• Blondie's Parallel Lines
    Blondie's Parallel Lines
    ISBN: 9781501302374
    Title: Blondie's Parallel Lines

    Blondie's Parallel Lines mixed punk, disco and radio-friendly FM rock with nostalgic influences from 1960s pop and girl group hits. This 1978 album kept one foot planted firmly in the past while remaining quite forward-looking, an impulse that can be heard in its electronic dance music hit ?Heart of Glass.' Bubblegum music maven Mike Chapman produced Parallel Lines, which was the first massive hit by a group from the CBGB punk underworld. By embracing the diversity of New York City's varied music scenes, Blondie embodied many of the tensions that played out at the time between fans of disco, punk, pop and mainstream rock.

    Debbie Harry's campy glamor and sassy snarl shook up the rock'n?roll boy's club during a growing backlash against the women's and gay liberation movements, which helped fuel the ?disco sucks? battle cry in the late 1970s. Despite disco's roots in a queer, black and Latino underground scene that began in downtown New York, punk is usually celebrated by critics and scholars as the quintessential subculture. This book challenges the conventional wisdom that dismissed disco as fluffy prefab schlock while also recuperating punk's unhip pop influences, revealing how these two genres were more closely connected than most people assume. Even Blondie's album title, Parallel Lines, evokes the parallel development of punk and disco'along with their eventual crossover into the mainstream.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Blue Note Photos of Francis Wolff
    Blue Note Photos of Francis Wolff
    ISBN: 9782080202208
    Title: Blue Note Photos of Francis Wolff

    Blue Note Recordsco-founded in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Francis Wolffcelebrates seventy-five years dedicated to recording the greatest musicians in jazz history. One hundred of the musicians who defined the premier jazz label are celebrated in photographs by Wolff. These photographs, taken from 19481969, catch the stars in action: performing onstage, in recording sessions, or cutting stylish silhouettes around town. The powerful images were used to illustrate the labels iconic album covers, and this curated selection features jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Art Blakey, Ornette Coleman, Chick Corea, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, and many more. Lion and Wolff shared a lifelong passion for music and an unwavering commitment to record quality albums by innovative musicians, even in the face of economic crises and changing musical trends. They witnessed the greatest jazz acts of all time and Wolffs photographs bring to life their most intimate and exciting performances. Each photograph is identified by subject, session or album being cut, and date; and the featured artists are indexed for easy reference. This volumeenriched with one hundred intimate and candid photographsrecounts the labels dazzling saga.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Blue Note Uncompromising Expression: 75 Years of the Finest in Jazz
    Blue Note Uncompromising Expression: 75 Years of the Finest in Jazz
    ISBN: 9780500517444
    Title: Blue Note Uncompromising Expression: 75 Years of the Finest in Jazz

    Released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the coolest and best- known label in jazz, this book celebrates over seven decades of extraordinary music from a company that has stayed true to its founders commitment to Uncompromising Expression. Tracing the evolution of jazz from the boogie- woogie and swing of the 1930s, through bebop, funk and fusion, to the eclectic mix Blue Note releases today, the book also narrates a complex social history from the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany to the developments in music and technology in the late 20th century. Blue Note is not only known as the purveyor of extraordinary jazz but is also famous as an arbiter of cool. The photography of co-founder Francis Wolff and the cover designs of Reid Miles were integral to the labels success and this highly illustrated, landmark publication featuring the very best photographs, covers, and ephemera from the archives, including never-before-published material commemorates Blue Notes momentous contribution to jazz, to art and design as well as to revolutionizing the music business.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $125.00
  • Blue Notes: Jazz, Literature, & Loneliness
    Blue Notes: Jazz, Literature, & Loneliness
    ISBN: 9780807171233
    Title: Blue Notes: Jazz, Literature, & Loneliness
    Author: REESE SAM V. H.

    Jazz can be uplifting, stimulating, sensual, and spiritual. Yet when writers turn to this form of music, they almost always imagine it in terms of loneliness. In Blue Notes: Jazz, Literature, and Loneliness, Sam V. H. Reese investigates literary representations of jazz and the cultural narratives often associated with it, noting how they have, in turn, shaped readers? judgments and assumptions about the music.

