Rock and Pop, General
Images of America in Rock 'N' Roll Music
Paperback ISBN: 0452278368
"In 1975, Greil Marcus's Mystery Train changed the way readers thought about rock 'n' roll and continues to be sought out today by music fans and anyone interested in pop culture. Looking at recordings by six key artists-Robert Johnson, Harmonica Frank, Randy Newman, the Band, Sly Stone, and Elvis Presley-Marcus offers a complex and unprecedented analysis of the relationship between rock 'n' roll and American culture. In this latest edition, Marcus provides an extensively updated and rewritten Note and Discographies section, exploring the recordings evolution and continuing impact"--
My Revolting Life
Paperback ISBN: 1873176406
This book is about light and shadow. About the darkness of despair and the light of hope. It is about Penny Rimbaud's journey through the darkness, and how that darkness came to shape his life. At the centre of the book lies the story of Phil (Wally Hope) Russell who laid the stones for the first Stonehenge Festivals. It is a tale of despair. Possibly it is the tale of a violent murder. Certainly it is the tale of the destruction of a man's self-respect, of his soul. But out of that story comes the story of the anarchist punk band, CRASS, and out of that the story of a generation's resistance. So out of the darkness comes the light. Out of the despair, a means to fight back.
Fargo Rock City
A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota
Hardcover ISBN: 0743202279
A comic memoir of growing up as a heavy metal junkie in rural North Dakota in the 1980s retraces the author's coming of age to the soundtrack of Motley Crue, Ratt, Poison, Krokus, and other hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners rock bands.
The Beatles Anthology
Hardcover ISBN: 0811826848
Created in cooperation with the surviving Beatles and Yoko Ono, this anthology of personal memorabilia, documents, photographs, and other items from personal archives chronicles the band's Liverpool origins, rise to fame, and breakup.
Songs in the Key of Z
The Curious Universe of Outsider Music
Paperback ISBN: 1556523726
Outsider musicians can be the product of damaged DNA, alien abduction, drug fry, demonic possession, or simply sheer obliviousness. This book profiles dozens of outsider musicians, both prominent and obscure—figures such as The Shaggs, Syd Barrett, Tiny Tim, Jandek, Captain Beefheart, Daniel Johnston, Harry Partch, and The Legendary Stardust Cowboy—and presents their strange life stories along with photographs, interviews, cartoons, and discographies. About the only things these self-taught artists have in common are an utter lack of conventional tunefulness and an overabundance of earnestness and passion. But, believe it or not, they’re worth listening to, often outmatching all contenders for inventiveness and originality. A CD featuring songs by artists profiled in the book is also available.