• '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
  • 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
  • Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia
    Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia
    ISBN: 9781786892584
    Title: Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia
    Author: THORN TRACEY

    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERLONGLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE'Tender, wise and funny' Sunday Express'Beautifully observed, deadly funny' Max PorterBefore becoming an acclaimed musician and writer, Tracey Thorn was a typical teenager: bored and cynical, despairing of her aspirational parents. Her only comfort came from house parties and the female pop icons who hinted at a new kind of living.Returning to the scene of her childhood, Thorn takes us beyond the bus shelters, the pub car parks and the weekly discos, to the parents who wanted so much for their children and the children who wanted none of it. With great wit and insight, Thorn reconsiders the Green Belt post-war dream so many artists have mocked, and yet so many artists have come from.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Art Sex Music
    Art Sex Music
    ISBN: 9780571359776
    Title: Art Sex Music
    Author: TUTTI COSEY FANNI


    A SUNDAY TIMES, TELEGRAPH, ROUGH TRADE, PITCHFORK AND UNCUT MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE


    A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits - books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.


    Musician and artist Cosey Fanni Tutti has continually challenged boundaries and conventions for four decades. As a founding member of the hugely influential avant-garde band Throbbing Gristle, as one half of electronic pioneers Chris and Cosey, and as an artist channelling her experience in pornographic modelling and striptease, her work on the margins has come to reshape the mainstream. Shocking, wise and life-affirming, Art Sex Music is the fascinating memoir of an inspirational woman.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 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
  • Beautiful Ones
    Beautiful Ones
    ISBN: 9781780899176
    Title: Beautiful Ones
    Author: PRINCE; PIEPENBRING DAN

    The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words--featuring the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death

    Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of "Uptown" to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of "Paisley Park." But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, one of the greatest pop stars of any era.

    The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince--a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The audiobook is told in four parts. The first is the memoir Prince was writing before his tragic death, pages that bring us into his childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us through Prince's early years as a musician, before his first album was released, via an evocative scrapbook of writing. The third section shows us Prince's evolution, going up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the audiobook's fourth section: his original treatment for Purple Rain--the final stage in Prince's self-creation, where he retells the autobiography of the first three parts as a heroic journey.

    The audiobook is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring's riveting and moving introduction about his profound collaboration with Prince in his final months--a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he'd so carefully cultivated.

    This work is not just a tribute to an icon, but an original and energizing literary work in its own right, full of Prince's ideas and vision, his voice and image--his undying gift to the world.

    Dan Piepenbring’s New Yorker article recounts how he was one of two "extremely unlikely" writers selected from a list sent to the singer by the publisher, Spiegel & Grau (a Random House imprint). Both choices had one thing in common: Neither of them had written a book before.
    Prince cited Miles Davis’ autobiography, John Howard Griffin’s “Black Like Me” and the free-form, philosophical Richard Linklater movie “Waking Life?” as influences he would like to emulate in the book.




    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • 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
  • Before We Was We: The Making of Madness by Madness
    Before We Was We: The Making of Madness by Madness
    ISBN: 9780753553954
    Title: Before We Was We: The Making of Madness by Madness
    Author: BARSON MIKE & FOREMAN CHRIS & MCPHERSON GRAHAM

    In Before We Was We Madness tell us how they became them. A story of seven originals, whose collective graft, energy and talent took them from the sweaty depths of the Hope and Anchor's basement to the Top of the Pops studio. In their own words they each look back on shared adventures. Playing music together, riding freight trains, spraying graffiti and stealing records. Walking in one another's footsteps by day and rising up through the city's exploding pub music scene by night. Before We Was We is irreverent, funny and full of character. Just like them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Beneath the Underdog
    Beneath the Underdog
    ISBN: 9781782118824
    Title: Beneath the Underdog
    Author: MINGUS CHARLES

