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Ushering in a new era of confessional music that spoke openly about experiences of trauma, depression, and self-loathing, Nine Inch Nails' seminal album, The Downward Spiral, changed popular music forever-bringing transgressive themes of heresy, S&M, and body horror to the masses and taking music technology to its limits. Released in ...
Into The Never: Nine Inch Nails And The Creation Of The Downward Spiral
Ushering in a new era of confessional music that spoke openly about experiences of trauma, depression, and self-loathing, Nine Inch Nails' seminal album, The Downward Spiral, changed popular music forever-bringing transgressive themes of heresy, S&M, and body horror to the masses and taking music technology to its limits. Released in 1994, the album resonated across a generation, combining elements of metal, industrial, synth-pop, and ambient electronica, and going on to sell over four million copies. Now, Into the Never explores the creation and cultural impact of The Downward Spiral, one of the most influential and artistically significant albums of the twentieth century, or ever. Inspired by David Bowie's Low and Pink Floyd's The Wall, the album recounts one man's disintegration as he descends into nihilism and nothingness. Blurring the lines between autobiography and concept album, creation and decay, it is also the story of Trent Reznor (the man who is Nine Inch Nails) as he pushed himself to the edge of the abyss, trapped in a cycle of addiction and self-destruction. The Downward Spiral also presents a reflection of America and a wider culture of violence, connecting the Columbine High School shooting, the infamous Manson family murders, and the aftermath of Vietnam and the Gulf War. Featuring new interviews with collaborators and artists inspired by the album, Into the Never sets The Downward Spiral in the context of music of the era and brings the story up to date, from Reznor's recovery to his reinvention as an Oscar-winning soundtrack artist.
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26.200000 USD

Into The Never: Nine Inch Nails And The Creation Of The Downward Spiral

by Adam Steiner
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Hailed as outrageously funny (O, The Oprah Magazine) and deeply moving (Los Angeles Review of Books), Sounds Like Titanic tells the story of how Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman became a fake violinist. Raised in rural Appalachia and struggling to pay college tuition in the big city, Hindman joins her first a ...
Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir
Hailed as outrageously funny (O, The Oprah Magazine) and deeply moving (Los Angeles Review of Books), Sounds Like Titanic tells the story of how Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman became a fake violinist. Raised in rural Appalachia and struggling to pay college tuition in the big city, Hindman joins her first a professional ensemble. But the job is a sham: when the group performs, the microphones are off while music blares from a hidden CD. On tour with this unique ensemble and its mysterious composer, Hindman plays for audiences genuinely moved by the performance but unable to distinguish real from fake. At once a coming-of-age memoir and an incisive articulation of modern anxieties of gender, class, and ambition, Sounds Like Titanic is angry, merciless, empathetic . . . [and] hugely entertaining (Tom Bissell). A memoir of millennial economic ennui, a clever illustration of navigating impostor syndrome and the gig economy. - @nytimesbooks
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20.44 USD

Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir

by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
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Known as the Father of Festival Sound, Bill Hanley (b. 1937) made his indelible mark as a sound engineer at the 1969 WoodStock Music and Arts Fair. Hanley is credited with creating the sound of WoodStock, which literally made the massive festival possible. Stories of his on-the-fly solutions resonate as ...
The Last Seat in the House: The Story of Hanley Sound
Known as the Father of Festival Sound, Bill Hanley (b. 1937) made his indelible mark as a sound engineer at the 1969 WoodStock Music and Arts Fair. Hanley is credited with creating the sound of WoodStock, which literally made the massive festival possible. Stories of his on-the-fly solutions resonate as legend among festivalgoers, music lovers, and sound engineers. Since the 1950s his passion for audio has changed the way Audiences listen to and technicians approach quality live concert sound. John Kane examines Hanley's echoing impact on the entire field of sound engineering, that crucial but often-overlooked carrier wave of contemporary music. Hanley's innovations founded the sound reinforcement industry and launched a new area of technology, rich with clarity and intelligibility. By the early seventies the post-WoodStock festival mass gathering movement collapsed. The music industry shifted, and new sound companies surfaced. After huge financial losses and facing stiff competition, Hanley lost his hold on a business he helped create. By studying both his history during the festivals and his independent business ventures, Kane seeks to present an honest portrayal of Hanley and his acumen and contributions. Since 2011, Kane conducted extensive research, including over one hundred interviews with music legends from the Production and performance side of the industry. These carefully selected respondents witnessed Hanley's expertise at various events and venues like Lyndon B. Johnson's second inauguration, the Newport Folk/Jazz Festivals, the Beatles' final tour of 1966, the Fillmore East, Madison Square Garden, and more. The Last Seat in the House will intrigue and inform anyone who cares about the modern music industry.
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36.750000 USD

The Last Seat in the House: The Story of Hanley Sound

by John Kane
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Bobby Blue Bland's silky-smooth vocal style and captivating live performances helped propel the blues out of Delta juke joints and into urban clubs and upscale theaters. Soul of the Man: Bobby Blue Bland relates how Bland, along with longtime friend B. B. King, and other members of the loosely knit ...
Soul of the Man: Bobby Blue Bland
Bobby Blue Bland's silky-smooth vocal style and captivating live performances helped propel the blues out of Delta juke joints and into urban clubs and upscale theaters. Soul of the Man: Bobby Blue Bland relates how Bland, along with longtime friend B. B. King, and other members of the loosely knit group who called themselves the Beale Streeters, forged a new electrified blues style in Memphis in the early 1950s. Combining elements of Delta blues, southern gospel, big-band jazz, and country and western music, Bland and the Beale Streeters were at the heart of a revolution. This biography traces how Bland scored hit after hit, placing more than sixty songs on the R&B charts throughout the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. A four-time Grammy nominee, he received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Blues Foundation, as well as the Rhythm & Blues Foundation's Pioneer Award. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame. This biography at last heralds one of America's great music makers.
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26.250000 USD

