• Australia Rocks: Remembering the Music of the 1950s to 1990s
    Australia Rocks: Remembering the Music of the 1950s to 1990s
    ISBN: 9781775592983
    Title: Australia Rocks: Remembering the Music of the 1950s to 1990s
    Author: DESOTO LUCY

    Australian rock music has a rich history of performers and bands that have created not just the soundtrack for Australian lives but have also shaped the international music scene. In the early days of the 1950s and 60s, Australian rock saw performers like Johnny OKeefe and The Easybeats. The 1970s saw Cold Chisel and AC/DC, among others, performing to packed halls locally. AC/DC turned this into international success, blasting through three decades of touring and performing. However, it was only in the 1980s and 1990s that Australian rock truly made its mark on the international stage with iconic bands such as Men at Work, Midnight Oil and INXS. Australia Rocks brings the bands and the times to life through unique photographs and evocative text. Written by a rock musician, it also goes beyond the big names to highlight the many independent, often lesser-known performers who played such an integral part in shaping the industry, and shines a light on how rock music was not only influenced by global events (the Vietnam War, for example) but also formed part of enormous cultural shifts (the Swinging Sixties, the protest movement, etc.). From the demure dance halls of the 1950s to the smoke-filled pubs of the 1970s and the packed concerts of the 1990s and beyond, Australia Rockswill have music lovers dusting off their vinyl collection and remembering the good times.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Avant Garde: an American Odyssey from Gertrude Stein to Pierre Boulez
    Avant Garde: an American Odyssey from Gertrude Stein to Pierre Boulez
    ISBN: 9780810883123
    Title: Avant Garde: an American Odyssey from Gertrude Stein to Pierre Boulez
    Author: MACONIE ROBIN

    Gertrude Stein and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead were unlikely friends who spent most of their mature lives in exile: Stein in France and Whitehead in the United States. Their friendship was based on a mutual admiration for the philosophical pragmatism of William James and skepticism toward the European tradition of intellectual abstraction extending as far back as Plato and Aristotle. Though neither was musical, both were leading exponents of a new orientation toward time and knowledge acquisition that would go on to influence succeeding generations of composers. Through Virgil Thomson, Stein came to influence John Cage and the New York school of abstract music; through his teaching in the United States, Whitehead’s philosophy of time and cognition came to be seen in America and abroad as an alternative to Newtonian neoclassicism, an alternative clearly acknowledged in the metric modulations of Elliott Carter and Conlon Nancarrow as well as the post-1950 total serialism of Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

    The seemingly unlikely influence of Stein and Whitehead on Thomson, Cage, Carter, and the minimalists tells a remarkable story of transmission within and among the arts and philosophy, one that Robin Maconie unravels through his series of essays in Avant Garde: An American Odyssey from Gertrude Stein to Pierre Boulez. Maconie explores, from Hollywood to Harvard, the way in which music functions as a form of communication across the boundaries of language, serving the causes of trade and diplomacy through its representation of national identity, emotional character, honorable intention, and social discipline. The study of music as a language inevitably became the object of information science after World War II, but, as Maconie notes, 60 years on, music’s refusal to yield to scientific elucidation has generated a stream of anti-music propaganda by a powerful collective of celebrity science writers. In a sequence of linked essays, Stockhausen specialist Robin Maconie reconsiders the role of music and music technology through careful examination of key modern concepts with respect to time, existence, identity, and relationship as formulated by such thinkers as Einstein, Russell, Whitehead, and Stein, along with Freud, Schoenberg, Wittgenstein, and Marcel Duchamp.

    This foray into art, music, science, and philosophy is ideally suited for students and scholars of these disciplines, as well as those seeking to understand more deeply the influence these individuals had on one another’s work and modern music.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $165.00
    $165.00
  • Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom
    Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom
    ISBN: 9781784870485
    Title: Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom
    Author: COHN NIK