    Bass player extraordinaire Charles Mingus, who died in 1979, is one of the essential composers in the history of jazz, and Beneath the Underdog, his celebrated, wild, funny, demonic, anguished, shocking and profoundly moving memoir, is the greatest autobiography ever written by a jazz musician. It tells of his God-haunted childhood in Watts during the 1920s and 1930s; his outcast adolescent years; his apprenticeship, not only with jazzmen but also with pimps, hookers, junkies, and hoodlums; and his golden years in New York City with such legendary figures as Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie. Here is Mingus in his own words, from shabby roadhouses to fabulous estates, from the psychiatric wards of Bellevue to worlds of mysticism and solitude, but for all his travels never straying too far, always returning to music.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bessie Smith
    Bessie Smith
    ISBN: 9780571362929
    Title: Bessie Smith
    Author: KAY JACKIE


    'The most vivid evocation of Bessie Smith I have ever read' - Ian Carr, BBC Music

    '[Bessie Smith] showed me the air and taught me how to fill it ... she's the reason I started singing, really' - Janis Joplin

    Bessie Smith: singer, icon, pioneer.


    Bessie Smith was born in Tennessee in 1894. Orphaned by the age of nine, she sang on street corners before becoming a big name in travelling shows. In 1923 she made her first recording for a new start-up called Columbia Records. It sold 780,000 copies, making her a star. Smith's life was notoriously difficult: she drank pints of 'bathtub gin', got into violent fist fights, spent huge sums of money and had passionate love affairs with men and women. She once single-handedly fought off a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.


    As a young black girl growing up in Glasgow, Jackie Kay found in Bessie someone with whom she could identify and who she could idolise. In this remarkable book Kay mixes biography, fiction, poetry and prose to create an enthralling account of an extraordinary life.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Billie Eilish
    Billie Eilish
    ISBN: 9781526364104
    Title: Billie Eilish
    Author: EILISH BILLIE

    Legendary recording artist Billie Eilish walks us through personal highlights and moments from the book as she reflects on photos from her life and career--both on and off the stage--for the first time in this& fascinating& audio& accompaniment.Billie Eilish& is a 21st& century global pop-phenomenon. Uncompromising and unapologetic, between her record-breaking, award-winning music and artistry, it's no surprise that she has become one of the biggest and most loved artists of her generation.& Published simultaneously with the book, Hachette& Audio& will release a standalone audio& full& of exclusive,& unique content.& Capturing& the essence of Billie inside and out, offering& listeners& personal glimpses into her childhood, her life on tour, and more. A must-have for any fan.& Including never-before-told stories and recollections from her personal life and career, from the early years to her breakout success and& including memories shared by her parents, this is an audiobook like no other - In her own words, providing a truly intimate window into her journey, narrated by Billie herself.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 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
  • Birth of Loud Leo Fender, les Paul, & the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll
    Birth of Loud Leo Fender, les Paul, & the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll
    ISBN: 9781501141737
    Title: Birth of Loud Leo Fender, les Paul, & the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll
    Author: PORT IAN S.

    "A hot-rod joy ride through mid-20th-century American history" (The New York Times Book Review), this one-of-a-kind narrative masterfully recreates the rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar's amplified sound--Leo Fender and Les Paul--and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built.

    In the years after World War II, music was evolving from big-band jazz into rock 'n' roll--and these louder styles demanded revolutionary instruments. When Leo Fender's tiny firm marketed the first solid-body electric guitar, the Esquire, musicians immediately saw its appeal. Not to be out-maneuvered, Gibson, the largest guitar manufacturer, raced to build a competitive product. The company designed an "axe" that would make Fender's Esquire look cheap and convinced Les Paul--whose endorsement Leo Fender had sought--to put his name on it. Thus was born the guitar world's most heated rivalry: Gibson versus Fender, Les versus Leo.

    While Fender was a quiet, half-blind, self-taught radio repairman, Paul was a brilliant but headstrong pop star and guitarist who spent years toying with new musical technologies. Their contest turned into an arms race as the most inventive musicians of the 1950s and 1960s--including bluesman Muddy Waters, rocker Buddy Holly, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton--adopted one maker's guitar or another. By 1969 it was clear that these new electric instruments had launched music into a radical new age, empowering artists with a vibrancy and volume never before attainable.

    In "an excellent dual portrait" (The Wall Street Journal), Ian S. Port tells the full story in The Birth of Loud, offering "spot-on human characterizations, and erotic paeans to the bodies of guitars" (The Atlantic). "The story of these instruments is the story of America in the postwar era: loud, cocky, brash, aggressively new" (The Washington Post).

