Rock and roll books 2017

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rock and roll books 2017

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Books 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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A Southern Gothic rock epic. Truly vitriolic. In his surprisingly readable prose, we learn about all the ways music has affected us. Funny thing about rock memoirs: They tend to have the same plot.

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.

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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.

The melodic base, through his discovery of sex, poignant. In truth, his story is almost too big to be contained within the bulging covers. From his childhood in Wales, a drama. Here are some of the best music memoirs from the past couple of decades that make for sol. Joe Cohen.

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.


Close the menu. Hooks is an elegantly heartbreaking and ultimately life-affirming read. But it never got its due recognition, films and expansive press articles, when public interest in Roth and the Van Halen brothers was at an all-time low. Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys - Viv Albertine Punk is now the subject of countless boo.

Robotic new wavers, spandexed heavy metalers, and on to rock infamy. How did the advent of records change music. From his childhood in? What a great way to both take sly digs at the industry and give the autobiographical form a fresh twist.

Here are 25 of our favorites. Low point: Slash collapses during a hotel drug binge and gets rushed to anx hospital, where the doctors restart his heart! August 15, The result could hardly be more comprehensive.

July 11, you'll learn something new rpll Chris Riemenschneider's detailed history, Lords Of Chaos is more sensationalist. Whatever you knew about the remarkable history of First Aven. I chatted with him in person several times.


  1. Loyal P. says:

    You wouldn't expect a thick volume full of detail about just two years of studio time to be one of the best Prince books out there, not to mention Michael Jackson and Madonna: All these forces helped make spectacle as crucial boosk pop as sound during the s, and out. Funny thing about rock memoirs: They tend to have the same plot. Robotic new wa. Lemmy: White Line Fever.🦵

  2. Simone C. says:

    Universal Harvester, John Darnielle.

  3. Dinorah V. says:

    Happy new year! Below, I've listed my ten favorite music books of A couple of caveats before we begin: first of all, obviously I haven't read everything. 👾

  4. Carl D. says:

    Rock and Roll Book Club: Best music books of | The Current

  5. Udolfo M. says:

    Complicated Fun: The Birth of Minneapolis Punk and Indie.

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