Soul of the Man: Bobby Blue Bland

by Charles Farley
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Sweet Bitter Blues: Washington, DC's Homemade Blues depicts the life and times of harmonica player Phil Wiggins and the unique, vibrant music scene around him, as described by music journalist Frank Matheis. Featuring Wiggins's story, but including information on many musicians, the volume presents an incomparable documentary of the African ...
Sweet Bitter Blues: Washington, DC's Homemade Blues
Sweet Bitter Blues: Washington, DC's Homemade Blues depicts the life and times of harmonica player Phil Wiggins and the unique, vibrant music scene around him, as described by music journalist Frank Matheis. Featuring Wiggins's story, but including information on many musicians, the volume presents an incomparable documentary of the African American blues scene in Washington, DC, from 1975 to the present. At its core, the DC-area acoustic down home blues scene was and is rooted in the African American community. A dedicated group of musicians saw it as their mission to carry on their respective Piedmont musical traditions: Mother Scott, Flora Molton, Chief Ellis, Archie Edwards, John Jackson, John Cephas, and foremost Phil Wiggins. Because of their love for the music and willingness to teach, these creators fostered a harmonious environment, mostly centered on Archie Edwards's famous barbershop where Edwards opened his doors every Saturday afternoon for jam sessions. Sweet Bitter Blues features biographies and supporting essays based on Wiggins's recollections and supplemented by Matheis's research, along with a foreword by noted blues scholar Elijah Wald, historic interviews by Dr. Barry Lee Pearson with John Cephas and Archie Edwards, and previously unpublished and rare photographs. This is the story of an acoustic blues scene that was and is a living tradition.
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26.250000 USD

Sweet Bitter Blues: Washington, DC's Homemade Blues

by Frank Matheis, Phil Wiggins
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FEATURING A FOREWORD BY COREY TAYLOR OF SLIPKNOT For lack of a better term, Lou Brutus is a Professional Music Fan. He lives the dream of millions by traveling the Earth attending concerts and interviewing rock stars. He's spent his life blasting tunes on the radio, becoming the first to ...
Sonic Warrior: My Life as a Rock and Roll Reprobate
FEATURING A FOREWORD BY COREY TAYLOR OF SLIPKNOT For lack of a better term, Lou Brutus is a Professional Music Fan. He lives the dream of millions by traveling the Earth attending concerts and interviewing rock stars. He's spent his life blasting tunes on the radio, becoming the first to play all of your favorite bands, and gaining access to literally thousands of music events. There is no one in the media who has seen more shows or conducted more on-site interviews than Lou. Sonic Warrior is a collection of insane-but-true stories from the career of Rock Radio legend Lou Brutus. Each chapter is a separate tale that careens around his 40+ years of covering concerts, interviewing music's biggest stars, and influencing generations of radio listeners. Starting with the first show he attended (Black Sabbath at New York City's Madison Square Garden in December 1976, where he threw up Boone's Farm Strawberry Wine all over his older sister's boyfriend) and continuing to the present day (where he doesn't puke as much). Stops along the way include Live Aid in Philadelphia (where he threw up on the entire crowd from a helicopter), the Arctic (where he didn't throw up on anyone but did get in a mosh pit with the native Inuit villagers as Metallica performed a song about sodomizing a goat), Live Earth in London (where he chugged ale with Spinal Tap's Stonehenge dwarfs and almost threw up), and the New Jersey Turnpike (where the tour bus he was traveling in ran over a guy, which is much worse than throwing up). Whether having his life energy drained through the palm of his hand by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, watching cocaine get snorted off a stripper's ass in Pantera's dressing room, or drooling in his own lap after smoking some kind of mutant mind warp demon weed with Snoop Dogg, Brutus gives a hilariously unvarnished look at the realities of the music industry from his fly-on-the-wall, I'm just the guy here to interview the band vantage point. The book also features a Foreword by his friend Corey Taylor, Grammy Award winning singer for Slipknot and Stone Sour, as well as an original illustration for each chapter by artist Alan MacBain.
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28.350000 USD