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Bob Dylan - No Direction Home
    Bob Dylan - No Direction Home
    ISBN: 9781743797655
    Title: Bob Dylan - No Direction Home
    Author: SHELTON ROBERT


    Robert Shelton met Bob Dylan when the young singer arrived in New York in 1961. He& became Dylan's friend, champion, and critic. His book, first published in 1986, was hailed& as the definitive unauthorized biography of this moody, passionate genius. Shelton tells& the intimate and first-hand story of Bob Dylan's formative years in Greenwich Village NYC,& and it is the only biography that has been written with his active cooperation.& ​



    Dylan gave Shelton access to his parents, Abe and Beatty Zimmerman - whom no other& journalist has ever interviewed; to his brother, David; to childhood friends from Hibbing;& to fellow students and friends from Minneapolis; and to Suze Rotolo, the muse& immortalized on the cover of& Freewheelin' , among others. Concluding Dylan's& story& during his triumphant 1978 world tour, No Direction Home took 20 years to& complete and when it was finally published the book received widespread critical& acclaim.& & ​



    Following his Nobel Prize for Literature Award in 2016, Dylan's standing is higher than at& any time since the 1960s and Shelton's book is now seen as a classic. This new illustrated& edition, published in the year of Dylan's 80th birthday, includes key images of Dylan& throughout his incredible, enduring career, making it a must for all Dylan fans.& ​



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Bohemian Rhapsody: The Definitive Biography of Freddie Mercury
    Bohemian Rhapsody: The Definitive Biography of Freddie Mercury
    ISBN: 9781444733693
    Title: Bohemian Rhapsody: The Definitive Biography of Freddie Mercury
    Author: JONES LESLEY-ANN

    This is the definitive biography of Freddie Mercury. Written by an award-winning rock journalist, Lesley-Ann Jones toured widely with Queen forming lasting friendships with the band. Now, having secured access to the remaining band members and those who were closest to Freddie, from childhood to death, Lesley-Ann has written the most in depth account of one of music's best loved and most complex figures. Meticulously researched, sympathetic, unsensational, the book - like the forthcoming film - will focus on the period in the 1980s when Queen began to fragment, before their Live Aid performance put them back in the frame. In her journey to understand the man behind the legend, Lesley-Ann Jones has travelled from London to Zanzibar to India. Packed with exclusive interviews and told with the invaluable perspective that the twenty years since Mercury's death presents, Freddie Mercury is the most up to date portrait of a legendary man. Fully revised and updated edition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 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
  • Broken Horses A Memoir
    Broken Horses A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780593237243
    Title: Broken Horses A Memoir
    Author: CARLILE BRANDI

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER . The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, producer, and six-time Grammy winner opens up about faith, sexuality, parenthood, and a life shaped by music in "one of the great memoirs of our time" (Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed).

    "The best-written, most engaging rock autobiography since her childhood hero, Elton John, published Me."-Variety

    Brandi Carlile was born into a musically gifted, impoverished family on the outskirts of Seattle and grew up in a constant state of change, moving from house to house, trailer to trailer, fourteen times in as many years. Though imperfect in every way, her dysfunctional childhood was as beautiful as it was strange, and as nurturing as it was difficult. At the age of five, Brandi contracted bacterial meningitis, which almost took her life, leaving an indelible mark on her formative years and altering her journey into young adulthood.

    As an openly gay teenager, Brandi grappled with the tension between her sexuality and her faith when her pastor publicly refused to baptize her on the day of the ceremony. Shockingly, her small town rallied around Brandi in support and set her on a path to salvation where the rest of the misfits and rejects find it- through twisted, joyful, weird, and wonderful music.

    In Broken Horses, Brandi Carlile takes readers through the events of her life that shaped her very raw art-from her start at a local singing competition where she performed Elton John's "Honky Cat" in a bedazzled white polyester suit, to her first break opening for Dave Matthews Band, to many sleepless tours over fifteen years and six studio albums, all while raising two children with her wife, Catherine Shepherd. This hard-won success led her to collaborations with personal heroes like Elton John, Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Pearl Jam, Tanya Tucker, and Joni Mitchell, as well as her peers in the supergroup The Highwomen, and ultimately to the Grammy stage, where she converted millions of viewers into instant fans.

