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Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music: Sixth Edition
Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music: Sixth Edition
by Greil Marcus
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In 1975, Greil Marcuss 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,... (read more)

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Meet the Beatles: An Informal Date in Words & Personal Album Pictures
Meet the Beatles: An Informal Date in Words & Personal Album Pictures
by Tony Barrow
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A uniquely firsthand introduction to the Beatles as they were in 1963, Meet the Beatles includes features on the bands background, their life in Liverpool, and a photographic record of a day in the life of the Beatles. It is a personal introduction to... (read more)

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Indie Rock Coloring Book
Indie Rock Coloring Book
by Yellow Bird Project
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Rapper Bun B lends his street cred and occasionally his face to the creative, hilarious, and just flat-out fun imaginings of Shea Serrano in Bun Bs Rap Coloring and Activity Book. Described by the Washington Post as “what every hip-hop head wishes... (read more)

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The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah"
The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah"
by Alan Light
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In the nearly 30 years since Leonard Cohen first recorded "Hallelujah," it has gone from a largely overlooked album track to one of the most covered songs in recent history. Rock editor and journalist Alan Light traces the improbable trajectory of this... (read more)

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The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret
The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret
by Kent Hartman
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"A fascinating look into the West Coast recording studio scene of the 60s and the inside story of the music you heard on the radio. If you always assumed the musicians you listened to were the same people you saw onstage, you are in for a big surprise... (read more)

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Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-And-Roll's Legendary Neighborhood
Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-And-Roll's Legendary Neighborhood
by Michael Walker
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A veteran journalist tells the inside story of the Laurel Canyon music scene of the '60s and '70s, an unprecedented gathering of some of the leading musical lights who forever changed the way popular music is recorded, marketed, and consumed.... (read more)

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A Dull Roar: What I Did on My Summer Deracination 2006
A Dull Roar: What I Did on My Summer Deracination 2006
by Henry Rollins
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A Dull Roar chronicles a tumultuous five-month period in Henry Rollins life. During April through September 2006, he reunited with the Rollins Band, prepared for and toured North America with them, wrapped up the second season of the The Henry Rollins... (read more)

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It Came from Memphis
It Came from Memphis
by Robert Gordon
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Robert Gordon begins where most chroniclers of the music world end and spins a magical fairy tale peopled with Delta bluesmen, a peanut vendor, a matinee cowboy, a professional wrestler, and a manic deejay. andlt;iandgt;It Came From Memphisandlt;/iandgt;... (read more)

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Tom Waits: Swordfishtrombones (33 1/3 Series)
Tom Waits: Swordfishtrombones (33 1/3 Series)
by David Smay
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Two entwined narratives run through the creation of Swordfishtrombones and form the backbone of this book. As the 1970s ended, Waits felt increasingly constrained and trapped by his persona and career. Bitter and desperately unhappy, he moved to New... (read more)

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Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation
by Sheila Weller
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A groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America’s most important musical artists—Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon—charts their lives as women at a magical moment in time. Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly... (read more)

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Early Rock 'n' Roll Era Fake Book (Fake Books)
Early Rock 'n' Roll Era Fake Book (Fake Books)
by Not Available (na)
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This second edition features a top-of-the-charts collection of over 350 early rock classics, including: All Alone Am I * Alley-oop * Alone at Last * Baby, It's You * Barbara Ann * Be-Bop-A-Lula * Big All Alone Am I * All Shook Up * Alley-oop * Baby I... (read more)

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Beastie Boys: Paul's Boutique (33 1/3 Series)
Beastie Boys: Paul's Boutique (33 1/3 Series)
by Dan LeRoy
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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.... (read more)

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Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored
Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored
by John Lydon
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From the legendary front man of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd comes the complete, unvarnished story of his life in his own words John Lydon is an icon—one of the most recognizable and influential cultural figures of the last forty years.... (read more)

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Rock and Roll Cage Match (08 Edition)
Rock and Roll Cage Match (08 Edition)
by Manning
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Music defines us. To return the favor, well stick up with zealous passion for the performers and bands that we love . . . and heap aspersions and ridicule upon people who dare to place their allegiances above our own. In Rock and Roll Cage Match, todays... (read more)

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Riders on the Storm: My Life with Jim Morrison and the Doors
Riders on the Storm: My Life with Jim Morrison and the Doors
by John Densmore
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Bang Your Head: The Rise and Fall of Heavy Metal
Bang Your Head: The Rise and Fall of Heavy Metal
by David Konow
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-461) and index.... (read more)

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Born to Drum: The Truth about the World's Greatest Drummers--From John Bonham and Keith Moon to Sheila E. and Dave Grohl
Born to Drum: The Truth about the World's Greatest Drummers--From John Bonham and Keith Moon to Sheila E. and Dave Grohl
by Tony Barrell
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The pulse of rock 'n' roll—the drummer—finally gets its due in this unique, all-encompassing inside look at the culture and history of drumming Beating the hell out of a drum kit is hard, sweaty, demanding work. Yet instead of being... (read more)

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Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll
Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll
by Peter Bebergal
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This epic cultural and historical odyssey unearths the full influence of occult traditions on rock and roll -- from the Beatles to Black Sabbath -- and shows how the marriage between mysticism and music changed our world. From the hoodoo-inspired sounds... (read more)

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David Bowie: Low (33 1/3 Series)
David Bowie: Low (33 1/3 Series)
by Hugo Wilcken
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"One day I blew my nose and half my brains came out."Los Angeles, 1976. David Bowie is holed up in his Bel-Air mansion, drifting into drug-induced paranoia and confusion. Obsessed with black magic and the Holy Grail, he's built an altar in the... (read more)

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Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk
Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk
by Chris Stein
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On the occasion of Blondies fortieth anniversary, Chris Stein shares his iconic and mostly unpublished photographs of Debbie Harry and the cool creatures of the 70s and 80s New York rock scene. While a student at the School of Visual Arts, Chris Stein... (read more)

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