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 Band Sucks

    Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)

    $27.95

    A memoir charting thirty years of the American independent rock underground by a musician who knows it intimately. 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. Words Without Music

    Words Without Music: A Memoir

    $29.95

    A world-renowned composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores, Philip Glass has, almost single-handedly, crafted the dominant sound of late-twentieth-century classical music. Learn More
  4. Wild About You!

    Wild About You!: The Sixties Beat Explosion in Australia and New Zealand

    $29.95

    The astonishing outpouring of rock’n’roll in the mid-1960s in Australia and New Zealand produced such iconic bands as the Easybeats, the Masters Apprentices, the La De Da’s, Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, the Loved Ones, and the Missing Links. It was also the launching pad for a generation of musicians who would go on to far greater fame with groups like the Bee Gees, Little River Band, Daddy Cool, Spectrum, and the Coloured Balls. Learn More
  5. White Riot

    White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race

    $24.95

    The first comprehensive reader on punk and race, from The Clash to Bad Brains. Learn More
  6. Weird Scenes Inside The Canyon

    Weird Scenes Inside The Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops And The Dark Heart Of The Hippie Dream

    $24.95

    Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and early 1970s was a magical place where a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times. Learn More
  7. Weird Al

    Weird Al: The Book

    $29.95

    The undisputed king of pop-culture parody, “Weird Al” Yankovic has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history, receiving three Grammy Awards (and 14 nominations) in the process. Learn More
  8. Life And Career Of Lou Reed

    Waiting for the Man: The Life and Career of Lou Reed

    $27.95

    Lou Reed influenced generations of copyists that took note of his outlaw status, ambiguous sexual orientation characterized by his seventies relation­ship with the transvestite Rachel, his implacable mystique, and his cool and defiant attitude as the narrator of subcultures. Learn More
  9. 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
  10. Unprepared To Die

    Unprepared To Die: America's Greatest Murder Ballads And The True Crime Stories That Inspired Them

    $21.95

    Cheerfully vulgar, revelling in gore, and always with an eye on the main chance, murder ballads are tabloid newspapers set to music, carrying word of the latest ‘orrible murders to an insatiable public. Learn More
  11. Trapped in a Scene

    Trapped In A Scene - UK Hardcore 1985-1989

    $24.95

    The underground hardcore scene of the mid-late Eighties was UK punk rock's last significant creative gasp. Learn More
  12. Touch & Go

    Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83

    $29.95

    Touch and Go fanzine was the brainchild of Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson and was launched in Lansing, Michigan, in 1979. Major fanatics of the new punk happenings in the late 70s, TV and DS set out to chronicle, lambaste, ridicule, and heap praise on all they arbitrarily loved or hated in the music communities in the US and abroad. Learn More
  13. Tormented Saint

    Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith

    $27.00

    Elliott Smith was one of the most gifted songwriters of the '90s, adored by fans for his subtly melancholic words and melodies. Learn More
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. The Jam: Sounds From The Street

    The Jam: Sounds From The Street

    $29.95

    The Jam emerged from the punk explosion of 1977, combining the energy of that movement with the musical values and styles of the previous generation's mod icons. The Jam: Sounds from the Street is the inside story of Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler's rise to fame, their brief but momentous reign and their shocking decision to quit at the peak of their success. Learn More
  19. The Indie Rock Poster Book

    The Indie Rock Poster Book

    $24.95

    From the authors of the popular Indie Rock Coloring Book, this poster book is a colorful celebration of indie rock music and art. Learn More
  20. 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
  21. Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal

    The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal: Completely Revised and Updated

    $24.95

    Special 10-Year Anniversary Edition--with lots of new and updated material! Learn More
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song

    The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song

    $24.95

    The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song is a rich and compelling original graphic novel that tells the story of the Carter Family—the first superstar group of country music—who made hundreds of recordings and sold millions of records. Learn More
  25. Tape Op 2: The Book About Creative Music Recording

    Tape Op: The Book About Creative Music Recording Volume 2

    $29.99

    Tape Op: The Book About Creative Music Recording, Volume II collects interviews and articles from issues 11 to 20 of Tape Op Magazine, an independently published magazine founded in 1997. Learn More

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