    Evocative and piercingly honest, Broken Horses is at once an examination of faith through the eyes of a person rejected by the church's basic tenets and a meditation on the moments and lyrics that have shaped the life of a creative mind, a brilliant artist, and a genuine empath on a mission to give back.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $59.00
    $59.00
  • 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
  • Charley Patton: Expanded Edition
    Charley Patton: Expanded Edition
    ISBN: 9780486843445
    Title: Charley Patton: Expanded Edition
    Author: FAHEY JOHN

    The Father of the Delta Blues, Charley Patton (1891-1934) was born and raised around Mississippi's cotton plantations. During the 1920s, he was the first of the region's great stars, performing for packed houses throughout the South and making popular recordings in New York City. His music -- ranging from blues and ballads to ragtime and gospel -- is distinctive for his gravelly, high-energy singing and the propulsive beat of his guitar. Patton had a lively stage presence, originating many of the guitar-playing antics now associated with Jimi Hendrix and other latter-day musicians. His influence, among both his contemporaries and subsequent blues artists, is incalculable.
    Noted guitarist John Fahey presents a textual and musicological examination of Patton's music. This new edition of the original 1970 publication is enhanced by Fahey's notes from the Grammy-winning, out-of-print box set Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton. Available for the first time outside the set, Fahey's reconsideration of Patton's music offers fresh perspectives and key corrections of the historical record.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • 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
  • Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, & Lyrics
    Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, & Lyrics
    ISBN: 9780063028975
    Title: Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, & Lyrics
    Author: MORRISON JIM

    The definitive anthology of Jim Morrison's writings with rare photographs and numerous handwritten excerpts of unpublished and published poetry and lyrics from his 28 privately held notebooks.


    Created in collaboration with Jim Morrison's estate and inspired by a posthumously discovered list entitled "Plan for Book," The Collected Works of Jim Morrison is an almost 600-page anthology of the writings of the late poet and iconic Doors' front man. This landmark publication is the definitive opus of Morrison's creative output--and the book he intended to publish. Throughout, a compelling mix of 160 visual components accompanies the text: excerpts from his 28 privately held notebooks--all written in his own hand and published here for the first time--as well as an array of personal images and commentary on the work by Morrison himself.& &


    This oversized, beautifully produced collectible volume contains a wealth of new material--poetry, writings, lyrics, and audio transcripts of Morrison reading his work. Not only the most comprehensive book of Morrison's work ever published, it is immersive, giving readers insight to the creative process of and offering access to the musings and observations of an artist whom the poet Michael McClure called "one of the finest, clearest spirits of our times."& &


    This remarkable collector's item includes:&

    • Foreword by Tom Robbins; introduction and notes by editor Frank Lisciandro that provide insight to the work; prologue by Anne Morrison Chewning
    • Published and unpublished work and a vast selection of notebook writings&
    • The transcript, the only photographs in existence, and production notes of Morrison's last poetry recording on his twenty-seventh birthday&
    • The Paris notebook, possibly Morrison's final journal, reproduced at full reading size
    • Excerpts from notebooks kept during his 1970 Miami trial
    • The shooting script and gorgeous color stills from the never-released film HWY
    • Complete published and unpublished song lyrics accompanied by numerous drafts in Morrison's hand
    • Epilogue: "As I Look Back": a compelling autobiography in poem form&
    • Family photographs as well as images of Morrison during his years as a performer

    Hear Jim Morrison's final poetry recording, now available for the first time, on the digital audio book: This book is also available in a digital audio edition, which makes available for the first time, Morrison's final poetry recording at the Village Recorder in West Los Angeles on his twenty-seventh birthday, December 8, 1970. The digital audio book also includes performances by Patti Smith, Oliver Ray, and others reading Morrison's work.&



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $87.00
    $87.00
  • Coltrane The Story of a Sound
    Coltrane The Story of a Sound
    ISBN: 9780571359813
    Title: Coltrane The Story of a Sound
    Author: RATLIFF BEN


    A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits - books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.


    No other jazz musician has proved so inspirational and so fascinating as John Coltrane. Ben Ratliff, jazz critic for the New York Times, has written the first book to do justice to this great and controversial music pioneer. As well as an elegant narrative of Coltrane's life Ratliff does something incredibly valuable - he writes about the saxophonist's unique sound.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Biography
    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Biography
    ISBN: 9781784707620
    Title: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Biography
    Author: DOGGETT PETER

    Read the first biography of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, whose music and career illuminate the journey and legacy of 1960s counterculture.

