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Music Books

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

  1. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

  2. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    Found "Life on Two Legs" by Norman Sheffield pretty much unputdownable

    Always loved that stuff out of Trident. Great Story.
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  3. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

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  4. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

  5. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

  6. Sgt pepper

    Sgt pepper pfm Member

  7. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

  8. davidavdavid

    davidavdavid davidavdavid

    Great book about vinyl revival and record shops in the UK, my mate Graham Jones, author of Last Shop Standing promoting the book across Great Britain, here's a pre-order link via Rough Trade ->

    The feel good read for analogue audiophiles everywhere :)

    Please share with all those in your network. I thoroughly enjoyed his previous book Last Shop Standing and interviewed him:
  9. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    I’m late to this thread, but have just commenced reading The Piano Shop On The Left Bank.

    It’s resonance with me is immediate. I love my Zimmerman 125, but what I wouldn’t do to have the space for a Bechstein or Steinway grand...

    Cracking book recommendation.
  10. paulc

    paulc Registered User

    Everything is Combustible - Richard Lloyd. Even if your not a fan of Television, this is still a great read / listen. I did the audiobook, also read by Lloyd which I think helps...he laughs and adds real emotion to what he describes as his memoirs. The book is maybe 20% about Television, the rest is about him growing up in the NY music scene, how he used sneak backstage and goes a lot into his time with Hendrix, Keith Moon, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Led Zep etc....really insightful and usually also very funny. A very interesting individual telling the story of an extraordinary rock and roll life.

    Without a doubt the best music audiobook I've listened to so far.
  11. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Speaking of audiobooks, I'm a third of the way through "The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones" by Stanley booth - the link is to the printed version...

    It was a free Audible download a few years ago and I've only just started to listen to it. Recommended to any Stones fans who haven't read it.

    The book covers the history of the Stones, but it's mainly about the events leading up to Altamont. Suffice it to say, it was a wacky, wacky world.
  12. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

  13. Frankiesays

    Frankiesays Rats is life.

    I love Simon Reynolds Energy flash and how he pokes fun at producers who take themselves too seriously, he has big love for much derided scenes such as Breakbeat hardcore, Gabba, etc. Kodwo Eshuns 'More brilliant than the sun' pays homage to the lesser known cosnic side of Jazz, Rap and other genres, his style is pretentious to the hilt and most annoying, you almost wish he was in the room so you could slap him across the face with the book. It was nonetheless brilliant and original.
  14. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

  15. Still

    Still he said his naim was ralph

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  16. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    I do enjoy his music, but my partner keeps goading me with, 'Oh, look at all the women in the audience'

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  17. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

  18. smegger68

    smegger68 Mango Enthusiast

  19. Still

    Still he said his naim was ralph

    Inequality in Islam?
    Morality for music enjoyers is a tricky one, but Sufis are the antithesis of the conservative wing.
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  20. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

    Just finished Tony Adam’s A Smorgasbord of Sound, his survey of modern jazz in Scandinavia and Finland for the years 1949-80. He’s a mite opinionated, but it’s a pretty comprehensive survey, and I’ve already found a great vibes player - Louis Hjulmand - I knew nothing about as a result. Looking forward to finding other Nordic jazzers from this book.

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