    This illuminating critical study contemplates the relationship between jazz and literature from a perspective that musicians themselves regularly call upon to characterize their performances: that of the conversation. Reese traces the tradition of literary appropriations of jazz, both as subject matter and as aesthetic structure, in order to show how writers turn to this genre of music as an avenue for exploring aspects of human loneliness. In turn, jazz musicians have often looked to literature?sometimes obliquely, sometimes centrally?for inspiration. Reese devotes particular attention to how several revolutionary jazz artists used the written word as a way to express, in concrete terms, something their music could only allude to or affectively evoke. By analyzing these exchanges between music and literature, Blue Notes refines and expands the cultural meaning of being alone, stressing how loneliness can create beauty, empathy, and understanding.

    Reese analyzes a body of prose writings that includes Ralph Ellison?s Invisible Man and midcentury short fiction by James Baldwin, Julio Cortázar, Langston Hughes, and Eudora Welty. Alongside this vibrant tradition of jazz literature, Reese considers the autobiographies of Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus, as well as works by a range of contemporary writers including Geoff Dyer, Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, and Zadie Smith. Throughout, Blue Notes offers original perspectives on the disparate ways in which writers acknowledge the expansive side of loneliness, reimagining solitude through narratives of connected isolation.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $109.00
  • Blue: the Murder of Jazz
    Blue: the Murder of Jazz
    ISBN: 9780306809255
    Title: Blue: the Murder of Jazz

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Blues a Very Short Introduction
    Blues a Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780195398939
    Title: Blues a Very Short Introduction
    Author: WALD ELIJAH

    Praised as ""suave, soulful, ebullient"" (Tom Waits) and ""a meticulous researcher, a graceful writer, and a committed contrarian"" (New York Times Book Review), Elijah Wald is one of the leading popular music critics of his generation. In The Blues, Wald surveys a genre at the heart of Americanculture. It is not an easy thing to pin down. As Howlin' Wolf once described it, ""When you ain't got no money and can't pay your house rent and can't buy you no food, you've damn sure got the blues."" It has been defined by lyrical structure, or as a progression of chords, or as a set of practices reflectingWest African ""tonal and rhythmic approaches,"" using a five-note ""blues scale."" Wald sees blues less as a style than as a broad musical tradition within a constantly evolving pop culture. He traces its roots in work and praise songs, and shows how it was transformed by such professional performers asW. C. Handy, who first popularized the blues a century ago. He follows its evolution from Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith through Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix; identifies the impact of rural field recordings of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton and others; explores the role of blues in the developmentof both country music and jazz; and looks at the popular rhythm and blues trends of the 1940s and 1950s, from the uptown West Coast style of T-Bone Walker to the ""down home"" Chicago sound of Muddy Waters. Wald brings the story up to the present, touching on the effects of blues on American poetry,and its connection to modern styles such as rap.As with all of Oxford's Very Short Introductions, The Blues tells you - with insight, clarity, and wit - everything you need to know to understand this quintessentially American musical genre.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Blues Philosophy for Everyone Thinking Deep About Feeling Low
    Blues Philosophy for Everyone Thinking Deep About Feeling Low
    ISBN: 9780470656808
    Title: Blues Philosophy for Everyone Thinking Deep About Feeling Low

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Bob Dylan & Philosophy Popular Culture & Philosophy
    Bob Dylan & Philosophy Popular Culture & Philosophy
    ISBN: 9780812695922
    Title: Bob Dylan & Philosophy Popular Culture & Philosophy

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited 33 1/3 Series
    Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited 33 1/3 Series
    ISBN: 9780826417756
    Title: Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited 33 1/3 Series

    33[fraction 13] The record grabs your attention even before the wrap comes off the sleeve. It's in the gaze. No one else was making that kind of immediate challenge from an album cover. Even Dylan, for whom the outer photo is as much a performance as the music inside - from the smug come-on of his 1962 debut to the quizzical stare of Bringing It All Back Home - was pushing something new. The look he gives almost defies you to buy the disc, to put it on the turntable. A good ten years before the fact, Dylan was already out-punking Johnny Rotten.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Bob Dylan Writings 1968-2010
    Bob Dylan Writings 1968-2010
    ISBN: 9780571254453
    Title: Bob Dylan Writings 1968-2010
    Author: MARCUS GREIL

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Bob Dylan: All the Songs the Story Behind Every Release
    Bob Dylan: All the Songs the Story Behind Every Release
    ISBN: 9781579129859
    Title: Bob Dylan: All the Songs the Story Behind Every Release