    "The definitive history of rock 'n' roll." --"Rolling Stone"
    Nik Cohn began to write this book in the late 1960s with a simple purpose: to catch the feel, the pulse of Rock. Nobody had written a serious book on the subject before, and there were no reference books or research to refer to. The result is an unruly, thrilling and definitive history of an era, from Bill Haley to Jimi Hendrix, full of guts, flash, energy and speed. In vividly describing the music and cutting through the hype, Nik Cohn engendered and perfected a new form: rock criticism.
    With a new introduction by the author."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • B Side: the Death of Tin Pan Alley & the Rebirth of the Great American Song
    B Side: the Death of Tin Pan Alley & the Rebirth of the Great American Song
    ISBN: 9781594634093
    Title: B Side: the Death of Tin Pan Alley & the Rebirth of the Great American Song
    Author: YAGODA BEN

    From an acclaimed cultural critic, a narrative and social history of the Great American Songwriting era.
    Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it s a bit less widely understood that in about 1950, this stream of great songs more or less dried up. All of a sudden, what came over the radio wasn t Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, but Come on-a My House and How Much Is That Doggie in the Window? Elvis and rock and roll arrived a few years later, and at that point the game was truly up. What happened, and why? In "The B Side," acclaimed cultural historian Ben Yagoda answers those questions in a fascinating piece of detective work. Drawing on previously untapped archival sources and on scores of interviews the voices include Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Linda Ronstadt, and Herb Alpert the book illuminates broad musical trends through a series of intertwined stories. Among them are the battle between ASCAP and Broadcast Music, Inc.; the revolution in jazz after World War II; the impact of radio and then television; and the bitter, decades-long feud between Mitch Miller and Frank Sinatra.
    "The B Side" is about taste, and the particular economics and culture of songwriting, and the potential of popular art for greatness and beauty. It s destined to become a classic of American musical history."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Back to Amy
    Back to Amy
    ISBN: 9781788400596
    Title: Back to Amy
    Author: MORIARTY CHARLES


    Happy, beautiful and full of fun - this is an intimate portrait of the real Amy Winehouse.


    With over 100 photographs - many seen here for the first time - along with personal stories and recollections from Amy's mother, Janis Winehouse, as well as Amy's band members and others close to her, this is a celebration of a young artist on the cusp of fame. Taken by a friend at a relaxed photoshoot just before she released her debut album, these beautiful images give an early glimpse of the girl who would captivate the world.



    With a foreword by Asif Kapadia, director of Academy Award-winning documentary Amy, and containing fond memories and insights from the people who knew her best, Back to Amy is a tribute to the enduring spirit of a truly special artist.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Bad Vibes
    Bad Vibes
    ISBN: 9780099522263
    Title: Bad Vibes
    Author: HAINES LUKE

    Forget Blur/Oasis and Cool Britannia. None of that actually happened. Bad Vibes is the true story of English Rock in the nineties. Written with wit, brio and no small amount of bile, Luke Haines recounts how it felt to ride a wave of self-congratulatory success in a world with no taste. As frontman of The Auteurs, Haines tells of supporting Suede, conquering France, and failing to break America. Of knuckle-headed musos , baffling tours and a swiftly unravelling personal life. And of what it's like to be on the cusp of massive success. And then watch it fade away. Blisteringly funny, searingly honest and ridiculously entertaining, Luke Haines attacks anyone within rifle range, and is more than happy to turn the gun on himself. Bad Vibes is a brilliant memoir from a man who tells it how it was - and how he wishes it wasn't.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Bad Woman Feeling Good: Blues & the Women Who Sing Them
    Bad Woman Feeling Good: Blues & the Women Who Sing Them
    ISBN: 9780393349658
    Title: Bad Woman Feeling Good: Blues & the Women Who Sing Them
    Author: JACKSON BUZZY

    An exciting lineage of women singers originating with Ma Rainey and her protegee Bessie Smith shaped the blues, launching it as a powerful, expressive vehicle of emotional liberation. Along with their successors Billie Holiday, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Janis Joplin, they injected a dose of reality into the often trivial world of popular song, bringing their message of higher expectations and broader horizons to their audiences. These women passed their image, their rhythms, and their toughness on to the next generation of blues women, which has its contemporary incarnation in singers like Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams (with whom the author has done an in-depth interview). Buzzy Jackson combines biography, an appreciation of music, and a sweeping view of American history to illuminate the pivotal role of blues women in a powerful musical tradition. Musician Thomas Dorsey said, "The blues is a good woman feeling bad." But these women show by their style that he had it backward: The blues is a bad woman feeling good."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Bag I'm In: Underground Music & Fashion in Britain 1960-1990
    Bag I'm In: Underground Music & Fashion in Britain 1960-1990
    ISBN: 9781908714268
    Title: Bag I'm In: Underground Music & Fashion in Britain 1960-1990
    Author: KNEE SAM & GILLESPIE BOBBY

