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Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life: A Book by and for the Fanatics Among Us (with Bitchin' Soundtrack)
Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life: A Book by and for the Fanatics Among Us (with Bitchin' Soundtrack)
by Steve Almond
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Steve Almond loves rock and roll. That love exudes from every page of this hilarious book.  Sometimes outrageous, sometimes agonizing, but always painfully honest, this is a memoir for anyone who thrills to a crunchy riff, big hair, and leather pants.... (read more)

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Art of Modern Rock: The Poster Explosion
Art of Modern Rock: The Poster Explosion
by Paul Grushkin and Dennis King
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The follow-up to The Art of Rock, this striking collection of modern rock posters demonstrates the innovation of today's designers on an international scale. Showcasing the finest pieces from an array of artists with an eclectic mix of styles, this... (read more)

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Broken Music
Broken Music
by Sting
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Most celebrity musician memoirs amount to not much more than an inevitable litany of the excesses that come with the dubious position of rock star. Sting, however, makes the interesting (and refreshing) choice to stop his memoir right before The Police... (read more)

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Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader
Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader
by Lester Bangs
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"Simply put, Lester Bangs is the Charles Bukowski of rock criticism. He may have been deranged and obnoxious, but he was honest. Main Lines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste provides a wealth of previously uncollected material sure to amuse, annoy, and... (read more)

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Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives
Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives
by Peter Terzian
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What do Talking Heads, ABBA, Pearl Jam, Eurythmics, Gloria Estefan, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and the soundtrack to Annie have in common? They all inspired one of the writers in Heavy Rotation. These entertaining essays from such acclaimed authors as... (read more)

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Just Kids
Just Kids
by Patti Smith
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In her memoir Just Kids, Smith chronicles her lifelong friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. A gifted wordsmith, she's vividly observant and sometimes painfully self-aware, with a voice possessed not only of yearning but also of experience.... (read more)

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Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
by Jeff Chang
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"Here's a little story that must be told..." Jeff Chang, hip-hop journalist (URB, Village Voice, Spin, the Nation, San Francisco Chronicle), has penned an award-winning (2005 American Book Award) account of the origins of hip-hop. From Jamaica and the... (read more)

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Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn
Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn
by David Hajdu
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This is a biography of the brilliant jazz composer and collaborator with Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, who created such classics as Lush Life and Take the A Train, as well as Boo Dah, a piece impossible to sit still to. Strayhorn's life was a... (read more)

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Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
by Rob Sheffield
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In this incredible work on music and soul mates, Sheffield shares his story of two loves with great humor and pathos. Love Is a Mix Tape is a moving tribute to a lost friend and the power of song.... (read more)

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Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
by Dan Kennedy
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Cleverly written and feverishly funny, Rock On is Dan Kennedy's account of his music-biz shenanigans at Atlantic Records. Written with entertaining and self-deprecating wit, Kennedy’s off-the-wall confrontations and dealings make for... (read more)

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The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
by Alex Ross
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Among its many other innovations, the 20th century was the first to truly have its own soundtrack. New Yorker music critic Alex Ross is nothing if not ambitious, and, as he tracks the history of 20th-century music (and the music of 20th-century history... (read more)

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Hip Hop Family Tree Book 2: 1981-1983
Hip Hop Family Tree Book 2: 1981-1983
by Ed Piskor
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Continuing on with his amazing history of hip-hop, Ed Piskor once again dazzles. If you know or think you know everything about hip-hop, this book will entertain you to no end, with a clever narrative and stunning graphics. And if you know very little... (read more)

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1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die
1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die
by Tom Moon
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Like the kid in high school who always made mix tapes, Tom Moon has compiled an authoritative cross-section of music, from classical composers to modern electronica artists, in 1,000 Recording to Hear before You Die. Each of his selections features not... (read more)

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Listen to This
Listen to This
by Alex Ross
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If you've read Alex Ross in the New Yorker, you'll relish Listen to This. If you haven't read Ross, you're in for a treat. Exploring music from Bach to Björk, Ross writes with such refreshing honesty and contagious delight that even my favorite music... (read more)

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A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears
A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears
by Antonino D'Ambrosio
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Johnny Cash's 1964 concept album Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian is certainly one of the finest (and most underrated) records of his career. D'Ambrosio's book A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears, while well... (read more)

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The Sinatra Treasures: Intimate Photos, Mementos, and Music from the Sinatra Family Collection
The Sinatra Treasures: Intimate Photos, Mementos, and Music from the Sinatra Family Collection
by Charles Pignone
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Marvelously constructed! This is a sentimental and intimate collection no Blue Eyes fan should be without. A classic in its own right.... (read more)

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The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present
The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present
by Scott Plagenhoef and Ryan Schreiber
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If there is a more reliable outlet for cutting-edge music reviews than Pitchfork, I've yet to hear of it. Pitchfork's writers conjure up the 500 best songs of the past three decades with wit, penetrating insight, and a few surprises.... (read more)

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Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
by Legs Mcneil
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If you like your history bloody, rowdy, insolent, and glitter-filled, this book is for you. Please Kill Me tells the story of the evolution of punk through testimonies of those who were there. The story begins with the kink and drugged sounds of the... (read more)

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Alabama Wildman
Alabama Wildman
by Thurston Moore
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Sonic Youth guitarist makes some noise with his pen in these odd, rambling poems and fake journal entries. In this nice hardcover printing, his language poems can sometimes seem like accompaniment reading for SY's more ambient albums of late, and there... (read more)

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The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places
The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places
by Bernie Krause
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