MUSIC WE LIKE (MOSTLY)

The titles in this category are all about the different kinds of music we like. Well, mostly.

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  1. Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack

    33 1/3 Volume 106: Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack

    $14.95

    Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. (1985) score redefined video game music. Learn More
  2. 33 1/3 Volume 44: Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica

    33 1/3 Volume 44: Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica

    $12.95

    In the spring of 1969, the inauspicious release of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's Trout Mask Replica, a double-album featuring 28 stream-of-consciousness songs filled with abstract rhythms and guttural bellows, dramatically altered the pop landscape. Learn More
  3. 33 1/3 Volume 53: Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombones

    33 1/3 Volume 53: Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombones

    $10.95

    This book presents two stories: one of a man creating that elusive American second act, and secondly finding the perfect collaborator in his wife. Learn More
  4. 33 1/3: Throbbing Gristle's Twenty Jazz Funk Greats

    33 1/3 Volume 54: Throbbing Gristle's Twenty Jazz Funk Greats

    $10.95

    Drew Daniel creates an exploded view of the album's multiple agendas: a series of close readings of each song, shot through with a sequence of thematic entries on key concepts, strategies, and contexts. Learn More
  5. 33 1/3 Vol. 67: Eno's Another Green World

    33 1/3 Volume 67: Brian Eno's Another Green World

    $12.95

    The serene, delicate songs on Another Green World sound practically meditative, but the album itself was an experiment fueled by adrenaline, panic, and pure faith. Learn More
  6. 33 1/3: Chocolate & Cheese

    33 1/3 Volume 79: Ween's Chocolate And Cheese

    $12.95

    Ween now seems like a permanent fixture on the pop-cultural landscape, but when the band first hit MTV in the early '90s, their longevity wasn't so secure. Learn More
  7. A Carrot is as Close as a Rabbit Gets to a Diamond

    A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond: Captain Beefheart Interviews and Texts 1966 - 2001

    Regular Price: $20.00

    Special Price: $15.00

    A treasure trove of archival articles and interviews with the great one. Learn More
  8. Alien Rock

    Alien Rock: The Rock 'n' Roll Extraterrestrial Connection

    $13.95

    From Elvis to the Beatles, from Michael Jackson to Marilyn Manson, rock stars claim to have seen, communed with, been inspired by, and sometimes even descended from extraterrestrials. Learn More
  9. Eternal Troubadour

    Eternal Troubadour: The Improbable Life Of Tiny Tim

    $19.95

    As Bing Crosby once put it, Tiny Tim represents 'one of the most phenomenal success stories in show business'. Learn More
  10. Frank: The True Story That Inspired the Movie

    Frank: The True Story That Inspired the Movie

    $14.95

    In the late 1980s Jon Ronson was the keyboard player in the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. Learn More
  11. Lowside of the Road: A Life Of Tom Waits

    Lowside of the Road: A Life Of Tom Waits

    $19.99

    With his trademark growl, carnival-madman persona, haunting music, and unforgettable lyrics, Tom Waits is one of the most revered and critically acclaimed singer-songwriters alive today. Learn More
  12. Micro-Bionic

    Micro-Bionic: Radical Electronic Music And Sound Art In The 21st Century

    $19.95

    As mainstream music consumers wait with baited breath for the next major musical upheaval, a small core of tech-savvy, highly mobile individuals are re-shaping the aural landscape without the assurance of being part of any larger movement. Learn More
  13. The Roaring Silence: John Cage

    Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life

    $19.95

    John Cage has been described as the most important composer of our time. He combined classical European training with Eastern spirituality to produce an American amalgam of such vitality and originality that it continues to define what we mean by avant-garde. Learn More
  14. Songs in the Key of Z: The Curious Universe of Outsider Music

    Songs in the Key of Z: The Curious Universe of Outsider Music

    $16.95

    Outsider musicians can be the product of damaged DNA, alien abduction, drug fry, demonic possession, or simply sheer obliviousness. But, believe it or not, they're worth listening to, often outmatching all contenders for inventiveness and originality. Learn More
  15. Sun Ra: Interviews And Essays

    Sun Ra: Interviews And Essays

    $19.95

    Composer, bandleader, pianist, poet and philosopher, Sun Ra is one of the most colourful and enduring of musical legacies, transcending time, place and cultural genres. Learn More
  16. The Sound of Tomorrow

    The Sound of Tomorrow: How Electronic Music Was Smuggled into the Mainstream

    $19.95

    London, 1966: Paul McCartney met a group of three electronic musicians called Unit Delta Plus. McCartney was there because he had become fascinated by electronic music, and wanted to know how it was made. He was one of the first rock musicians to grasp its potential, but even he was notably late to the party. Learn More
  17. This Planet Is Doomed

    This Planet Is Doomed: The Science Fiction Poetry of Sun Ra

    $12.95

    This Planet Is Doomed serves up a traumatic torrent of future shock from Afrofuturist Sun Ra-deeply personal and critical commentary and unsettling advice to the people of Earth, who fail to acknowledge this planet's role in the universe. Learn More
  18. Tom Waits On Tom Waits

    Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters

    $19.95

    Tom Waits, even with his barnyard growl and urban hipster yawp, may just be what the Daily Telegraph calls him: "the greatest entertainer on Planet Earth." Learn More

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