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Music Books

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

  1. tedmanzie

    tedmanzie pfm Member

    A Year with Swollen Appendices: Brian Eno's Diary
    (2020 - 25th anniversary reissue of 1995 original)

    Search tells me this hasn't been mentioned since 2014 and I've just read it so thought I'd give it a mention :)
    Diary format might not be for everyone but I thought it was absolutely brilliant, so many great ideas contained in it and a really fascinating insight into working with bands and generally being a creative thinker/producer. The appendices are excellent (essays). Recommended!
  2. ciderglider

    ciderglider pfm Member

    A good book, but reading it, Eno persuaded me to buy the Passengers album, which was an unforgiveable breach of the trust between author and reader.
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  3. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

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  4. Nytechy

    Nytechy pfm Member

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  5. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    Bunnyman by Will Sergeant.

    I'm only on the 5th chapter but so far quite funny and entertaining even if a little grim.
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  6. Tw99

    Tw99 source last

    I'm currently in the middle of Trevor Horn's autobiog. Enjoying it so far. For some reason I'd always thought of him as a mild mannered chap (I suppose it's the glasses!), but he seems to have been fairly ruthless with some of the artists he worked with.
  7. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    Definitely worth a read ... especially if you're from 'up north'.

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  8. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    I suspect every successful musician is more or less a bit of a rutheless sh%t.

    That's my excuse anyhow.

  9. Graham H

    Graham H pfm Member

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  10. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    They are for me!

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    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

  12. RBrinsdon

    RBrinsdon pfm Member

    A tad late but I have a lot of books on the go currently:-

    "Charlies Good Tonight" - the best Stone biography I have read to date. If you like Charlie Watts then this will elevate him even more.
  13. tedmanzie

    tedmanzie pfm Member

    Rick Rubin's new book 'The Creative Act' is essential for anyone interested in creativity in any field. It's not exclusively about music, or particularly about music at all actually, but his thoughts and musings on process, choice, purpose etc are really interesting and often very inspirational. Highly recommended.
  14. guey

    guey pfm Member

  15. irons1965

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  16. Space is the Place

    Space is the Place pfm Member

    I've just started reading Acid for the Children: A Memoir by Flea: Given to me by a Patti Smith fan. I wasn't sure if i'd enjoying it....
    I've just got to the bit (about of a third of the way through) where he starts to play the trumpet and meets Dizzy Gillespie as a child, the way he describes the instrument, other Jazz musicians and the meeting with Gillespie is dazzlingly beautiful and alive.
    I feel like everything has come full circle, when i was a kid i saw the film Lets get Lost on Channel 4. A biography about Chet Baker, filmed by photographer Bruce Weber, i was totally hypnotised by the B&W photography, i didn't really understand why and the effect it would have. I'd never heard of Chet Baker at that point, Flea was right there at the start of the film.

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