    Youth subculture in twentieth-century Britainwas a unique phenomenon. Throughout the decades, young people sought to define themselves sartorially, reflecting their identity in terms of regionalism, class and crucially, musical taste, through their clothes. This book is a comprehensive survey of forty-five "tribes" that roamed the streets of Britain from the '60s to the '90s. From Mod to Skinhead and Rocker to Rudeboy, the look of each movement is captured in meticulously researched, previously unpublished archive photography.

    Explanatory texts by Sam Knee as well as an illustrated "look-book" appendixmake this an important resource for fashion students, musos and cultural historians."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00

    $60.00
  • Bakehouse Project
    Bakehouse Project
    ISBN: 9781863957403
    Title: Bakehouse Project
    Author: MARCOU HELEN

    The Bakehouse Project is a full-colour presentation hardcover celebrating a year at Bakehouse - a unique blend of music, art and photography. Bakehouse Studios in Hoddle Street, Richmond, has long been considered a Melbourne landmark and industry destination, with around 400 musicians passing through every week. Bakehouse is a secret hideout where international rock royalty hang out with Melbourne's local bands. Elvis Costello called the studios 'some of the best rooms in the world'. On any sunny day in the jungle-like courtyard you could run into the likes of Nick Cave & Bad Seeds, Beck, Gotye, The Drones, Dan Sultan, Kimbra, Missy Higgins, Spiderbait, Paul Kelly, Vance Joy ...... or maybe rub shoulders with a superstar in the making. In November 2013, as a tribute to Lou Reed, Bakehouse displayed a giant rock poster on the side of their iconic studios. The overwhelmingly positive reception inspired owners Helen Marcou and Quincy McLean to make the wall a permanent exhibition space, viewed by up to one million motorists on Australia's busiest road every week. In addition, visual artists have created installations in eight of the rehearsal rooms. This is a world-first project where the art inspires and connects musicians in a working studio, outside of the regular confines of a gallery. Artists such as Patricia Piccinini, Mick Turner, Peter Milne, and The Hotham Street Ladies have completely transformed these rehearsal spaces. A crumbling wall is transformed by paint and sugar into an exquisite trompe l'oeil, stuffed deer and birds peer out of sinister cabinets draped with black velvet, gold-painted glam rock figures adorn walls and glimmering geometrical shapes fuse heavy metal with jewellery. This is an art book like no other - it lives, breathes and rocks.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Balanchine & the Lost Muse Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer
    Balanchine & the Lost Muse Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer
    ISBN: 9780199959341
    Title: Balanchine & the Lost Muse Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer
    Author: KENDALL ELIZABETH

    Here is the first dual biography of the early lives of two key figures in Russian ballet: famed choreographer George Balanchine and his close childhood friend and extraordinary ballerina Liidia (Lidochka) Ivanova. Tracing the lives and friendship of these two dancers from years just before the 1917 Russian Revolution to Balanchine's escape from Russia in 1924, Elizabeth Kendall's Balanchine and the Lost Muse sheds new light on a crucial flash point in the history of ballet. Drawing uponextensive archival research, Kendall weaves a fascinating tale about this decisive period in the life of the man who would become the most influential choreographer in modern ballet. Abandoned by his mother on the steps of the St. Petersburg Imperial Ballet Academy in 1913 at the age of nine, Balanchine spent his formative years studying dance in Russia's tumultuous capital city. It was there, as he struggled to support himself while studying and performing, that Balanchine met Ivanova, the first dancer with whom he would ever compose. A talented and bold dancer who grew close to the Bolshevik elite in her adolescent years, Ivanova was a source of great inspiration to Balanchine - both during their youth together, and later in his life, after her mysterious death just days before they had planned to leave Russia together in 1924. Kendall shows that although Balanchine would have a great number of muses, many of them lovers, the dark beauty of his dear friend Lidochka would inspire much of his work for years to come. Part biography and part cultural history, Balanchine and the Lost Muse presents a sweeping account of the heyday of modern ballet and the culture behind the unmoored ideals, futuristic visions, and human decadence that characterized the Russian Revolution.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $63.00
    $63.00
  • Ballet & Modern Dance
    Ballet & Modern Dance
    ISBN: 9780500204115
    Title: Ballet & Modern Dance
    Author: AU SUSAN & RUTTER JAMES

