• Point of View: Me, New York City, & the Punk Scene
    Point of View: Me, New York City, & the Punk Scene
    ISBN: 9780847862184
    Title: Point of View: Me, New York City, & the Punk Scene
    Author: STEIN CHRIS

    A new collection of unseen photographs of New York City's 1970s punk heyday, by one of the icons of the city's golden age of new wave, Blondie's Chris Stein.

    A new collection of unseen photographs of New York City's 1970s punk heyday, by one of the icons of the city's golden age of music, Blondie's Chris Stein.

    For the duration of the 1970s - from his days as a student at the School of Visual Arts through the foundation of the era-defining band Blondie and his subsequent reign as epicenter of punk's golden age - Chris Stein kept an unrivaled photographic record of the downtown New York City scene.
    Following in the footsteps of the successful book Negative, this spectacular new book presents a more personal and more visceral collection of Stein's photographs of the era. The images presented here take readers from self-portraits in his run-down East-Village apartment to candid photographs of pop-cultural icons of the time and evocative shots of New York City streetscapes in all their most longed-for romance and dereliction. An eclectic cast of cultural characters - from William Burroughs to Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol to Iggy Pop - appear here exactly as they were in the day, juxtaposed with children playing hopscotch on torn-down blocks, riding the graffiti-ridden subway, or cruising the burgeoning clubs of the Bowery.
    At once a chronicle of one music icon's life among his punk and New-Wave heroes and peers, and a love letter to the city that was the backdrop and inspiration for those scenes, Point of View transports us to another place and time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $119.00

    $119.00
  • Punk 45: Soundsystem Original Punk Rock Singles Cover Art
    Punk 45: Soundsystem Original Punk Rock Singles Cover Art
    ISBN: 9780957260009
    Title: Punk 45: Soundsystem Original Punk Rock Singles Cover Art
    Author: BAKER STUART & SAVAGE JON (EDITORS)

    This book is a revelatory guide to hundreds and hundreds of original 7 record cover sleeve designs visual artefacts found at the heart of the most radical and anarchistic musical movement of the 20th century. Punk Rock 45 Soundsystem! is introduced (and co-compiled) by Jon Savage, author of the acclaimed definitive history of punk, Englands Dreaming. As well as the encyclopaedic visual imagery featured inside, the book also includes a number of interviews with celebrated designers involved in creating punks original iconic imagery. The revolutionary do-it-yourself ethic of punk was applied to the aesthetic of design as much as it was to music, and record sleeves acted as lo-fi signifiers of anarchy, style, fashion, politics and more with an urban and suburban invective courtesy of the 1000s of new bands - punk, post-punk, pre-punk, nearly-punk and more - that emerged at the end of the 1970s. This book is an exhaustive, thorough and exciting celebration of the stunning artwork of punk music everything from the most celebrated and iconic designs through to the stark beauty of the cheapest do-it-yourself lo-fi obscurities.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Punk Rock: an Oral History
    Punk Rock: an Oral History
    ISBN: 9781604860054
    Title: Punk Rock: an Oral History
    Author: ROBB JOHN


    'To see The Clash on theWhite Riottour was like discovering how to be a rock star: you just did it yourself. You didn't wait for someone to come and discover you. That was the most important thing that came out of punk... We came home and we cut our hair and bought skinny trousers. It was year zero. That was the moment for me' Billy Bragg


    Punk Rockis a book like no other. It is an oral history of a radical movement which exploded in Seventies Britain. With its own clothes, hair, artwork, fanzines and radical politics, Punk boasted a DIY ethos that meant anyone could take part. The scene was uniquely vibrant and energetic, leaving an extraordinary legacy of notorious events, charismatic characters and inspirational music.


    John Robb has spent over a year interviewing more than 100 contributors including Glen Matlock, Mick Jones, Don Letts, Slash, Billy Bragg, Hugh Cornwell and Captain Sensible. Now, for the first time, they give the inside view on events such as The Sex Pistols' swearing live on the Bill Grundy TV show and staging their anti-Jubilee riverboat party on the Thames, famous gigs at The Roxyand 100 Club, and the groundbreaking records by The Pistols, The Clash, The Damned and others.


    From the widely debated roots of punk in the late-Sixties through to the fallout of the post-punk period in 1984, and the ongoing influence on today's bands,Punk Rockis the definitive oral history of an inimitable and exciting movement.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Queen: Album by Album
    Queen: Album by Album
    ISBN: 9780760362839
    Title: Queen: Album by Album
    Author: POPOFF MARTIN

    A thoughtfully curated and gloriously illustrated retrospective of the band's studio releases, Queen, comes just in time for the 45th anniversary of their debut LP and biopic.

    Formed in 1970, Queen went on to become one of the most popular--and most successful--rock bands of all time. Even following the untimely death of beloved and magnetic frontman Freddie Mercury, and nearly 50 years after their formation, interest in the band has continued, evidenced by scores of reissues, arena tours with surviving members, and a feature-film biopic.

    In this new installment in Voyageur Press's Album by Album series, rock journo Martin Popoff convenes a cast of 19 Queen experts and superfans to discuss all 15 of the band's studio albums (including their soundtrack for the 1980 film Flash Gordon). Panelists include Queen experts, rock journalists, musicians, and record industry figures. The results are freewheeling discussions delving into the individual songs, the circumstances that surrounded the recording of each album, the band and contemporary rock contexts into which they were released, and more.