    This is the most comprehensive account of Bob Dylan's work yet published with the full story of every recording session, every album, and every single released during his remarkable and illustrious 53-year career.
    Bob Dylan: All the Songs focuses on Dylan's creative process and his organic, unencumbered style of recording. It is the only book to tell the stories, many unfamiliar even to his most fervent fans, behind all the 492 songs he released. Organized chronologically by album, Margotin and Guesdon recount the details that led to the composition of Dylan's recorded songs, what went on in the recording studio, what instruments he used, and behind-the-scenes account of the great artists that Dylan worked with.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Bob King Collection
    Bob King Collection
    ISBN: 9781742578835
    Title: Bob King Collection
    Author: BOB KING

    Rock and Roll Photography is a major publishing undertaking. At 400 pages, with a quality hardback edition and more than 600 images, this book covers 50 years of rock and roll like no other. Featuring the art of Bob King, the internationally renowned photographer, and introductions by Glen A.Baker, this tome is the ideal addition for any rock and roll fan, young or old. Rock and Roll Photographer showcases most of the world's great music acts ... including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, U2, AC/DC, Elton John, Midnight Oil, ABBA, Billy Joel, Dire Straits, Foo Fighters, Cold Chisel and many, many more ... as well as tour events and tour history.

    The ideal gift and collectors item for the rock and roll fan, Rock and Roll Photography features wonderfully rare images from the archives of Bob King.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
  • Bobbie Gentry's Ode to Billie Joe
    Bobbie Gentry's Ode to Billie Joe
    ISBN: 9781623569648
    Title: Bobbie Gentry's Ode to Billie Joe
    Author: MURTHA TARA

    July, 1967: It seems the entire country stopped to listen to a husky voice steeped in the simmering secrets of the South tell a tragic tale of teenage suicide. So much for the Summer of Love. "Ode to Billie Joe" knocked the Beatles' "All You Need is Love" off the top of the charts, and Bobbie Gentry became an international star. Almost 50 years later, Gentry is as enigmatic and captivating as her signature song. Of course, fans still want to know why Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge. They also wonder: Why did Bobbie Gentry, who has not performed or made a public appearance since the early 1980s, leave it all behind? Through extensive interviews and unprecedented access to career memorabilia, Murtha explores the real-life mysteries ensnarled within the much-disputed origin of "Ode to Billie Joe. "The result is an investigative pop history that reveals, for the first time, the full breadth of Bobbie Gentry's groundbreaking career-and just may help explain her long silence. "Foreword by musician Jill Sobule."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge & Back
    Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge & Back
    ISBN: 9781476771151
    Title: Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge & Back

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
  • Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today
    Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today
    ISBN: 9780007576630
    Title: Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

    An enthralling, definitive new history of the Bolshoi Ballet, where visionary performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage.

    On a freezing night in January 2013, a hooded assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. The crime, organized by a lead soloist, dragged one of Russia's most illustrious institutions into scandal. The Bolshoi Theater had been a crown jewel during the reign of the tsars and an emblem of Soviet power throughout the twentieth century. Under Putin in the twenty-first century, it has been called on to preserve a priceless artistic legacy and mirror Russia's neo-imperial ambitions. The attack and its torrid aftermath underscored the importance of the Bolshoi to the art of ballet, to Russia, and to the world.

    The acid attack resonated far beyond the world of ballet, both into Russia's political infrastructure and, as renowned musicologist Simon Morrison shows in his tour-de-force account, the very core of the Bolshoi's unparalleled history. With exclusive access to state archives and private sources, Morrison sweeps us through the history of the storied ballet, describing the careers of those onstage as well as off, tracing the political ties that bind the institution to the varying Russian regimes, and detailing the birth of some of the best-loved ballets in the repertoire.

    From its disreputable beginnings in 1776 at the hand of a Faustian charlatan, the Bolshoi became a point of pride for the tsarist empire after the defeat of Napoleon in 1812. After the revolution, Moscow was transformed from a merchant town to a global capital, its theater becoming a key site of power. Meetings of the Communist Party were hosted at the Bolshoi, and the Soviet Union was signed into existence on its stage. During the Soviet years, artists struggled with corrosive censorship, while ballet joined chess tournaments and space exploration as points of national pride and Cold War contest. Recently, a $680 million restoration has restored the Bolshoi to its former glory, even as prized talent has departed.

