• Words Without Music
    Words Without Music
    ISBN: 9780571323746
    Title: Words Without Music
    Author: GLASS PHILIP

    The long-awaited memoir by 'the most prolific and popular of all contemporary composers' (New York Times)Rapturous in its ability to depict the creative process, Words Without Music allows readers to experience that sublime moment of creative fusion when life merges with art. Biography lovers will be inspired by the story of a precocious Baltimore boy, the son of a music-shop owner, who entered college at age fifteen, before traveling to Paris to study under the legendary Nadia Boulanger; Glass devotees will be fascinated by the stories behind Einstein on the Beach and Satyagraha, among so many other works. Whether recalling his experiences working at Bethlehem Steel, traveling in India, driving a cab in 1970s New York, or his professional collaborations with the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Ravi Shankar, Robert Wilson, Doris Lessing, and Martin Scorsese, Words Without Music affirms the power of music to change the world.Martin Scorsese on Words Without Music:'I came to Philip Glass's music very simply, without any critical prodding or guidance. I listened and I was transfixed. The music was dynamic and colorful and mysterious all at once, and it put me in mind of the Zen exercise of sitting before a blank wall and contemplating the question, "What is this?" It's music that seems to go beyond music. It doesn't just stay with you, it infuses and energizes and haunts you, and carries a sense of being alive, a perception of existence itself, the rhythm of living this life. Philip's music has come to mean more and more to me as the years have gone by.I was excited to work with Philip on Kundun, and he exceeded my wildest expectations by giving us a score that was genuinely transcendent. He's exceeded my expectations again with this rich and beautifully written memoir. Who knew that he was as good a writer as he is a composer?'

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Working Class Boy
    Working Class Boy
    ISBN: 9781460752135
    Title: Working Class Boy
    Author: BARNES JIMMY

    The time I have spent writing this book has caused me a lot of pain. Sometimes because of what I have remembered about my childhood and sometimes because of what I couldn't remember. It is funny how your mind blocks things out when those things can hurt you. There are a lot of things I wish I didn't remember...
    A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of OzPubRock - there isn't an accolade or cliche that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life.


    Working Class Boy is a powerful reflection on a traumatic and violent childhood, which fuelled the excess and recklessness that would define, but almost destroy, the rock'n'roll legend. This is the story of how James Swan became Jimmy Barnes. It is a memoir burning with the frustration and frenetic energy of teenage sex, drugs, violence and ambition for more than what you have.


    Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny - Jimmy Barnes's childhood memoir is at once the story of migrant dreams fulfilled and dashed. Arriving in Australia in the Summer of 1962, things went from bad to worse for the Swan family - Dot, Jim and their six kids. The scramble to manage in the tough northern suburbs of Adelaide in the 60s would take its toll on the Swans as dwindling money, too much alcohol, and fraying tempers gave way to violence and despair. This is the story a family's collapse, but also a young boy's dream to escape the misery of the suburbs with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join a rock'n'roll band and get out of town for good.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Working Class Boy Tv Tie In
    Working Class Boy Tv Tie In
    ISBN: 9781460757338
    Title: Working Class Boy Tv Tie In
    Author: BARNES JIMMY

    A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of Ozrock - there isn't an accolade or cliche that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life.Working Class Boy is a powerful reflection on a traumatic and violent childhood, which fuelled the excess and recklessness that would define, but almost destroy, the rock'n'roll legend. This is the story of how James Swan became Jimmy Barnes. It is a memoir burning with the frustration and frenetic energy of teenage sex, drugs, violence and ambition for more than what you have.Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny - Jimmy Barnes's childhood memoir is at once the story of migrant dreams fulfilled and dashed. Arriving in Australia in the Summer of 1962, things went from bad to worse for the Swan family - Dot, Jim and their six kids. The scramble to manage in the tough northern suburbs of Adelaide in the 60s would take its toll on the Swans as dwindling money, too much alcohol, and fraying tempers gave way to violence and despair. This is the story a family's collapse, but also a young boy's dream to escape the misery of the suburbs with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join a rock'n'roll band and get out of town for good.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Working Class Man
    Working Class Man
    ISBN: 9781460753422
    Title: Working Class Man
    Author: BARNES JIMMY

    "THE SEQUEL TO THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER WORKING CLASS BOY It's a life too big and a story too extraordinary for just one book. Jimmy Barnes has lived many lives - from Glaswegian migrant kid to iconic front man, from solo superstar to proud father of his own musical clan. In this hugely anticipated sequel to his critically acclaimed bestseller, Working Class Boy, Jimmy picks up the story of his life as he leaves Adelaide in the back of an old truck with a then unknown band called Cold Chisel. A spellbinding and searingly honest reflection on success, fame and addiction; this self-penned memoir reveals how Jimmy Barnes used the fuel of childhood trauma to ignite and propel Australia's greatest rock'n'roll story. But beyond the combustible merry-go-round of fame, drugs and rehab, across the Cold Chisel, solo and soul years - this is a story about how it's never too late to try and put things right."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • You Never Gave Me Your Money Battle for the Soul of the Beatles
    You Never Gave Me Your Money Battle for the Soul of the Beatles
    ISBN: 9780099532361
    Title: You Never Gave Me Your Money Battle for the Soul of the Beatles
    Author: DOGGETT PETER