    The engaging text of this beautifully designed book is illustrated throughout with rare live performance and candid offstage photography, as well as scads of rare Queen ephemera.

    The Album by Album series is a unique approach to the rock bio, injecting the varied voices of several contributors. The results have even the most diehard fans rushing back to their MP3 players (or turntables) to confirm the details and opinions expressed

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, & Deconstructed
    Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, & Deconstructed
    ISBN: 9781419718182
    Title: Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, & Deconstructed
    Author: SERRANO SHEA

    "The Rap Year Book" takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present. Shea Serrano deftly pays homage to the most important song of each year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music from artists backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, "The Rap Year Book" is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation.
    Complete with infographics, lyric maps, hilarious and informative footnotes, portraits of the artists, and short essays by other prominent music writers, "The Rap Year Book" is both a narrative and illustrated guide to the most iconic and influential rap songs ever created.
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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
    Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
    ISBN: 9781841154763
    Title: Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
    Author: ROSS ALEX

    Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2008. A sweeping musical history that goes from the salons of pre-war Vienna to Velvet Underground shows in the sixties.In 'The Rest is Noise', Alex Ross, music critic of the New Yorker, gives us a riveting tour of the wild landscape of twentieth-century classical music: portraits of individuals, cultures, and nations reveal the predicament of the composer in a noisy, chaotic century. Taking as his starting point a production of Richard Strauss's Salome, conducted by the composer on 16 May 1906 with Puccini, Schoenberg, Berg and Adolf Hitler seated in the stalls, Ross suggests how this evening can be considered the century's musical watershed rather than the riotous premiere of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring seven years later. Ross goes on to explore the mythology of modernism, Sibelius and the music of small countries, Kurt Weill, the music of the Third Reich, Britten, Boulez and the post-war avant-garde, and interactions between minimalist composers and rock bands in the sixties and seventies.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Rite of Spring
    Rite of Spring
    ISBN: 9781786696823
    Title: Rite of Spring
    Author: MOORE GILLIAN


    On 29 May 1913, at the Theatre de Champs-Elysées in Paris, a new ballet by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, received its premiere. The audience for this opening night of Igor Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps(The Rite of Spring) included Picasso, Proust, Debussy and Gertrude Stein, alongside theatregoers of more conservative hue. When the curtain rose on a cast of frenziedly stamping dancers, a near-riot ensued, ensuring the evening would enter the folklore of modernism. While it was the dancing that triggered the mayhem, Stravinsky's score contained shocks enough, with its experiments in tonality, metre, rhythm and dissonance. The Ritewould achieve recognition in its own right as a concert piece, and is now seen as one of the most influential works of the 20th century.


    Gillian Moore explores the cultural climate and the individual artistic sensibility that created The Rite, analyses the music itself, and explains how a scandalous novelty of 1913 became a 21st-century concert staple. As well as considering its influence on 20th-century classical composers, she probes The Rite's impact on film music (including the score for Jaws); its extensive use by jazz musicians (including Charlie Parker) and by artists as diverse as Weather Report, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa and King Crimson.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Rock Covers
    Rock Covers
    ISBN: 9783836545259
    Title: Rock Covers
    Author: WIEDEMANN JULIUS (ED)

    Rock on From Elvis to Nirvana: the most important record covers in rock history Album art is indelibly linked to our collective musical memories; when you think of your favorite albums, you picture the covers. Many photographers, illustrators, and art directors have become celebrities from their album artworks--the best examples of which will go down in history as permanent fixtures in popular culture. Paying tribute to this art form, Rock Covers brings you a compilation of more than 750 remarkable album covers, from legendary to rare record releases. Artists as varied as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Sex Pistols, Pink Floyd, The Cure, Iron Maiden, and Sonic Youth are gathered together in celebration of the cover art that defined their albums and their cult status. Each cover is accompanied by a fact sheet listing the art director, photographer or illustrator, year, label, and more, while nearly 250 records that marked particular turning points for a band, an artist, or the music genre, are highlighted with short descriptions. This far-reaching catalog of visualized rock is contextualized with insider interviews with five professionals who shaped the history of rock, and by top-10 record lists from ten leading rock collectors. Text in English, French, and German

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $130.00
    $130.00
  • Rock Graphic Originals: Revolutions in Sonic Art from Plate to Print
    Rock Graphic Originals: Revolutions in Sonic Art from Plate to Print
    ISBN: 9780500293539
    Title: Rock Graphic Originals: Revolutions in Sonic Art from Plate to Print
    Author: GOLDING PETER & MILES BARRY

    As part of the '60s and '70s fashion movement, Peter Golding's famous ACE boutique in London's Chelsea district brought him into regular contact with the biggest names in rock 'n' roll, and he went on to create one of the most comprehensive collections of rock 'n' roll graphics in existence. Showcasing the cream of this collection and more, Rock Graphic Originals is packed with vibrant poster art, logos, stage set designs, and promotional ephemera created for artists such as the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, The Doors, and many others.
    Barry Miles's concise introduction places the key protagonists and their work within their cultural and political context, while reflections from the artists themselves lend unique perspectives on their influences and methods. The book is punctuated throughout with special illustrated features on the social, political, and cultural phenomena that influenced the music scenes and design approaches of the period, including radical collective, The Diggers, US and UK underground comics, the psychedelic shops, and the legalize pot rallies. Rock Graphic Originals is a unique, insightful record of the 20th century's most exciting and productive periods of rock poster art and graphic design.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Rolling Stones
    Rolling Stones
    ISBN: 9783836552028
    Title: Rolling Stones
    Author: GOLDEN REUEL

