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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