Sonic Warrior: My Life as a Rock and Roll Reprobate

by Lou Brutus
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A gritty, gripping memoir by the singer Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, Soulsavers), chronicling his years as a singer and drug addict in Seattle in the '80s and '90s Mark Lanegan-primitive, brutal, and apocalyptic. What's not to love? -Nick Cave, author of The Sick Bag Song ...
Sing Backwards and Weep: A Memoir
A gritty, gripping memoir by the singer Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, Soulsavers), chronicling his years as a singer and drug addict in Seattle in the '80s and '90s Mark Lanegan-primitive, brutal, and apocalyptic. What's not to love? -Nick Cave, author of The Sick Bag Song and The Death of Bunny Munro When Mark Lanegan first arrived in Seattle in the mid-1980s, he was just an arrogant, self-loathing redneck waster seeking transformation through rock 'n' roll. Little did he know that within less than a decade, he would rise to fame as the front man of the Screaming Trees, then fall from grace as a low-level crack dealer and a homeless heroin addict, all the while watching some of his closest friends rocket to the forefront of popular music. In Sing Backwards and Weep, Lanegan takes readers back to the sinister, needle-ridden streets of Seattle, to an alternative music scene that was simultaneously bursting with creativity and dripping with drugs. He tracks the tumultuous rise and fall of the Screaming Trees, from a brawling, acid-rock bar band to world-famous festival favorites that scored a hit #5 single on Billboard's Alternative charts and landed a notorious performance on David Letterman, where Lanegan appeared sporting a fresh black eye from a brawl the night before. This book also dives into Lanegan's personal struggles with addiction, culminating in homelessness, petty crime, and the tragic deaths of his closest friends. From the back of the van to the front of the bar, from the hotel room to the emergency room, onstage, backstage, and everywhere in between, Sing Backwards and Weep reveals the abrasive underlining beneath one of the most romanticized decades in rock history-from a survivor who lived to tell the tale. Gritty, gripping, and unflinchingly raw, Sing Backwards and Weep is a book about more than just an extraordinary singer who watched his dreams catch fire and incinerate the ground beneath his feet. Instead, it's about a man who learned how to drag himself from the wreckage, dust off the ashes, and keep living and creating.
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29.400000 USD
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And the greatest of these is... Jeremy Camp became a GRAMMY (R)-nominated singer and songwriter, released four gold albums, and received two American Music Awards nominations. While on a three-month-long tour, Jeremy met and built a friendship with the lead singer of another band. In a beautiful and inspiring story ...
In Unison: The Unfinished Story of Jeremy and Adrienne Camp
And the greatest of these is... Jeremy Camp became a GRAMMY (R)-nominated singer and songwriter, released four gold albums, and received two American Music Awards nominations. While on a three-month-long tour, Jeremy met and built a friendship with the lead singer of another band. In a beautiful and inspiring story their love unfolded taking them both by surprise. After 16 years of marriage, Jeremy and Adrienne have experienced devastating losses and incredible joy, and have grown alongside each other. They continue to build a friendship as they juggle life and frequent separations, due to tour schedules, with the demands and stressors of parenting their three kids. In Unison is the story of the lessons they've learned in love and marriage told from each of their voices. They vulnerably share the highs and lows of life together and offer practical advice for how to deal with conflict, manage finances, move through grief, and work to build your own family culture. You can't do marriage without Jesus, and when you keep Him in the middle, together, you can build a lasting love.
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24.140000 USD

In Unison: The Unfinished Story of Jeremy and Adrienne Camp

by Amanda Hope Haley, Adrienne Camp, Jeremy Camp
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Before #MeToo, before Riot Grrl, there was Lydia Lunch. A central figure in the No Wave scene of the seventies as founder of the seminal Teenage Jesus and The Jerks Lunch has pursued a four decade long career turning the substance of her life into unapologetic, stark, and beautiful art. ...
Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over
Before #MeToo, before Riot Grrl, there was Lydia Lunch. A central figure in the No Wave scene of the seventies as founder of the seminal Teenage Jesus and The Jerks Lunch has pursued a four decade long career turning the substance of her life into unapologetic, stark, and beautiful art. From the eighties onward, Lunch became a lone voice publicly calling out the patriarchal aggressions and day-to-day violence enacted by the powerful and never gave a good goddamn whether you wanted to hear it or not. Refusing to be silenced, she took to stages the world over, fearlessly speaking the truth, whether of her own life with its legacy of parental abuse, of her wild times owning the streets of New York City, or of the world she saw around her. Seeing no boundaries between creative mediums, Lydia has enacted her vision through music, spoken word, film, theatre, and more. Released as an accompaniment to Beth B s new documentary The War Is Never Over, this book is the first comprehensive overview of Lunch s creative campaign of resistance, a celebration of pleasure as the ultimate act of rebellion. Across these pages, Lunch and her numerous collaborators including Thurston Moore, Jim Sclavunos, Kid Congo Powers, Bob Bert, Richard Kern, Nick Zedd, and Vivienne Dick recount life at the frontline of the musical extremes of the seventies and eighties underground, the wild times, the disciplined productivity, life lived as a defender of the voiceless, and an unapologetic force of righteous fury.
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27.80 USD

Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over

by Nick Soulsby
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Howard Bloom-called the greatest press agent that rock and roll has ever known by Derek Sutton, the former manager of Styx, Ten Years After, and Jethro Tull-is a science nerd who knew nothing about popular music. But he founded the biggest PR firm in the music industry and helped build ...
Einstein, Michael Jackson & Me: A Search for Soul in the Power Pits of Rock and Roll
Howard Bloom-called the greatest press agent that rock and roll has ever known by Derek Sutton, the former manager of Styx, Ten Years After, and Jethro Tull-is a science nerd who knew nothing about popular music. But he founded the biggest PR firm in the music industry and helped build or sustain the careers of our biggest rock-and-roll legends, including Michael Jackson, Prince, Bob Marley, Bette Midler, Billy Joel, Billy Idol, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, David Byrne, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Queen, Kiss, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run DMC, ZZ Top, Joan Jett, Chaka Khan, and one hundred more. What was he after? He was on a hunt for the gods inside of you and me. Einstein, Michael Jackson & Me is Bloom's story-the strange tale of a scientific expedition into the dark underbelly of science and fame where new myths and movements are made.
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29.350000 USD

Einstein, Michael Jackson & Me: A Search for Soul in the Power Pits of Rock and Roll

by Howard Bloom
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Ornette Coleman's career encompassed the glory years of jazz and the American avant-garde. Born in segregated Fort Worth, Texas, during the Great Depression, the African American composer and musician was the zeitgeist incarnate. Steeped in the Texas blues tradition, Ornette and jazz grew up together, as the brassy blare of ...
Ornette Coleman: The Territory and the Adventure
Ornette Coleman's career encompassed the glory years of jazz and the American avant-garde. Born in segregated Fort Worth, Texas, during the Great Depression, the African American composer and musician was the zeitgeist incarnate. Steeped in the Texas blues tradition, Ornette and jazz grew up together, as the brassy blare of big band swing gave way to bebop, a faster music for a faster, post-war world. At the dawn of the Space Age and New York's 1960s counterculture, his music gave voice to the moment. Lauded by some, maligned by many, he forged a breakaway art sometimes called `the new thing' or `free jazz'. Featuring previously unpublished photographs of Ornette and his contemporaries, this is the compelling story of one of America's most adventurous musicians and the sound of a changing world.
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29.76 USD