    Ladies and gentlemen...the Rolling Stones The definitive, authorized illustrated history of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band The kind of fame and success the Rolling Stones have achieved in their 50-year career is completely without parallel; their most famous riffs and catchiest lyrics are indelibly engraved in our collective memory. With their bluesy rock 'n' roll and mesmerizing stage presence, the Stones redefined the music of the 1960s and paved the way for rock as we know it today. Produced in collaboration with the band, this book charts the Stones' remarkable history and outrageously cool lifestyle in around 600 pages of photographs and illustrations, many previously unseen, gathered from archives all over the world. Unprecedented access to the Rolling Stones' own archives in New York and London adds an equally extraordinary, more private side to the Stones' story. Standard TASCHEN edition

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $280.00
    $280.00
  • Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music & More
    Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music & More
    ISBN: 9780571350476
    Title: Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music & More
    Author: HOUGH STEPHEN


    A collection of essays on music and life by the famed classical pianist and composer


    Stephen Hough is one of the world's leading pianists, winning global acclaim and numerous awards, both for his concerts and his recordings. He is also a writer, composer, and painter, and has been described by The Economist as one of "Twenty Living Polymaths."


    Hough writes informally and engagingly about music and the life of a musician, from the broader aspects of what it is to walk out onto a stage or to make a recording, to specialist tips from deep inside the practice room: how to trill, how to pedal, how to practice. He also writes vividly about people he's known, places he's traveled to, books he's read, paintings he's seen; and he touches on more controversial subjects, such as assisted suicide and abortion. Even religion is there--the possibility of the existence of God, problems with some biblical texts, and the challenges involved in being a gay Catholic.


    Rough Ideas is an illuminating, constantly surprising introduction to the life and mind of one of our great cultural figures.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Rudolf Nureyev: The Life
    Rudolf Nureyev: The Life
    ISBN: 9780241986905
    Title: Rudolf Nureyev: The Life
    Author: KAVANAGH JULIE

    Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's first pop icon. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement - both on and off stage.


    Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary- he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's thrilling maverick star; slept with his beloved mentor's wife; defected to the West in 1961; sparked Rudimania across the globe; established the most rhapsodic partnership in dance history with the middle-aged Margot Fonteyn; reinvented male technique; gatecrashed modern dance; moulded new stars; and staged Russia's unknown ballet masterpieces in the West. He and his life were simply astonishing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Scream with Me: The Enduring Legacy of the Misfits
    Scream with Me: The Enduring Legacy of the Misfits
    ISBN: 9781419736438
    Title: Scream with Me: The Enduring Legacy of the Misfits
    Author: BEJGROWICZ TOM & DEAN JEREMY

    The ultimate visual history paying tribute to one of punk's most iconic bands

    Formed in 1977, the Misfits deeply influenced the genres of punk rock and metal alike by blending their music with horror film themes and imagery. This is their visual story as told through the original ephemera that helped define their legacy. Scream With Me spotlights the band's iconic and influential album and single art, fan club merchandise, original posters, show flyers, and one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen rarities, culled primarily from the extensive collection of archivist Umberto D'Urso.

    Additionally, the book prominently features insightful contributions on the band's legacy from members of Metallica, Pearl Jam, Avenged Sevenfold, Dropkick Murphys, and more. For more than 40 years, the band has had an inescapable influence on popular culture and Scream With Me is the ultimate tribute to the original, beloved Misfits era.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Seat at the Table: Interviews with Women on the Frontline of Music
    Seat at the Table: Interviews with Women on the Frontline of Music
    ISBN: 9780349009827
    Title: Seat at the Table: Interviews with Women on the Frontline of Music
    Author: RAPHAEL AMY


    In Never Mind the Bollocks: Women Rewrite Rock (Virago, 1995; published as Grrrls: Viva Rock Divas in the US by St Martin's Griffin, 1996), writer and critic Amy Raphael interviewed twelve female musicians, from Courtney Love to Kim Gordon, from Bjork to Kristin Hersh. As Debbie Harry wrote in the foreword, each artist's life was 'so different and similar and intriguing.' More than two decades on, Raphael asks a group of contemporary female musicians to tell their stories, from Kate Tempest to Maggie Rogers, from Christine and the Queens to Ibeyi.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • She Can Really Lay It Down 50 Rebels, Rockers, & Musical Revolutionaries
    She Can Really Lay It Down 50 Rebels, Rockers, & Musical Revolutionaries
    ISBN: 9781452171654
    Title: She Can Really Lay It Down 50 Rebels, Rockers, & Musical Revolutionaries
    Author: FRANKEL RACHEL; PETRUSICH AMANDA (FOREWORD BY)

    In She Can Really Lay It Down, author Rachel Frankel tells the fascinating stories of fifty female musicians who left their indelible mark on music and culture. From under-celebrated industry greats like Carol Kaye - the kickass bass player who we've all listened to but never heard of - to legends like Nina Simone - the American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist - She Can Really Lay It Down showcases outstanding female-identified musicians from the 20th and 21st centuries.

