Books tagged: Popular Music

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Hallo Spaceboy

By Dave Thompson

 

By 1987, David Bowie was at a creative, critical, and commercial low. His most recent album was dismissed by the music press, his latest tour written off as a disaster. Fifteen years after becoming the most colourfully controversial superstar in recent rock history, Bowie ... Read more

Have Not Been the Same (rev)

By Michael Barclay & Ian A.D. Jack

 

?Published in autumn 2001, Have Not Been the Same became the first book to comprehensively document the rise of Canadian underground rock between the years 1985 and 1995. It was a tumultuous decade that saw the arrival of Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip, Sarah McLachlan, Sloan, ... Read more

Heart

By Jake Brown

 

With more Top 10 hits than any other female-fronted music group in history, beginning with such ’70s classics as “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” and “Straight On,” Rolling Stone hailed Heart’s “sister team of Nancy and Ann Wilson. . . [for] shrewdly ... Read more

Hotter Than a Match Head

By Steve Boone
With Tony Moss

 

On October 15, 1967, bass player Steve Boone took the Ed Sullivan Show stage for the final time, with his band The Lovin’ Spoonful. Since forming in a Greenwich Village hotel in early 1965, Boone and his bandmates had released an astounding nine Top 20 singles, the first ... Read more

Mat Memories

By John “Alexander” Arezzi, Greg Oliver
Foreword by Mick Foley, John Gibbons, and Suzanne Alexander

 

A man with three different names ties together the stars of professional wrestling, country music, and the New York Mets.

John Arezzi was a lifelong Mets fan who dreamed of a job in baseball. In 1981, he took a job with the Mets Class A team in North Carolina. But Arezzi had ... Read more

Memphis Mayhem

By David A. Less

 

Memphis gave birth to music that changed the world — Memphis Mayhem is a fascinating history of how music and culture collided to change the state of music forever

“Music writer Less presents a fascinating history of the music of his native Memphis … Less brings to vivid ... Read more

Rivers' Edge

By John D Luerssen

Infighting, power struggles, membership firings and resignations, lawsuits, settlements, non-disclosure agreements, oddball behavior, and, most importantly, fabulous rock music. Welcome to Weezer’s weird world, steered by brainchild Rivers Cuomo ? perhaps the world’s most ... Read more