    As Morrison reveals in lush and insightful prose, the theater has been bombed, rigged with explosives, and reinforced with cement. Its dancers have suffered unimaginable physical torment to climb the ranks, sometimes for so little money that they kept cows at home whose milk they could sell for food. But the Bolshoi has transcended its own fraught history, surviving 250 years of artistic and political upheaval to define not only Russian culture but also ballet itself. In this sweeping, definitive account, Morrison demonstrates once and for all that, as Russia goes, so goes the Bolshoi Ballet.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of Thetsars to the Age of Putin
    Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of Thetsars to the Age of Putin
    ISBN: 9780007576616
    Title: Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of Thetsars to the Age of Putin

    The story of the Bolshoi, showcasing the glamor, beauty, prestige, and cruelty of life in the spotlight - and of Russia itself. On the night of January 17, 2013, the artistic director of the Bolshoi Theater Ballet, Sergei Filin, was attacked with battery acid by a hooded assailant outside his house. News of the attack and Filin's possible blinding circled the globe. He had known he was a target, he told reporters. High-profile positions at the Bolshoi came with such risks.Everyone has a stake in the settling, if not the solving, of the crime: from the dancers who have been purged from the ranks under suspicion of being involved, to the opaque political and monied interests at war with each other with the Bolshoi caught in the crossfire. Truth being illusive in Russia, the country itself a kind of theatre, the tale is thickly layered. This book cuts through to the core of the crime and the foundations of the buildings-the Bolshoi and the Kremlin-where it all was scripted.Those who survive the current time of troubles will have the power to chart the artistic and financial course of the Bolshoi moving forward, or perhaps back. Whatever happens will always reflect what is happening within politics. The story of the Bolshoi showcases the glamor, beauty, prestige, and cruelty of life in the spotlight-and of Russia itself.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Book of Cohen
    Book of Cohen
    ISBN: 9780947493882
    Title: Book of Cohen
    Author: COHEN DAVID

    This is a story of two Cohens, the famous singer and not- so-famous lifelong New Zealand fan. It spans several generations and locations, from the refugee waves of Europe of the 19th century to suburban NZ in the late 1970s, late-night Montreal and New York and the menacing frontiers of the Middle East.
    Part memoir, part travelogue, part biography, part
    philosophical reflection, Book of Cohen is as stimulating,
    eclectic and surprising as its subject, full of sharp-eyed
    observation and hard-won wisdom. You will enjoy this book,
    even its gaps and silences. After all, as the man himself might
    say, that’s how the light gets in.
    — Jonathan Freedland
    From the Hutt to Tel Aviv, music writing to memoir, David
    Cohen takes an intimate, erudite voyage around that other
    Cohen, the immortal Leonard. Questions of identity —
    Jewishness, lost fathers — are at the heart, the gravelly
    undertow of well-earned weltschmerz always backlit by both
    Cohens’ dry-as-desert-dust humour.
    — Diana Wichtel

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Boots Riley: Tell Homeland Security We are the Bomb
    Boots Riley: Tell Homeland Security We are the Bomb
    ISBN: 9781608462537
    Title: Boots Riley: Tell Homeland Security We are the Bomb
    Author: RILEY BOOTS

    Provocative and prolific, Boots Riley has written lyrics as the frontman of underground favorites The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club, as well as solo artist, for more than two decades. An activist, educator, and emcee, Riley s singular lyrical stylings combine hip-hop poetics, radical politics, and wry humor with Bay Area swag. Boots Riley: Collected Lyrics and Writings brings together his songs, commentary, and backstories with compelling photos and documents."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
  • Boring Formless Nonsense Experimental Music & the Aesthetics of Failure
    Boring Formless Nonsense Experimental Music & the Aesthetics of Failure
    ISBN: 9781441122131
    Title: Boring Formless Nonsense Experimental Music & the Aesthetics of Failure

    Boring Formless Nonsense intervenes in an aesthetics of failure that has largely been delimited by the visual arts and its avant-garde legacies. It focuses on contemporary experimental composition in which failure rubs elbows with the categories of chance, noise, and obscurity. In these works we hear failure anew. We hear boredom, formlessness, and nonsense in a way that gives new purchase to aesthetic, philosophical, and ethical questions that falter in their negative capability. Reshaping current debates on failure as an aesthetic category, eldritch Priest shows failure to be a duplicitous concept that traffics in paradox and sustains the conditions for magical thinking and hyperstition. Framing recent experimental composition as a deviant kind of sound art, Priest explores how the affective and formal elements of post-Cagean music couples with contemporary culture's themes of depression, distraction, and disinformation to create an esoteric reality composed of counterfactuals and pseudonymous beings. Ambitious in content and experimental in its approach, Boring Formless Nonsense will challenge and fracture your views on failure, creativity, and experimental music.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Born in the Bronx a Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop
    Born in the Bronx a Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop
    ISBN: 9780789315403
    Title: Born in the Bronx a Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop
    Author: CONZO J

