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Feedback

by Casey Harison

In Feedback: The Who and Their Generation, historian Casey Harison offers a cultural and social history of one of the most successful bands of the 1960s British Invasion. In this historically sensitive account...


The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!

by Matthew Smith-Lahrman

In The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!, Matthew Smith-Lahrman interprets the words of Curt Kirkwood, founding member and songwriter of the Meat Puppets, a pioneering...


So You Want to Sing Rock 'n' Roll

by Matthew Edwards

So You Want to Sing Rock 'n' Roll gives readers a comprehensive guide to rock history, voice science, vocal health, audio technology, technical approaches to singing rock, and stylistic parameters for various...


Experiencing Led Zeppelin

by Gregg Akkerman

It’s possible that no other band has had as great an influence on rock music as Led Zeppelin. Experiencing Led Zeppelin: A Listener's Companion is a guided listening experience of the recorded music of Led...


Experiencing Rush

by Durrell Bowman

In Experiencing Rush: A Listener’s Companion, music scholar Durrell Bowman guides readers through Rush’s long career, explaining through the artful combination of biography, history, and musical exegesis...


Mavericks of Sound

by David A. Ensminger

In Mavericks of Sound: Conversations with the Artists Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music, music scholar David Ensminger offers a collection of vivid and compelling interviews with legendary roots rock and indie...


Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine

by Primus & Greg Prato

One of BookRiot's Must-Read Books from Indie Presses for 2014

"Prato has curated a collection to attract the uninitiated as well as preach to the unwashed converted masses."

--Examiner.com

"It's a wild ride that's...


Letters to Kurt

by Eric Erlandson

"Nearly two decades after the death of Kurt Cobain, a friend and fellow musician not only continues to mourn his suicide, but also rages against the culture that he holds responsible. These 52 'letters' . ....


Who Did It First?

by Bob Leszczak

“Everybody has to start somewhere. Businessmen start on the ground floor and try to work their way up the corporate ladder. Baseball players bide their time in the minor leagues wishing for an opportunity...


Counting Down Bruce Springsteen

by Jim Beviglia

For 40 years, Bruce Springsteen has held center stage as the quintessential American rock and roll artist, expressing the hopes and dreams of the American everyman and every woman through his vast array of insightful...


Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group

by Ian F. Svenonius

"Proscriptive how-to advice ranges over a wide number of subjects (e.g., sex, band photos, etc.) and can be seen both as skewering the cultural idolatry associated with rock and as genuine counsel. Verdict:...


The Band

by Craig Harris

At a time when Acid Rock and Heavy Metal dominated popular music, The Band rebelled against the rebellion with a masterful mix of tight ensemble arrangements, great vocals, highly literate lyricism, and a respect...


Wounds to Bind

by Alan Rifkin, Jerry Burgan & Sylvia Tyson

The dawn of folk rock comes to life in Jerry Burgan’s unforgettable memoir of the pre-psychedelic 1960s and the summer that changed everything.

As a naïve folksinger from Pomona, California, Burgan was thrust...


The Elvis Movies

by James L. Neibaur

Elvis Presley’s stature as the “King of Rock and Roll” will never be challenged. Between his first RCA hit single in 1956—the number-one smash “Heartbreak Hotel”—and his death in 1977, Elvis amassed...


Music Express

by Keith Sharp & Alan Frew

The glory days of rock from the perspective of Canada’s original music magazine.

The story of Music Express is told through the unique perspective of Keith Sharp, the magazine’s founder and editor. During...


The Jesus Lizard Book

by The Jesus Lizard

Featured as a "This Week's Reading/What We're Loving" pick at The Paris Review

Named the Best Music-Related Book of 2014 by Joel Gausten

"If you're a Jesus Lizard fan or a David Yow devotee, you're sure all over...


Sparks-Tastic

by Tosh Berman

In 2008, Tosh Berman—author and publisher of TamTam Books—got on a plane with a single motive: "Sparks Spectacular." It had been announced that the band Sparks would perform all twenty-one of their albums...


Bob Dylan

by Donald Brown

With Bob Dylan’s receipt of the Nobel Prize in Literature, his iconic status as an American musical, cultural, and poetic giant has never been more apparent. Bob Dylan: American Troubadour is the first book...


Bruce Springsteen

by Donald L. Deardorff

Tempo: A Scarecrow Press Music Series on Rock, Pop, and Culture offers titles that explore rock and popular music through the lens of social and cultural history, revealing the dynamic relationship between musicians,...


Counting Down Bob Dylan

by Jim Beviglia

Counting Down is a unique series of titles designed to select the best songs or musical works from major performance artists and composers in an age of design-your-own playlists.

For fifty years, Bob Dylan’s...