    This cornerstone of the World of Art series is a succinct, vivid and authoritative guide to the rich history of western dance in all its incarnations from 16th-century court ballet to the genre-shattering contortions of 21st-century theatrical dance. Updated for the new millennium to feature the latest styles, performers and technology, this third edition reaffirms its status as the essential introduction to the subject.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Ballet Book
    Ballet Book
    ISBN: 9781405314770
    Title: Ballet Book
    Author: BUSSELL DARCEY

    The author, a professional ballerina, introduces the art of ballet, from the basic positions, poses, jumps, and exercises to folk and character dancing, makeup, choreography, and performing on stage

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Ballet Class
    Ballet Class
    ISBN: 9781843624134
    Title: Ballet Class
    Author: GERAS ADELE

    Tilly loves her ballet lessons, so when she learns that she has a week left until the big show, Tilly practises all her steps and her own special dance every day. What will Tilly's special dance be? And will she shine on stage like a real ballerina?


    Format: Mixed Media
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Ballet for Life: Exercises & Inspiration from the World of Ballet Beautiful
    Ballet for Life: Exercises & Inspiration from the World of Ballet Beautiful
    ISBN: 9780847858378
    Title: Ballet for Life: Exercises & Inspiration from the World of Ballet Beautiful
    Author: BOWERS MARY HELEN


    A chic and instructional guide to the Ballet Beautiful program, featuring& dance-inspired training regimens, and health and wellness tips, that help readers& transform their bodies through the lessons of ballet.


    In 2008, former New York City Ballet dancer, Mary Helen Bowers created Ballet& Beautiful, a fitness program inspired by the aesthetic and athletic sensibilities of& ballet. Currently available through online streaming, a DVD series, and private& classes at their two New York City studios, Ballet Beautiful is a favoured exercise and& lifestyle brand for models, actresses, and women around the world.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Ballet Lover's Companion
    Ballet Lover's Companion
    ISBN: 9780300223415
    Title: Ballet Lover's Companion
    Author: ANDERSON ZOE

    A richly informed, up-to-date performance guide to more than 140 favorite ballets, from the classical era to the present day

    This engaging book is a welcome guide to the most successful and loved ballets seen on the stage today. Dance writer and critic Zoe Anderson focuses on 140 ballets, a core international repertory that encompasses works from the ethereal world of romantic ballet to the edgy, muscular works of modern choreographers. She provides a wealth of facts and insights, including information familiar only to dance world insiders, and considers such recent works as Alexei Ramansky's Shostakovich Trilogy and Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale as well as older ballets once forgotten but now returned to the repertory, such as Sylvia. To enhance enjoyment of each ballet, Anderson also offers tips on what to look for during a performance.
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    Each chapter introduces a period of ballet history and provides an overview of innovations and advancement in the art form. In the individual entries that follow, Anderson includes essential facts about each ballet's themes, plot, composers, choreographers, dance style, and music. The author also addresses the circumstances of each ballet's creation and its effect in the theater, and she recounts anecdotes that illuminate performance history and reception.
    &
    Reliable, accessible, and fully up to date, this book will delight anyone who attends the ballet, participates in ballet, or simply loves ballet and wants to know much more about it.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Ballet: Photographs of the New York City Ballet
    Ballet: Photographs of the New York City Ballet
    ISBN: 9783869305448
    Title: Ballet: Photographs of the New York City Ballet
    Author: LEUTWYLER HENRY

    After four years of collaboration with choreographer Peter Martins and the New York City Ballet, Henry Leutwyler was granted unprecedented backstage access to the Company during the winter of 2012. The resulting book, Ballet, reflects thirty years of his passion for the art form, realized in thirty days of photography.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $130.00
    $130.00
  • Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated History
    Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated History
    ISBN: 9780241302316
    Title: Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated History
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY PUBLISHING STAFF

    Discover more than 70 of the most famous ballet dances, from The Nutcrackerand Swan Laketo The Rite of Spring. Learn the stories behind renowned companies such as The Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet. Explore the lives and achievements of ballet dancers across the centuries, such as Margot Fonteyn, Carlos Acosta, and Darcey Bussell, and meet composers and choreographers, from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to Matthew Bourne.

