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Elvis Costello: Armed Forces (33 1/3 Series)by Franklin Bruno
Synopses & Reviews
33 1/3 is a series of short books about a wide variety of albums, by artists ranging from James Brown to the Beastie Boys. Launched in September 2003, the series now contains over 50 titles and is acclaimed and loved by fans, musicians and scholars alike.
"It was only a matter of time before a clever publisher realized that there is an audience for whom Exile on Main Street or Electric Ladyland are as significant and worthy of study as The Catcher in the Rye or Middlemarch. The series... is freewheeling and eclectic, ranging from minute rock-geek analysis to idiosyncratic personal celebration." The New York Times Book Review
"Ideal for the rock geek who thinks liner notes just aren't enough." Rolling Stone
"One of the coolest publishing imprints on the planet." Bookslut
"These are for the insane collectors out there who appreciate fantastic design, well-executed thinking, and things that make your house look cool. Each volume in this series takes a seminal album and breaks it down in startling minutiae. We love these. We are huge nerds." Vice
"A brilliant series... each one a word of real love." NME
"Passionate, obsessive, and smart." Nylon
"Religious tracts for the rock 'n' roll faithful." Uncut
"We... aren't naive enough to think that we're your only source for reading about music (but if we had our way... watch out). For those of you who really like to know everything there is to know about an album, you'd do well to check out Continuum's 33 1/3 series of books." Pitchfork
Thirty-Three and a Third is a series of short books about critically acclaimed and much-loved albums of the past 40 years. Over 50,000 copies have been sold!
Thirty-Three and a Third is a series of short books about critically acclaimedand much-loved albums of the past 40 years. Over 50,000 copies have been sold!"Passionate, obsessive, and smart." —Nylon"...an inspired new series of short books about beloved works of vinyl." —DetailsFranklin Bruno's writing about music has appeared inthe Village Voice, Salon, LA Weekly, and Best MusicWriting 2003 (Da Capo). He has a Ph.D. in Philosophyfrom UCLA, and his musical projects include Tempting:Jenny Toomey Sings the Songs of Franklin Bruno(Misra) and A Cat May Look At A Queen (AbsolutelyKosher), a solo album. He lives in Los Angeles.
About the Author
Franklin Bruno's writing about music has appeared in the Village Voice, Salon, LA Weekly, and Best Music Writing 2003(Da Capo). He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from UCLA, and his musical projects include Tempting: Jenny Toomey Sings the Songs of Franklin Bruno (Misra) and A Cat May Look At A Queen (Absolutely Kosher), a solo album. He lives in Los Angeles.
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