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The Rock Snob's Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Rockological Knowledge

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We’ve all been there–trapped in a conversation with smarty-pants music fiends who natter on about “the MC5” or “Eno” or “the Hammond B3,” not wanting to let on that we haven’t the slightest idea what they’re talking about. Well, fret no more! The Rock Snob*s Dictionary is here to define every single sacred totem of rock fandom’s know-it-all fraternity, from Alt.country to Zimmy. (That’s what Rock Snobs call Bob Dylan, by the way.)

The Rock Snob*s Dictionary is the brainchild of Vanity Fair writers David Kamp and Steven Daly, who originally devised it as a short feature in the magazine’s music issue. The response was so great (and grateful) that the feature became a running series, and now it’s been expanded into a book that features new material and indispensable supplements, such as the “Guide to Snob Nomenclature” (e.g., the Velvet Underground’s drummer is to be referred to as Mo Tucker, never Maureen).  Ross MacDonald’s clever illustrations offer further elucidation, so even novice Snobs will be able to identify a Neumann U47 microphone or the hirsute face of the ubiquitous session guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter.

The Rock Snob*s Dictionary is as funny as it is informative, for it does something that no previous rock reference has dared to do: not take rock fandom so darned seriously. Whether you laughed at Jack Black’s overamped characters in School of Rock or sheepishly recognized yourself in High Fidelity, you’ll treasure this book.

Synopsis:

At last, an A-to-Z reference guide for readers who want to learn the cryptic language of rock snobs, those arcana-obsessed people who speak of "Rickenbacker guitars" and "Gram Parsons."

Synopsis:

At last! An A-to-Z reference guide for readers who want to learn the cryptic language of Rock Snobs, those arcana-obsessed people who speak of "Rickenbacker guitars" and "Gram Parsons."

 

We've all been there--trapped in a conversation with smarty-pants music fiends who natter on about "the MC5" or "Eno" or "the Hammond B3," not wanting to let on that we haven't the slightest idea what they're talking about. Well, fret no more! The Rock Snob's Dictionary is here to define every single sacred totem of rock fandom's know-it-all fraternity, from Alt.country to Zimmy. (That's what Rock Snobs call Bob Dylan, by the way.)

About the Author

DAVID KAMP has been a writer for Vanity Fair and GQ for over a decade, and began his career at Spy, the satirical New York monthly. STEVEN DALY is a Vanity Fair contributing editor, and in a previous life was a rock musician in his native Glasgow, playing drums for the band Orange Juice. Kamp and Daly live in New York City. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767918732
Author:
David Kamp and Steven Daly
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Author:
Kamp, David
Author:
Daly, Steven
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Rock music
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Music-Rock History
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
70 B/W ILLUS. THROUGHOUT
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.08x4.94x.55 in. .42 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , At last, an A-to-Z reference guide for readers who want to learn the cryptic language of rock snobs, those arcana-obsessed people who speak of "Rickenbacker guitars" and "Gram Parsons."
"Synopsis" by , At last! An A-to-Z reference guide for readers who want to learn the cryptic language of Rock Snobs, those arcana-obsessed people who speak of "Rickenbacker guitars" and "Gram Parsons."

 

We've all been there--trapped in a conversation with smarty-pants music fiends who natter on about "the MC5" or "Eno" or "the Hammond B3," not wanting to let on that we haven't the slightest idea what they're talking about. Well, fret no more! The Rock Snob's Dictionary is here to define every single sacred totem of rock fandom's know-it-all fraternity, from Alt.country to Zimmy. (That's what Rock Snobs call Bob Dylan, by the way.)

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