1. Time for some upgrades in server hardware and software to enhance security and take AK to the next level. Please contribute what you can to sales@audiokarma.org at PayPal.com - Thanks from the AK Team
    Dismiss Notice

Music Related Books

Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by poppachubby, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. luke85

    luke85 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    696
    Location:
    UK
    [​IMG]
     
    noisefreq likes this.

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. bobsvinyl

    bobsvinyl Painfully Aware Subscriber

    Messages:
    26,228
    Location:
    Milford, NH
    Found this at GW Buy the Pound today.

    001.JPG
     
  3. bobsvinyl

    bobsvinyl Painfully Aware Subscriber

    Messages:
    26,228
    Location:
    Milford, NH
    Today's find made me very happy. I'm a big fan of 60s-70s psych music, but I am also exploring newer groups that have carried the torch. At GW Buy the Pound today, I found this at the bottom of one of the book carts.

    001.JPG
     
  4. luke85

    luke85 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    696
    Location:
    UK
    IMG_5909.JPG

    got this a few years back, just started reading it recently , great book that includes rare photo's of the velvets
     
  5. bobsvinyl

    bobsvinyl Painfully Aware Subscriber

    Messages:
    26,228
    Location:
    Milford, NH
  6. luke85

    luke85 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    696
    Location:
    UK

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  7. BlindBoyGrnt

    BlindBoyGrnt Nullius in verba

    Now reading:
    "Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink" by Elvis Costello
    He seems like a good guy, not the angry persona.
     
    BillyBatts likes this.
  8. john111/LZ

    john111/LZ Lunatic Member

    Messages:
    12,938
    Half way through and i agree,all written in hindsight of course as at the time in UK he had a bad reputation as someone who started fights but allowed others to finish them for him.....literally.Was a violent scene though,post hippy dream,post punk and Thatcher in power.....
     
  9. johnebravo

    johnebravo I should be practicing

    Messages:
    1,875
    Location:
    Syracuse, NY
    Music enthusiasts who have a scientific bent will probably find This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel Levitin interesting; it explores the neuroscience behind music appreciation from an evolutionary perspective. I thought it was great.
     
  10. Mowgli

    Mowgli Runs with scissors Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,376
    Location:
    Clinton, Taxachusetts
    That Howlin Wolf book was great! Thanks to whoever recommended it to me :beerchug:

    I listen to Classical while I read at night and enjoy learning as much as I can about what I like.
    Each of those classical music books are very good.
    I did my homework before selecting my reference library.

    Tony Iommi is freaking hilarious. He's no scholar but that's not prerequisite to being entertaining.

    What's That Sound? is the companion text to a free online History Of Rock course.
    Coursera has something for almost everyone. I learned a lot from their Beethoven Piano Sonatas course.

    [​IMG]
     
    BillyBatts, BLAH BLAH and john111/LZ like this.
  11. BlindBoyGrnt

    BlindBoyGrnt Nullius in verba

    Good research coming out of Montreal.
     
    john111/LZ likes this.

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  12. BlindBoyGrnt

    BlindBoyGrnt Nullius in verba

    While not a tell-all, he writes about his failings, including his failure with race relations. I was more interested in all the music and musicians he knows. His style is literate, but in an easy to read conversational flow. He (like me) agrees that "Goodbye Cruel World" is mediocre, and things picked with the brilliant "King of America".
     
    john111/LZ likes this.
  13. jnicholson14

    jnicholson14 Wasted Years Subscriber

    Messages:
    824
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I just read Noel Monk - Runnin With The Devil.

    [​IMG]

    Entertaining read, with great insight on the personalities in the band. Some stupid moments, some a-hole moves, and somehow brilliant music was made. Good stuff.
     
  14. Quadman2

    Quadman2 Addicted Member

    Messages:
    5,061

    From time to time, I've thought to share some of Jim Morrison's poems. Like all writers, some results are brilliant, while others fall far short. Jim had his moments of enlightenment as do we all.

    Shrill demented sparrows bark
    The sun into being. They rule
    dawn's Kingdom- The cars-

    a rising chorus-Then
    workmen's songs & hammers
    The children of the schoolyard,
    a hundred high voices,

    complete the orchestration Jim Morrison


    Q
     
    noisefreq and Mowgli like this.
  15. fdrennen

    fdrennen Organist in Residence

    Messages:
    5,049
    Location:
    Newark NJ
    ProductDetailA.png

    Better Get It in Your Soul: What Liturgists Can Learn from Jazz: Hamilton Reid H, Rush Stephen, Steve Rush:
     
    BillyBatts likes this.
  16. TPettenati

    TPettenati Active Member

    Messages:
    448
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    When They Were Boys (The true story behind the Beatles' rise to the top)
    by Larry Kane

    This book covers the very early days of the Beatles starting in the late 50's as there just learning to play instruments,
    some of the other bands they played in, and the early members before Ringo.

    There are some good story's about the Liverpool music scene in the early 60's, and some wild tales of their first gigs in the Hamburg red light district.

    I found this book a bit tedious and repetitive. It's a non-linear time progression. Each chapter on a different band member, manager, promoter, etc. resets back to the 50's and tells how each persons life intersected with the others. Too many times the author says "but more on that later."



    When they were boys.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2017
    BillyBatts likes this.

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  17. bobsvinyl

    bobsvinyl Painfully Aware Subscriber

    Messages:
    26,228
    Location:
    Milford, NH
    GW Buy the Pound yielded up this book that I was excited to find. A history of post-war Japanese rock.

    [​IMG]
     
    BillyBatts and noisefreq like this.
  18. Quadman2

    Quadman2 Addicted Member

    Messages:
    5,061
    "Sirens
    Water
    Rain & Thunder
    Jet from the base
    Hot searing insect cry
    The frogs & crickets
    Doors open & close
    The smash of glass
    The Soft Parade
    An accident
    Rustle of silk, nylon
    Watering the dry grass
    Fire
    Bells
    Rattlesnake, whistles, castanets
    Lawn mower
    Good Humour man
    Skates & wagons
    Bikes

    Jim Morrisson
     
  19. satkinsn

    satkinsn low end audio Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,318
    Location:
    Watertown NY
    The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums.JPG

    Will Friedwald, the author, was never a favorite of mine - through his first few books I thought he was too clever, too arch. Then, around the time he wrote the book-length study of Sinatra recordings, "Sinatra! The Song Is You," my opinion changed. I think the Sinatra book is definitive on the man as recording artist, which is what I care about. Better still is 2010's "A Biographical Guide to The Great Jazz and Pop Singers." Turns out Friedwald is a superb short essayist. His latest looks at 50+ of the greatest jazz and pop (think American songbook, standards for the most part) albums. Each album is a jumping off point for consideration of the artist, and Friedwald is especially strong at explaining how the album selected fits in with the rest of the artist's work. Like the Biographical guide, it's a great book to dip in and out of. One of my two favorite music books this year.

    s.
     
    BillyBatts and chicks like this.
  20. Quadman2

    Quadman2 Addicted Member

    Messages:
    5,061
    Men who go out on ships
    To escape sin & the mire of cities
    watch the placenta of evening stars
    from the deck, on their backs
    & cross the equator
    & perform rituals to exhume the dead
    dangerous initiations
    To mark passage to new levels

    To feel on the verge of exorcism
    To the passage
    To wait, or seek manhood
    enlightenment in a gun

    To kill childhood, innocence
    in an instant

    Jim Morrison
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2017

Share This Page