    Featuring a foreword by music critic and New Yorker& staff writer Amanda Petrusich and an exposed black-and- white spine, this one-of-a-kind book will inspire a whole new generation of fearless, talented performers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Silent Musician Why Conducting Matters
    Silent Musician Why Conducting Matters
    ISBN: 9780571337910
    Title: Silent Musician Why Conducting Matters
    Author: WIGGLESWORTH MARK


    A conductor is one of classical music's most recognisable but misunderstood figures, attracting so many questions:


    'Surely orchestras can play perfectly well without you? '


    'Do you really make any difference to the performance?'


    'Are the musicians even watching you?'


    The Silent Musician is not a manual for conductors, nor a history of conducting. It is for all who wonder what conductors actually do, and why they matter.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters
    Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters
    ISBN: 9780571337903
    Title: Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters
    Author: WIGGLESWORTH MARK


    A conductor is one of classical music's most recognizable figures. Many people who have never actually been to an orchestral concert have an image of what one looks like. But rarely does such a well-known profession attract so many questions: 'Surely orchestras can play perfectly well without you? Do you really make any difference to the performance?'
    This book is not intended to be an instruction manual for conductors, nor is it a history of conducting. It is for all who wonder what conductors actually do. Exploring the relationships with the musicians and music they conduct, and the public and personal responsibilities they face, leading conductor Mark Wigglesworth writes with engaging honesty about the role for any music lover curious to know whether or not the profession really matters.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Siren Song: My Life in Music
    Siren Song: My Life in Music
    ISBN: 9781250081018
    Title: Siren Song: My Life in Music
    Author: STEIN SEYMOUR & MURPHY GARETH

    Seymour Stein is America's greatest record man. Not only has he signed and nurtured more important artists than anyone alive, over sixty years in the game, but he's still the hippest label head, travelling the globe in search of the next big thing. Since the late fifties, Stein's been wherever it's happening: Billboard, Tin Pan Alley, The British Invasion, CBGB, Studio 54, Danceteria, the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, the CD crash. Along that winding path, Stein discovered and broke out a skyline full of stars: Madonna, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Madonna, The Smiths, The Cure, Ice-T, Lou Reed, Seal, and many others. Brimming with hilarious scenes and big personalities, Siren Song's bigger story is about modernity in motion, and the slow acceptance of diversity in America--thanks largely to daring pop music. Including both the high and low points in his life, The Song touches on everything from Stein's discovery of Madonna to his wife Linda's violent death. Seymour Stein is a legend. Sung from the heart, Siren Song will etch his story in stone.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Song Remains the Same: 800 Years of Love Songs, Laments & Lullabies
    Song Remains the Same: 800 Years of Love Songs, Laments & Lullabies
    ISBN: 9781760640118
    Title: Song Remains the Same: 800 Years of Love Songs, Laments & Lullabies
    Author: FORD ANDREW ; HEINO ANNI

    Often today, the word 'song' is used to describe all music. A free-jazz improvisation, a Hindustani raga, a movement from a Beethoven symphony, a Springsteen anthem or a Leonard Cohen ballad- they're all songs.

    But, in fact, a song is a specific musical form. It's not so much that they all have verses and choruses - though most of them do - but that they are all relatively short and self-contained; they have beginnings, middles and ends; they often have a single point of view, message or story; and, crucially, they unite words and music. Thus, a Schubert song has more in common with a track by Joni Mitchell or Sia than with one of Schubert's own symphonies.

    The Song Remains the Same traces these connections through seventy-five songs from different cultures and times- love songs, anthems, protest songs, lullabies, folk songs, jazz standards, lieder and pop hits; 'When You Wish Upon a Star' to 'We Will Rock You', 'Jerusalem' to 'Jolene'. Unpicking their inner workings makes familiar songs strange again, explaining and restoring the wonder, joy (or possibly loathing) the reader experienced on first hearing.

    Featuring songs by The Beatles, Cole Porter, Kate Bush, Carole King, Bob Marley, Tracy Chapman, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and Violeta Parra; musical numbers by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sondheim and the Gershwins; and works from great composers, including Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Sound & Vision a Guide to Music's Cult Artists--from Punk, Alternative, & Indie Through to Hip Hop, Dance Music, & Beyond
    Sound & Vision a Guide to Music's Cult Artists--from Punk, Alternative, & Indie Through to Hip Hop, Dance Music, & Beyond
    ISBN: 9781909313989
    Title: Sound & Vision a Guide to Music's Cult Artists--from Punk, Alternative, & Indie Through to Hip Hop, Dance Music, & Beyond
    Author: RIORDAN JOHN

    Featuring 100 of the coolest artists from the last five decades, Sound and Vision reveals the influencers and tastemakers who have helped to shape the contemporary music scene. Award-winning illustrator and comic artist John Riordan profiles cult musicians from genres including punk, indie, alternative, hip-hop, and electronic music. Not only does John create amazing illustrations, he also outlines key works from the artists and provides engaging trivia to accompany each entry. Enlightening, often amusing, and always stunning to look at, A Sound and Vision is a unique blend of the aesthetic and the acoustic and is an essential addition to any music fana s collection."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Sound of the North: the Norwegian Jazz Scene
    Sound of the North: the Norwegian Jazz Scene
    ISBN: 9788898599530
    Title: Sound of the North: the Norwegian Jazz Scene
    Author: VITALI LUCA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • South of the Border West of the Sun
    South of the Border West of the Sun
    ISBN: 9780099448570
    Title: South of the Border West of the Sun
    Author: MURAKAMI HARUKI