Ornette Coleman: The Territory and the Adventure

by Maria Golia
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The definitive, investigative biography of jazz legend Dave Brubeck ( Take Five ) In 2003, music journalist Philip Clark was granted unparalleled access to jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Over the course of ten days, he shadowed the Dave Brubeck Quartet during their extended British tour, recording an epic interview with ...
Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time
The definitive, investigative biography of jazz legend Dave Brubeck ( Take Five ) In 2003, music journalist Philip Clark was granted unparalleled access to jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Over the course of ten days, he shadowed the Dave Brubeck Quartet during their extended British tour, recording an epic interview with the bandleader. Brubeck opened up as never before, disclosing his unique approach to jazz; the heady days of his classic quartet in the 1950s-60s; hanging out with Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, and Miles Davis; and the many controversies that had dogged his 66-year-long career. Alongside beloved figures like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, Brubeck's music has achieved name recognition beyond jazz. But finding a convincing fit for Brubeck's legacy, one that reconciles his mass popularity with his advanced musical technique, has proved largely elusive. In Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time, Clark provides us with a thoughtful, thorough, and long-overdue biography of an extraordinary man whose influence continues to inform and inspire musicians today. Structured around Clark's extended interview and intensive new research, this book tells one of the last untold stories of jazz, unearthing the secret history of Take Five and many hitherto unknown aspects of Brubeck's early career - and about his creative relationship with his star saxophonist Paul Desmond. Woven throughout are cameo appearances from a host of unlikely figures from Sting, Ray Manzarek of The Doors, and Keith Emerson, to John Cage, Leonard Bernstein, Harry Partch, and Edgard Varese. Each chapter explores a different theme or aspect of Brubeck's life and music, illuminating the core of his artistry and genius. To quote President Obama, as he awarded the musician with a Kennedy Center Honor: You can't understand America without understanding jazz, and you can't understand jazz without understanding Dave Brubeck.
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31.500000 USD

Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time

by Philip Clark
Hardback
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David Bowie was one of the world's most famous rock stars. But, as David Bowie FAQ shows, he was also far more than that. After spending the latter part of the 1960s searching for the best medium through which to express his artistic aspirations-and trying out several performing arts in ...
David Bowie FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Rock's Finest Actor
David Bowie was one of the world's most famous rock stars. But, as David Bowie FAQ shows, he was also far more than that. After spending the latter part of the 1960s searching for the best medium through which to express his artistic aspirations-and trying out several performing arts in the process-he experienced fleeting but significant success in music with the top-ten UK hit Space Oddity, released at the time of the successful Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. Subsequently he achieved true international fame in the early 1970s through playing the role of the androgynous alien rock-star Ziggy Stardust. From here he went on to a career that spanned five decades, exploring numerous artistic disciplines, challenging societal mores and conventions, and building a platform of constant change and reinvention. Whereas most rock stars would find a winning formula and rigidly stick to it to avoid alienating their fans, David Bowie made stylistic variation his cornerstone-an entirely new and model for rock stardom. But David Bowie was more than a rock star. Reflecting an approach to art that knew no boundaries, he also made his mark in movie acting, legitimate stage acting, and more. There was a unifying factor in all of the roles he played, regardless of medium, because even from childhood he'd felt himself to be an outsider, alienated and estranged. Bowie's fans quickly recognized this quality in him, and it created a bond that went far beyond the usual star-fan relationship. Through David Bowie, fans found themselves able to accept their sense of difference as a positive thing rather than a negative one. David Bowie didn't simply entertain people-he empowered them.
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26.200000 USD

David Bowie FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Rock's Finest Actor

by Ian Chapman
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THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER 'Tender, wise and funny' Sunday Express 'Beautifully observed, deadly funny' Max Porter Before becoming an acclaimed musician and writer, Tracey Thorn was a typical teenager: bored and cynical, despairing of her aspirational parents. Her only comfort came from house parties and the female pop ...
Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER 'Tender, wise and funny' Sunday Express 'Beautifully observed, deadly funny' Max Porter Before becoming an acclaimed musician and writer, Tracey Thorn was a typical teenager: bored and cynical, despairing of her aspirational parents. Her only comfort came from house parties and the female pop icons who hinted at a new kind of living. Returning to the scene of her childhood, Thorn takes us beyond the bus shelters, the pub car parks and the weekly discos, to the parents who wanted so much for their children and the children who wanted none of it. With great wit and insight, Thorn reconsiders the Green Belt post-war dream so many artists have mocked, and yet so many artists have come from.
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18.57 USD

Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia

by Tracey Thorn
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Chopin's Piano traces the history of Frederic Chopin's twenty-four Preludes through the instruments on which they were played, the pianists who interpreted them, and the traditions they came to represent. Yet it begins and ends with Chopin's Mallorquin pianino, which the great keyboard player Wanda Landowska rescued from an abandoned ...
Chopin's Piano: In Search of the Instrument that Transformed Music
Chopin's Piano traces the history of Frederic Chopin's twenty-four Preludes through the instruments on which they were played, the pianists who interpreted them, and the traditions they came to represent. Yet it begins and ends with Chopin's Mallorquin pianino, which the great keyboard player Wanda Landowska rescued from an abandoned monastery at Valldemossa in 1913-and which assumed an astonishing cultural potency during the Second World War as it became, for the Nazis, a symbol of the man and music they were determined to appropriate as their own. In scintillating prose, and with an eye for exquisite detail, Paul Kildea beautifully interweaves these narratives, which comprise a journey through musical Romanticism-one that illuminates how art is transmitted, interpreted, and appropriated over the ages. A sweeping story. . . . In graceful prose, Kildea explores developments in the history of piano-making, changes in the ways pianists have approached their craft, and, most luminously, the music of Chopin. - Jonathan Rosenberg, Christian Science Monitor
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17.800000 USD

