• 'Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics & Pictures of Iggy Pop
    'Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics & Pictures of Iggy Pop
    ISBN: 9780241399873
    Title: 'Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics & Pictures of Iggy Pop
    Author: POP IGGY

    Iggy Pop hasn't simply left a mark on music; he's left blood stains all over it.

    From fronting the legendary proto-punk band The Stooges to collaborating with an eclectic mix of artists including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Debbie Harry, Jack White and Josh Homme, Iggy has proved himself to be one of punk's most iconic, outrageous and enduring music artists.

    In this beautifully illustrated collection, he shares his lyrics and reflections on a genre-defining music career that spans five decades.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • & on Guitar... The Autobiography of Jim Cregan
    & on Guitar... The Autobiography of Jim Cregan
    ISBN: 9780750985666
    Title: & on Guitar... The Autobiography of Jim Cregan
    Author: CREGAN JIM; MERRIMAN ANDY

    JIM CREGAN's career as a rock guitarist, songwriter and producer has spanned over fifty years, touring and recording albums with stars such as Elton John, Cat Stevens, Family, Willie Nelson, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Joe Cocker, The Gypsy Kings, and Katie Melua, among many others. However, he is perhaps best known for his forty-year association with Rod Stewart, not only as his guitarist but also as best friends and godfathers to each other's children.In his autobiography Jim Cregan lifts the lid on his extraordinary life, recounting his experiences with music's biggest stars, from his first band at the age of 14 playing in youth clubs in Poole to performing in front of 350,000 people in Rio de Janeiro. In And on Guitar . . . nothing is held back: Cregan's early life and anecdotes about his family, shenanigans on the road, extraordinary tales of hedonism, love and loss, his stories feature a Who's Who of music's biggest stars.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • 50 Rappers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of Rap Legends
    50 Rappers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of Rap Legends
    ISBN: 9781784883386
    Title: 50 Rappers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of Rap Legends
    Author: MCDUFFIE CANDACE

    Arguably one of the most mainstream music styles today, rap was in fact born centuries ago in West Africa with historians or 'griots' who used to tell stories of the past over the beat of a drum. But it wasn't until the 1970s in New York that rapping as we know it was born and began to flourish.

    50 Rappers Who Changed the World profiles some of the genre's biggest influencers, from the 1970s until the present day. From Bronx-based legends Afrikaa Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash in the 70s, to Run-DMC and Public Enemy in the 80s, Biggie, Tupac and Snoop in the 90s, and Eminem and Jay-Z in the 00s, this is a history of music for anyone who loves rap. Featuring MCs like Melle Mel, West Coast legends including N.W.A. and Ice-T, and countless women who changed the game, like Salt-n-Pepa, MC Lyte and Missy Elliot. And today, we have a new breed of artists who are dominating the charts, from J. Cole to Kendrick Lamar, Logic and Cardi B.

    Filled with a stylish illustrations and short biography of each artist, this book is a celebration of the musicians who shaped the genre and changed the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00

    $23.00
  • Acid For The Children
    Acid For The Children
    ISBN: 9781472230836
    Title: Acid For The Children
    Author: FLEA


    Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder, alongside Anthony Kiedis, of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.


    Michael Peter Balzary was born in Melbourne, Australia, on October 16, 1962. His more famous stage name, Flea, and his wild ride as the renowned bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers was in a far and distant future. Little Michael from Oz moved with his very conservative, very normal family to Westchester, New York, where life as he knew it was soon turned upside down. His parents split up and he and his sister moved into the home of his mother's free-wheeling, jazz musician boyfriend - trading in rules, stability, and barbecues for bohemian values, wildness, and Sunday afternoon jazz parties where booze, weed, and music flowed in equal measure. There began Michael's life-long journey to channel all the frustration, loneliness, love, and joy he felt into incredible rhythm.


    When Michael's family moved to Los Angeles in 1972, his home situation was rockier than ever. He sought out a sense of belonging elsewhere, spending most of his days partying, playing basketball, and committing petty crimes. At Fairfax High School, he met another social outcast, Anthony Kiedis, who quickly became his soul brother, the yin to his yang, his partner in mischief. Michael joined some bands, fell in love with performing, and honed his skills. But it wasn't until the night when Anthony, excited after catching a Grandmaster Flash concert, suggested they start their own band that he is handed the magic key to the cosmic kingdom.


    Acid for the Children is as raw, entertaining and wildly unpredictable as its author. It's both a tenderly evocative coming of age story and a raucous love letter to the power of music and creativity



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn
    Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn
    ISBN: 9780349143644
    Title: Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn
    Author: ANDERSON BRETT

    'A compelling personal account of the dramas of a singular British band' Neil Tennant


    The trajectory of Suede - hailed in infancy as both 'The Best New Band in Britain' and 'effete southern wankers' - is recalled with moving candour by its frontman Brett Anderson, whose vivid memoir swings seamlessly between the tender, witty, turbulent, euphoric and bittersweet.

    Suede began by treading the familiar jobbing route of London's emerging new 1990s indie bands - gigs at ULU, the Powerhaus and the Old Trout in Windsor - and the dispiriting experience of playing a set to an audience of one. But in these halcyon days, their potential was undeniable. Anderson's creative partnership with guitarist Bernard Butler exposed a unique and brilliant hybrid of lyric and sound; together they were a luminescent team - burning brightly and creating some of the era's most revered songs and albums.

