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Music Books

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

  1. Super Hans

    Super Hans New Member

    Just done with these. Both pretty good. Quite a few anecdotes.
    OH. Not allowed to post links. I had such a wonderful post going.

    Well, its
    The Haçienda: How Not to Run a Club / Peter Hook
    Telling Stories / Tim Burgess
  2. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I'm halfway through 'Why I Stuck with a Junkie Jazzman' by Laurie Pepper, Art Pepper's wife.

    Strongly recommended for anyone who enjoyed Straight Life. This is from Laurie's perspective and rather less sanitised..

    Kindle version is currently a bargain £2.35.
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  3. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Thanks for the heads up. Now bought.
  4. Nytechy

    Nytechy pfm Member

    Something to read when the festivities start to drag...
  5. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I found Straight Life a rather horrible book about a very horrible man.
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  6. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

  7. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

  8. Midlandaudiox

    Midlandaudiox Trade: Midland Audio X-Change

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  9. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    I've been reading this. It's actually a fascinating overview of live music at the BBC.


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  10. Somafunk

    Somafunk pfm Member

    I imagine a fair number of forum users users on here have fond memories of lost weekends losing our shit to the “guvnor”, I am, of course highlighting the musical genius that was Andrew Weatherall and the sonic delights he introduced us all to.

    I had the pleasure of booking “the guvnor” for a few events/gigs and there was not a single experience that stands above all others, he was a true and genuine “gentleman” to deal with and always, always made time available to speak and converse with everyone and anyone that wanted to chat, whether that be organisers behind the decks/backstage or random punters in the crowd - he treated everyone with dignity and respect and the musical community is bereft at losing such a character.
  11. RBrinsdon

    RBrinsdon pfm Member

    One of the most enjoyable books I have read of late is "The Blue Moment" by Richard Williams published in 2009. Whilst not as in-depth as Ashley Kahn's masterpiece on the making of "Kind of Blue" the interest (for me) is in the album's ongoing influence on both jazz and rock.
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  12. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

  13. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I was tasked with setting up his decks for an event a while back and he was absolutely lovely - just super friendly and chilled. And happy to hang around and chat for ages afterwards - I've never seen so many middle-aged men queuing for selfies!
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  14. RBrinsdon

    RBrinsdon pfm Member

    Another recent purchase I have found useful (in conjunction with Tidal) is "Between Sound and Space" which is described as an ECM Records primer by Tyran Grillo.

    As suggested in the description, it is purely a series of mini reviews of various ECM releases but is very useful to ECM fans. Not cheap as it is posted from Columbia but a worthwhile purchase.
  15. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    It's a website too
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  16. ciderglider

    ciderglider pfm Member

    Credit to the bloke for putting all the reviews together, but each review reads like he's just discovered a thesaurus.
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  17. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    I agree, the writing style is tedious and doesn't really make me want to go and listen to the music. Perhaps he feels he has to be serious about the serious image of ECM.
    Having said that it's a really valuable resource.
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  18. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

  19. Tumeni Notes

    Tumeni Notes pfm Member

    This one was the second of Garner's books on the topic. Heavier on narrative, and with the focus on Peel.

    The previous volume, lighter on narrative, and with more listings information, which covered BBC sessions for all shows, not just Peel, was ;

  20. RBrinsdon

    RBrinsdon pfm Member

    Good morning, I recently bought a MoFi copy of "Blonde on Blonde" so as an extra treat also ordered Daryl Sanders book "That Thin Wild Mercury Sound" which is an in-depth review of the recording of the album in Nashville.

    I am sure the Dylanologists on here will have read this volume years ago and I thought I already knew a lot of Dylan legend and myth but with the MoFi vinyl revealing MUCH more detail than my old CBS double album I found the book purchase to be doubly rewarding particularly when you listen for the subtle changes outlined in the text and know how and why they came about.

    A shelf display rather than a loft keeper issue.

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