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Music Books

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

  1. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

  2. Gauze

    Gauze Member

    I always found Eno's A Year with Swollen Appendices to be interesting.
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  3. Pete Green

    Pete Green Active Member

    I’ve just read a great review of this book by John Carey - he loved it
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  4. Tumeni Notes

    Tumeni Notes pfm Member

    Mark Radcliffe - "Crossroads - In search of the moments that changed music"

    Starting with the literal, the crossroads meeting where Robert Johnson supposedly met, and sold his soul, to the devil, it examines the points where musical styles and cultures met, and then generated different styles. Chapter 2 has Geezer Butler observing the queues for the latest Karloff/Hammer horror movie, and seeing Earth's route to success as Black Sabbath.... and so on. Good read.
  5. Pete Green

    Pete Green Active Member

    A book I've always loved is Peter Guralnick's " Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom ", fantastic for early stuff about Otis Redding and Al Green. Very poignant when he talks to Redding, who shares his love of the Beatles and his ambitions for future material.

    A more esoteric choice of another enduring read is " The soundscape of modernity " by Emily Thompson - she writes how the often unintentional architecture of venues has shaped how we hear live sound. A fascinating read. She writes about how the lower balcony seats were always cheap until people realised the sound was best there, and would prefer to book tickets ahead of the stalls or up top in the gods
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  6. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    Not directly related to music, but a beautiful (and nostalgic) book—and many of the computers therein were/are used to make music.

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  7. Muttley2

    Muttley2 pfm Member

  8. gustav_errata

    gustav_errata pfm Member

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