    In Afternoons with the Blinds drawn, Anderson unflinchingly explores his relationship with addiction, heartfelt in the regret that early musical bonds were severed, and clear-eyed on his youthful persona. 'As a young man . . . I oscillated between morbid self-reflection and vainglorious narcissism' he writes. His honesty, sharply self-aware and articulate, makes this a compelling autobiography, and a brilliant insight into one of the most significant bands of the last quarter century.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Age of Bowie: How David Bowie Made a World of Difference
    Age of Bowie: How David Bowie Made a World of Difference
    ISBN: 9781471148118
    Title: Age of Bowie: How David Bowie Made a World of Difference
    Author: MORLEY PAUL

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    'A handsome six footer with a warm and engaging personality, Davie Jones has all it takes to get to the show business heights including . . . talent.' David Bowie at 17 in May, 1964 writing his own press biography.
    Respected arts commentator Paul Morley, one of the team who curated the highly successful retrospective exhibition for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, David Bowie Is . . .& constructs the definitive story of Bowie that explores how he worked, played, aged, structured his ideas, invented the future and entered history as someone who could and would never be forgotten. Morley will capture the greatest moments of Bowie's career; from the recording studio with the likes of Brian Eno and Tony Visconti; to iconic live performances from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, as well as the various encounters and artistic relationships he developed with rock luminaries John Lennon, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. And of course, discuss in detail his much-heralded, and critically-acclaimed comeback with the release of Black Star just days before his shocking death in New York.&
    & & Morley will offer a startling biographical critique of David Bowie's legacy, showing how he never stayed still even when he withdrew from the spotlight, how he always knew his own worth, and released a dazzling plethora of mobile Bowies into the world with a bloody-minded determination and a voluptuous imagination to create something amazing that was not there before.

    'A thrilling hymn to a brilliant and beloved "song and dance man"' Observer
    &


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Beatles Lyrics
    Beatles Lyrics
    ISBN: 9781474606875
    Title: Beatles Lyrics
    Author: DAVIES HUNTER


    Over 100 handwritten manuscripts of the Beatles' original lyrics, tracked down from friends of the band, museums, universities and collectors.


    Hunter Davies, author of the only authorised biography of the Beatles, worked with the band in their heyday. Here he reveals each song's context with vivid behind-the-scenes stories and gives a unique insight into the creative process of the world's greatest songwriters. From 'Yesterday' and 'Eleanor Rigby' to 'Yellow Submarine', The Beatles Lyrics is the definitive story of the band, uniquely told through their music.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Been So Long: My Life & Music
    Been So Long: My Life & Music
    ISBN: 9781250229496
    Title: Been So Long: My Life & Music
    Author: KAUKONEN JORMA


    "A modern parable." --from the foreword by Grace Slick

    "Jorma Kaukonen is a force in American music, equally adept at fingerpicked acoustic folk and blues as he is at wailing on an electric." - Acoustic Guitar


    "Jorma Kaukonen lit a fuse and transformed his electric guitar into a firework." - Live For Live Music


    Includes a CD of live music as a companion to the book


    From the man who made a name for himself as a founding member and lead guitarist of Jefferson Airplane comes a memoir that offers a rare glimpse into the heart and soul of a musical genius--and a vivid journey through the psychedelic era in America.


    "Music is the reward for being alive," writes Jorma Kaukonen in this candid and emotional account of his life and work. "It stirs memory in a singular way that is unmatched." In a career that has already spanned a half century--one that has earned him induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, among other honors--Jorma is best known for his legendary bands Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. But before he won worldwide recognition he was just a young man with a passion and a dream.


    Been So Long is the story of how Jorma found his place in the world of music and beyond. The grandson of Finnish and Russian-Jewish immigrants whose formative years were spent abroad with his American-born diplomat father, Jorma channeled his life experiences--from his coming-of-age in Pakistan and the Philippines to his early gigs with Jack Casady in D.C. to his jam sessions in San Francisco with Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and other contemporaries--into his art in unique and revelatory ways. Been So Long charts not only Jorma's association with the bands that made him famous but goes into never-before-told details about his addiction and recovery, his troubled first marriage and still-thriving second, and more. Interspersed with diary entries, personal correspondence, and song lyrics, this memoir is as unforgettable and inspiring as Jorma's music itself.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Biographic ABBA: Great Lives in Graphic Form
    Biographic ABBA: Great Lives in Graphic Form
    ISBN: 9781781454084
    Title: Biographic ABBA: Great Lives in Graphic Form
    Author: COOT VIV

    Most people know that ABBA (1972-1982) were a Swedish band who became one of the world's most successful pop groups after winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with their song "Waterloo." What, perhaps, they don't know is that they have sold more than 380 million albums and singles; that their name was chosen through a newspaper competition, where alternatives included Alibaba, FABB, and Baba; that their royalties from the Soviet Union were so big they had to be paid in oil rights; and that 3.5 million people applied for tickets to see ABBA at London's Royal Albert Hall in 1977. Biographic ABBA presents an instant impression of their life, work, and legacy, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the musicians behind the music.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Biographic Prince: Great Lives in Graphic Form
    Biographic Prince: Great Lives in Graphic Form
    ISBN: 9781781454077
    Title: Biographic Prince: Great Lives in Graphic Form
    Author: FLAVELL LIZ