    Between 1969 and 1974, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young were the most successful, influential and politically potent rock band in America. More than any of their peers, they channelled and broadcast all the radical anger, romantic idealism and generational angst of their era. The vast emotional range of their music, from delicate acoustic confessionals to raucous counter-culture anthems, was mirrored in the turbulence of their personal lives.

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is the first major biography of a band whose first two albums are undisputed rock classics, and which continues to attract a large and loyal following to their sporadic reunions. At the same time, Peter Doggett illuminates the pivotal years of 1960s counterculture through the story of four of its key protagonists, whose music, beliefs and relationships with each other chronicle both its trajectory and its legacy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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
  • Dirt: Motley Crue Confessions of the Worlds Most Notorious Rock Band <BR>
    Dirt: Motley Crue Confessions of the Worlds Most Notorious Rock Band
    ISBN: 9780060989156
    Title: Dirt: Motley Crue Confessions of the Worlds Most Notorious Rock Band

    Author: STRAUSS NEIL

    The most influential, enduring, and iconic metal band of the 1980's reveals everything a tell-all of epic proportions. This unbelievable autobiography explores the rebellious lives of four of the most influential icons in American rock history. Motley Crue was the voice of a barely pubescent Generation X, the anointed high priests of backward-masking pentagram rock, pioneers of Hollywood glam, and the creators of MTV's first ""power ballad."" Their sex lives claimed celebrities from Heather Locklear to Pamela Anderson to Donna D'Errico. Their scuffles involved everyone from Axl Rose to 2LiveCrew. Their hobbies have included collecting automatic weapons, cultivating long arrest records, pushing the envelope of conceivable drug abuse, and dreaming up backstage antics that would make Ozzy Osbourne blanch with modesty. Provocatively written and brilliantly designed, this book includes over 100 photos, many never before published, for the most exciting and insightful look ever into the Crue.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye
    Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye
    ISBN: 9780306811913
    Title: Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye
    Author: RITZ DAVID

    "A biography as dramatic as any to come out of the pop field . . . told with sympathy and unflinching candor."--San Francisco Chronicle

    In this intimate biography of the Prince of Soul, David Ritz provides a candid look at a star and a friend. Ritz had been collaborating with Gaye on his story for several years before the singer's tragic death, and had conducted a series of extraordinary interviews in which Gaye discussed his deepest secrets. Drawing from these interviews, Gaye's life is recounted in his own words and the words of those who knew him best: his family, friends, and colleagues. What emerges is a full-scale portrait of a charming but tortured artist, a brilliant singer with a divided soul.

    Here is Marvin's story from his early years in the slums of Washington, D.C., to is rise to the top of the Motown industry, his fall from grace, his comeback, and finally his sudden, shocking end at the hands of his own father. But it is also the story of his glorious music, and the music of black America over the past fifty years, from gospel to doo-wop to soul to funk. The result is an epic tale whose cast of characters includes Diana Ross, Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder, among others.

    The definitive biography of an enormously gifted and sensitive man, Divided Soul takes us deep into the life and music of one of America's most passionate--and most troubled--composers and singers.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Dreamer: An Autobiography
    Dreamer: An Autobiography
    ISBN: 9780957490789
    Title: Dreamer: An Autobiography
    Author: RICHARD CLIFF

    SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    Early evening on Saturday 13th September, 1958, Cliff Richard and The Drifters appeared on ITV's pop show Oh Boy!, electrifying living rooms across the nation with their now legendary performance of 'Move It'. Overnight, the 17-year-old Elvis fan with big dreams became a real-life teen idol, and Britain had their first rock 'n' roll star. A new chapter had started in the history of music.

    Over sixty years later, with a hit in every decade since and over 250 million record sales, Cliff Richard performs live to sell-out audiences with continued success as a recording artist, while era-defining pop stars have come and gone.

    Now in his autobiography, Cliff takes us back to 1950s post-War London, where he exploded out of the skiffle scene with his unique new sound. From there he is catapulted into the centre of the British film industry, and goes on to conquer Saturday-night TV. We go behind the scenes on West End musicals, and around the world with him on tour.

