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  • The Songs of Joni Mitchellby Anne Karppinen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    An unorthodox musician from the start, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's style of composing, performing, and of playing (and tuning) the guitar is unique. In the framework of sexual difference and the gendered discourses of rock this immediately begs the questions: are Mitchell's songs specifically feminine and, if so, to what extent and why? Anne... more...

  • Good Vibrationsby Mike Love

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 13.99

    Mike Love is a founding member, lyricist and vocalist of The Beach Boys, considered to be the most popular American band in history, with 13 Gold Albums, 55 top-100 singles, and four #1 hits. Love has been the lead singer of the group one of its principal lyricists since its inception in 1961. In Good Vibrations, Mike Love tells the unique story... more...

  • Shock and Aweby Simon Reynolds

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 15.49

    As the sixties dream faded, a new flamboyant movement electrified the world: GLAM! In Shock and Awe , Simon Reynolds explores this most decadent of genres on both sides of the Atlantic. Bolan, Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Alice Cooper, New York Dolls, Slade, Roxy Music, Iggy, Lou Reed, Be Bop Deluxe, David Essex -- all are represented here. Reynolds charts... more...

  • The Words and Music of Sheryl Crowby Christopher Gable

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 49.00

    Sheryl Crow continues to be celebrated for her legacy as a singer-songwriter and pop culture icon. This book provides an introduction to Sheryl Crow's entire music catalog. Organized into chronological periods of time, the author weaves biographical facts throughout a narrative rich with details about her songs: how they were created, recorded, distributed,... more...

  • Digby David Nichols; Dave Graney

    Verse Chorus Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    David Nichols tells the story of Australian rock and pop music from 1960 to 1985 formative years in which the nation cast off its colonial cultural shackles and took on the world. Generously illustrated and scrupulously researched, Dig combines scholarly accuracy with populist flair. Nichols is an unfailingly witty and engaging guide, surveying... more...

  • The Life, Music and Thought of Woody Guthrieby John S. Partington

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (1912-67) has had an immense impact on popular culture throughout the world. His folk music brought traditional song from the rural communities of the American southwest to the urban American listener and, through the global influence of American culture, to listeners and musicians alike throughout Europe and the Americas. Similarly,... more...

  • The Lost Women of Rock Musicby Helen Reddington

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In Britain during the late 1970s and early 1980s, a new phenomenon emerged, with female guitarists, bass-players, keyboard-players and drummers playing in bands. Before this time, women's presence in rock bands, with a few notable exceptions, had always been as vocalists. This sudden influx of female musicians into the male domain of rock music was... more...

  • Bowie: Album by Albumby Paolo Hewitt; Robert Elms Robert Elms

    Palazzo Editions LTD 2016; US$ 8.99

    David Bowie is often referred to as ‘pop’s great chameleon’. In fact he was more like a house-of-fun mirror, who always reflected what was in front of him, twisting it, enlarging it, turning the ordinary into something altogether extraordinary. He was quite simply the most influential, enigmatic and exciting recording artist in modern music. Written... more...

  • Celebration Dayby Malcolm Dome; Jerry Ewing

    Cherry Red Books 2016; US$ 8.99

    Led Zeppelin require no introduction amazing records, blueprint setting concert tours and the ultimate in hotel worrying rock n roll antics. The band’s legend grows yearly, and a brand which is stronger today than it’s ever been has grown up around them.Many biographies and studies, but Celebration Day is the first to explore the group’s world and... more...

  • Fucked By Rockby Mark Manning

    Cherry Red Books 2016; US$ 9.49

    Never before has such sordid, depraved and inhumanactivity seemed so perfectly natural.Charting the highs and lows of the author’s own dæmon, Zodiac Mindwarp, Fucked By Rock,and its pre-Zodiac sister book I Have The Greatest Respect For You, George, offer a myriad ofwarnings and lessons as they lay bare the inner workings of an absorbent mind subjected... more...