    Most people know that Prince (1958--2016) was an iconic singer-songwriter whose creative brilliance transformed music for more than four decades. What, perhaps, they don't know is that his real name actually was Prince; that he once simultaneously held the number one spots in the US for film, single, and album; that he has a back catalogue of more than 600 songs, many of which he wrote for other people, including Madonna and Alicia Keys; and that he performed at the wedding of Star Wars director George Lucas. Biographic Prince presents an instant impression of his life, work and legacy, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the musician behind the music.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Born to Run
    Born to Run
    ISBN: 9781471157820
    Title: Born to Run
    Author: SPRINGSTEEN BRUCE

    "A virtuoso performance, the 508-page equivalent to one of Springsteen and the E Street Band's famous four-hour concerts: Nothing is left onstage, and diehard fans and first-timers alike depart for home sated and yet somehow already aching for more." --NPR

    "Richly rewarding...Bruce Springsteen proves that he has taken on life fully engaged both in living and examining it, and in doing so, he's delivered a story as profoundly inspiring as his best music...It's alternately brutally honest, philosophically deep, stabbingly funny, and, perhaps most important, refreshingly humble." --Los Angeles Times

    In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began.

    Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

    He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as "The Big Bang" seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work and shows us why the song "Born to Run" reveals more than we previously realized.

    Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star's memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll.

    Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs ("Thunder Road," "Badlands," "Darkness on the Edge of Town," "The River," "Born in the U.S.A.," "The Rising," and "The Ghost of Tom Joad," to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen's autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00

    $31.00
  • Bound for Glory
    Bound for Glory
    ISBN: 9780141187228
    Title: Bound for Glory
    Author: GUTHRIE WOODY

    Bound For Glory is the funny, cynical and earthy autobiography of Woody Guthrie, the father of American folk music. He tells of his childhood running wild in an Oklahoma oil-boom town, the tragedies that struck his family and of his life on the open road during the Great Depression - hell-raising and brawling in boxcars, all the while singing to raise a dime for his next meal. But above all, this is a song for an America Woody saw from the lonesome highway, as he travel led from one end of the country to the other with guitar in hand and the songs that made him a legend drifting out over the Dust Bowl.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Boy on Fire: the Young Nick Cave
    Boy on Fire: the Young Nick Cave
    ISBN: 9781460759646
    Title: Boy on Fire: the Young Nick Cave
    Author: MORDUE MARK

    The first volume of the long-awaited, near-mythical biography of Nick Cave, by award-winning writer, Mark Mordue.

    A deeply beautiful, profound, profane and poetic biography of the early formative years of the dark prince of Australian rock 'n' roll, Boy on Fire is Nick Cave's creation story. This is the story of the artist first as a boy, then as a young man. A deeply insightful work which charts his family, friends, influences, milieu and, most of all, his music, it reveals how Nick Cave shaped himself into the extraordinary artist he would become.

    As well as a powerfully compelling biography of a singular, uncompromising artist, Boy on Fire is also a fascinating social and cultural biography, a vivid and evocative rendering of a time and place, from the fast-running dark river and ghost gums of Wangaratta, to the nascent punk scene which hit staid 1970s Melbourne like an atom bomb, right through to the torn wallpaper, sticky carpet and the manic, wild energy of nights at the Crystal Ballroom.

    Boy on Fire is a stunning biographical achievement.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Broken Greek
    Broken Greek
    ISBN: 9781529405842
    Title: Broken Greek
    Author: PAPHIDES PETE

    'Do you sometimes feel like the music you're hearing is explaining your life to you?' When Pete's parents moved from Cyprus to Birmingham in the 1960s in the hope of a better life, they had no money and only a little bit of English. The opened a fish-and-chip shop in Acocks Green. The Great Western Fish Bar is where Pete learned about coin-operated machines, male banter and Britishness. Shy and introverted, Pete stopped speaking from age 4 to 7, and found refuge instead in the bittersweet embrace of pop songs, thanks to Top of the Pops and Dial-A-Disc, From Brotherhood of Man to UB40, from ABBA to The Police, music provided the safety net he needed to protect him from the tensions of his home life. It also helped him navigate his way around the challenges surrounding school, friendships and phobias such as visits to the barber, standing near tall buildings and Rob Hull and Emu. With every passing year, his guilty secret became more horrifying to him: his parents were Greek, but all the things that excited him were British. And the engine of that realisation? 'Sugar Baby Love', 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart', 'Tragedy', 'Silly Games', 'Going Underground', 'Come On Eileen', and every other irresistibly chilling chart hit blaring out of the chip shop radio. Never have the trials and tribulations of growing up and the human need for a sense of belonging been so heart-breakingly and humorously depicted.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Bruce Springsteen From Asbury Park, to Born to Run, to Born in the USA
    Bruce Springsteen From Asbury Park, to Born to Run, to Born in the USA
    ISBN: 9780847862344
    Title: Bruce Springsteen From Asbury Park, to Born to Run, to Born in the USA
    Author: MURRAY CHRIS