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
  • Born to Drum: the Truth About the World's Greatest Drummers - from John Bonham & Keith Moon to Sheila E & Dave Grohl
    Born to Drum: the Truth About the World's Greatest Drummers - from John Bonham & Keith Moon to Sheila E & Dave Grohl
    ISBN: 9780062307866
    Title: Born to Drum: the Truth About the World's Greatest Drummers - from John Bonham & Keith Moon to Sheila E & Dave Grohl
    Author: BARRELL TONY

    The pulse of rock 'n' roll the drummer finally gets its due in this unique, all-encompassing inside look at the culture and history of drumming

    Beating the hell out of a drum kit is hard, sweaty, demanding work. Yet instead of being showered with respect, drummers are often viewed with derision stereotyped as crazy, borderline psychotic, or just plain dumb. But as every musician knows, to have a great band you need a great drummer: Ginger Baker. John Bonham. Chad Smith. Stewart Copeland. Neil Peart.

    For the first time, Tony Barrell shines a long-overdue spotlight on these musicians, offering an exciting look into their world, their art, and their personalities. In Born to Drum, Barrell explores the extraordinary history of the world's most primitive instrument and the musicians who have made it legend. He interviews some of the most famous, revered, and influential drummers of our time including Chad Smith, Ginger Baker, Clem Burke, Sheila E., Phil Collins, Nick Mason, Patty Schemel, Butch Vig, and Omar Hakim who share astonishing truths about their work and lives. He investigates the stories of late, great drummers such as Keith Moon and John Bonham, analyzes many of the greatest drum tracks ever recorded, and introduces us to the world's fastest and loudest drummers, as well as the first musician to pilot a "flying drum kit" onstage.

    Filled with fascinating insights into the trade and little-known details about the greats, Born to Drum elevates drummers and their achievements to their rightful place in music lore and pop culture."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00

  • Bound for Glory
    Bound for Glory
    ISBN: 9780141187228
    Title: Bound for Glory

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Bowie
    ISBN: 9781576878064
    Title: Bowie

    David Bowie s unexpected death has invited intense scrutiny over the rich and complex imagery and signifiers in thevideos released for "Blackstar," his last, enigmatic album. At press time for this book, a Bowie superfan alerted us to theremarkable similarities between these videos, particularly Lazarus, and the photo shoot that comprises the bulk of thisbook.
    David said to wish you all the best with this project, replied Bowie s assistant in October 2015, when Steve Schapiro wrote asking for asmall text contribution to this volume reproducing their epic photo shoot in Los Angeles from 1974. We look forward to thebook next Spring of 2016].
    Bowie, by 1974, was evolving yet again in his spectacular journey as one of pop music s most creative and brilliant minds.A music-writing tour-de-force, Bowie was also widely regarded as a fashion icon, pushing the envelope of sexuality andstyle. Bowie had introduced the world to Major Tom, lived the life of Ziggy Stardust, and had just launched Aladdin Sane;the albums "Pin Ups "and "Diamond Dogs" soon to follow.
    Late that year, photographer Steve Schapiro seized upon a rare invitation from Bowie's manager for a private photosession with the pop star in Los Angeles. The fruit of that day s collaboration between Bowie and Schapiro would providesome of the most iconic album art and magazine shoots produced that decade, including album covers for the albums "Station toStation" and" Low." The Thin White Duke was ascending.
    These mostly never-before-published images represent Bowie at his most creative and inspired self and offer a rareglimpse into a collaborative process that created phenomenal iconography in the Bowie oeuvre. From the moment Bowiearrived, we seemed to hit it off. Incredibly intelligent, calm, and filled with ideas, remembers Schapiro. He talked a lotabout Aleister Crowley, whose esoteric writings he was heavily into at the time. When David heard that I hadphotographed Buster Keaton, one of his greatest heroes, we instantly became friends.
    Bowie and Schapiro kidded and laughed about shooting a series of close-up portraits on a putrid green backgroundbecause they felt it was the worst possible background color for a magazine cover, and so they shot one on a lark theimage eventually became a "People" magazine cover in 1976.
    The first photo session started at four in the afternoon and went through the night until dawn. Bowie went throughcountless costume changes, each one seemingly befitting an entirely new and unknown Bowie persona. Most incredible, from a vantage point some 40 years later, was the costume and doodles of a particular session: Bowie dressed in blueslacks and cropped shirt, painted with diagonal white stripes, and scribbling what appears to be a diagram from the
    Kabbalah. They show up again in the video accompanying the song Lazarus on the "Blackstar" album.
    A delight for Bowie fans of all intensities and degrees, " Bowie "provides a rare look at a remarkable musical genius in thethroes of creative exploration."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Bowie by O'Neill: The Definitive Collection with Unseen Images
    Bowie by O'Neill: The Definitive Collection with Unseen Images
    ISBN: 9781788401012
    Title: Bowie by O'Neill: The Definitive Collection with Unseen Images
    Author: O'NEILL TERRY