    When Paul McCartney told the world in 1970 that he had no plans to work with the Beatles again, it was widely viewed as a cultural tragedy by the media and public alike. But one of the most fascinating phases of the Beatles' story was just about to begin. Now, for the first time, You Never Give Me Your Money tells the dramatic story of the Fab Four post 1969. It charts the almost Shakespearean rivalry of the Lennon and McCartney families, the conflict in George Harrison's life between spirituality and fame, and Richard Starkey's efforts to escape the alcoholism that threatened to kill him. It also chronicles the transformation of their multi-media company, Apple Corps, from a bastion of 1960s counter-culture into a corporate behemoth. The best of rock'n'roll writers, Peter Doggett gives us a compelling human drama, spanning from tragedy to triumphant reunion, and court battles to chart success, tracing the untold story of a group and a legacy that will never be forgotten.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Youngs: the Brothers Who Built Ac/dc
    Youngs: the Brothers Who Built Ac/dc
    ISBN: 9780857986498
    Title: Youngs: the Brothers Who Built Ac/dc
    Author: FINK JESSE

    With sales of over 200 million albums, AC/DC is not just the biggest rock band in the world. It's a family business built by three brothers: George, Malcolm and Angus Young. And, as with any business, some people prospered while others got hurt along the way. The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you've read before. L...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)
    Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)
    ISBN: 9780143108283
    Title: Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)
    Author: FINE JON

    The guitarist of cult band Bitch Magnet writes about this fascinating, outrageous culture - how it emerged and evolved, how it grappled with the mainstream and vice versa, and its odd rebirth in recent years as countless bands reunited, briefly and bitter-sweetly. With backstage access to many key characters on the scene - and plenty of wit and sharply worded opinion - Fine delivers a memoir that affectionately yet critically portrays an important, heady moment in music history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • You're Making Me Hate You
    You're Making Me Hate You
    ISBN: 9780091960322
    Title: You're Making Me Hate You
    Author: TAYLOR COREY

    In his first book, front man of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor took on the Seven Deadly Sins, pulling them apart to reveal all that is irrelevant and wrong about the vices in the modern world through his own uniquely hilarious yet ferocious style. But in Corey's eyes that's not all that is wrong with the world today... From bad music, fame and infomercials to raising kids, sex and airport security, You're Making Me Hate You is the result of a one-man mission to demonstrate the alarming rise in worldwide idiocy, buffoonery and out-and-out disregard for intelligent thought. Rant-filled but eloquent, shocking but intelligent, this is bestselling author Corey Taylor at his most Corey Taylor and he doesn't leave himself out either... turns out he's just as f***ing stupid as the rest of us, too.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • You're Making Me Hate You
    You're Making Me Hate You
    ISBN: 9780091960339
    Title: You're Making Me Hate You
    Author: TAYLOR COREY


    In his first book, front man of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor took on the Seven Deadly Sins, pulling them apart to reveal all that is irrelevant and wrong about the vices in the modern world through his own uniquely hilarious yet ferocious style. But in Corey's eyes that's not all that is wrong with the world today...


    From bad music, fame and infomercials to raising kids, sex and airport security, You're Making Me Hate You is the result of a one-man mission to demonstrate the alarming rise in worldwide idiocy, buffoonery and out-and-out disregard for intelligent thought.


    Rant-filled but eloquent, shocking but intelligent, this is bestselling author Corey Taylor at his most Corey Taylor and he doesn't leave himself out either... turns out he's just as f***ing stupid as the rest of us, too.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Zayn: the Official Biography
    Zayn: the Official Biography
    ISBN: 9781405928878
    Title: Zayn: the Official Biography
    Author: ANON

    "A photographic journey of his life since leaving One Direction, ZAYN opens up with this collection of thoughts, inspiration, and never-before-seen personal photographs. After five years of massive success with One Direction, ZAYN launched his career as a solo artist with Mind of Mine, becoming one of the most successful artists in the world. Now, for the first time ever, ZAYN is going to tell and show all in this intimate and raw scrapbook of his life. Never-beforereleased photos give readers insight to ZAYN, no-holds-barred. Gorgeously designed with hundreds of full-colour photographs and Zayn's notes, drawings, song lyrics, and personal stories, the book captures Zayn's most private moments & his candid feelings on fame, success, music, and life. The next chapter of ZAYN'S evolution into global superstar, told by the artist who is living it."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Ziggyology
    Ziggyology
    ISBN: 9780091948887
    Title: Ziggyology
    Author: GODDARD SIMON


    He came from Outer Space...


    It was the greatest invention in the history of pop music #150; the rock god who came from the stars #150; which struck a young David Bowie like a lightning bolt from the heavens.


    When Ziggy the glam alien messiah fell to Earth, he transformed Bowie from a prodigy to a superstar who changed the face of music forever. But who was Ziggy Stardust? And where did he really come from?


    In a work of supreme pop archaeology, Simon Goddard unearths every influence that brought Ziggy to life #150; from HG Wells to Holst, Kabuki to Kubrick, and Elvis to Iggy. Ziggyology documents the epic drama of the Starman#146;s short but eventful time on Planet Earth#133; and why Bowie eventually had to kill him.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Ziggyology
    Ziggyology
    ISBN: 9780091948894
    Title: Ziggyology
    Author: GODDARD SIMON

    It was the greatest invention in the history of pop music - the rock god who came from the stars - which struck a young David Bowie like a lightning bolt from the heavens. When Ziggy the glam alien messiah fell to Earth, he transformed Bowie from a prodigy to a superstar who changed the face of music forever. But who was Ziggy Stardust? And where did he really come from? In a work of supreme pop archaeology, Simon Goddard unearths every influence that brought Ziggy to life - from H.G. Wells to Holst, Kabuki to Kubrick, and Elvis to Iggy. This book documents the epic drama of the Starman's short but eventful time on Planet Earth and why Bowie eventually had to kill him.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
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