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The Disco Files 1973-78: New York's Underground Week by Week

by Vince Aletti

[DJHistory.com]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes From the American Indie Underground 1981-1991

by Michael Azerrad

[Back Bay/Little, Brown]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: The Work of a Legendary Critic: Rock'n'Roll as Literature and Literature as Rock'n'Roll

Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader

by Lester Bangs

[Anchor/Serpent's Tail]

 

 

 


White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s

by Joe Boyd

[Serpent's Tail]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King

by Lloyd Bradley

[Viking/Penguin]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey

by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton

[Grove/Avalon Travel]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Silence: Lectures and Writings by John Cage

by John Cage

[Wesleyan University]

 

 

 

 

 

 


Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

by Jeff Chang

[Picador/Ebury]

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings

by Richard Cook and Brian Morton

[Penguin]

 

 

 

 

 

 


Krautrocksampler: One Head's Guide to the Great Kosmische Musik - 1968 Onwards

by Julian Cope

[Head Heritage]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Master of Reality

by John Darnielle

[Continuum]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Miles: The Autobiography

by Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe

[Simon & Schuster/Picador]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chronicles: Volume One

by Bob Dylan

[Simon & Schuster/Pocket]

 

 

 

 

 


The Recording Angel: Music, Records and Culture from Aristotle to Zappa

by Evan Eisenberg

[Yale University/Pocket]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Year with Swollen Appendices

by Brian Eno

[Faber and Faber]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fuck You Heroes: Photographs 1976-1991

by Glen E. Friedman

[Burning Flags/Consafos]

 

 

 

 


Music Downtown: Writings From the Village Voice

by Kyle Gann

[University of California]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Smiths: Songs That Saved Your Life

by Simon Goddard

[Reynolds & Hearn]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Love in Vain: A Vision of Robert Johnson

by Alan Greenberg

[Da Capo]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom

by Peter Guralnick

[Back Bay/MOJO]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Decoded

by Jay-Z and Dream Hampton

[Spiegel & Grau/Virgin]

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists

by Sacha Jenkins, Elliott Wilson, Jeff Mao, Gabe Alvarez, and Brent Rollins

[St. Martin's]

 

 

 

 


The Voice of New Music: New York City 1972-1982

by Tom Johnson

[Het Apollohuis]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Manual: How to Have a Number One the Easy Way

by Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond

[Ellipsis London]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural Nörth Daköta

by Chuck Klosterman

[Scribner/Simon & Schuster]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age

by Steve Knopper

[Free/Simon & Schuster]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hip: The History

by John Leland

[Harper Perennial]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

by Daniel J. Levitin

[Plume/Penguin]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Freedom Principle: Jazz After 1958

by John Litweiler

[Da Capo]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock'n'Roll Music

by Greil Marcus

[Plume/Omnibus]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Old, Weird America: The World of Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes

by Greil Marcus

[Picador]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties

by Ian MacDonald

[Chicago Review/Vintage]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rock She Wrote: Women Write About Rock, Pop, and Rap

Ed. Evelyn McDonnell and Ann Powers

[Cooper Square/Plexus]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Shakey: Neil Young's Biography

by Jimmy McDonough

[Anchor/Vintage]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain

[Grove/Abacus]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A Whore Just Like the Rest: The Music Writings of Richard Meltzer

by Richard Meltzer

[Da Capo]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music

by Greg Milner

[Faber & Faber]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ask: The Chatter Of Pop

by Paul Morley

[Faber & Faber]

 

 

 

 

 

 


Great Pop Things: The Real History of Rock and Roll from Elvis to Oasis

by Colin B. Morton and Chuck Death

[Verse Chorus]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band

by Mötley Crüe and Neil Strauss

[HarperCollins/Regan]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture / Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture

by Simon Reynolds

[Soft Skull/Picador; Routledge/Little, Brown]

 

 

 

 

 


Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984

by Simon Reynolds

[Penguin/Faber & Faber]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye

by David Ritz

[Da Capo/Omnibus]

 

 

 

 

 

 


Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album

by Matthew Robertsom

[Chronicle/Thames & Hudson]

 

 

 

 

 


The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century

by Alex Ross

[Picador/Harper Perennial]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Wu-Tang Manual

by the RZA

[Riverhead/Plexus]

 

 

 

 

 


Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

by Oliver Sacks

[Vintage/Picador]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond

by Jon Savage

[St. Martin's]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Love Is a Mixtape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time

by Rob Sheffield

[Three Rivers/Piatkus]

 

 

 

 

 

 


Turn the Beat Around: The Secret History of Disco

by Peter Shapiro

[Faber & Faber]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space Is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra

by John F. Szwed

[Da Capo]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder From World War II to Hip-Hop

by Dave Tompkins

[Stop Smiling/Melville]

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary Worlds

by David Toop

[Serpent's Tail]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Haunted Weather: Music, Silence and Memory

by David Toop

[Five Star/Serpent's Tail]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock'n'Roll

by Nick Tosches

[Da Capo]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music

by Elijah Wald

[Oxford University]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The SPIN Alternative Record Guide

by Eric Weisbard and Craig Marks

[Vintage]

 

 

 

 

 


Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music

by Ellen Willis

[University of Minnesota]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste

by Carl Wilson

[Continuum]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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