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Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

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Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393351682
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2015

Music history for anyone who ever tuned into the Top 40, spent hours reading liner notes, saved their concert ticket stubs, or learned more from a 7-inch record than they ever did in school. A book that sings like the Spotify playlist in Heaven. Essential! ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


Sound Man

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Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles , Eric Clapton, the Faces . . . Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780147516572
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Published: Plume - November 24th, 2015

This illuminating look into the life of the legendary Glyn Johns is one of my favorite music autobiographies I've ever read. While it may not be as hard-hitting or muck-raking as some others you'll find, Johns has a wonderful gift for storytelling. Every chapter is a bite-sized look at a specific moment in his long career, and the amount of talent this man worked with is staggering. You get early glimpses into the careers of the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and many more. This is a must-read for fans of classic (or modern) rock. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


Your Band Sucks

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Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780670026593
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Published: Viking - May 19th, 2015

You've never heard of any of Jon Fine's bands (Bitch Magnet, anyone?) but that doesn't stop his memoir from being an essential book on making rock music. Fine has smelt the funk of a tour van that hasn't been cleaned in months, and his story will resonate with anybody who has ever learned more than one guitar chord. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


How to Write About Music

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How to Write about Music: Excerpts from the 33 1/3 Series, Magazines, Books and Blogs with Advice from Industry-Leading Writers Cover Image
By Marc Woodworth (Other), Ally-Jane Grossan (Other)
$34.95
ISBN: 9781628920437
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Published: Bloomsbury Academic - February 26th, 2015

Martin Mull once said that "writing about music is like dancing about architecture." As such, written music reviews are generally either awful or transcendent. Luckily for us, two Skidmore College alums have teamed up to bring us this wonderful collection. Pulling from the great 33 1/3 series and beyond, this book is perfect for students or casual listeners alike. Highly recommended. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


Caffe Lena

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Caffe Lena: Inside America's Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse Cover Image
By Jocelyn Arem, Joe Alper (By (photographer)), Tim Robbins (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781576877326
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Published: powerHouse Books - January 13th, 2015

An important historical and visual record of the legendary Saratoga coffeehouse and musical stage. From its 1960 inception to the present, Caffe Lena has hosted most of the great folk musicians of our time. Amazing photos galore. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


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