    Growing up in the suburbs in post-war Japan, it seemed to Hajime that everyone but him had brothers and sisters. His sole companion was Shimamoto, also an only child. Together they spent long afternoons listening to her father's record collection. But when his family moved away, the two lost touch. Now Hajime is in his thirties. After a decade of drifting he has found happiness with his loving wife and two daughters, and success running a jazz bar. Then Shimamoto reappears. She is beautiful, intense, enveloped in mystery. Hajime is catapulted into the past, putting at risk all he has in the present.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Spice Girls
    Spice Girls
    ISBN: 9780008267575
    Title: Spice Girls
    Author: SMITH SEAN


    Intimate and revealing, Spice Girls is the definitive story of the world's most iconic girl group.


    Through compelling new research and interviews, Sunday Times best-selling biographer Sean Smith reveals what life was really like for five fiercely independent and ambitious young women who were propelled to international fame in the 90s with unstoppable momentum.


    Quickly establishing themselves as the biggest success in British pop music since The Beatles, they were adored and admired in equal measure: the Spice Girls made a connection with millions of young women across the globe who were inspired by their enthusiasm for life and their famous Girl Power philosophy. The fab five became one of the most successful music acts in history, with more than 85 million record sales world-wide and nine UK number one singles.


    Throughout the years, their lives have garnered unprecedented levels of media interest and fans have keenly followed their ups and downs - the personal conflicts, celebrity break-ups, controversies and parenthood. One thing's for sure: they are never boring.


    In 2019, the prospect of their reunion tour has led to an outpouring of adoration and excitement, proving that the Spice Girls truly are an enduring cultural phenomenon.

    ir ups and downs - the personal conflicts, celebrity break-ups, controversies and parenthood. One thing's for sure: they are never boring.
    In 2019, the prospect of their reunion tour has led to an outpouring of adoration and excitement, proving that the Spice Girls truly are an enduring cultural phenomenon.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Stoned Photographs & Treasures from Life with the Rolling Stones
    Stoned Photographs & Treasures from Life with the Rolling Stones
    ISBN: 9781788401494
    Title: Stoned Photographs & Treasures from Life with the Rolling Stones
    Author: WOOD JO

    "These images are great and have been tucked away for years"
    RONNIE WOOD


    Take a look inside rock 'n' roll history with over 500 never-before-seen photographs, notes, artworks, diary entries and mementoes from life behind the scenes of the Rolling Stones.


    Married to legendary Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood for 30 years, Jo Wood lived the rock star life. Her incredible collection of treasures from that time is a once-in-a-lifetime look inside the biggest band in the world.


    Accompanied by personal memories and behind the scenes anecdotes from Jo, Stoned is a love letter to the rock 'n' roll life and a truly unique window into the eye of the Rolling Stones hurricane.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Stooges: the Authorized & Illustrated Story
    Stooges: the Authorized & Illustrated Story
    ISBN: 9780810982895
    Title: Stooges: the Authorized & Illustrated Story
    Author: MATHEU ROBERT

    Formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1967, the Stooges are icons of modern rock, influencing the fledgling sounds of punk, heavy metal, and hard core. From the beginning, lead singer and provocateur Iggy Pop (b. James Osterberg) astounded audiences with his outrageous stage performances, accompanied by guitarist Ron Asheton, his drummer brother Scott Asheton, and bassist Dave Alexander with their raw and bracing sound. The group disbanded in 1974, but reunited in 2003 to play before a vastly expanded fan base of over 10 million devotees worldwide, and they continue to tour today. In this book, rock photographer Robert Matheu compiles the first ever authorized book about the band, including iconic photographs, classic interviews, and vintage articles and ephemera dating from the band's breakout performances in Detroit in the late 1960s through their most recent shows in 2009. With new interviews from every significant member of the Stooges, past and present, previously unpublished photography, and a Stooges discography,The Stoogesis the definitive book about this trailblazing band.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Story of Crass
    Story of Crass
    ISBN: 9781604860375
    Title: Story of Crass
    Author: BERGER GEORGE

    In-depth interviews with the main movers in the punk rock movementCrass members Penny Rimbaud, Gee Vaucher, and Steve Ignorantdetail the face of the revolution founded by these radical thinkers and artists. When punk ruled the waves, Crass waived the rulesby putting out their own records, films, and magazines and setting up a series of situationist pranks that were dutifully covered by the worlds press. Not just another iconoclastic band, Crass was a musical, social, and political phenomenon: commune dwellersthat were rarely photographed and remained contemptuous of conventional pop stardom. As detailed in this history, their members explored and finally exhausted the possibilities of punk-led anarchy. This definitive biography of the band not only gives backstage access to their lives, philosophies, and the movement that followed, but also to never-before-seen photographs and rare dialogues.In-depth interviews with the main movers in the punk rock movement - Crass members Penny Rimbaud, Gee Vaucher, and Steve Ignorant - detail the face of the revolution founded by these radical thinkers and artists. When punk ruled the waves, Crass waived the rules by putting out their own records, films, and magazines and setting up a series of situationist pranks that were dutifully covered by the world's press. Not just another iconoclastic band, Crass was a musical, social, and political phenomenon; commune dwellers that were rarely photographed and remained contemptuous of conventional pop stardom. As detailed in this history, their members explored and finally exhausted the possibilities of punk-led anarchy. This definitive biography of the band not only gives backstage access to their lives, philosophies, and the movement that followed, but also to never-before-seen photographs and rare dialogues.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Supersonic: Personal Situations With Oasis (1992-96)
    Supersonic: Personal Situations With Oasis (1992-96)
    ISBN: 9789814408103
    Title: Supersonic: Personal Situations With Oasis (1992-96)
    Author: DEABILL STUART & SNOWBALL IAN

