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From one of the top rock band poster artists in the country comes a collection of evocative images of 26 of rock music's most recognized icons. Starting with AC/DC's familiar lightning bolts and ending with ZZ Top's custom Ford coupe, this alphabetical retrospective of more than four decades of rock history will inspire music lovers of all ages.

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"The late publicist and musician Mooney lists performers and design shop Print Mafia provides grainy silkscreens in this nostalgic AC/DC to ZZ Top abecedary. With the exception of the letter W, for the White Stripes, this selection skips 21st-century acts and instead salutes '70s- and '80s-era Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, and Neil Young. Younger music lovers remain conversant with letter N's Nirvana, M's Bob Marley, and O's Ozzy Osbourne, but they forgivably might draw a blank on the punkabilly X, whose one-letter name is paired with L.A.'s iconic Hollywood sign, or the bubblegum-new-wave Go-Go's, represented by a serigraph of a ponytailed teenybopper. Print Mafia's lurid illustrations in fuchsia, electric green, and hot yellow perfectly suit letter T's Talking Heads and letter C's the Clash — borrowing straight from these bands' cover art and concert poster aesthetics; the designs imitate the DIY style of pasteup and photocopier art, with a dash of Roy Lichtenstein. Almost but not quite the size and shape of an LP, this compendium recalls the predigital era and speaks best to those who are kids at Heart (or loved the band). All ages. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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"The bewitchment of album art returns." Kirkus Reviews

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"[A] tuneful work that promotes the arts and literacy." Examiner.com

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"The perfect cross between language-learning primer and hipster coffee table book." Nashville Scene

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"Trust us: It's educational on several different levels." Alternative Press

Synopsis:

From AC/DC to ZZ Top, this graphic tour through twenty-six rock n roll legends will have fans of

About the Author

A native of Louisiana, Melissa Duke Mooney worked as a publicist in the film industry for 14 years before settling in Nashville. She drew inspiration for The ABCs of Rock from her love of singing at the top of her lungs to her favorite rock songs, and the rush of performing live in front of screaming fans while fronting the bands Junebug and Delores Duke. While working on the book she worked for Junket Productions, helping produce press events for film studios.

Print Mafia is the team of Connie Collingsworth and Jim Madison, who have been making rock posters for bands including The White Stripes, the Eagles, Tool, and The Shins, since 1997. To create their unique designs, they hand-pull each color in their silkscreens and use X-acto knives, copy machines, and a variety of other materials, to give their finished product a gritty, irreverent, and at times retro feel. Connie and Jim work out of offices in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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Michelle H, August 18, 2012 (view all comments by Michelle H)
Our 3 year old loves the colorful pictures and frequently demands to either listen to songs or watch videos of the various artists. We gladly oblige, since this is the music we grew up listening to. It's so much fun to listen to our son wake up in the morning and start singing a song by The Police or Talking Heads.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781582462936
Author:
Melissa Duke Mooney and Print Mafia
Publisher:
Tricycle Press
Illustrator:
Print, Mafia
Author:
Mooney, Melissa Duke
Author:
Duke Mooney, Melissa
Author:
Mafia, Print
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.84 x 10.91 x .4 in .805 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The late publicist and musician Mooney lists performers and design shop Print Mafia provides grainy silkscreens in this nostalgic AC/DC to ZZ Top abecedary. With the exception of the letter W, for the White Stripes, this selection skips 21st-century acts and instead salutes '70s- and '80s-era Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, and Neil Young. Younger music lovers remain conversant with letter N's Nirvana, M's Bob Marley, and O's Ozzy Osbourne, but they forgivably might draw a blank on the punkabilly X, whose one-letter name is paired with L.A.'s iconic Hollywood sign, or the bubblegum-new-wave Go-Go's, represented by a serigraph of a ponytailed teenybopper. Print Mafia's lurid illustrations in fuchsia, electric green, and hot yellow perfectly suit letter T's Talking Heads and letter C's the Clash — borrowing straight from these bands' cover art and concert poster aesthetics; the designs imitate the DIY style of pasteup and photocopier art, with a dash of Roy Lichtenstein. Almost but not quite the size and shape of an LP, this compendium recalls the predigital era and speaks best to those who are kids at Heart (or loved the band). All ages. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Review" by , "The bewitchment of album art returns."
"Review" by , "[A] tuneful work that promotes the arts and literacy."
"Review" by , "The perfect cross between language-learning primer and hipster coffee table book."
"Review" by , "Trust us: It's educational on several different levels."
"Synopsis" by , From AC/DC to ZZ Top, this graphic tour through twenty-six rock n roll legends will have fans of
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