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  • The Beatles' Abbey Road Medleyby Thomas MacFarlane

    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...

  • Grateful Dead and the Art of Rock Improvisationby David Malvinni

    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...

  • Bruce Springsteenby II Donald L. Deardorff

    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...

  • Der Klang des Gulagby Inna Klause

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 78.27

    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...

  • Deep Purpleby Jürgen Roth; Michael Sailer

    Hannibal Verlag 2012; US$ 10.31

    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...

  • I hope you are all happy nowby

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    "Nick Zinner may be a man of few words, but who needs to talk when you can say so much with the click of a shutter button? The rock press has been striving for more than thirty years to show what life is like for a band on the road. In his own quiet way, by snapping a shot of every crowd the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have played for, every hotel room they've... more...

  • The Beatles Lyricsby Hunter Davies

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; US$ 15.29

    The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America. For the Beatles, writing songs was a process that could happen anytime -- songs we all know by heart often began as a scribble on the back of an envelope or on hotel stationery.... more...

  • Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.by Viv Albertine

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Shortlisted for the UK National Book Award in the Popular Nonfiction Book category Viv Albertine is a pioneer. As lead guitarist and songwriter for the seminal band The Slits, she influenced a future generation of artists including Kurt Cobain and Carrie Brownstein. She formed a band with Sid Vicious and was there the night he met Nancy Spungeon.... more...

  • Killing Bonoby Neil McCormick

    MTV Books 2005; US$ 16.00

    Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some have greatness thrust upon them. And some have the misfortune to go to school with Bono. Everyone wants to be famous. But as a young punk in Dublin in the 1970s, Neil McCormick's ambitions went way beyond mere pop stardom. It was his destiny to be a veritable Rock God. He had it all worked out:... more...

  • Third Railby Jonathan Wells

    MTV Books 2007; US$ 15.99

    "The poets who fill these pages have come to testify, to bear witness to the mysterious power of Rock and Roll. -- from the Foreword by Bono "The thread or the theme That holds this tune Together is the same One that rips it open...." -- from Gimme Shelter by Bill Knott "Chunky on the shag rug, I'm looking for my anthem, I'm looking for my... more...