    From its origins at court and the first national ballet companies, to the contemporary scene and extraordinary venues that stage the production, this ballet book covers an impressive history of ballet and provides an invaluable overview of the subject. Filled with rarely seen photographs covering all the key figures, pieces, and performances, and compelling facts about each dance - the sources they draw from, their production history, and their reception over time - Ballet- The Definitive Illustrated Storyis an essential gift for all ballet enthusiasts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Ballets Russes the Art of Costume
    Ballets Russes the Art of Costume
    ISBN: 9780642541574
    Title: Ballets Russes the Art of Costume
    Author: BELL ROBERT ED


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Basic Live Sound Reinforcement: A Practical Guide for Starting Live Audio
    Basic Live Sound Reinforcement: A Practical Guide for Starting Live Audio
    ISBN: 9780240821016
    Title: Basic Live Sound Reinforcement: A Practical Guide for Starting Live Audio
    Author: BIEDERMAN RAVEN & PATTISON PENNY


    Access and interpret manufacturer spec information, find shortcuts for plotting measure and test equations, and learn how to begin your journey towards becoming a live sound professional.


     


    Land and perform your first live sound gigs with this guide that gives you just the right amount of information. Don't get bogged down in details intended for complex and expensive equipment and Madison Square Garden-sized venues. Basic Live Sound Reinforcement is a handbook for audio engineers and live sound enthusiasts performing in small venues from one-mike coffee shops to clubs.


     


    With their combined years of teaching and writing experience, the authors provide you with a thorough foundation of the theoretical and the practical, offering more advanced beginners a complete overview of the industry, the gear, and the art of mixing, while making sure to remain accessible to those just starting out.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $103.00
    $103.00
  • Bass Guitar for Dummies
    Bass Guitar for Dummies
    ISBN: 9781118748800
    Title: Bass Guitar for Dummies
    Author: PFEIFFER PATRICK

    Updated with the latest bass guitar technology, accessories, and more

    The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musicians--you have more important work to do. You can find everything you need to dominate bass in "Bass Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition."

    You'll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kind of bass to buy and which accessories are necessary and which are just nice to have. Plus, you'll get step-by-step instructions for getting started, from how to hold and position your bass to reading notation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves to playing solos and fills.Access to audio tracks and instructional videos on Dummies.comNew musical exercises as well as updates to charts, illustrations, photos, and resources

    Whether you're a beginner picking up a bass for the first time or an experienced player looking to improve your skills, "Bass Guitar For Dummies" is an easy-to-follow reference that gives you just enough music theory to get you going on your way fast

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00

    $37.00
  • Bastien Piano Basics: Primer Level
    Bastien Piano Basics: Primer Level
    ISBN: 9780849752650
    Title: Bastien Piano Basics: Primer Level
    Author: BASTIEN JAMES

    Never before, nor since, has there been a piano method as easy to follow, as pedagogically sound, as exciting to look at, as musical to play - and as well-designed for motivation, achievement, and success as BASTIEN PIANO BASICS.
    The Bastien Piano Basics method is comprised of five completely correlated course books — PIANO, THEORY, PERFORMANCE, TECHNIC, and A LINE A DAY SIGHT READING. Bastien Piano Basics uses a gradual multi-key approach, with reading beginning in the C five-finger position. Five levels of carefully graded lesson material provide constant opportunities for reinforcing basic concepts. It's the smoothest, most heart-warming, most entertaining, most musical way to teach eager youngsters the joys of playing the piano. And comprehensive, page-by-page correlation makes Bastien Piano Basics remarkably easy to teach!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Battle of the Five Spot: Ornette Coleman & the New York Jazz Field
    Battle of the Five Spot: Ornette Coleman & the New York Jazz Field
    ISBN: 9781894987851
    Title: Battle of the Five Spot: Ornette Coleman & the New York Jazz Field
    Author: LEE DAVID


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Beach Boys Smile
    Beach Boys Smile
    ISBN: 9781623562588
    Title: Beach Boys Smile
    Author: SANCHEZ LUIS A