Chopin's Piano: In Search of the Instrument that Transformed Music

by Paul Kildea
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Musician, nightlife impresario, record label executive, photographer, and author, Michael Alago takes readers through this amazing journey that is his life. Alago grew up in Brooklyn, New York, in a large, spirited, and devoted Puerto Rican family. Through his early passion for music, art, theater, and photography, he soon found ...
I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music. Signing Metallica. Beating Death.
Musician, nightlife impresario, record label executive, photographer, and author, Michael Alago takes readers through this amazing journey that is his life. Alago grew up in Brooklyn, New York, in a large, spirited, and devoted Puerto Rican family. Through his early passion for music, art, theater, and photography, he soon found himself rubbing elbows with many downtown NYC scene makers, from Stiv Bators to Jean Michel Basquiat, Cherry Vanilla and Wayne County to Deborah Harry and Robert Mapplethorpe. As an underage teenager going to Max's Kansas City, CBGB, and various art galleries, Alago also began running The Dead Boys fan club. A few years later, he became the assistant music director for legendary nightclubs the Ritz and the Red Parrot. At age twenty-four, he began a storied career as an A&R executive at Elektra Records that started with signing Metallica in the summer of 1984, changing the entire landscape of rock 'n' roll and heavy metal. Alago continued to work in A&R for both Palm Pictures and Geffen Records. He was thrilled to executive-produce albums by Cyndi Lauper, Public Image Ltd, White Zombie, and Nina Simone. In the late 1980s, he was diagnosed with HIV, which manifested into full-blown AIDS ten years later. He survived to continue his music career, but in 2005, he left music to pursue his other love: photography. Alago went on to publish three bestselling books: Rough Gods, Brutal Truth, and Beautiful Imperfections with German-based publisher Bruno Gmunder. He has since overcome his longtime addiction to drugs and alcohol. In his clean and sober life, he has reconnected with his family, continues to be a working photographer as well as record producer, and only through the grace of his 12-Step program is he able to live this big, beautiful life. In 2017, a documentary directed by Drew Stone and produced by Michael Alex on Alago's wildly successful career in music was released in theaters and on Netflix, entitled Who the Fuck Is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago.
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26.200000 USD

I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music. Signing Metallica. Beating Death.

by Laura Davis-Chanin, Michael Alago
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Anita Pallenberg, instantly recognisable as a member of The Rolling Stones' rock 'n' roll circus in the Sixties and Seventies, was no docile groupie. Fluent in four languages, she partied with the jet set in Rome, met Warhol, Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti in New York, was at home with London's leading ...
Anita Pallenberg: The Black Queen
Anita Pallenberg, instantly recognisable as a member of The Rolling Stones' rock 'n' roll circus in the Sixties and Seventies, was no docile groupie. Fluent in four languages, she partied with the jet set in Rome, met Warhol, Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti in New York, was at home with London's leading lights of popular culture and went on to star in over a dozen films, perhaps most notably in Performance. A German-Italian rebel and social phenomenon, Anita consistently gravitated towards the next wave of movers and shakers. Based on exclusive interviews with friends and family, and full of her extraordinary adventures with the rich and famous, as well as her personal triumphs and tragedies, She's a Rainbow delves deep into her fascinating and moving story - for the first time ever.
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37.19 USD

Anita Pallenberg: The Black Queen

by Simon Wells
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** Famous Heavy Metal Bands (and Their Associates) Interviewed: Metallica, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Pantera, Marilyn Manson, Twisted Sister, Dio, Slipknot, Quiet Riot, Ministry, Slayer, Megadeth, Stryper, W.A.S.P., Korn, White Zombie, Disturbed, Anthrax, Faith No More, Warrant, and more ** Author Platform: Wiederhorn regularly writes for Loudwire, Rolling Stone, Spin, ...
Raising Hell: Backstage Tales from the Lives of Metal Legends
** Famous Heavy Metal Bands (and Their Associates) Interviewed: Metallica, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Pantera, Marilyn Manson, Twisted Sister, Dio, Slipknot, Quiet Riot, Ministry, Slayer, Megadeth, Stryper, W.A.S.P., Korn, White Zombie, Disturbed, Anthrax, Faith No More, Warrant, and more ** Author Platform: Wiederhorn regularly writes for Loudwire, Rolling Stone, Spin, Guitar World, and Revolver ** Dedicated Fans Who Make Purchases: Metalheads are diehard consumers of content about their favorite musicians ** Follow Up to Author's Oral History Louder Than Hell: Previous book BookScanned at 14,000-plus units in HC and PB combined, and covered the making of the music, while this book covers the touring, the hotel-room parties, the band dynamics, the pranks, the daring and dangerous lifestyle, and more ** Media Coverage of Author's Previous Oral History: Included Esquire, New York Daily News, USA Today, Washington Post, and more
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31.500000 USD

