer Welt haben konnte, die von Krankheit, Tod, aufreibender Arbeit und allgegenwärtigem Hunger bestimmt war. Die Autorin berücksichtigt in dieser ersten umfassenden... more...

  • Growing Up Rockingby Henry M. Niedzwiecki (The Ol' Doowopper)

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    In the 1950s, Cleveland, Ohio was the number one music city in the world. It was in Cleveland that DJ Alan Freed first coined the term "ock and roll" and it was in Cleveland that the teenage Henry M. Niedzwiecki, aka The Ol? Doowopper, grew up with a ringside seat to the birth of rock and roll or doo-wop music. Growing Up Rocking is more than just... more...

  • The Rock And Roll Book Of The Deadby David Comfort

    Kensington 2009; US$ 13.00

    Once you're dead, you're made for life. --Jimi Hendrix Hendrix. Janis. Morrison. Elvis. Lennon. Cobain. Garcia. Their reckless brilliance held the key to their self-destruction. Their deaths had much in common--and, surprisingly, so did their lives. From lonely childhoods marred by loss to groundbreaking music and turbulent careers that ended... more...

  • Everybody Must Get Stonedby R.U. Sirius

    Kensington 2009; US$ 11.00

    Keith's on guitar, Charlie's on drums, and Ronnie's on rhythm. But who's on drugs? Everybody. Welcome to the red-eyed world of rock and roll, where every riff comes with a spliff--a coked-up compendium of your favorite musicians and their favorite drugs. Loaded with sordid tales of debauchery, lists, and bleary-eyed photos, there's more stuff... more...

  • American Bandstand: Dick Clark and the Making of a Rock 'n' Roll Empireby John Jackson

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 15.99

    I don't make culture, I sell it Dick Clark once remarked. Indeed, the man who reigned as host of American Bandstand for nearly four decades may not have invented rock 'n' roll, but he sold it to the American public better than anyone before or since. Before Clark, rock 'n' roll was the step child of radio--which took to playing... more...