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- St. Martin's Press 2006; US$ 16.99
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...
- Titan 2013; US$ 9.99
One of the seminal groups of the Eighties, The Smiths' career was as brilliant as it was brief. Now, drawing on interviews with band members, producers, and colleagues, music journalist Simon Goddard presents a meticulous chronological survey of the group's musical evolution, from their first demos in 1982 to their final fractured studio session five... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 18.99
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$ 44.99
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...
- 2.13.61 2013; US$ 9.00
I have been living in Los Angeles for over thirty years. Since 1981, when I first arrived to now, the LA Weekly has had an ubiquitous presence in the city. Years ago, in the back of the Weekly, there was a gossip column that had a revolving cast of contributors who sent in their reportage to fill the page. For some reason, these people would use... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 40.99
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$ 18.99
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00
Vintage presents the paperback edition of the wild and brilliant writings of Lester Bangs--the most outrageous and popular rock critic of the 1970s--edited and with an introduction by the reigning dean of rack critics, Greil Marcus. Advertising in Rolling Stone and other major publications. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 39.99
Bruce Springsteen: American Poet and Prophet by literary critic Donald L. Deardorff II classifies and explains Springsteen?s remarkable reception as it evolved from small beginnings in the Jersey shore bars of the 1970s to worldwide fame today. This book thoughtfully considers the trenchant commentary Springsteen?s albums make on the mythology... more...