A cult classic in a new edition.
This book is about a single, serpentine fact: late in 1976 a record called "Anarchy in the UK" was issued in London, and this event launched a transformation of pop music all over the world. The song distilled, in crudely poetic form, a critique of modern society... read more

Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century
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The story of post-punk indie rock in America and the bands whose do-it-yourself ethic paved the way for the grunge phenomenon of the 1990s. Beginning with the pioneering and notorious punk band, Black Flag, the story continues with Husker Du, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and others.

Our Band Could be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991
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Here is the story of an often overlooked, one-of-a-kind rock n roll musician and the historic times he lived in. In spite of numerous opportunities for success, he became a tragedy. Jerry Nolan came o... read more

Stranded in the Jungle - Jerry Nolan's Wild Ride-A Tale of Drugs, Fashion, the New York Dolls, and Punk Rock
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Follow the authoritative text encompasses the complete inside story of Bob Dylan the man and his music; the book traces the Bob Dylan story with a detailed biography of his life from his early folk roots through to the world wide musical phenomenon that we know today. The boo... read more

Bob Dylan: Mr Tambourine Man
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When Muddy Waters came to London at the start of the '60s, a kid from Boston called Joe Boyd was his tour manager; when Dylan went electric at the Newport Festival, Joe Boyd was plugging in his guitar; when the summer of love got going, Joe Boyd was running th... read more

White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s
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Allan Jones launched Uncut magazine in 1997 and for 15 years wrote a popular monthly column called Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before, based on his experiences as a music journalist in the 70s and 80s, a gilded time for the music press. By ... read more

Can't Stand Up For Falling Down: Rock'n'Roll War Stories
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Opera is traditionally regarded as an elitist art form, far removed from reality with its fantastical plots and melodramatic divas. This lush new book shows that beneath all the opulent sets and sumptuous costumes, opera--like all the arts--draws on essential human em... read more

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
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The inside story of The Cure 'Beautifully realised' Irish Times Coming of age in Thatcher's Britain in the late 70s and early 80s was really tough, especially if you lived in Crawley. But against the grinding austerity, social unrest and suburban boredom, the spa... read more

Cured - The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys
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In our increasingly digital world, audiophiles know that the real recording is on vinyl. That's why sales of vinyl continue to soar. Mike Evans offers a sumptuous visual celebration of this medium's fascinating history and triumphant rebirth. From weighty 78s to feist... read more

Vinyl: The Art of Making Records
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A groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America's most important musical artists -- Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon -- charts their lives as women at a magical moment in time.
Carole ... read more

Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation
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The Angels roared out of the 1970s with multi-platinum albums, hits and record-breaking tours. The band was formed by the trio of Rick and John Brewster and Doc Neeson. Songs from their classic albums are as pertinent today as they were when they were released, thanks to John and Rick, the... read more

The Angels
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The first-ever collection of the original handwritten Beatles' lyrics. Never before has anyone attempted to track down and publish the original versions of the classic songs, many of which have never yet been published. These documents have ended up ... read more

Beatles Lyrics - The Unseen Story Behind Their Music
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