    David Gahr (1922-2008) was tapped by Columbia Records designer John Berg to shoot cover art for Bruce Springsteen's second album,& The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle. Gahr's earliest photographs of the musician showcase a youthful Springsteen, not even aged twenty-three, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, on the eve of a career breakthrough. Gahr befriended the rising star, and over a span of approximately ten years he photographed Springsteen, both on- and offstage. Rare captures include Springsteen recording music, performing at the cramped venue Bottom Line weeks before the release of his seminal 1975 album& Born to Run, and playing to legions of fans during his& Born in the USA& tour.& Bruce Springsteen 1973-1986& is an unprecedented look back at Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on their path to becoming rock legends.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America
    Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America
    ISBN: 9781473696341
    Title: Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America
    Author: MOORE MARCUS


    'Kendrick Lamar understands and employs blues, jazz, and soul in his music, which makes it startling. His work is more than merely brilliant; it is magic' Toni Morrison

    'Lamar is a man living on a real and metaphorical peak, with one eye trained on the heavens, the other searching for stories in the valley below' Guardian
    __________

    Kendrick Lamar is at the top of his game.

    He has been described as the poet Laurette of hip-hop, perceptive, philosophical, unapologetic, fearless, and an innovative storyteller whose body of work has been compared to James Joyce and James Baldwin.

    He is a visionary who will go down as history as one of the most important artists of all time.

    But what's so striking about Kendrick Lamar, aside from his impressive accolades, is how he's effectively established himself as a formidable opponent of oppression, a force for change. Through his confessional poetics, his politically charged anthems, and his radical performances, Lamar has become a beacon of light for many people in America.

    Written by veteran journalist and music critic Marcus J. Moore, this is the first biography of Kendrick Lamar. It's the definitive account of his coming-of-age as an artist, his resurrection of jazz, his profound impact on a racially fraught America, and his emergence as the bona fide King of Rap.

    The book traces not only Lamar's powerful impact on music but also on our current society, especially under the weight of police brutality, divisive politics, and social injustice. With exclusive interviews with his family, friends, and record producers, this book is the must-read for any fan.

    The Butterfly Effect is the extraordinary, triumphant story of a modern lyrical prophet and an American icon who has given hope to those buckling under the weight of systemic oppression, reminding everyone that through it all, "we gon' be alright".

    __________

    'By the end of listening to his first full album, I felt like I knew everything about him. He brings you into his world with his lyrics in a way that really paints a clear picture' Eminem

    'I love everything about his music. I can literally listen to his music and become a kid growing up with all the struggles in the inner city, but at the same time [learn] all the lessons it taught that we use as men today.' Lebron James

    'For a gentle dude, he throws a righteous punch; I wouldn't get in the way of it. No single artist will ever be the antidote to a generation's malaise, but just identifying some of the problems really helps' Bono

    'Kendrick Lamar is a master of storytelling' New Yorker



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys
    Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys
    ISBN: 9780571351343
    Title: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys
    Author: ALBERTINE VIV


    SUNDAY TIMES MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR
    ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
    MOJO BOOK OF THE YEAR

    In 1975, Viv Albertine was obsessed with music but it never occurred to her she could be in a band as she couldn't play an instrument and she'd never seen a girl play electric guitar.


    A year later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-girl band the Slits, who fearlessly took on the male-dominated music scene and became part of a movement that changed music.


    A raw, thrilling story of life on the frontiers and a candid account of Viv's life post-punk - taking in a career in film, the pain of IVF, illness and divorce and the triumph of making music again - Clothes Music Boys is a remarkable memoir.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Confess: The Autobiography
    Confess: The Autobiography
    ISBN: 9781472269317
    Title: Confess: The Autobiography
    Author: HALFORD ROB

    Most priests take confessions. This one is giving his.

    Rob Halford, front man of global iconic metal band Judas Priest, is a true 'Metal God'. Raised in Britain's hard-working heavy industrial heartland he and his music were forged in the Black Country. CONFESS, his full autobiography, is an unforgettable rock 'n' roll story - a journey from a Walsall council estate to musical fame via alcoholism, addiction, police cells, ill-starred sexual trysts and bleak personal tragedy, through to rehab, coming out, redemption... and finding love.

    Now, he is telling his gospel truth.

    Told with Halford's trademark self-deprecating, deadpan Black Country humour, CONFESS is the story of an extraordinary five decades in the music industry. It is also the tale of unlikely encounters with everybody from Superman to Andy Warhol, Madonna, Jack Nicholson and the Queen. More than anything else, it's a celebration of the fire and power of heavy metal.

    Rob Halford has decided to Confess. Because it's good for the soul.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Dark Stuff
    Dark Stuff
    ISBN: 9780571349647
    Title: Dark Stuff
    Author: KENT NICK

    Profiles twenty-two of the gifted and self-destructive talents in rock history. From Brian Wilson to Syd Barrett, the Rolling Stones to Neil Young, Iggy Pop to Lou Reed, this title offers portraits that are unimaginable in the world of market driven music business.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • David Bowie: Changes A Life in Pictures 1947-2016
    David Bowie: Changes A Life in Pictures 1947-2016
    ISBN: 9781787394865
    Title: David Bowie: Changes A Life in Pictures 1947-2016
    Author: WELCH CHRIS


    David Bowie - Changesis a celebration of the international figure all starry-eyed hopefuls aspired to be when setting out on a path to fame and fortune in the music industry - whether they know it or not. Through more than 150 stellar photos, it tells the story of an artist the likes of which we'd never seen, and may never see again.