    Supersonic: Personal Situations With Oasis (1992-96) charts the Manchester band's meteoric rise from the tiny venues of their hometown to playing to 250,000 people over two days in the Summer of 1996, as told by the fans and people who worked closely with the band during these formative years.The book features unseen photos and unheard stories as the authors Deabill and Snowball take the reader back to the nights of riotous gigs, Definitely Maybe, Oasis vs Blur, the mammoth-selling second album What's The Story (Morning Glory) and how over an eighth of the UK's population applied for tickets for the band's record-breaking gigs at Knebworth.Headed by the brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher, Oasis made guitars cool again, put attitude back in the charts and saw their music reach all four corners of the globe with swagger and style.This is the real story of the early days of rock and roll's last stand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Supreme Glamour
    Supreme Glamour
    ISBN: 9780500022009
    Title: Supreme Glamour
    Author: WILSON MARY & BEGO MARK

    As Motown's leading act in the 1960s, The Supremes became synonymous with glamorous, elegant, coordinated ensembles. Supreme Glamour& presents founding member Mary Wilson's unparalleled collection, showcasing thirty-two of the group's most eye-catching gowns, meticulously reassembled and photographed on the Grammy Museum stage. Detailed captions accompany each photograph, providing information about the design, fabric, and embellishments of each ensemble, as well as the occasion on which each was first worn.
    In addition to the fashion history of The Supremes, the book chronicles the evolution of the group and celebrates the cultural icons they became. Engaging and insightful narrative text by Mary Wilson and close personal friend Mark Bego is interspersed among hundreds of archival photos. Packed with anecdotes and insights, Mary Wilson tells the complete story of The Supremes, both on- and off- stage, from their founding in Detroit in 1959 as The Primettes to their 1964 breakthrough hit, "Where Did Our Love Go," and from the departure of Diana Ross to The Supremes' disco hits of the 1970s. Supreme Glamour builds a complete picture of the charm, sophistication, and magic of The Supremes.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Tao of Wu
    Tao of Wu
    ISBN: 9781594484858
    Title: Tao of Wu
    Author: RZA

    'RZA is a towering artist and deep thinker who has much to teach us. I salute his courageous vision and compassionate witness-as manifest in this book and his life!'-CORNEL WESTIn The Tao of Wu, the RZA, founder of the Wu-Tang Clan and hip-hop's most exalted wise man, imparts the lessons he's learned on his way form the Staten Island projects to international superstardom. An inspiring spiritual memoir as the world has never seen before-and will never see again-The Tao of Wu is a surprising, brilliant blend of Eastern spirituality, pop culture reverence, and hard-earned street knowledge, all delivered in RZA's unmistakable voice.'Unusually compelling.'- ROLLING STONE (4 Stars)'Raw and smart.'- THE BOSTON GLOBE'Is there a Pulitzer Prize in the Wu's Future?'- XXL MAGAZINE

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Techno Shuffle: Rave Culture & the Melbourne Underground
    Techno Shuffle: Rave Culture & the Melbourne Underground
    ISBN: 9781925556315
    Title: Techno Shuffle: Rave Culture & the Melbourne Underground
    Author: FLECKNEY PAUL

    Informed by the author's interviews with over 40 DJs, promoters, artists and partygoers, including many voices that have never before been heard, Techno Shuffle traces rave's evolution from tiny underground clubs to vast waterfront wonderlands sparkling with creativity. We meet the personalities and places that shaped a subculture and we learn how bitter rivalries, the internet and a city on the move ultimately tore the scene apart. Techno Shuffle unfolds against a backdrop of postwar migration, gay and lesbian rights, the AIDS crisis, Australian drinking culture, the Melbourne gangland killings and the global ascendancy of dance music. During these anxious times in our post-truth age, '90s rave teaches us the value of freedom, community and respect. Let the party begin.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • This Is a Voice: 99 Exercises to Train, Project & Harness the Power of Your Voice
    This Is a Voice: 99 Exercises to Train, Project & Harness the Power of Your Voice
    ISBN: 9781999809027
    Title: This Is a Voice: 99 Exercises to Train, Project & Harness the Power of Your Voice
    Author: FISHER JEREMY; KAYES GILLYANNE; MATTHEWS CERYS

    Your voice is a powerful instrument. But how can you get the best out of it? This is a Voice is a practical toolkit of step-by-step vocal exercises to help speakers and singers of all abilities transform the quality of their voice. Using advice from expert vocal coaches, you'll learn: - Breathing exercises and vocal warm-ups - How to pace and project your voice- Techniques for speaking with confidence- How to sing jazz, pop, opera - and even try beatboxing - with style Whether you're a member of a choir or a professional singer, preparing for a big presentation or planning a wedding speech, This is a Voice will give you the skills to make yourself heard. With a foreword by Cerys Matthews.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake
    This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake
    ISBN: 9781617755507
    Title: This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake
    Author: GARBAGE & COHEN JASON