    This book is the breathtaking result of iconic photographer Terry O'Neill's creative partnership with David Bowie that spanned over many years.
    Containing rare and never-before-seen photographs, their work together includes images from the last Ziggy Stardust performance, recording sessions for Young Americans and the renowned studio portraits for Diamond Dogs - plus live shows, film shoots, backstage moments and more.
    With more than 200 photographs, this is the ultimate portrait of an inspiring, challenging and ever-changing artist.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Bowie: The Illustrated Story
    Bowie: The Illustrated Story
    ISBN: 9780760352663
    Title: Bowie: The Illustrated Story
    Author: GILBERT PAT

    David Bowie released an incredible 27 studio albums, beginning with his eponymous 1967 debut and ending with Blackstar, released just two days before his death in January 2016. Widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians and performers of the previous five decades, Bowie demolished what were thought to be the limitations of stagecraft in rock music, as well as proving it possible for an artist to constantly--and successfully--redefine himself. As a result, Bowie has been credited with inspiring genres as disparate as glam and punk rock.

    This sharply written and gorgeously designed retrospective follows Bowie's career from the folkie baroque rock of his debut, to his breakthrough single "Space Oddity," and on to his flamboyant glam rock alter ego, Ziggy Stardust. Author Pat Gilbert continues through Bowie's soul phase, his electronic Berlin trilogy, his massive pop success in the 1980s, and his turn to electronica in the 1990s, as well as subsequent tours, notable performances, collaborations, and accolades.

    Nearly every page is illustrated with stunning concert and candid offstage photography, including gig posters, 7-inch picture sleeves, concert ticket stubs, and more. The result is a fitting tribute to one of the most influential and admired stars in rock history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache How Music Came Out
    Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache How Music Came Out
    ISBN: 9781472122445
    Title: Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache How Music Came Out
    Author: ASTON MARTIN

    Martin Aston explores popular music's gay DNA, comprehesively and authoritatively drawing together all of the threads to tell the story of how music 'came out' as an unfolding historical narrative.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Brian Eno: Oblique Music
    Brian Eno: Oblique Music
    ISBN: 9781441129123
    Title: Brian Eno: Oblique Music

    On the back of his published diary Brian Eno describes himself variously as: a mammal, a father, an artist, a celebrity, a pragmatist, a computer-user, an interviewee, and a 'drifting clarifier'. To this list we might add rock star (on the first two Roxy Music albums); the creator of lastingly influential music ("Another Green World"; "Music for Airports"); a trusted producer (for Talking Heads, U2, Coldplay and a host of other artists); the maker of large-scale video and installation artworks; a maker of apps and interactive software; and so on. He is one of the most feted and influential musical figures of the past forty years, even though he has described himself on more than one occasion as a non-musician.

    This volume examines Eno's work as a musician, as a theoretician, as a collaborator, and as a producer. Brian Eno is one of the most influential figures in popular music; an updated examination of his work on this scale is long overdue.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00

  • British Pop Invasion How British Music Conquered the Sixties
    British Pop Invasion How British Music Conquered the Sixties
    ISBN: 9781742576282
    Title: British Pop Invasion How British Music Conquered the Sixties

    This year marked the anniversary of The Beatles invasion of the United States in February 1964. Theworld was never the same again, and the four moptops from Liverpool went on to conquer the world.

    The Beatles paved the way for countless Britishbands and performers to find international successduring the 1960s, taking the US charts by stormand charming a generation of baby boomers in theprocess.

    The British Pop Invasion is a photographic record ofthat era using hundreds of rare Daily Mirror images, many of them unpublished or locked away fordecades, in a hardcover book.

    At more than 300 pages, this book is a must for babyboomers of the period, music lovers of any age andpop culture historians.