    Bowie had a glittering career fuelled by the spirit of reinvention - he left over 20 albums in his wake - and was as colourful in his style and image as he was in his music. If a picture says a thousand words, this book ranks as the definitive manual on how to leave a lasting legacy in the art scene.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion
    Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion
    ISBN: 9780306922220
    Title: Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion
    Author: BAD RELIGION; RULAND JIM

    From their beginnings as teenagers experimenting in a San Fernando Valley garage dubbed "The Hell Hole" to headlining major music festivals around the world, Do What You Wanttells the whole story of Bad Religion's 40-year career in irreverent style.

    Do What You Want: The Bad Religion Story reveals the ups and downs of the band's forty-year career. From their beginnings as teenagers jamming in a San Fernando Valley garage dubbed "The Hell Hole" to headlining major music festivals around the world, Do What You Want tells the whole story in irreverent style.

    While Do What You Want tracks down nearly all of Bad Religion's members past and present, the chief storytellers are the four voices that define Bad Religion: Greg Graffin, a Wisconsin kid who sang in the choir and became an L.A. punk rock icon while he was still a teenager; Brett Gurewitz, a high school dropout who founded the independent punk label Epitaph Records and went on to become a record mogul; Jay Bentley, a surfer and skater who gained recognition as much for his bass skills as for his onstage antics; and Brian Baker, a founding member of Minor Threat who joined the band in 1994 and brings a fresh perspective as an intimate outsider.

    With a unique blend of melodic hardcore and thought-provoking lyrics, Bad Religion paved the way for the punk rock explosion of the 1990s, opening the door for bands like NOFX, The Offspring, Rancid, Green Day, and Blink-182 to reach wider audiences. They showed the world what punk could be, and they continue to spread their message one song, one show, one tour at a time -- with no signs of stopping.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Dreamer: An Autobiography
    Dreamer: An Autobiography
    ISBN: 9780957490772
    Title: Dreamer: An Autobiography
    Author: RICHARD CLIFF

    'Before Cliff Richard and the Shadows, there was nothing worth listening to in British music.' - John Lennon.Cliff Richard tells his story, in his own words, in his highly anticipated new autobiography.Achieving a hit in every decade since the 1950s, Cliff Richard stands alone in pop history. Coming of age in 1950s London, he began his music career at Soho's legendary 2i's Cafe, and now he's approaching his 80th birthday with record sales of over 250m and counting.Cliff Richard was a pioneer, forging the way for British rock 'n' roll with his unique sound. The original British teen idol, his incredible story takes us into the studio of TV's first pop show Oh Boy!, through 40 years of Top of the Pops, and playing live up and down the country and across the world, with a constant backdrop of screaming fans.Cliff looks back on his humble upbringing, and how he went on to fulfil his wildest dreams by becoming a pop star and even a film star. He talks about finding Christianity, reflects on the ups and downs of life in the public eye, and reveals how the false allegations against him changed his life forever.He's seen era-defining pop stars come and go, and he's still making new music, with a new project to be released this year. As a teenage Elvis-fan in Cheshunt, this may have seem a distant dream. Here's his story of how he made it all happen.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Fast Forward: Vol 2 Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist
    Fast Forward: Vol 2 Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist
    ISBN: 9781472132567
    Title: Fast Forward: Vol 2 Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist
    Author: MORRIS STEPHEN

    Praise for Record Play Pause 'A unique and thoughtful musical memoir' Observer 'Gritty coming-of-age story . . . plenty of anecdotes to keep us hooked, and his memories of Joy Division's Ian Curtis are poignant' Daily Mirror Record Play Stop is the stunning second volume of Joy Divison and New Order drummer Stephen Morris's Sunday Times bestselling autobiography.

    Stephen Morris has been a consistent fixture in New Order since 1980. The band's long career has included multiple world tours and headlining appearances at festivals, as well as a performance at the closing concert for the 2012 Olympics. Outside of New Order, Morris has released albums and television soundtracks with his wife Gillian Gilbert under the name The Other Two, and has contributed in the studio and on tour to Bernard Sumner's project Bad Lieutenant. He is also well known for owning a collection of tanks, which he drives recklessly near his home. The first volume of his memoirs, Record Play Pause, was a Sunday Times bestseller.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Girl in a Band
    Girl in a Band
    ISBN: 9780571349661
    Title: Girl in a Band
    Author: GORDON KIM


    In Girl in a Band Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth and role model for a generation of women, tells her story. She writes frankly about her route from girl to woman and pioneering icon within the music and art scene of New York City in the 1980s and 90s as well as marriage, motherhood, and independence.


    Filled with the sights and sounds of a changing world and a remarkable life, Girl in a Band is a moving, evocative chronicle of an extraordinary artist.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Gospel According to Luke
    Gospel According to Luke
    ISBN: 9781472126412
    Title: Gospel According to Luke
    Author: LUKATHER STEVE

    The outrageous and often hilarious autobiography of legendary session musician and lead guitarist and singer of Toto.