    "This title is an honest and in-depth account of the story of an uncompromising, experimental, never boring band...Through a first-person narrative, an abundance of photos, and solid data (including an extensive discography and list of tour dates) these musicians have produced the template for rock (auto) biography. This is unmitigated Garbage. Refuse to settle for anything less."
    --Library Journal (starred review)
    "In the book, Shirley] Manson is seen with a bob cut and smudged black eyeliner, power posing for magazines and shredding guitar solos onstage. You'll also find candid interviews, cocktail recipes (one reads 'fill your glass with garbage'), and hundreds of archival photos from the road."
    --The Cut/New York Magazine
    "Look at the band's just released funny, engaging and defiant coffee table book, This Is The Noise That Keeps Me Awake. Written with journalist Jason Cohen, the tableau tells the story of the band's rise to success to the tune of more than 17 million albums sold and the ups and downs that came with that, mixed in with the group's custom cocktail recipes, sidebars on the worst foodborne illnesses they have had, Manson's love for the San Antonio Spurs and the rest of the band's affinity for the Green Bay Packers and celebrity encounters like Bono and Bill Clinton."
    --Forbes
    "Garbage will release a coffee-table book full of artifacts, photos, and anecdotes that capture their long history: pages of lyrics with penciled-in edits, cocktail recipes--like one for 'Vodka With Anything'--and snapshots from a forgotten era where Manson wore her hair boy-short and platinum blonde."
    --The Cut/New York Magazine, from a feature on Shirley Manson
    "With input from all four of the band's members, the book looks at Garbage's musical process and how they've coexisted as a band for over two decades."
    --Dazed
    "This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake is ultimately a tale of survival. The band fought constantly against record companies, illnesses, trends, and a million other headaches to become an international success...Against the odds, Garbage has remained one of the only survivors of the post-grunge era, one that continues to push their own boundaries and explore what they're capable of."
    --Noisey/VICE
    "All I know is, if you call yourself Garbage, you're going to start hanging out with garbage, and the next thing you know, you will be garbage."
    Carrie Elizabeth Erickson (1920-2012) to her son Douglas "Duke" Erikson, 1995
    Garbage are known around the world for songs that mix pop sweetness with the dour thunder of industrial music and the rhythmic punch of hip-hop. Now, for the first time, the four band members tell the story of that music in their own words. Packed with rare photos and personal snapshots, this book examines how Garbage make their music, and how they've kept it together (or not) for more than twenty years.
    The beautifully designed, large-format coffee-table book is bound with an embossed cloth hardcover and finished with a dust jacket. The edges of the text pages, printed on luxurious matte art paper in six colors, are finished with a stunning pink spot color. This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake is a must-have (and perfect gift) for Garbage's fans.
    Excerpt (In the words of Butch Vig, drummer):
    "It was 1995, we were finishing our debut album, and I was stressed. A lot of music business people had told me it was a mistake to give up full-time music production to start a band. So I ignored them all and took a leap of faith. The simplest reason was that I just wanted to be in a band with my friends. I'd been playing with Duke and Steve for several years, and now we had a new beginning with an X factor: a Scottish singer named Shirley. She seemed like a good fit for our little club of misfits. So we all took that leap."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $73.00
    $73.00
  • Together Forever Beastie Boys & RUN-DMC
    Together Forever Beastie Boys & RUN-DMC
    ISBN: 9780847866472
    Title: Together Forever Beastie Boys & RUN-DMC
    Author: FRIEDMAN GLEN


    In the early 1980s iconic skate and punk photographer Glen E. Friedman had a front row seat to the rise of hip-hop music and culture. He was able to get with both Run-DMC and Beastie Boys on their meteoric rise to fame. Befriending both groups, Friedman's eye composed the photos that have become synonymous with how we remember both groups when they first came into our collective consciousness. And then the moment when it all came together: the seminal, popular, and highly publicized 1987 joint concert tour, Raising Hell.


    Together Forever& is not only a visual time capsule of hip-hop on the cusp of becoming mainstream, but a record of the strong bond of friendship between these two groups and how they significantly influenced each other, all while having a massive impact on music history and the industry. Including scores of never-before-published photos made by Friedman - the bands in concert, goofing around with celebrities, portraits, and, of course, hanging out together - Together Forever includes a foreword by Chris Rock, plus text contributions by the surviving members of both groups and others who were there, proving that the originals still reign.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $105.00
    $105.00
  • Tom Petty's Southern Accents
    Tom Petty's Southern Accents
    ISBN: 9781501333446
    Title: Tom Petty's Southern Accents
    Author: WASHBURN MICHAEL


    By 1985 Tom Petty had already obtained legendary status. He had fame. He had money. But he was restless, hoping to stretch his artistry beyond the confining format of songs like "The Waiting" and "Refugee." Petty's response to his restlessness was Southern Accents. Initially conceived as a concept album about the American South, Southern Accents's marathon recording sessions were marred by aesthetic and narcotic excess. The result is a hodgepodge of classic rock songs mixed with nearly unlistenable 80s music. Then, while touring for the album, Petty made extensive use of the iconography of the American Confederacy, something he soon came to regret. Despite its artistic failure and public controversy, Southern Accents was a pivot point for Petty. Reeling from the defeat, Petty reimagined himself as deeply, almost mythically, Californian, obtaining his biggest success with Full Moon Fever.