    Smile is not merely a great unfinished album, but a living work of art that is all at once expansive, indeterminate, and resolutely pop.In the early 1960s, The Beach Boys rose from the suburbs of Hawthorne, California to become emissaries of a post-war American dream that fused middle-class aspiration and mobility with images of youth. Led by dream master Brian Wilson, their music gave voice to a Southern California mythos and compelled an audience across the nation and beyond to live out their own versions of the fantasy. By 1966, the encroaching counterculture added new dimensions of creative possibility to popular music. Looking to revise and expand, Brian Wilson sought collaboration with a brilliant musician named Van Dyke Parks. Together they began work on Smile, an ambitious album of music that refracted The Beach Boys' naivete into a visionary exploration of American consciousness. Smile edged so close to greatness it seemed destined to become one of the most significant musical advances of its time. But the story didn't end quite like this.In this book of evocative essays, Sanchez traces the musical journey that transformed The Beach Boys from West Coast surf heroes into America's pop luminaries, and ultimately why Smile represents a tumultuous turning point in the history of popular music.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Beastie Boys Book
    Beastie Boys Book
    ISBN: 9780571308040
    Title: Beastie Boys Book
    Author: DIAMOND MICHAEL & HOROVITZ ADAM

    A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself--by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson,& Luc Sante, and more.
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    Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam "ADROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1,& Licensed to Ill--and the album's messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam;& their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece& Paul's Boutique;& their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums& Check Your Head, Ill Communication,& and& Hello Nasty& and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam "MCA" Yauch;& and more. For more than thirty years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture.
    &
    With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album,& Beastie Boys Book& upends the typical music memoir. Alongside the band narrative you will find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys' New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises.

    Advance praise for Beastie Boys Book

    "This entertaining look at Beastie Boys history is as innovative and raucous as the band's music."--Publishers Weekly& (starred review)

    "Beastie Boys fans will devour this book, as will anyone interested in the early days of hip-hop, the art/music/street life of New York City in the 1980s, and the alternative-nation zeitgeist of the '90s."--Kirkus Reviews

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Beat Happening's Beat Happening
    Beat Happening's Beat Happening
    ISBN: 9781628929270
    Title: Beat Happening's Beat Happening
    Author: PARKER BRYAN C


    This is the album that sent a shockwave of empowerment through the nation's cultural underground. In 1985, Olympia, Washington band Beat Happening released their eponymous debut of lo-fi pop songs on K Records and challenged every conception held about music. At the center of the group was the enigmatic Calvin Johnson and his revolutionary vision of artistic creation. His foresight and industriousness allowed him to recruit to the K Records roster other free-spirited artists like Beck, Modest Mouse, and Built to Spill long before they gained widespread acclaim.


    This book, structured in abecedarian fashion, breaks down the fundamental components that defined Beat Happening's self-titled album. With a foreword by Phil Elverum, it's organized in a light-hearted yet incisive format, each of the book's chapters details a particular facet of the record-band members, historic shows, recording sessions, songs, and ideologies-parts reflecting the album as a whole. These alphabetic ingredients constitute a recipe book for feeding your creative spirit.


    Here is the story of a band that popularized do-it-yourself projects and home recording with four-track tape machines decades before the digital revolution would extend an open hand to garage bands everywhere. This is the story of musical pioneers. This is Beat Happening.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Beatlemania: the Real Story of the Beatles Uk Tours 1963-1965
    Beatlemania: the Real Story of the Beatles Uk Tours 1963-1965
    ISBN: 9781849386593
    Title: Beatlemania: the Real Story of the Beatles Uk Tours 1963-1965
    Author: CREASY MARTIN

    Between 1963 and 1965 The Beatles undertook six amazing UK tours and along the way met many fans whose memories of these encounters tell the real story of what actually happened when the Fab Four hit the road. It was loud, chaotic and as exciting as anything Britain had ever seen. I was Beatlemania!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Beatles
    Beatles
    ISBN: 9783836533225
    Title: Beatles
    Author: BENSON HARRY