    No one explodes one of the longest-held misconceptions of music history better than Steve Lukather and his band Toto. The dominant sound of the late '70s and '80s was not punk, but a slick, polished amalgam of rock and R&B first staked out on Boz Scaggs' Silk Degrees. That album was shaped in large part by the founding members of Toto, who were emerging as the most in-demand elite session crew in LA, and further developed on the band's self-titled multi-platinum debut. A string of massive hits followed for Toto while Lukather and bandmates David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, and Steve Porcaro also served as creative linchpins on some of the most successful and influential records of the era, including Michael Jackson's Thriller.

    In this incisive memoir, Lukather tells the complete Toto story. He also lifts the lid on what went on behind the closed studio doors, shedding light on the unique creative processes of some of the most legendary names in music: from Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, and Elton John to Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Roger Waters, and Aretha Franklin. Lukather's extraordinary tale also encompasses the dark side of stardom and the American Dream. Frank, engaging, and often hilarious, The Gospel According to Luke is no ordinary rock memoir. It is the real thing.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00

    $38.00
  • Hendrix Biographic
    Hendrix Biographic
    ISBN: 9781781453155
    Title: Hendrix Biographic
    Author: FLAVELL LIZ

    Many people know that Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) was a pioneering guitarist and songwriter whose electric playing and performances were at the heart of Sixties pop culture. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he trained as a paratrooper in the Army; that his first guitar cost only $5, while the guitar he set light to at the Monterey Pop Festival later sold for $380,000; that the Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded only 3 studio albums; and that he is one of many rock stars to have died at the age of 27. This book presents an instant impression of his life, work and fame, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the artist behind the music.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir
    Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780349007953
    Title: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir
    Author: BROWNSTEIN CARRIE


    Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as "America's best rock band" by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations, and redefined notions of gender in rock.


    Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era's flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later.


    With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one's true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • I'm Your Man: the Life of Leonard Cohen
    I'm Your Man: the Life of Leonard Cohen
    ISBN: 9780099549321
    Title: I'm Your Man: the Life of Leonard Cohen
    Author: SIMMONS SYLVIE

    Published to coincide with Leonard Cohen's exclusive show at London's The O2 on Friday 21 June 2013. This book contains exclusive material and interviews making it THE biography to buy on Leonard Cohen - singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. The genius behind such classic songs as Suzanne, Bird on the Wire and Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a man of spirituality, emotion, and intelligence whose work has explored the definitive issues of human life - sex, religion, power, meaning, love. I'm Your Man explores the facets of Cohen's life. Sylvie Simmons draws on Cohen's private archives and a wealth of interviews with many of his closest associates, colleagues, and other artists whose work he has inspired.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd
    Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd
    ISBN: 9781474606486
    Title: Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd
    Author: MASON NICK

    The definitive history of Pink Floyd by founding member Nick Mason, this reading edition brings up-to-date the band's incredible story as told uniquely from the inside out. Including the complete text of the original in an easy-toread format, a new chapter covering the passing of Rick Wright and the release of the group's final album, and 80 pages of images from Mason's archives plus new photos,Inside Out is a masterly rock memoir and an eye opener for both veteran fans and those just discovering the group.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • It Takes Blood & Guts : Skin The Memoir
    It Takes Blood & Guts : Skin The Memoir
    ISBN: 9781471194924
    Title: It Takes Blood & Guts : Skin The Memoir
    Author: SKIN & O'BRIEN LUCY

    'It's been a very difficult thing being a lead singer of a rock band looking like me and it still is. I have to say it's been a fight and it will always be a fight. That fight drives you and makes you want to work harder . . . It's not supposed to be easy, particularly if you're a woman, you're black or you are gay like me. You've got to keep moving forward, keep striving for everything you want to be. It's been a fight, and there has been a personal cost, but I wouldn't have done it any other way.'

    Skin, the trail-blazing lead singer of multi-million-selling rock band Skunk Anansie, is a global female icon. As an incendiary live performer, she shatters preconceptions about race and gender. As an activist and inspirational role model she has been smashing through stereotypes for over twenty-five years. With her striking visual image and savagely poetic songs, Skin has been a groundbreaking influence both with Skunk Anansie and as a solo artist. &

    From her difficult childhood growing up in Brixton to forming Skunk Anansie in the sweat-drenched backrooms of London's pubs in the '90s, from the highs of headlining Glastonbury to the toll her solo career took on her personal life, Skin's life has been extraordinary. She also talks powerfully about her work as social and cultural activist, championing LGBTQ+ rights at a time when few artists were out and gay. Told with honesty and passion, this is the story of how a black, working-class girl with a vision fought poverty and prejudice to write songs, produce and front her own band, and become one of the most influential women in British rock.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Janis Joplin Queen of Psychedelic Soul
    Janis Joplin Queen of Psychedelic Soul
    ISBN: 9781839642296
    Title: Janis Joplin Queen of Psychedelic Soul
    Author: BRAUND SIMON

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    Influenced by Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin became a rock star in San Francisco's Big Brother & The Holding Company, and enjoyed a meteoric solo career before her untimely death from a drug overdose in Los Angeles. She was the most compelling female blues singer of the 1960s with a thrilling, emotional depth and a fiery stage presence that dominated albums such as Big Brother's Cheap Thrills (1968) and the posthumous, chart-topping Pearl (1971). She became the voice of a generation with her weary, cynical tone, one that still resonates with the curious and wistful youth of today who are faced with a music scene saturated by rap.