    Cliff Richard is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, and he has achieved that while always following his own path, on his own terms. Here he tells his story in his own words, through the toughest times he has faced, to the biggest dreams that came true.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • F*ck It, I'll Start Tomorrow
    F*ck It, I'll Start Tomorrow
    ISBN: 9781419744785
    Title: F*ck It, I'll Start Tomorrow
    Author: BRONSON ACTION

    A no-holds-barred chronicle meets self-help guide from the bestselling author, rapper, artist, and chef Action Bronson

    From the New York Times bestselling author, chef-turned-rapper, and host of Viceland's F*ck, That's Delicious and The Untitled Action Bronson Show, F*ck It, I'll Start Tomorrow is a brutally honest chronicle about struggles with weight, food addiction, and the journey to self-acceptance. In his signature voice, Action Bronson shares all that he's learned in the past decade to help you help yourself. This isn't a road map to attaining a so-called perfect body. Instead, Bronson will share his journey to find confidence, keep the negative vibes at bay, stay sane, chill out, and not look in the mirror hoping to see anyone but yourself. F*ck It, I'll Start Tomorrow is not about losing weight--it's about being and feeling excellent regardless of your size or shape. It's about living f*cking healthy, period.



    Format: Hardback
    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
  • Hawkwind: Days of the Underground Radical Escapism in the Age of Paranoia
    Hawkwind: Days of the Underground Radical Escapism in the Age of Paranoia
    ISBN: 9781907222849
    Title: Hawkwind: Days of the Underground Radical Escapism in the Age of Paranoia
    Author: BANKS JOE

    An account of the English rock band Hawkwind shows them to be one of the most innovative and culturally significant bands of the 1970s

    Fifty years on from when it first formed, the English rock band Hawkwind continues to inspire devotion from fans around the world. Its influence reaches across the spectrum of alternative music, from psychedelia, prog, and punk, through industrial, electronica, and stoner rock. Hawkwind has been variously, if erroneously, positioned as the heir to both Pink Floyd and the Velvet Underground, and as Britain's answer to the Grateful Dead and Krautrock. It has defined a genre-space rock-while operating on a frequency that's uniquely its own.
    Hawkwind offered a form of radical escapism and an alternative account of a strange new world for a generation of young people growing up on a planet that seemed to be teetering on the brink of destruction, under threat from economic meltdown, industrial unrest, and political polarization. While other commentators confidently asserted that the countercultural experiment of the 1960s was over, Hawkwind took the underground to the provinces and beyond.
    In Days of the Underground, Joe Banks repositions Hawkwind as one of the most innovative and culturally significant bands of the 1970s. It's not an easy task. As with many bands of this era, a lazy narrative has built up around Hawkwind that doesn't do justice to the breadth of its ambition and achievements. Banks gives the lie to the popular perception of Hawkwind as one long lysergic soap opera; with Days of the Underground, he shows us just how revolutionary Hawkwind was.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Hell Is Round the Corner: Unique No-Holds Barred Autobiography
    Hell Is Round the Corner: Unique No-Holds Barred Autobiography
    ISBN: 9781788702300
    Title: Hell Is Round the Corner: Unique No-Holds Barred Autobiography
    Author: TRICKY

    'Bookended by tragedy, shot through with violence, ultimately uplifting' Guardian'An insight into a singular artist' New Statesman'Fierce, funny and indomitable' Observer'My tears were relentlessly pricked by Tricky's memoir' Daily Telegraph Tricky is one of the most original music artists to emerge from the UK in the past 30 years. His signature sound, coupled with deep, questioning lyrics, took the UK by storm in the early 1990s and was part of the soundtrack that defined the post-rave generation. This unique, no-holds barred autobiography is not only a portrait of an incredible artist - it is also a gripping slice of social history packed with extraordinary anecdotes and voices from the margins of society.

    Tricky examines how his creativity has helped him find a different path to that of his relatives, some of whom were bare-knuckle fighters and gangsters, and how his mother's suicide has had a lifelong effect on him, both creatively and psychologically. With his unique heritage and experience, his story will be one of the most talked-about music autobiographies of the decade.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
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