Music History and Criticism +
The Rest Is Noise
Listening to the Twentieth Century
Paperback ISBN: 0312427719
A colorful history of modern music is set against the backdrop of the events, personalities, social institutions, and cultural movements of the twentieth century, chronicling the evolution of mass culture and mass politics, technological innovation, revolution, social experiments, and more in terms of the music of the era. Winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Electronic Musician Presents The Recording Secrets Behind 50 Great Albums
Paperback ISBN: 1617130419
Culled from 10 years of the Electronic Musician, Remix, and EQ magazines' archives, the articles in Electronic Musician Presents the Recording Secrets Behind 50 Great Albums will enlighten readers about the recording and songwriting techniques that helped create 50 great albums, spanning as far back as 1967 and as recent as 2011, revealing the methodology of numerous talented artists, producers, and engineers. Ranging from such seminal classics as Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, Aerosmith's Toys in the Attic, and the Who's Quadrophenia to recently recorded works by Danger Mouse, Foo Fighters, and Phoenix, this compilation of articles taps into the inner studio realm of a wide range of artists, crossing boundaries of era, genre, geography, and recording style. But what these articles have in common is a wealth of behind-the-scenes secrets that inform how many amazing sounds and songs were captured and constructed. Musicians craving great tips and advice to pursue their own musical dreams - as well as fans interested in how their favorite artists made their music - will find a treasure trove of stories from the long-respected music-production magazines that dug deep to capture all of the juicy recording details.
God Save the Kinks
Paperback ISBN: 1781311641
Draws on interviews with former band members and collaborators to trace the complex history of the English rock group, which was marked by sibling rivalry, walkouts, overdoses, and the creation of innovative and influential music.
The Life And Death of Classical Music
Featuring the 100 Best And 20 Worst Recordings Ever Made
Paperback ISBN: 1400096588
Looks at the rise and fall of the classical music recording industry, from the first notes of Enrico Caruso; to the heyday of Bernstein, Could, Callas, and Karajan; to the industry's collapse in the wake of corporate control and the growth of "crossover," citing the finest one hundred and the worst twenty classical recordings ever made. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Travels in Twenty-First-Century Music and Digital Culture
Paperback ISBN: 0374533423
Describes how the then-unknown DJ author's 2001 creation of the one-hour mix Gold Teeth Thief launched him into international fame and established him as a figure in the new millennium's fledgling globalized digital art world at the side of such industry pioneers as M.I.A. and Pirate Bay. Original.