    Janis Joplin sadly passed away in time to join the infamous 27 club of artists and musicians who died in their 27th year. She joined, amongst others, Robert Johnson, Jim Morrison and Brian Jones. The 50th anniversary of Joplin's death is in October 2020. This new book in the Flame Tree Rock Icons series covers her life, recordings and live performances, accompanied by a wide range of posters and photos.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Janis: Her Life & Music
    Janis: Her Life & Music
    ISBN: 9781471140945
    Title: Janis: Her Life & Music
    Author: GEORGE-WARREN HOLLY

    Longlisted for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence

    This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was.

    Janis Joplin's first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you could only find on obscure records and in roadhouses along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. But even before that, she stood out in her conservative oil town. She was a tomboy who was also intellectually curious and artistic. By the time she reached high school, she had drawn the scorn of her peers for her embrace of the Beats and her racially progressive views. Her parents doted on her in many ways, but were ultimately put off by her repeated acts of defiance.

    Janis Joplin has passed into legend as a brash, impassioned soul doomed by the pain that produced one of the most extraordinary voices in rock history. But in these pages, Holly George-Warren provides a revelatory and deeply satisfying portrait of a woman who wasn't all about suffering. Janis was a perfectionist: a passionate, erudite musician who was born with talent but also worked exceptionally hard to develop it. She was a woman who pushed the boundaries of gender and sexuality long before it was socially acceptable. She was a sensitive seeker who wanted to marry and settle down--but couldn't, or wouldn't. She was a Texan who yearned to flee Texas but could never quite get away--even after becoming a countercultural icon in San Francisco.

    Written by one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, and based on unprecedented access to Janis Joplin's family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00

    $23.00
  • Just Kids
    Just Kids
    ISBN: 9780747568766
    Title: Just Kids
    Author: SMITH PATTI

    A prelude to fame, Just Kids recounts the friendship of two young artists--Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe - whose passion fueled their lifelong pursuit of art. In 1967, a chance meeting between two young people led to a romance and a lifelong friendship that would carry each to international success never dreamed of. The backdrop is Brooklyn, Chelsea Hotel, Max's Kansas City, Scribner's Bookstore, Coney Island, Warhol's Factory and the whole city resplendent. Among their friends, literary lights, musicians and artists such as Harry Smith, Bobby Neuwirth, Allen Ginsberg, Sandy Daley, Sam Shepherd, William Burroughs, etc. It was a heightened time politically and culturally; the art and music worlds exploding and colliding. In the midst of all this two kids made a pact to always care for one another. Scrappy, romantic, committed to making art, they prodded and provided each other with faith and confidence during the hungry years--the days of cous-cous and lettuce soup. Just Kidsbegins as a love story and ends as an elegy. Beautifully written, this is a profound portrait of two young artists, often hungry, sated only by art and experience. And an unforgettable portrait of New York, her rich and poor, hustlers and hellions, those who made it and those whose memory lingers near.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Killing Time: Short Stories from the Long Road Home
    Killing Time: Short Stories from the Long Road Home
    ISBN: 9781460759486
    Title: Killing Time: Short Stories from the Long Road Home
    Author: BARNES JIMMY

    From the rock legend turned master storyteller, this collection of non-fiction short stories is vintage Jimmy. Stories of adventure, misadventure, love and loss from the #1 bestselling author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Working Class Boy and Working Class Man.

    Outrageous, witty, warm and wise, Killing Time shares more than 40 yarns from an epic life - a dazzling collection of tall tales, out-takes and B-sides from one of Australia's finest storytellers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Last Days of John Lennon
    Last Days of John Lennon
    ISBN: 9781529125207
    Title: Last Days of John Lennon
    Author: PATTERSON JAMES

    John Lennon was one of the world's most influential people.
    Mark David Chapman was one of the most invisible.


    By the end of 1980, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade -- a decade John Lennon had spent in search of his true identity: singer, songwriter, activist, burn out. But now, he declared, "it's the perfect time to be coming back."


    Except that Lennon was a marked man. As early as the Beatles' controversial 1966 American tour, during which the band had feared for their safety, Lennon had complained, "You might as well put a target on me." The Nixon administration did just that, putting Lennon under FBI surveillance. If only the agents hadn't been so intently focused on the star himself, they might have detected Mark David Chapman's powerful, ever-growing obsession with the man he'd grown up idolizing.