    Behind Beatlemania "These photos convey a really happy period for them and for me. It all comes down to music, they were without a doubt the greatest band of the 20th century, and thats why these photographs are so important." Harry Benson, 2012 In early 1964, Harry Benson was getting on a plane for a foreign assignment in Africa, when he got a call from the photo editor of London newspaper The Daily Express. He was now going with The Beatles to Paris to document French Beatlemania and what followed was the biggest (ticket to) ride of his life. Benson was warmly welcomed into The Beatles inner sanctum, resulting in some of the most intimate photographs ever taken of the band, then on the cusp of world domination. In Paris,he took the famous photograph of the Fab Four having a pillow fight at the George V Hotel; he shot their groundbreaking first visit to the United States, the full impact of New York hysteria, their famous appearance on The Ed Sullivan show, the band in Florida, including their surprising encounter with Cassius Clay; as well as on the set ofA Hard Days Night. The relationship continued in 1966, including Georges honeymoon in Barbados and their notorious US tour, under the shadow cast by Lennons comment that the Beatles were bigger than Jesus Christ. Bensons luminous black and white photographs show at close quarters The Beatles composing, performing, encountering their fans, relaxing, and engaging with each other, while trying to cope with their increasingly isolating fame. In addition tohundreds of photographs, many previously unseen, there is an introductory essay by Benson as well as quotes and newspaper clippings from the period. First published in TASCHEN's limited edition - now available in this unlimited popular edition.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $115.00
    $115.00
  • Beatles - All These Years Special Edition
    Beatles - All These Years Special Edition
    ISBN: 9781408704783
    Title: Beatles - All These Years Special Edition
    Author: LEWISOHN MARK


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $240.00
    $240.00
  • Beatles - All These Years: Volume One: Tune In
    Beatles - All These Years: Volume One: Tune In
    ISBN: 9780316729604
    Title: Beatles - All These Years: Volume One: Tune In
    Author: LEWISOHN MARK


    The Beatles have been at the top for fifty years, their music remains exciting, their influence is still huge, their acclaim and achievements cannot be surpassed. But who really were the Beatles, and how did they and everything else in the 1960s fuse so explosively?


    Mark Lewisohn's three-part biography is the first true and accurate account of the Beatles, a contextual history built upon impeccable research and written with energy, style, objectivity and insight. This first volume covers the crucial and less-known early period - the Liverpool and Hamburg years of a hungry rock and roll band, when all the sharp characters and situations take shape.


    This is the Beatles like you've never read them before. It isn't just 'another book', it's the book, from the world-acknowledged authority. Forget what you know and discover the complete story.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Beatles - in the News (1962 -1963)
    Beatles - in the News (1962 -1963)
    ISBN: 9781326258764
    Title: Beatles - in the News (1962 -1963)
    Author: BARRATT COLIN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Beatles - in the News 1964 (vol1)
    Beatles - in the News 1964 (vol1)
    ISBN: 9781326274115
    Title: Beatles - in the News 1964 (vol1)
    Author: BARRATT COLIN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Beatles - in the News 1965
    Beatles - in the News 1965
    ISBN: 9781326309725
    Title: Beatles - in the News 1965
    Author: BARRATT COLIN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Beatles - in the News 1966
    Beatles - in the News 1966
    ISBN: 9781326341374
    Title: Beatles - in the News 1966
    Author: BARRATT COLIN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Beatles - in the News 1967
    Beatles - in the News 1967
    ISBN: 9781326348489
    Title: Beatles - in the News 1967
    Author: BARRATT COLIN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Beatles - in the News 1968
    Beatles - in the News 1968
    ISBN: 9781326360788
    Title: Beatles - in the News 1968
    Author: BARRATT COLIN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Beatles & Me on Tour
    Beatles & Me on Tour
    ISBN: 9780990371076
    Title: Beatles & Me on Tour
    Author: DAVIS IVOR


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Beatles : Messages from John, Paul, George & Ringo
    Beatles : Messages from John, Paul, George & Ringo
    ISBN: 9781511759700
    Title: Beatles : Messages from John, Paul, George & Ringo
    Author: HUTCHINS CHRIS

