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Contiuum Books 33 1/3 – Television, Rolling Stones, Dinosaur Jr

Behind every great album is more often than not, an even greater story waiting to be told. The pursuit for higher understanding of artists and their most influential pieces of work and how the two came to pass has long been the ultimate goal of the ardent music fan who thrives on having every recorded nuance and historical detail mapped out like a combined atlas and encyclopedia of the human body. One of the more indispensible series of music books published that actually does, more or less, what is expected above, has been Continuum's 33 1/3. With the recent addition of The Rolling Stones Some Girls, Dinosaur Jr's You're Living All Over Me and Television's Marquee Moon to their honour roll, 33 1/3 show no sign of scraping the bargain bin anytime soon.

By | 2018-07-26T11:23:14+00:00 August 2nd, 2011|Categories: Book Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Continuum Books 33 1/3 – Elliot Smith – XO, Big Star – Radio City

A look into Continuum's must-read 33 1/3 series of books that investigate the history and stories behind some of the greatest albums ever made, including reviews of the most recent releases in the series -- Big Star's Radio City and Elliott Smith's XO.

By | 2018-07-26T11:24:37+00:00 January 24th, 2010|Categories: Book Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Mark E. Smith – Renegade: The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith

Viking, 2008 [rating:6/10] It begins at the end, or the supposed end, where having retired the old guard for a succession of young guns, Mark E. Smith faces up to a musician mutiny on The Fall's 2006 tour of America, where the disgruntled boys quit en masse four dates in. Were it for the peculiar

By | 2018-07-19T06:05:00+00:00 June 7th, 2008|Categories: Book Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Dean Wareham – Black Postcards

Penguin Press, 2008 [rating:7/10] "I don't wanna stay at your party/I don't want talk to your friends/I don't wanna vote for your president/I just wanna be your tugboat captain." Over simple chords, and a shaky voice listing in an ocean of reverb, it was with those words that first signalled the arrival of a little

By | 2018-07-19T06:07:20+00:00 March 11th, 2008|Categories: Book Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments