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Music Books

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

  1. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

  2. RBrinsdon

    RBrinsdon pfm Member

    Thanks for that - a good read in itself and a few more on the Amazon wish list.

    I would never have guessed Brian Eno's choice
  3. Adiel

    Adiel pfm Member

  4. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    Interesting, a friend of mine makes Art using 'Extinct' objects.

    I have just finished reading 'Sing Backwards and Weep' , Mark Lanegan, the quite sad story of abuse and addiction rather than story focused on the songwriting or his musical career.
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  5. guey

    guey pfm Member

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  6. Nick232

    Nick232 Member

    The only one I read is "How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll" by Elijah Wald. Great book that helps to understand popular music differently and gives a new tools for thinking about music. I advise everyone.
  7. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I've been enjoying dipping into Vinyl Freak: Love Letters to a Dying Medium by John Corbett.

    It's mostly a compilation of his column from Downbeat magazine sharing his favourite couple of hundred amazing LPs that you've never heard of - fascinating stuff. Plus it comes with a Sun Ra flexi disk :)
  8. nickc78

    nickc78 pfm Member

    I picked up a copy of Howard Hartog's "European Music In The 20th Century" in a 2nd-hand bookshop recently, quite an eye opener, it introduced me to many modern European composers that I had never heard of before.
  9. Tumeni Notes

    Tumeni Notes pfm Member

    Got Rickie Lee Jones' autobiography as a present recently, only dipped in so far, but looks really good
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  10. palasr

    palasr >>>...<<<

    Don't think I could read it. She left an unfortunately indelible impression on me during one of her concerts, where she lambasted her accompanist in a most cruel manner. It's taken me years to be able to even listen to her music again. I most certainly will never attend another live concert of hers, despite her frequent appearances in my area.
  11. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Ironic that she should lambast her band given the stellar people that have propped her up.
  12. guey

    guey pfm Member

    I've just finished it. She's got quite a way with words; and led quite a life.
  13. yentone

    yentone pfm Member

    I like the look of that! Ordered from Fleabay.
  14. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    With a foreword by The Specials’ Horace Panter, Tales From The Ghost Town collects together rare copies of every fanzine produced in Coventry at that incredible time. With an in-depth review of each, accompanied by covers and inside pages alongside exclusive interviews with their original creators tracked down from across the globe, it is THE definitive record of this unique, punk inspired, explosion of grass roots creativity expressed in cut and paste form."


    My brother and his mates feature quite heavily :)

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  15. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    (Oxfam buy)


  16. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

  17. gustav_errata

    gustav_errata pfm Member

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  18. ciderglider

    ciderglider pfm Member

    For my birthday I was given "Lyrics" by Bryan Ferry. As the name suggests, it's a book of his song lyrics. I wasn't sure how well the words would stand up without the music, but they do. Unlike Paul McCartney's "The Lyrics", the Ferry book doesn't give a song-by-song commentary.
  19. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

    Just finished Don Letts’ - There & Black Again. Interesting to read the story of Punk/ Reggae & The Clash from someone so closely involved with that scene. I’ve met Don a few times and I have a lot of respect for the man. The book is definitely worth picking up for anyone interested in that period of our recent cultural history.
  20. guey

    guey pfm Member

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