    THE BEATLES: Messages from John, Paul, George and RingoTHE postcard on the cover of this book says it all. The card was written by John Lennon and sent to his friend Chris Hutchins. On the card’s photograph of the Beatles, John had drawn a fifth member – the founder of the group Stuart Sutcliffe who John went on to describe as the best friend he ever had. This is the kind of confidence John, Paul George and Ringo shared with writer Hutchins who they befriended in their days as ‘unknowns’ in Hamburg. He shared their adventures during the heady days of Beatlemania; he was with them during their American tours in the 60s, sharing their euphoria and their sad moments. It was, for example, at Hutchins’ Chelsea apartment that Paul met the actress Jane Asher, who he later became engaged to. And it was Hutchins who arranged a party with Elvis Presley, the man they had always wanted to meet – alas, a meeting which was to cause a cataclysmic feud between Presley and Lennon which the author explains in detail along with how President Nixon and J Edgar Hoover got involved. This is the Beatles story from the inside . . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Beatles 1964-1966
    Beatles 1964-1966
    ISBN: 9783836533157
    Title: Beatles 1964-1966
    Author: BENSON HARRY


    Behind Beatlemania
     

    These photos convey a really happy period for them and for me. It all comes down to music, they were without a doubt the greatest band of the 20th century, and that’s why these photographs are so important.- Harry Benson, 2011

    In early 1964, Harry Benson was getting on a plane for a foreign assignment in Africa, when he got a call from his photo editor of London newspaperThe Daily Express. He was now going with the Beatles to Paris to document French Beatlemania and what followed was the biggest (ticket to) ride of his life.

    Benson was warmly welcomed into the Beatles’ inner sanctum, resulting in some of the most intimate photographs ever taken of the band, then on the cusp of world domination. In Paris,he took the iconic photograph of the Fab Four having a pillow fight at the George V hotel;he shot their groundbreaking first visit to the United States,the full impact of New York hysteria, their famous appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, the band in Florida, including their surprising encounter with Cassius Clay; as well as on the set ofA Hard Day’s Night. The relationship continued in 1966, including George’s honeymoon in Barbados and their notorious US tour, under the shadow cast by Lennon’s comment that the Beatles were “bigger than Jesus Christ.”

    Benson’s luminous black and white photographs show at close quarters the Beatles composing, performing, encountering their fans, relaxing, and engaging with each other, while trying to cope with their increasingly isolating fame. As well ashundreds of photographs, many previously unseen, there is an introductory essay by Benson as well as quotes and newspaper clippings from the period.

    Collector’s Edition of 1,764 copies, all numbered and signed by the photographer.
    Also available in two Art Editions of 100 copies each and coming with a silver gelatin print.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $1250.00
    $1,250.00
  • Beatles a Hard Day's Night: a Private Archive
    Beatles a Hard Day's Night: a Private Archive
    ISBN: 9780714871851
    Title: Beatles a Hard Day's Night: a Private Archive
    Author: LEWISOHN MARK

    In March of 1964 director Richard Lester began shooting A Hard Day's Night, a black-and-white feature film starring the Beatles. With slapstick humor and a fantastic soundtrack, the movie imagines the excitement and chaos of thirty-six hours in the life of the Fab Four, and stars John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, with Wilfrid Brambell portraying McCartney's grandfather. The Making of A Hard Day's Night is a collection of photographs and rare ephemera that documents the band on set and behind the scenes. This private archive captures the infectious energy and anarchic spirit of this groundbreaking film. An authoritative essay and lively captions by Beatles' historian Mark Lewisohn provide context and explores its impact and enduring legacy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $195.00
    $195.00
  • Beatles A to Z: The Iconic Band - from Apple Corp to Zebra Crossings
    Beatles A to Z: The Iconic Band - from Apple Corp to Zebra Crossings
    ISBN: 9781925418903
    Title: Beatles A to Z: The Iconic Band - from Apple Corp to Zebra Crossings
    Author: WIDE STEVE

    An illustrated A to Z celebrating the unparalleled impact of the cultural phenomenon that was the Beatles--the greatest band of all time.

    This book looks at the life, art, collaborations, films, friendships, and fun surrounding the Fab Four--all in a brilliantly illustrated A to Z format. From their early days playing all-night sets in Hamburg and Liverpool, through the mop-top era and the height of the British Invasion, to experimentation in India and elevating pop music into an art form, the Beatles remain unrivalled in their effect on music and culture. This book is a glimpse into the lives of John, Paul, George, and Ringo: iconic and psychedelic albums; the hit singles; the producer George Martin's contributions to the music industry; and the eternal phenomenon of Beatlemania.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
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