    Take a step back in time with your favorite bands andsingers that had you rocking and rolling."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00

  • Bruce Springsteen Album by Album
    Bruce Springsteen Album by Album
    ISBN: 9781780978352
    Title: Bruce Springsteen Album by Album
    Author: WHITE RYAN

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Bruce Springsteen: The Stories Behind the Songs
    Bruce Springsteen: The Stories Behind the Songs
    ISBN: 9781787391215
    Title: Bruce Springsteen: The Stories Behind the Songs
    Author: HIATT BRIAN

    Bruce Springsteen is the rare recording artist who is both an iconic figure and an acknowledged master of music and lyrics. Songs like "Blinded by the Light," "Born to Run," "Hungry Heart," and "Dancing in the Dark" have made him a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning artist and earned him an enormous cult-like following among generations of fans. In Bruce Springsteen, Brian Hiatt, a senior editor at Rolling Stone, examines these songs and all the others that Springsteen has written and performed on his studio albums from 1973 to the present, resulting in a unique look at the legendary rocker's methods, along with historical context, scores of colorful anecdotes, and around 150 photographs. Hiatt has interviewed Springsteen himself numerous times in the past and has conducted many new interviews with musical collaborators for this book--from longtime producers to members of the E Street Band--to create an authoritative and profusely illustrated journey through Springsteen's entire songbook and career.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Bruce W. Talamon: Soul, R & B, Funk, Photographs 1972-1982
    Bruce W. Talamon: Soul, R & B, Funk, Photographs 1972-1982
    ISBN: 9783836572408
    Title: Bruce W. Talamon: Soul, R & B, Funk, Photographs 1972-1982

    Let's Get It On
    Behind the scenes of the music explosion of the 1970s

    "For ten glorious years, I had the best seat in the house."

    Bruce W. Talamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, this young African American photographer from Los Angeles found himself backstage with an all-access pass to the heart of the music scene. He caught his first big break landing a position as a staff photographer at SOUL Newspaper in LA in the early 1970s, just as soul, R&B, and funk were becoming part of the mainstream. He captured the rehearsals and sound checks, recording sessions and costume fittings, the quiet reflective moments and life on the road, and, of course, the wild photo shoots and memorable performances. These photographs define an era famed for its glamour, fabulous fashions, and utter devotion to the groove.

    Including close to 300 photographs from 1972 to 1982, the extensive Talamon archives are presented in full detail for the first time. Whether you're a diehard soul fan or a thrilled newcomer to the aesthetic magic of the 1970s, the collection exudes the infectious spirit of an exuberant age. Featuring icons such as Earth, Wind & Fire; Marvin Gaye; Diana Ross; Parliament-Funkadelic; Al Green; Gil Scott-Heron; James Brown; Barry White; Rick James; Aretha Franklin; the Jackson Five; Donna Summer; and Chaka Khan and many others; there are also several stops at the legendary Soul Train studios. Talamon documented a visual period in black music that lasted way past the midnight hour and will never come again.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $136.00
  • BTS: Icons of K-Pop
    BTS: Icons of K-Pop
    ISBN: 9781782439684
    Title: BTS: Icons of K-Pop

    Seven good-looking boys - Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook - who can dance as well as they can sing, are tearing up the global music charts. Nothing new? Think again. BTS, who rose to fame in their native South Korea in 2013 and who sing almost entirely in Korean, are now a sensation in the US, the UK, Australia and the rest of the world.

    K-pop is a growing phenomenon in the West. Over the last three years, it's steadily garnered a huge following among social-media-savvy teen girls. With their clean-cut good looks, fabulously choreographed and perfectly executed dance moves, and catchy blend of pop, soft hip hop and RnB, BTS are leading the advance.

    Extensively researched, and written in an upbeat and accessible style, this book interweaves the success stories of each of the boys with how the band got together, while documenting their amazing rise to fame in Southeast Asia, and then the world. It includes 16 pages of full colour photographs of the band playing live, posing and having fun.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • BTS: K-Pop Kings
    BTS: K-Pop Kings
    ISBN: 9781780556222
    Title: BTS: K-Pop Kings
    Author: BROWN HELEN

    With their talent, dedication, clever choreography, and catchy blend of pop, hip-hop and R&B, this must-have fan book offers an extensive look at what makes the Bangtan Boys so memorable. Packed with fascinating facts and sensational secrets around how the band got together and their rise to fame, to their first number one and beyond, this book takes fans up close and personal with RM, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, V, Jin and Jungkook.