    Michael Washburn explores the history of Southern Accents and how it sparked Petty's reinvention. Washburn also examines how the record both grew out of and reinforced enduring but flawed assumptions about Southern culture and the Lost Cause of the Confederacy.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Tom Waits by Matt Mahurin
    Tom Waits by Matt Mahurin
    ISBN: 9781419739095
    Title: Tom Waits by Matt Mahurin
    Author: MAHURIN MATT ; WAITS TOM (FOREWORD BY)

    A collection of wildly inventive portraits of musician Tom Waits, the result of a 30-year collaboration with photographer and illustrator Matt Mahurin

    This visually arresting book is a testament to the unique collaboration, going back three decades, between the photographer and illustrator Matt Mahurin and the musician Tom Waits.

    Having shot magazine portraits, album covers, and music videos of Waits, Mahurin was inspired to resurrect 100 dormant film negatives as a jumping off point to explore his own surreal, poetic, and occasion-ally dark vision. The images vary from traditional por-traits to ones that capture Waits in concert--but the majority are richly imagined scenes in which Waits is more muse than musician. In addition to the diverse images, the book includes a foreword by Waits, an essay by Mahurin on their longtime collaboration, and 20 original paintings, drawings, photographs, and digital images inspired by Waits's song titles.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Treasures of Mozart
    Treasures of Mozart
    ISBN: 9780233002729
    Title: Treasures of Mozart
    Author: IRVING JOHN

    Mozart is perhaps the greatest composer who ever lived. His music, like Shakespeare’s prose, expresses every facet of the human condition, and transcends time and place.

    This new title in the blockbuster Treasures series pays tribute to Mozart’s musical brilliance, covering his entire life and major works in a series of lavish spreads. Follow Mozart as he takes his first steps as a composer, tours Europe as a child genius, struggles to reconcile his artistic vision with his patrons’ demands, and achieves fame but not fortune—tragically dying at only 35 years of age in abject poverty. Learn, also, about his encounter with Haydn, connection with the Masons, and marvelous operas: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, and The Magic Flute.

    Boxed sidebars and facsimile documents complete the exquisite slipcased package, which comes complete with a CD of Mozart’s most enchanting pieces.

     

    FACSIMILE DOCUMENTS INCLUDE:

    - Original scores

    - Letters to friends and family, including those from Mozart telling his father and sister of his mother’s death

    - Concert posters

    - Concert programs

    - Reviews and criticisms


     



    Format: Slipcased
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Uncommon People: The Rise & Fall of the Rock Stars
    Uncommon People: The Rise & Fall of the Rock Stars
    ISBN: 9781784162078
    Title: Uncommon People: The Rise & Fall of the Rock Stars
    Author: HEPWORTH DAVID

    Recklessness, thy name is rock. The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations. What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. Sexual charisma. Damn-the-torpedoes self-belief. A certain way of carrying themselves. Good hair. Interesting shoes. Talent we wished we had. What did we want of them? To be larger than life but also like us. To live out their songs. To stay young forever. No wonder many didn't stay the course. In Uncommon People, David Hepworth zeroes in on defining moments and turning points in the lives of forty rock stars from 1955 to 1995, taking us on a journey to burst a hundred myths and create a hundred more. As this tribe of uniquely motivated nobodies went about turning themselves into the ultimate somebodies, they also shaped us, our real lives and our fantasies. Uncommon People isn't just their story. It's ours as well.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Useless Magic: Lyrics & Poetry
    Useless Magic: Lyrics & Poetry
    ISBN: 9780241347935
    Title: Useless Magic: Lyrics & Poetry
    Author: WELCH FLORENCE

    Songs can be incredibly prophetic . . . like a kind of useless magic.'

    The complete lyrics by the iconic vocalist of Florence and the Machine, beautifully interwoven with poems, sketches and jottings from her never-before-seen scrapbooks. This is a glimpse into the work and creative processes of a fearlessly unique musician - packed full of Florence's on-the-page musings and reproductions of the art that has inspired her dramatic, genre-defying music.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • What Is Hip-hop?
    What Is Hip-hop?
    ISBN: 9781617755842
    Title: What Is Hip-hop?
    Author: MORSE ERIC

    A wonderfully illustrated children's history of hip-hop, from a progressive/idealistic perspective, "produced" by Nelson George.

    "In the beginning, there was a beat . . ." So begins the story of one of the most revolutionary pop culture movements of the twentieth century: hip-hop. A playful guided tour through a cultural phenomenon, What Is Hip-Hop? begins with block parties in the Bronx and brings the reader up to the present day, narrated in rhyming verse and illustrated with engaging 3-D clay models. It's a fun, friendly, and informative read for B-boys and B-girls of all ages.

    In the follow-up to their acclaimed and beloved hit What Is Punk?, author Eric Morse and artist Anny Yi reunite to celebrate the music that changed their lives and the voices that achieved iconic status along the way. See Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Salt-N-Pepa, Biggie and Tupac, Eminem, and even Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar, as you've never seen them!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Wichita Lineman
    Wichita Lineman
    ISBN: 9780571353408
    Title: Wichita Lineman
    Author: JONES DYLAN

    Mixing close-listening, interviews and travelogue, Jones explores the legacy of a record that has entertained, perplexed, and haunted millions for over half a century.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
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