    Chapman, himself a tragic nowhere man, ultimately achieved the notoriety he craved by making the target on Lennon very real -- and single-handedly wounding the spirit of a generation.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Last Holiday: A Memoir
    Last Holiday: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9781786890252
    Title: Last Holiday: A Memoir
    Author: SCOTT-HERON GIL

    Raised by his grandmother in Tennessee, Gil Scott-Heron's journey from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most uncompromising and influential songwriters of his generation is a remarkable one. In this, his heartfelt, beautifully written and posthumously published memoir, we are given bright insights into the music industry, New York, the civil-rights movement, modern America, governmental hypocrisy, Stevie Wonder and our wider place in the world. It is also a fitting testament to the generous brilliance of Gil Scott-Heron and to the Spirits that guided him.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
    ISBN: 9781909526501
    Title: Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
    Author: LED ZEPPELIN


    Page, Plant and Jones have collaborated with Reel Art Press to publish the first illustrated book celebrating 50 years since Led Zeppelin formed


    Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin is the first and only official illustrated book ever to be produced in full collaboration with the members of the band. Celebrating 50 years since their formation, this definitive 400-page volume charts the group's unparalleled musical career from the very first performance in a tiny club, to their performance at London's O2 Arena, when 20 million fans broke the world record for highest demand for tickets for a single concert.


    The book features over 300 photographs--many seen here for the first time--of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham from photographers around the world, and photographs from the band members' personal collections. The band are seen on and off stage, in candid moments and in the recording studio. Accompanying the photographs is rare and unseen artwork from the Led Zeppelin archives, and fascinating documents and images from the Atlantic Records vaults.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $118.00
    $118.00
  • Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: Early Years
    Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: Early Years
    ISBN: 9781982152628
    Title: Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: Early Years
    Author: POSNER MICHAEL

    The extraordinary life of one of the world's greatest music and literary icons, in the words of those who knew him best.

    Poet, novelist, singer-songwriter, artist, prophet, icon--there has never been a figure like Leonard Cohen. He was a true giant in contemporary western culture, entertaining and inspiring people everywhere with his work. From his groundbreaking and bestselling novels, The Favourite Game and Beautiful Losers, to timeless songs such as "Suzanne," "Dance Me to the End of Love," and "Hallelujah," Cohen is a cherished artist. His death in 2016 was felt around the world by the many fans and followers who would miss his warmth, humour, intellect, and piercing insights.

    Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories chronicles the full breadth of his extraordinary life. The first of three volumes--The Early Years--follows him from his boyhood in Montreal to university, and his burgeoning literary career to the world of music, culminating with his first international tour in 1970.

    Through the voices of those who knew him best--family and friends, colleagues and contemporaries, rivals, business partners, and his many lovers--the book probes deeply into both Cohen's public and private life. It also paints a portrait of an era, the social, cultural, and political revolutions that shook the 1960s.

    In this revealing and entertaining first volume, bestselling author and biographer Michael Posner draws on hundreds of interviews to reach beyond the Cohen of myth and reveal the unique, complex, and compelling figure of the real man.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • Let Love Rule
    Let Love Rule
    ISBN: 9780751582116
    Title: Let Love Rule
    Author: KRAVITZ LENNY


    "I see my story as a suite of songs that have a magical connection. I never understood that connection until I sat down to write. It was then that the magic started to flow."

    Let Love Rule is a work of deep reflection. Lenny Kravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humor.

    "My life is all about opposites," he writes. "Black and white. Jewish and Christian. The Jackson 5 and Led Zeppelin. I accepted my Gemini soul. I owned it. I adored it. Yins and yangs mingled in various parts of my heart and mind, giving me balance and fueling my curiosity and comfort."

    Let Love Rule covers a vast canvas stretching from Manhattan's Upper East Side, Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant, Los Angeles's Baldwin Hills, Beverly Hills, and finally to France, England and Germany.

    It's the story of a wildly creative kid who, despite tough struggles at school and extreme tension at home, finds salvation in music.

    We see him grow as a musician and ultimately a master songwriter, producer, and performer. We also see Lenny's spiritual growth--and the powerful way in which spirit informs his music.

    The cast of characters surrounding Lenny is extraordinary: his father, Sy, a high-powered news executive; his mother, Roxie Roker, a television star; and Lisa Bonet, the young actress who becomes his muse.

    The central character, of course, is Lenny, who, despite his great aspirational energy, turns down record deal after record deal until he finds his true voice.

    The creation of that voice, the same voice that is able to declare "Let Love Rule" to an international audience, is the very heart of this story.

    "Whether recording, performing, or writing a book," says Lenny, "my art is about listening to the inspiration inside and then sharing it with people. Art must bring the world closer together."

    A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) A Memoir of Recording & Discording with Wilco, Etc.
    Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) A Memoir of Recording & Discording with Wilco, Etc.
    ISBN: 9780571330515
    Title: Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) A Memoir of Recording & Discording with Wilco, Etc.
    Author: TWEEDY JEFF

    *A New York Times Bestseller*
    *A Rolling Stone Best Music Books of 2018 selection*
    *A Pitchfork Pick: Best Music Books of 2018*

    The singer, guitarist, and songwriter--best known for his work with Wilco--opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people who have inspired him.

    Few bands have encouraged as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, or his artistic process.

    Until now. In his long-awaited memoir, Jeff will tell stories about his childhood in Belleville, Illinois; the St. Louis record store, rock clubs, and live-music circuit that sparked his songwriting and performing career; and the Chicago scene that brought it all together. He also talks in-depth about his collaborators in Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and more; and writes lovingly about his parents; wife, Susie; and sons, Spencer and Sammy.

    Honest, funny, and disarming, Tweedy's memoir will bring readers inside both his life and his musical process, illuminating his singular genius and sharing his story, voice, and perspective for the first time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

    $25.00
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