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How to Have Your Hit Song Published
How to Have Your Hit Song Published
Paperback      ISBN: 1423411994
How to Have Your Hit Song Published is a step-by-step indispensable guide for songwriters to navigate through the competitive business of music publishing. This long-overdue revision of the original 1988 edition contains even more savoir faire advice on striking the right chord with publishers, producers, music industry attorneys, and record executives, and is written to motivate as well as to inform.
Horror Stories: A Memoir
Horror Stories
A Memoir
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525511989
"When Liz Phair was just starting out in the Wicker Park, Chicago, music scene in the early 1990s, she encountered some people--mostly men, who didn't respect her and were determined not to see her fail, exactly, because they didn't care enough about herto wish failure on her--they just wanted her to get out of their space, to disappear. "Girly Sound" was the name of the cassettes she used to pass around in those days, and in 1993 those songs became the landmark album Exile in Guyville, which turned Phair, at twenty-five, into a foul-mouthed feminist icon. Now, like a Gen X Patti Smith, Liz Phair tells the story of her life and career in a memoir about the moments that have haunted her most. Horror is in the eye of the beholder. For Phair, horror is what stays with you--the often unrecognized, universal experiences of daily pain, shame, and fear that make up our common humanity. In Phair's case it means the dangers of falling for "the perfect guy," and the disaster that awaits her; the memory of a stranger passed out on a bathroom floor amid a crowd of girls, forcing her to consider our responsibilities to one another, and the gnawing regret of being a bystander; and the profound sense of emptiness she experienced on the set of her first celebrity photoshoot. Horror Stories is a literary accomplishment, and reads like the confessions of a friend. It is a book that gathers up all of our isolated shames, bringing us together in our shared imperfection, our uncertainty and our cowardice, smashing the stigma of not being in control. But most importantly, Horror Stories is a memoir that asks questions of how we feel about the things that have happened to us, how we cope with regret and culpability, and how we break the spell of those things, leeching them oftheir power over us. This memoir is an immersive experience, taking readers inside the most intimate moments of Phair's life. Her fearless prose, wit, and uncompromising honesty transform those deeply personal moments into tales about each and every one of us--that will appeal to both the serious fan and the serious reader"--
Bowie: The Biography
The Biography
Paperback      ISBN: 1476767092
A revealing look at David Bowie, including rarely seen photos, draws on interviews with his lovers (both male and female), his girlfriends, business associates, groupies and band members to shine a light on the life and career of this hypnotic performer. 75,000 first printing.
Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks
Gold Dust Woman
The Biography of Stevie Nicks
Paperback      ISBN: 1250295629
Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life
Otis Redding
An Unfinished Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307453944
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the artist’s performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, this definitive biography traces his short life and career from his childhood in Georgia, his recording contract with Stax and the plane crash that took his life.
The Beatles from A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour
The Beatles from A to Zed
An Alphabetical Mystery Tour
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250209595
A legendary record producer and performer takes readers on an alphabetical journey of insights into the music of The Beatles and individual reminiscences of John, Paul, George and Ringo. Illustrations.
Gold Experience: Following Prince in the '90s
Gold Experience
Following Prince in the '90s
Paperback      ISBN: 1517902584
Throughout the 1990s, Prince feuded with his record label, Warner Bros., over his rights as an independent recording artist—and made some of the most brilliant music of his career. During that time, Jim Walsh covered Prince for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and wrote about him passionately, thoughtfully, exhaustively. Here, in real time, is that coverage: a clip-by-clip look back at Prince in the ‘90s. Walsh’s newly unearthed interviews, essays, columns, and reviews make Gold Experience an essential slice of history for fans, scholars, and latecomers to the Minneapolis-born musical genius Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958–April 21, 2016). Join Walsh at the 1994 NBA All-Star game after party and release bash for the single “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.
Substance: Inside New Order
Inside New Order
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062307975
A British rocker tells the complete, unedited and no-holds-barred story of New OrderÆs founding and evolution; the bandÆs experiences in the NYC club scene and rapid rise to fame; and its eventual rancorous dissolution. By the New York Times best-selling author of Unknown Pleasures. 50,000 first printing.
Jazz Festival: Jim Marshall
Jazz Festival
Jim Marshall
Hardcover      ISBN: 1909526320
Jim Marshall is known as the defining father of music photography and his intimate photographs of the greats of Rock & Roll, Country, Folk, Blues and Jazz are legendary. Renowned for his extraordinary access and ability to capture the perfect moment, hisinfluence is second to none. In 2014, Marshall became the only photographer ever to be honoured by the Grammys with a Trustees Award for his life's work. Published here for the first time ever are Marshall's jazz festival photographs from the 1960s. Over95% of the material in this breathtaking coffee table volume.
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording With Wilco, Etc.
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)
A Memoir of Recording and Discording With Wilco, Etc.
Paperback      ISBN: 1101985275
*A New York Times Bestseller* *A Rolling Stone Best Music Books of 2018 selection* *A Pitchfork Pick: Best Music Books of 2018* The singer, guitarist, and songwriter—best known for his work with Wilco—opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people who have inspired him. Few bands have encouraged as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, or his artistic process. Until now. In his long-awaited memoir, Jeff will tell stories about his childhood in Belleville, Illinois; the St. Louis record store, rock clubs, and live-music circuit that sparked his songwriting and performing career; and the Chicago scene that brought it all together. He also talks in-depth about his collaborators in Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and more; and writes lovingly about his parents; wife, Susie; and sons, Spencer and Sammy. Honest, funny, and disarming, Tweedy's memoir will bring readers inside both his life and his musical process, illuminating his singular genius and sharing his story, voice, and perspective for the first time.