    Filled with pages of brilliant photos and including an advanced quiz, this is the ultimate book for ARMYs as well as new K-Pop fans everywhere.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $19.00
  • Burlesque & the Art of the Teese Fetish & the Art of the Teese
    Burlesque & the Art of the Teese Fetish & the Art of the Teese
    ISBN: 9780060591670
    Title: Burlesque & the Art of the Teese Fetish & the Art of the Teese
    Author: TEESE DITA VON

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz
    But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz
    ISBN: 9780857864024
    Title: But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz
    Author: DYER GEOFF

    Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on a too-small bicycle; Thelonius Monk creating his own private language on the piano. . . In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skilfully evokes the embattled lives of the players who shaped modern jazz. He draws on photos and anecdotes, but music is the driving force of But Beautiful and Dyer brings it to life in luminescent and wildly metaphoric prose that mirrors the quirks, eccentricity, and brilliance of each musician's style.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Can't Stand Up for Falling Down: Rock'n'Roll War Stories
    Can't Stand Up for Falling Down: Rock'n'Roll War Stories
    ISBN: 9781408885925
    Title: Can't Stand Up for Falling Down: Rock'n'Roll War Stories
    Author: JONES ALLAN

    Allan Jones launched Uncut magazine in 1997 and for 15 years wrote a popular monthly column called Stop Me If You 've Heard This One Before, based on his experiences as a music journalist in the 70s and 80s, a gilded time for the music press.

    By turns hilarious, cautionary, poignant and powerful, the Stop Me...stories collected here include encounters with some of rock 's most iconic stars, including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Smiths, R.E.M. and Pearl Jam. From backstage brawls and drug blow-outs, to riots, superstar punch-ups, hotel room confessionals and tour bus lunacy, these are stories from the madness of a music scene now long gone.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Can't Stop Won't Stop: a History of the Hip-hop Generation
    Can't Stop Won't Stop: a History of the Hip-hop Generation
    ISBN: 9780091912215
    Title: Can't Stop Won't Stop: a History of the Hip-hop Generation
    Author: CHANG JEFF

    Based on original interviews with DJs, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang members, this work chronicles the events, the ideas, the music, and the art that marked the hip-hop generation's rise from the ashes of the 1960s into the new millennium.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Can's Tago Mago
    Can's Tago Mago
    ISBN: 9781628921083
    Title: Can's Tago Mago
    Author: WARNER ALAN

    Finally, a brilliant exploration of the German rock band Can's 1971 album Tago Mago. This hugely unique and influential album deserves close analysis from a fan, rather than a musicologist. Novelist Alan Warner details the concrete music we hear on the album, how it was composed, executed and recorded--including the history of the album in terms of its release, promotion and art work. This tale of Tago Mago is also the tale of a young man obsessed with record collecting in the dark and mysterious period of pop music before Google. Warner includes a backtracking of the history of the band up to that point and also some description of Can's unique recording approach taking into account their home studio set up.Interviews with the two surviving members: drummer Jaki Liebezeit, keyboardist Irmin Schmidt and bassist Holger Czukay make this a hilariously personal and illuminating picture of Can.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Can't Stop Won't Stop a History of the Hip-hop Generation <BR>
    Can't Stop Won't Stop a History of the Hip-hop Generation
    ISBN: 9780312425791
    Title: Can't Stop Won't Stop a History of the Hip-hop Generation

    Author: CHANG JEFF

    Based on original interviews with DJs, rappers, graffiti writers, activists,
    Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop has been a generation-defining global movement. In a post-civil rights era rapidly transformed by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop gave voiceless youths a chance to address these seismic changes, and became a job-making engine and the Esperanto of youth rebellion. Hip-hop crystallized a multiracial generation's worldview, and forever transformed politics and culture. But the epic story of how that happened has never been fully told . . . until now.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Can't You Hear Me Calling Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass
    Can't You Hear Me Calling Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass
    ISBN: 9780306810541
    Title: Can't You Hear Me Calling Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass

    Considering the range of stars that have claimed Bill Monroe as an influence--Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and Jerry Garcia are just a few--it can be said that no single artist has had as broad an impact on American popular music as he did. For sixty years, Monroe was a star at the Grand Ole Opry, and when he died in 1996, he was universally hailed as "the Father of Bluegrass." But the personal life of this taciturn figure remained largely unknown. Delving into everything from Monroe'sprofessional successes to his bitter rivalries, from his isolated childhood to his reckless womanizing, veteran bluegrass journalist Richard D. Smith has created a three-dimensional portrait of this brilliant, complex, and contradictory man. Featuring over 120 interviews, this scrupulously researched work--aChicago Tribune Choice Selection,New York Times Notable Book, andLos Angeles Times Best Book of 2000--stands as the authoritative biography of a true giant of American music.

    Price: $37.00
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