Raising Hell: Backstage Tales from the Lives of Metal Legends

by Jon Wiederhorn
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Johnny Cash cuts an iconic figure in music history. With his humble demeanour, sombre outfits and that distinctive deep voice, he crossed multiple genres with great success - gospel, rock and roll and of course country. Known for legendary songs about regret and redemption, such as 'I Walk the Line' ...
Johnny Cash: Walking on Fire
Johnny Cash cuts an iconic figure in music history. With his humble demeanour, sombre outfits and that distinctive deep voice, he crossed multiple genres with great success - gospel, rock and roll and of course country. Known for legendary songs about regret and redemption, such as 'I Walk the Line' and 'Ring of Fire', his life was a whirlwind of music, passion, addiction and absolution. This book takes an in depth look at the enthralling life of one of America's most influential artists.
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16.790000 USD

Johnny Cash: Walking on Fire

by Helen Akitt
Hardback
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Celebrating Anita O'Day's 100th birthday anniversary, this classic and engaging memoir is a must read for anyone wanting a real look behind the scenes at the 'golden age' of jazz. The New York Times calls it, a fascinating travelogue through the jazz world, filled with vivid images of Gene Krupa, ...
High Times Hard Times: The Anniversary Edition
Celebrating Anita O'Day's 100th birthday anniversary, this classic and engaging memoir is a must read for anyone wanting a real look behind the scenes at the 'golden age' of jazz. The New York Times calls it, a fascinating travelogue through the jazz world, filled with vivid images of Gene Krupa, Stan Kenton, Roy Eldridge, and Billie Holiday...Her prose is as hip as her music. O'Day was as well known for her drug problems as her jazz; and this candid memoir covers both in detail-starting out with her grisly 1966 overdose, then flashing back to tell all from the beginning. High Times Hard Times presents an intimate portrait of a larger-than-life jazz and big band singer-the success of her early career, the tragedy of heroin addiction, her painful recovery, and her ultimate triumph. An inspiring story. A real cut above the usual down-and-dirty music-and-drugs confession.
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23.100000 USD

High Times Hard Times: The Anniversary Edition

by George Eells, Anita O'Day
Paperback / softback
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The Mighty Elvis is a commemoration of his life and times in the form of an art book, told through the unique vision of legendary designer and illustrator Seymour Chwast. Beautifully illustrated throughout, it presents an enhanced portrait of one of America's greatest celebrities. With text by author Steven Brower ...
The Mighty Elvis A Graphic Biography
The Mighty Elvis is a commemoration of his life and times in the form of an art book, told through the unique vision of legendary designer and illustrator Seymour Chwast. Beautifully illustrated throughout, it presents an enhanced portrait of one of America's greatest celebrities. With text by author Steven Brower (Satchmo: The Life and Art of Louis Armstrong), The Mighty Elvis reminds us of the continuing stardom of one of the most popular American singers of all time. Through Chwast's illustrations, cartoons and comics we get to relive his early life, his meteoric rise to fame and how he was affected by, and in turn, affected the world of music in the many genres he mastered. The book covers his first appearances on television, Graceland, his meeting with President Nixon and his wedding to Priscilla, and much more. Millions of fans loved him, purchased his records, attended his sold out shows and went to his thirtythree films. Death, forty years ago, has not diminished his fame. Elvis Lives! The Mighty Elvis is a celebration, in art and design, of the life of a great icon of the American Scene!
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20.990000 USD

The Mighty Elvis A Graphic Biography

by Seymour Chwast, Steven Brower
Hardback
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Adrian Rollini (1903-1956), an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, played the bass saxophone, piano, vibraphone, and an array of other instruments. He even introduced some, such as the harmonica-like cuesnophone, called Goofus, never before wielded in jazz. Adrian Rollini: The Life and Music of a Jazz Rambler draws on oral history, countless ...
Adrian Rollini: The Life and Music of a Jazz Rambler
Adrian Rollini (1903-1956), an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, played the bass saxophone, piano, vibraphone, and an array of other instruments. He even introduced some, such as the harmonica-like cuesnophone, called Goofus, never before wielded in jazz. Adrian Rollini: The Life and Music of a Jazz Rambler draws on oral history, countless vintage articles, and family archives to trace Rollini's life, from his family's arrival in the US to his development and career as a musician and to his retirement and death. A child prodigy, Rollini was playing the piano in public at the age of five. At sixteen in New York he was recording pianola rolls when his peers recognized his talent and asked him to play xylophone and piano in a new band, the California Ramblers. When he decided to play a relatively new instrument, the bass saxophone, the Ramblers made their mark on jazz forever. Rollini became the man who gave this instrument its place. Yet he did not limit himself to playing bass parts-he became the California Ramblers' major soloist and created the studio and public sound of the band. In 1927 Rollini led a new band that included such jazz greats as Bix Beiderbecke and Frank Trumbauer. During the Depression years, he was back in New York playing with several bands including his own New California Ramblers. In the 1940s, Rollini purchased a property on Key Largo. He rarely performed again for the public but hosted rollicking jam sessions at his fishing lodge with some of the best nationally known and local players. After a car wreck and an unfortunate hospitalization, Rollini passed away at age fifty-three.
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36.750000 USD

Adrian Rollini: The Life and Music of a Jazz Rambler

by Ate Van Delden
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Former teen idol Leif Garrett bares his soul for the first time ever, revealing his deepest secrets about the extraordinary highs and devastating lows he has survived over the years. He was a hardworking child actor in the early 1970s, appearing on dozens of popular films and TV programs. Then ...
Idol Truth: A Memoir
Former teen idol Leif Garrett bares his soul for the first time ever, revealing his deepest secrets about the extraordinary highs and devastating lows he has survived over the years. He was a hardworking child actor in the early 1970s, appearing on dozens of popular films and TV programs. Then he was offered a chance to make a record and Leif Garrett, teen idol was born. Millions of teenage girls all over the world covered their walls with his picture. His face adorned hundreds of international magazine covers as he became one of the biggest and most desired heartthrobs in history. There were jet-setting tours, TV specials, and hit records, along with an endless supply of beautiful women, alcohol, and ultimately, the drugs that sent this shooting star into the darkest depths of addiction. Idol Truth is a harrowing survivor's story as well as a charmed tale filled with compelling pop culture characters-from Michael Jackson and Brooke Shields to John Belushi, Freddie Mercury, and many more. It's the first time ever that Leif Garrett has come clean about his life, revealing all the details of his spectacular journey.
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29.400000 USD

