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The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 19801984

by IAN GLASPER

In this revealing history, author, historian, and musician Ian Glasper explores in minute detail the influential and esoteric UK anarcho-punk scene of the early 1980s. Where some of the colorful punk bands from...


Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables: The Early Years

by Alex Ogg, Winston Smith & Ruby Ray

Despite releasing records only on independent labels and receiving virtually no radio play, Dead Kennedys routinely top both critic and fan polls as the greatest punk band of the late 1970s and early 1980s....


We Owe You Nothing: Expanded Edition: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews

by Daniel Sinker

A revised and expanded edition of the punk classic, with new interviews.


Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era

by Amy Fay & Frances Dillon

Famous letters by a young American pianist, dating from 1869 to 1875, uniquely describe study with Liszt, Tausig, and other luminaries. Fay offers firsthand impressions of performances by Rubinstein, Clara Schumann,...


Tchaikovsky's Pathétique and Russian Culture

by Marina Ritzarev

Tchaikovskyʼs Sixth Symphony is known for the mystery surrounding its hidden programme and for Tchaikovskyʼs unexpected death nine days after its premiere. While the speculations about the composerʼs possible...


Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyonc

by Bob Stanley

An addictively readable, encyclopedic history of pop music in chapters as short and adrenaline-fueled as the best pop songs themselves. As much fun to argue with as to quote, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is a monumental...


Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent, and the Rise of the Hip Hop Hustler

by Ethan Brown

Based on police wiretaps and exclusive interviews with drug kingpins and hip-hop insiders, this is the untold story of how the streets and housing projects of southeast Queens took over the rap industry.

For...


The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob

by David A. Kinney

FAN: “You don’t know who I am, but I know who you are.”

BOB DYLAN: “Let’s keep it that way.”

Bob Dylan is the most influential songwriter of our time and, after a half century, he remains a cultural...


The Emergence of Rock and Roll: Music and the Rise of American Youth Culture

by Mitchell K. Hall

Rock and roll music evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and 1950s, as a combination of African American blues, country, pop, and gospel music produced a new musical genre. Even as it captured...


Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey

by Bill Brewster

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life was the first comprehensive history of the disc jockey, a figure who has become a powerful force shaping the music industry—and since its original publication, the book has become...


Playing the Cello, 1780-1930

by George Kennaway

This innovative study of nineteenth-century cellists and cello playing shows how simple concepts of posture, technique and expression changed over time, while acknowledging that many different practices co-existed....


Exotic Encounters: Selected Reviews

by Brian Stableford

Thirty-four review essays of science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors and musical groups, including works by the following: Poul Anderson, Kim Antieau, Jackie Askew, Ataraxia, Stephen Baxter, Gregory Benford,...


The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting: An Oral History

by Jim Walsh

Formed in a Minneapolis basement in 1979, the Replacements were a notorious rock 'n' roll circus, renowned for self-sabotage, cartoon shtick, stubborn contrarianism, stage-fright, Dionysian benders, heart-on-sleeve...


Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues

by Joel Selvin

“I don’t know where he’s buried, but if I did I’d piss on his grave.” –Jerry Wexler, best friend and mentor

Here Comes the Night: Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues is both a definitive...


Music Express: The Rise, Fall & Resurrection of Canada's Music Magazine

by Keith Sharp & Alan Frew

The rise of the Canadian music industry, along with anecdotes and exclusive photos of international rock and pop stars, from the perspective of Canada's foremost music magazine from the 70s to the 90s.


Music Inside Out: Going Too Far in Musical Essays

by John Rahn & Benjamin Boretz

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Sacred Music in Secular Society

by Jonathan Arnold

Sacred Music in Secular Society is a new and challenging work asking why Christian sacred music is now appealing afresh to a wide and varied audience, both religious and secular. Blending scholarship, theological...


Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema

by Lilya Kaganovsky & Masha Salazkina

This innovative volume challenges the ways we look at both cinema and cultural history by shifting the focus from the centrality of the visual and the literary toward the recognition of acoustic culture as formative...


The Adventures of a Cello: Revised Edition, with a New Epilogue

by Carlos Prieto, Elena C. Murray & Álvaro Mutis

In 1720, Antonio Stradivari crafted an exquisite work of art-a cello known as the Piatti. Over the next three centuries of its life, the Piatti cello left its birthplace of Cremona, Italy, and resided in Spain,...


Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends of West Texas Music

by Christopher J. Oglesby

From Buddy Holly and the Crickets to the Flatlanders, Terry Allen, and Natalie Maines, Lubbock, Texas, has produced songwriters, musicians, and artists as prolifically as cotton, conservatives, and windstorms....