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The Essential Ellen Willis
The Essential Ellen Willis
by Ellen Willis
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Out of the Vinyl Deeps, published in 2011, introduced a new generation to the incisive, witty, and merciless voice of Ellen Willis through her pioneering rock music criticism. In the years that followed, Willis’s daring insights went beyond... (read more)

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Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution
Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution
by Sara Marcus
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“For a Second Wave feminist like myself, Girls to the Front evokes wonderfully the way the generation after mine soaked up the promise and the punishment of feminist consciousness....A richly moving story.” —Village Voice writer... (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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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 Simon... (read more)

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Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s
Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s
by Lori Majewski
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Mad World is a highly entertaining oral history that celebrates the New Wave music phenomenon of the 1980s via new interviews with 35 of the most notable artists of the period. Each chapter begins with a discussion of their most popular song but leads to... (read more)

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Listen Out Loud: A Life in Music: Managing McCartney, Madonna, and Michael Jackson
Listen Out Loud: A Life in Music: Managing McCartney, Madonna, and Michael Jackson
by Ron Weisner
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Even hardcore music fans don’t know the name Ron Weisner . . . but they should. A high-powered manager for over four decades, Ron worked alongside Madonna, Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Gladys Knight, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, and, most... (read more)

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Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
by Chuck Klosterman
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For 6,557 miles, Chuck Klosterman thought about dying. He drove a rental car from New York to Rhode Island to Georgia to Mississippi to Iowa to Minneapolis to Fargo to Seattle, and he chased death and rock 'n' roll all the way. Within the span of twenty... (read more)

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Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture
Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture
by Thurston Moore
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From the romantic tape to the breakup tape, the road trip tape to the "indoctrination" tape, Moore reviews the art and text of the mix cassette as a new way of re-sequencing music to make sense of one's most stubbornly inexpressible feelings.... (read more)

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Musical legends: The Collected Comics from PULSE! Magazine (Monumental Musical Memories)
Musical legends: The Collected Comics from PULSE! Magazine (Monumental Musical Memories)
by Justin Green
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Cartoon master Justin Green depicts the lives of some of music's most outrageous legends, from old-time bluesmen to rock and roll icons. Whether it's Robert Johnson's deal with the devil or the drug-filled spiritual quest of Jim Morrison, Green's visual... (read more)

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You Don't Know Me But You Don't Like Me: Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and My Misadventures with Two of Music's Most Maligned Tribes
You Don't Know Me But You Don't Like Me: Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and My Misadventures with Two of Music's Most Maligned Tribes
by Nathan Rabin
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When memoirist and head writer for The A.V. Club Nathan Rabin first set out to write about obsessed music fans, he had no idea the journey would take him to the deepest recesses of both the pop culture universe and his own mind. For two very curious... (read more)

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Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
by Chuck Klosterman
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For 6,557 miles, Chuck Klosterman thought about dying. He drove a rental car from New York to Rhode Island to Georgia to Mississippi to Iowa to Minneapolis to Fargo to Seattle, and he chased death and rock 'n' roll all the way. Within the span of twenty... (read more)

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Unknown Legends of Rock 'n' Roll with CD (Audio)
Unknown Legends of Rock 'n' Roll with CD (Audio)
by Richie Unterberger
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This entertaining book and companion audio CD provide detailed histories of 60 unrecognized pioneers, cult artists, and little-known greats in rock history who made invaluable yet largely overlooked contributions to many styles of rock. 60 photos.... (read more)

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There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll
There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll
by Lisa Robinson
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From a legendary journalist with four decades of unprecedented access and untold stories, an insiders behind-the-scenes look at the major personalities of rock and roll.   Lisa Robinson has interviewed everyone from John Lennon to Bono to Patti... (read more)

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Scary Monsters and Super Freaks: Stories of Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll and Murder
Scary Monsters and Super Freaks: Stories of Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll and Murder
by Mike Sager
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From fallen porn star John Holmes to jailed pop star Rick James, to the assassination of Irish reporter Veronica Guerin, this collection by the award-winning "Esquire" and "Rolling Stone" journalist brings pop culture's underbelly into dark focus.... (read more)

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No Saints, No Saviors My Years With the Allman Brothers Band
No Saints, No Saviors My Years With the Allman Brothers Band
by Willie Perkins
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Willie Perkins left the staid, conservative world of commercial bank auditing to jump headlong into the burgeoning beginnings of The Allman Brothers Band and follows their meteoric and sometimes tragic rise, fall, and revival. Perkins's interest in the... (read more)

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The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches
The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches
by Jeremy Simmonds
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Did you know that Brian Jones was told by a medium to “avoid water”? Or that Buddy Holly only decided to fly so hed have time to finish his laundry? The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars reveals the truth behind these and thousands of other... (read more)

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Turn Up the Radio!: Rock, Pop, and Roll in Los Angeles 1956-1972
Turn Up the Radio!: Rock, Pop, and Roll in Los Angeles 1956-1972
by Harvey Kubernik
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Combining oral and illustrated history with a connective narrative, Turn Up the Radio! captures the zeitgeist of the Los Angeles rock and pop music world between the years of 1956 and 1972. Featuring hundreds of rare and previously unpublished... (read more)

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Our Band Could Be Your Life : Scenes From the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 (01 Edition)
Our Band Could Be Your Life : Scenes From the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 (01 Edition)
by Michael Azerrad
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This is the story of post-punk indie rock in America and the bands whose do-it-yourself ethic paved the way for the grunge phenomenon of the 1990s. Without major label support, these bands depended on resourcefulness and creativity to survive.... (read more)

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The Psychedelic Rock Files
The Psychedelic Rock Files
by Jerry Lucky
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Explores the conception of psychedelic rock music during the trippy sixties and the impact it continues to have today.... (read more)

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Gigs from Hell: True Stories from Rock and Roll's Frontline
Gigs from Hell: True Stories from Rock and Roll's Frontline
by Sleazegrinder
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From the dankest rat hole basements to flash arenas, here is a wild ride through Rock 'n'Roll's nightmare -moments. Rife with hellfire confessionals straight from the bruised lips and shaky hands of jobbing bands, Gigs from Hell strips the mythology and... (read more)

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