Idol Truth: A Memoir

by Chris Epting, Leif Garrett
Hardback
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Aretha was private. I respected this and she trusted me. Linda Solomon met Aretha Franklin in 1983 when she was just beginning her career as a photo journalist and newspaper columnist. Franklin's brother and business manager arranged for Solomon to capture the singer's major career events-just as she was coming ...
The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, an Intimate Portrait
Aretha was private. I respected this and she trusted me. Linda Solomon met Aretha Franklin in 1983 when she was just beginning her career as a photo journalist and newspaper columnist. Franklin's brother and business manager arranged for Solomon to capture the singer's major career events-just as she was coming back home to Detroit from California-while Franklin requested that Solomon document everything else. Everything. And she did just that. What developed over these years of photographing birthday and Christmas parties in her home, annual celebrity galas, private backstage moments during national awards ceremonies, photo shoots with the iconic pink Cadillac, and more was a friendship between two women who grew to enjoy and respect one another. The Queen Next Door is a book full of firsts as Solomon was invited not only to capture historical events in Aretha'smusic career showcasing Detroit, but to join in with the Franklin family's most intimate and cherished moments in her beloved hometown. From performance rehearsals with James Brown to off-camera shenanigans while filming a music video with the Rolling Stones, from her first television special to her first time performing with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, to her last performance with her sisters at her father's church and her son's college graduation celebration. In the book's afterword, Sabrina Garrett Owens, Franklin's niece, honors her aunt, a woman who wasan over whelming supporter of civil rights, women's rights, and fundraising campaigns that helped to benefit her hometown. There was a time in her career-when Franklin was more in demand than ever before-when she insisted that if someone wanted her to perform, they had to come to Detroit. During this time all of her majorconcerts, national television specials, music videos, and commercials would happen in Detroit. Aretha Franklin showed her respect for the people in the city who championed her from the very beginning when she started singing as a young girl in the church choir. Franklin used to say, I am the lady next door when I am not on stage. The Queen Next Door offers fans a personaland unseen look at an extraordinary woman in her most natural moments-both regal and intimate-and highlightsher devotion to her family and her hometown Detroit- forever and ever.
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36.740000 USD

The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, an Intimate Portrait

by Linda Solomon
Hardback
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Who is the market? Anyone who appreciates creativity or seeks to be creative Fans or the musicians, writers and other creative people interviewed in the book Anyone who loves music and/or literature and wants to know the stories behind some of the great works of our times Self-improvers, seekers, and ...
The Creative Spark: How musicians, writers, explorers, and other artists found their inner fire and followed their dreams
Who is the market? Anyone who appreciates creativity or seeks to be creative Fans or the musicians, writers and other creative people interviewed in the book Anyone who loves music and/or literature and wants to know the stories behind some of the great works of our times Self-improvers, seekers, and the intellectually curious Artists and other creative types including writers, musicians, painters, chefs, scientists, iconoclasts Those who are in transition How do people become more creative? The book is filled with examples of how people found ways to be more creative and how they shared their creativity with the world What sparked Amy Tan to write The Joy Luck Club or The Valley of Amazement? How did Lucinda Williams overcome her shyness and learn to command a stage? After The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, why did Francis Ford Coppola make The Outsiders? What does Frances Mayes love most about Tuscany? It's all in The Creative Spark.
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19.940000 USD

The Creative Spark: How musicians, writers, explorers, and other artists found their inner fire and followed their dreams

by Michael Shapiro
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In 1994, Jack Carneal had a loose collection of friends-including Ned Oldham-who liked to get together and play some tunes now and then. It didn't seem like much of anything, until Ned's younger brother, Will Oldham, invited the guys to be his backing band on that summer's Lollapalooza tour. From ...
Destroy Your Safe and Happy Lives
In 1994, Jack Carneal had a loose collection of friends-including Ned Oldham-who liked to get together and play some tunes now and then. It didn't seem like much of anything, until Ned's younger brother, Will Oldham, invited the guys to be his backing band on that summer's Lollapalooza tour. From working two jobs just to pay the bills to hitting the road with one of America's most iconic touring music festivals, to European tours-follow Jack Carneal as he navigates the chaos of the road, the trials and tribulations of being in a band, and the personal sacrifices and demands necessary to make it as a successful artist. Told with unparalleled wit and candor, Destroy Your Safe and Happy Lives is an unflinching look at the intersection of art, commerce, and domestic stability from someone who's mapped each of those roads time and again.
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18.900000 USD

