Rock and roll books 2017
Best Books of : NPRBooks about our rock heroes, written by those heroes, always have a special kick because we get to hear about their highs and lows from the most personal insider perspective possible. The best of the best lay bare their lives, struggles, and creative processes — somehow humanizing the superhuman during the process of getting down their official version of the legend for posterity. Here are some of the best music memoirs from the past couple of decades that make for solid, poignant, and often delicious prurient reading. As you might have known, rockers are good at the down-and-dirty details. Phil Collins, Not Dead Yet From his drumming for Genesis through his lengthy solo career as singer-songwriter, Phil Collins has plenty to share in this extraordinarily engaging memoir. One of the rare blokes to sell over million records, his self-effacement here is disarmingly endearing even as he recounts interactions with nearly every musical legend of the past half century.
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Like shooting elephants on the veldt or smoking cigars in the parlor, rock anc often been considered something the boys do while the girls scream and faint. Universal HarvesterJohn Darnielle. Ray Davies loves to write songs from the perspective of eccentric characters. One of the big takeaways is that for all the coziness of that sce.Low point: Slash collapses during a hotel drug binge and gets rushed to the hospital, where the doctors restart his heart. Rare and ridiculously expensive, but it is a collectible Along the way he hung out with everyone from the Stones to the Ramones and helped invent the history of rock music as we know it. Later, but in this collection you see her voice emerging.
There is precious little glamour here, with violent confrontations with fa. Allan Phillips. Who needs another book about them. Guest writers noted below.
Several years ago, Pitchfork compiled a list of our 60 favorite music books of all time. In , we found ourselves in a similar position: In a year particularly packed with great books on an array of musical topics, how were we to pick the authoritative, capital-b Best? Full disclosure: Other authors on this list have written for Pitchfork as well. Hearing, Pauline Oliveros wrote, is involuntary. Listening is voluntary, and it produces culture. The late sound artist is one of several thinkers whose writings are listened to attentively, and expanded upon, in this fascinating short book by the London-based researchers Lucia Farinati and Claudia Firth.
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Looking for a gift for a music fan or just something decent to get your teeth into? There's no shortage of books shining a spotlight on both the glamour and grit of the rock 'n' roll world. If you only ever read one rock biography in your life, this is the one to go for. View Deal. If punk means more to you than just a slogan on an artfully ripped T-shirt, you need this book.