Titles about musical outsiders and experimentalists.

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  1. John Cage: Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)

    John Cage: Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)


    Composed over the course of 16 years, John Cage's Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) is one of his most prescient and personal works. A repository of observations, anecdotes, obsessions, jokes and koan like stories, the diary registers Cage's assessment of the times in which he lived as well as his often uncanny predictions about the world we live in now. Learn More
  2. How To Wreck A Nice Beach

    How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks


    The history of the vocoder: how popular music hijacked the Pentagon's speech scrambling weapon. Learn More
  3. Hi, How Are You?

    Hi, How Are You?: The Life, Art And Music Of Daniel Johnston : Tarssa Yazdani / Don Goede


    An illustrated biography of Daniel Johnston, his life and art. Learn More
  4. Guerrilla Home Recording

    Guerrilla Home Recording


    How to Get Great Sound from Any Studio (no matter how weird or cheap your gear is) Learn More
  5. Gathering of the Tribe

    Gathering of the Tribe: Music and Heavy Conscious Creation


    From Mozart to Miles Davis, it is a matter of record that over many centuries composers and musicians have been consistently inspired by the occult. Learn More
  6. Gangsta Rap Coloring Book

    Gangsta Rap Coloring Book


    You gots ta break out the 164 pack of Crayolas on this bitch! The NEW GANGSTA RAP COLORING BOOK is in the hizouse, shorty. Learn More
  7. Future Days

    Future Days: Krautrock and the Birth of a Revolutionary New Music


    A sweeping history of the men and women who transformed postwar Germany—and created a musical genre that revolutionized rock and roll and gave birth to hip-hop. Learn More
  8. Frank: The True Story That Inspired the Movie

    Frank: The True Story That Inspired the Movie


    In the late 1980s Jon Ronson was the keyboard player in the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. Learn More
  9. Enjoy The Experience

    Enjoy The Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992


    Enjoy The Experience is the largest collection of American private press vinyl ever amassed and presented, featuring over one thousand cover reproductions from 1958-1992. Learn More
  10. Electric Eden

    Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music


    In the late 1960s, with popular culture hurtling forward on the sounds of rock music, some brave musicians looked back instead, trying to recover the lost treasures of English roots music and update them for the new age. Learn More
  11. David Bowie Is

    David Bowie Is


    David Bowie Is is the first book that grants access to the internationally acclaimed artist and performer’s personal archive of costumes, ephemera, original design artwork, and more, bringing it together to present a completely new perspective on his creative work and collaborations. Learn More
  12. The Complete David Bowie

    Complete David Bowie


    The biggest edition yet – expanded and updated with 35,000 words of new material. Learn More
  13. Burning Man Live

    Burning Man Live: 13 Years of Piss Clear, Black Rock City's Alternative Newspaper


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    From 1995 to 2007, the alternative newspaper Piss Clear covered the colorful culture of Black Rock City with a cheeky, sarcastic tone that earned the paper its reputation as the 'Vice magazine of the playa.' Learn More
  14. Brian Eno: Visual Music

    Brian Eno: Visual Music


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    This comprehensive monograph celebrates the visual art of renowned musician Brian Eno. Learn More
  15. Bowie: Album By Album

    Bowie: Album by Album


    David Bowie is a shape-shifting, genre-twisting genius whose 27 albums over 40 years reveal a creative bigamist marrying pop and art, theatre and rock, fashion and film, sound and style. Learn More
  16. Tom Waits Bad as Me

    Bad As Me (Book/CD)


    Throughout his career, Tom Waits has created milestone albums that serve both to refine the music that has come before, and to signal a new phase in his career: Rain Dogs and Mule Variations are both counted by fans as among these pivotal works. Learn More
  17. Any Day Now

    Any Day Now: David Bowie - The London Years: 1947-1974


    David Bowie first came to notice with the 1969 song "Space Oddity," after which he promptly vanished from the public eye, immersing himself in a long period of musical experimentation and reemerging in 1972 as the glam rock androgyne Ziggy Stardust. Learn More
  18. Always in Trouble

    Always in Trouble: An Oral History of ESP-Disk', the Most Outrageous Record Label in America


    In 1964, Bernard Stollman launched the independent record label ESP-Disk' in New York City to document the free jazz movement there. Learn More
  19. Alien Rock

    Alien Rock: The Rock 'n' Roll Extraterrestrial Connection


    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
  20. 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

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    A treasure trove of archival articles and interviews with the great one. Learn More
  21. 33 1/3: Chocolate & Cheese

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


    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
  22. 33 1/3 Vol. 67: Eno's Another Green World

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


    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
  23. 33 1/3: Throbbing Gristle's Twenty Jazz Funk Greats

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


    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
  24. 33 1/3 Volume 53: Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombones

    33 1/3 Volume 53: Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombones


    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
  25. 33 1/3 Volume 44: Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica

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


    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

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