Destroy Your Safe and Happy Lives

by Jack Carneal
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A great companion to ME, Elton's official autobiography! Elton John is as big as they come... the albums * the songs * the concerts * the musicals * the charities * the accolades * the costumes * the glasses * the music! We can count on one hand the musical ...
Elton John: Fifty Years On: The Complete Guide to the Musical Genius of Elton John and Bernie Taupin
A great companion to ME, Elton's official autobiography! Elton John is as big as they come... the albums * the songs * the concerts * the musicals * the charities * the accolades * the costumes * the glasses * the music! We can count on one hand the musical legends equal to Elton John (the Beatles and the Rolling Stones each get a finger). Elton John: Fifty Years On looks at the impact songwriting partners Elton John and Bernie Taupin have had on popular music and culture, and also discusses every song on all thirty albums, plus his work on Broadway, in movies, and elsewhere. Part 1 is a collection of essays and interviews with musicians and music writers chatting about Elton and Bernie. Part 2 is a bullet-pointed look at every released song, complete with insights, trivia, and meanings, including musical insights-like Elton's favorite chord progressions, or the most notable melodies in his discography. Did you know? Elton and Bernie's revision of Candle in the Wind (known as Goodbye England's Rose ), a tribute to Princess Diana after her untimely death, is the biggest-selling single in the UK and the second-biggest selling single in music history (after Bing Crosby's White Christmas ). Tiny Dancer may or may not be about Bernie Taupin's wife, Maxine...quotes from Elton and Bernie contradict each other. The biggest music stars in the world routinely show up at Elton John concerts to sing duets with the Rocket Man, including Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, George Michael, Bruce Hornsby, Lionel Richie, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Adams, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, and many more, as well as Elton's legendary dual shows with Billy Joel! The background vocals for the song White Powder White Lady on the 21 at 33 album are sung by the Eagles. The background vocals for the song Cage the Songbird on the Blue Moves album are sung by Graham Nash and David Crosby. (Stephen Stills must have been busy?) Elton John: Fifty Years On was written for ultimate Elton John fans. A browsing book, a reading book, a treasure trove of facts, trivia, insights, and commentary, it's the perfect companion to Elton leaving the Yellow Brick Road.
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16.800000 USD

Elton John: Fifty Years On: The Complete Guide to the Musical Genius of Elton John and Bernie Taupin

by Michael Lewis, Stephen Spignesi
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Who is the market? Anyone who appreciates creativity or seeks to be creative Fans or the musicians, writers and other creative people interviewed in the book Anyone who loves music and/or literature and wants to know the stories behind some of the great works of our times Self-improvers, seekers, and ...
The Creative Spark: How musicians, writers, explorers, and other artists found their inner fire and followed their dreams
Who is the market? Anyone who appreciates creativity or seeks to be creative Fans or the musicians, writers and other creative people interviewed in the book Anyone who loves music and/or literature and wants to know the stories behind some of the great works of our times Self-improvers, seekers, and the intellectually curious Artists and other creative types including writers, musicians, painters, chefs, scientists, iconoclasts Those who are in transition How do people become more creative? The book is filled with examples of how people found ways to be more creative and how they shared their creativity with the world What sparked Amy Tan to write The Joy Luck Club or The Valley of Amazement? How did Lucinda Williams overcome her shyness and learn to command a stage? After The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, why did Francis Ford Coppola make The Outsiders? What does Frances Mayes love most about Tuscany? It's all in The Creative Spark.
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40.900000 USD

The Creative Spark: How musicians, writers, explorers, and other artists found their inner fire and followed their dreams

by Michael Shapiro
Hardback
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Dyson's incisive analysis of JAY-Z's brilliance not only offers a brief history of hip-hop's critical place in American culture, but also hints at how we can best move forward. --Questlove JAY-Z: Made in America is the fruit of Michael Eric Dyson's decade of teaching the work of one of the ...
Jay-Z: Made in America
Dyson's incisive analysis of JAY-Z's brilliance not only offers a brief history of hip-hop's critical place in American culture, but also hints at how we can best move forward. --Questlove JAY-Z: Made in America is the fruit of Michael Eric Dyson's decade of teaching the work of one of the greatest poets this nation has produced, as gifted a wordsmith as Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Rita Dove. But as a rapper, he's sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an artist he's been for so long. This book wrestles with the biggest themes of JAY-Z's career, including hustling, and it recognizes the way that he's always weaved politics into his music, making important statements about race, criminal justice, black wealth and social injustice. As he enters his fifties, and to mark his thirty years as a recording artist, this is the perfect time to take a look at JAY-Z's career and his role in making this nation what it is today. In many ways, this is JAY-Z's America as much as it's Pelosi's America, or Trump's America, or Martin Luther King's America. JAY-Z has given this country a language to think with and words to live by.
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27.290000 USD

Jay-Z: Made in America

by Michael Eric Dyson
Hardback
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A revelatory work of non-fiction from one of the most popular and influential British musicians of today: part autobiography, part guide to creativity and part cultural history. What makes a song work? What element causes us to stop, to listen, to listen again? Is it a melody? Is it a ...
Rapthology: Lessons in Lyrics and Life
A revelatory work of non-fiction from one of the most popular and influential British musicians of today: part autobiography, part guide to creativity and part cultural history. What makes a song work? What element causes us to stop, to listen, to listen again? Is it a melody? Is it a beat? Is it the words that are sung, or spoken? Is it what they speak to in us? Is it a combination of all of the above? Wretch 32 is one of the most influential musicians at work in Britain today. He is also a lyricist of unparalleled ability, and an advocate of music as a tool to educate as well as to entertain. In an age of unprecedented social and political change, Wretch's music stands as a medium of protest and of progress, helping to explain and shape a new era. In Rapthology, Wretch provides a lesson in lyric writing, taking us through his own creative process, from the first flashes of inspiration to final edits and improvisation. Rapthology is also an anthology of the songs that have shaped Wretch over the last thirty years, from gospel music to dancehall anthems to the most innovative emerging young voices. Step by step, Wretch explains what each song means to him, why it matters and how it has become so popular, and so powerful. The result is a groundbreaking autobiography, a guidebook to the music that matters, and an insight into the artistic process of one of the most inspiring artists of a generation.
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27.88 USD

Rapthology: Lessons in Lyrics and Life

by Jermaine Scott Sinclair a.k.a. Wretch 32
Hardback
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