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Music Books

Discussion in 'music' started by Fox, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Some of his posts are great, both in terms of the writing and what he covers.

  2. 35451

    35451 Guest

    Wow that's some price £40!!
  3. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

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  4. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

  5. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

  6. Tray

    Tray pfm Member

  7. Tray

    Tray pfm Member

    My life in the audio retail and recording business from 1974 until I left the London rat race In 1981 might be a good read.
    EMI put the nail in my companies coffin
    They were DER Television Rentals.
  8. mentalp

    mentalp pfm Member

    picked up "Bass, Mids, Tops,: an oral history of soundsystem culture" the other day. There was a launch at Sounds of the Universe in Soho.
    Just dipped into it so far but looks good. Like Brian David Steven's portraits.
  9. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    Thanks for the heads up mentalp, that looks interesting. There is more weirdness to investigate in the strangeattractor "shoppe".
  10. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    I saw John Anderson at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.. because a friend and Yes fan had a spare ticket. I was polite... but unimpressed. I went to the gents where two blokes were in hysterics and said. 'Sod this.... Pub...' I wished I could join them..
  11. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Mrs Mull presented me with .The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions', by Mark Lewison. ISBN 9780600635611 as part of my Christmas stuff. Basically a diary of the Beatles Recording Sessions.

    I've only dipped in so far.. but it's a fascinating read. Not only about the Beatles.. but also about the ferment which surrounded the 'Merseybeat' explosion.. with the Beatles, The Fourmost, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Biily J Kramer etc. all queuing up to record at Abbey Rd. OK. Much of it is now seen as 'pop pap'. but at the time it represented a huge shift away from basically American Pretty Boys called Bobby. It was a major shift iPop music... and led to something much more profound by the Beatles.
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  12. mentalp

    mentalp pfm Member

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  13. waxkinglyrical

    waxkinglyrical pfm Member

    Wolfgang Flur - I Was A Robot
    Howard Devoto - It Only Looks As If It Hurts (lyrics only)
  14. Dougal

    Dougal pfm Member

    If you can read German, the German first edition of that book is worth seeking out. It has a fair bit of material expunged from later editions (and the English translation) following legal action.
  15. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

  16. Andrew L Weekes

    Andrew L Weekes Reverse Engineer

    Sorry, I've not been back through the entire thread, but Thomas Dolby's 'Speed of Sound' was great.

    He's had such a wide and varied career, from musician to Silicon Valley and beyond, it's a fascinating read.

    The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers between Music and Technology: A Memoir
  17. glenda

    glenda pfm Member

    I have just purchased the Pete Paphides book:

    The prospect of buying this today was the only thing that got me through yesterday's tooth extraction with snapped roots.......with Steve Wright on the the dentist's radio.

    I've only read the first 20 pages but it's already had me laughing a lot.


  18. deebster

    deebster Half Man Half Biscuit

    A good egg is Pete. His Needle Mythology label is starting off very well, releasing stuff right up my street.

    A brummie too. I used to buy his Perturbed fanzine back in the early 90s, and it was clear he could write. Still remember he had some great lyrics to 'Ironic Pop Song' by REM.
  19. docstocker

    docstocker pfm Member

    Unable to work as I have woken up with a fever. Don’t feel ill but....
    So I have been looking for things to read during my seven days of quarantine.
    Found this thread and have now bought a couple of books to see me through.
    For anyone interested in classical music and it’s recording I have also picked out from my bookcase to read again,
    ‘Music makers on record’ by Sufi Raj Grubb. Only available second hand.
    He was a producer for EMI in the late 50’s, 60’s and 70’s
    Not a huge amount about recording technique but a lot about great musicians and the recordings they made together.
  20. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

    Great book - highly recommended

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