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. Your Song Changed My Life

    Your Song Changed My Life: From Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson to Hozier, Thirty-Five Beloved Artists on Their Journey and the Music That Inspired It

    $25.99

    From the beloved host and creator of NPR’s All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts comes an essential oral history of modern music, told in the voices of iconic and up-and-coming musicians, including Dave Grohl, Jimmy Page, Michael Stipe, Carrie Brownstein, Smokey Robinson, and Jeff Tweedy, among others—published in association with NPR Music. Learn More
  2. Ye-Ye Girls Of '60s French Pop

    Yé-Yé Girls of '60s French Pop

    $25.00

    Yé-Yé is a delightful style of pop music featuring young female singers that influenced France and many other countries, as says Susan Sontag, with its particular “camp” style throughout the 1960s. Learn More
  3. Vinyl: The Art Of Making Records

    Vinyl: The Art Of Making Records: The Grooves, The Labels, The Designs

    $24.95

    In our increasingly digital world, audiophiles know that the real recording is on vinyl. That’s why sales of vinyl continue to soar. Mike Evans offers a sumptuous visual celebration of this medium’s fascinating history and triumphant rebirth. Learn More
  4. This Land That I Love

    This Land That I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems

    $26.99

    February, 1940: After a decade of worldwide depression, World War II had begun in Europe and Asia. With Germany on the march, and Japan at war with China, the global crisis was in a crescendo. America’s top songwriter, Irving Berlin, had captured the nation’s mood a little more than a year before with his patriotic hymn, "God Bless America." Learn More
  5. The Wrecking Crew

    The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret

    $25.99

    If you were a fan of popular music in the 1960s and early ’70s, you were a fan of the Wrecking Crew—whether you knew it or not. Learn More
  6. The Small Stakes

    The Small Stakes: Music Posters

    $24.95

    Renowned graphic artist Jason Munn—the one-man operation behind the studio The Small Stakes—is a leader in modern-day music poster design. Learn More
  7. The Overrated Book

    The Overrated Book: The Only Book You'll Ever Need

    $24.95

    CHUNKLET MAGAZINE - the attackers of the high-wall fortress known as pop culture - tears all precious articles of faith to shreds in THE OVERRATED BOOK! Learn More
  8. The Grammar of Rock

    The Grammar of Rock: Art and Artlessness in 20th Century Pop Lyrics

    $28.99

    National Book Award nominee, critic and one of America’s least compromising satirists, Alexander Theroux takes a comprehensive look at the colorful language of pop lyrics and the realm of rock music in general in The Grammar of Rock: silly song titles; maddening instrumentals; shrieking divas; clunker lines; the worst (and best) songs ever written; geniuses of the art; movie stars who should never have raised their voice in song but who were too shameless to refuse a mic; and the excesses of awful Christmas recordings. Learn More
  9. The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars

    The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches

    $24.95

    Impish yet informative - a guide to the days the music died. Learn More
  10. The Disciples

    The Disciples

    $29.95

    Between 2004 and 2007, James Mollison attended pop concerts across Europe and the USA with a mobile photography studio, inviting fans of each music star or band to pose for their portrait outside the gig. Learn More
  11. Swag 2

    Swag 2: Rock Posters of the '90s and Beyond

    $29.95

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    Crackling with sexual tension, comic flourishes, macabre drama, and science fiction cliches, rock posters are as vibrant and varied as the music they celebrate - and more popular today than ever. Learn More
  12. The Song Machine

    Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory

    $26.95

    There's a reason hit songs offer guilty pleasure―they're designed that way. Learn More
  13. The Smith Tapes

    Smith Tapes: Lost Interviews With Rock Stars And Icons 1969-1972

    $24.95

    The 1960s were a period of radical cultural, social, and political upheaval in the United States and around the globe; yet in just three years, between 1969 and 1972, Village Voice "Scenes" columnist, WPLJ FM radio host, and cult figure Howard Smith got to the heart of it all by talking it out—both on and—off the record. Learn More
  14. Small Town Talk

    Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock

    $26.99

    Think "Woodstock" and the mind turns to the seminal 1969 festival that crowned a seismic decade of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Learn More
  15. Shell Shocked

    Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.

    $24.99

    If Howard Kaylan had sung only one song, the Turtles' 1967 No. 1 smash hit "Happy Together," his place in rock-and-roll history would still be secure. But that recording, named in 1999 by BMI as one of the top 50 songs of the 20th century, with over five million radio plays, is only the tip of a rather eye-opening iceberg. Learn More
  16. She's A Rebel

    She's A Rebel: The History Of Women In Rock & Roll

    $24.95

    A new expanded second edition featuring a preface by YOKO ONO. Learn More
  17. Sh-Boom!

    Sh-Boom!: The Explosion of Rock 'n' Roll (1953-1968)

    $21.95

    There was a small sliver of time between Be-Bop and Hip-Hop, when a new generation of teenagers created rock 'n' roll. Clay Cole was one of those teenagers he was the host of his own Saturday night, pop music television show. Learn More
  18. Season Of The Witch

    Season Of The Witch: How The Occult Saved Rock And Roll

    $27.95

    This epic cultural and historical odyssey unearths the full influence of occult traditions on rock and roll—from the Beatles to Black Sabbath—and shows how the marriage between mysticism and music changed our world. Learn More
  19. The Record Store Book

    Record Store Book: Fifty Legendary and Iconic Places to Discover New and Used Vinyl

    $29.95

    In 2011, Mike Spitz began photographing more than 40 record stores in and around the greater Los Angeles area, rich with old and new record shops, to capture the lively experience of going to the used record store, discovering that rare vinyl record, cassette or 8-track tape, memorabilia, vintage concert posters, turntables, nostalgia and other music-related gems. Learn More
  20. Record Culture Magazine #1

    Record Culture Magazine #1

    $20.00

    Record Culture Magazine is a bi-annual publication that focuses on niche music communities around the world and their intersection with the worlds of art, fashion and culture. Learn More
  21. Reckless: My Life as a Pretender

    Reckless: My Life as a Pretender

    $26.95

    Chrissie Hynde, for nearly four decades the singer/songwriter/ undisputed leader of the Pretenders, is a justly legendary figure. Learn More
  22. Porcelain

    Porcelain: A Memoir

    $28.00

    From one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time, a piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing account of the path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life of beauty, squalor and unlikely success out of the NYC club scene of the late '80s and '90s. Learn More
  23. Popkiss

    Popkiss: The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records

    $24.95

    From 1987 to 1995, Bristol, England's Sarah Records was a modest underground success and, for the most part, a critical laughingstock in its native country-sneeringly dismissed as the sad, final repository for a fringe style of music (variously referred to as “indie-pop,” “C86,” “cutie” and “twee”) whose moment had passed. Learn More
  24. Out of the Vinyl Deeps

    Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music

    $22.00

    In 1968, the New Yorker hired Ellen Willis as its first popular music critic. Learn More
  25. One Way Out

    One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band

    $29.99

    One Way Out is the powerful biography of The Allman Brothers Band, an oral history written with the band’s participation and filled with original, never-before-published interviews as well as personal letters and correspondence. This is the most in-depth look at a legendary American rock band that has meant so much to so many for so long. Learn More

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