Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by poppachubby, Sep 29, 2013.
Let me highly recommend his Miles Davis and Billie Holiday books as well.
Cold electric music
Rend my mind
w/your dark slumber
Cold temple of steel
Cold minds alive
on the strangled shore
Veterans of foreign wars
We are soldiers of
Rock & Roll Wars
Freedom Is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties By Scott Saul
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Working on it now, I'll tell you about this latter.
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PUNK
By Brian Cogan
A musician friend of mine gave me this incredible A to Z encyclopedia of punk and it's various offshoots.
Covers the movers and shakers of the punk world from musicians to zine writers to club owners and promotors.
There's not much left out here, local scenes, band connections, rivalries, and back stories.
And beautiful full color illustrations on every eye popping page.
The writing is very engaging and includes discographies, dates and stand out releases. My only complaint would be not much for album cover art but that can be found in other books. A real fun read!
ON SOME FARAWAY BEACH
The Life and Times of Brian Eno
By David Sheppard
What a wonderful bio!
Eno's career has serendipitously influenced and molded popular music far beyond just the people that he fell in with.
This book connects all the pieces of his recorded musical output and his personal life into an entertaining and fascinating history that I completely identified with.
Hence, my avatar change.
As much information that I gleaned about Eno, he still remains an enigma.
An excellent read and recommended.
Found this coffee table edition of Jazz Giants- A Visual Retrospective. Hundreds of photos, both color and B&W.
Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus Hardcover by Krin Gabbard
the stoogesne night at the whiskey- not much text pretty much a picture book, but worth picking up for the great photos
I sit, & listen to the hiss
of traffic & invoke
into this burned & gutted
room some ghost, some
vague resemblance of a time
Off-on, on and off,
like one long sick
This state is confused
state. Out there everyone
is greedy for her love.
They will drain her life
like warm connectors,
plug into her soul
From every side & melt
her form for me.
But I deserve this,
Greatest cannibal of all.
Some tired future.
Let me sleep. Get on w/the disease.
ENGLAND'S HIDDEN REVERSE
By David Keenan
I'm a ravenous Nurse With Wound fan.
I'm also into much of Coil's musicial output.
I can also appreciate what Current 93 is about.
This book is a fascinating exploration of the early industrial/noise scene in England in the late 70s.
It starts out with Coum Transmissions and moves through the evolution of the industrial scene based around Throbbing Gristle and later Psychic TV.
It touches on many of the bands of the day; Whitehouse, Caberet Voltaire, Pure, Sex Pistols, etc, but really focuses on Sleazy, Balance, Stapleton and Tibet.
It jumps back and forth between the three bands as they work on pivotal recordings or have noteworthy experiences happen to them.
Much of the mystic of NWW is rationally explained and assumptions I had about particular recordings were clarified. His working method endlessly fascinating to me.
Much of his inspiration gained from LSD.
The boys in Coil were out of their collective minds much of the time and had their ups and downs as a result. Drugs, sex and music mixed into one neverending lifestyle /party that eventually consumed them.
David Tibet was a voracious collector of rare books and paintings and was infatuated with the occult early on. He later switched gears and began a quest for more Christian beliefs, mainly due to his many mental breakdowns from too much speed.
The book leaves off in 2006 after the death of Jhon Balance.
Wonderful pictures are included and overall a well written, easy to follow time line.
I also love the beautiful cover.
Burning Desire: The Jimi Hendrix Experience through the Lens of Ed Caraeff
another photo book, collection of photos of the experience from ed caraeff
I've read three music books since Christmas, but I forget if I mentioned acquiring them or not.
Duke by Terry Teachout (an Ellington bio), The Will To Swing by Gene Lees (and Oscar Peterson bio), and When I Left Home by Buddy Guy.
I can recommend all three.
The Ellington and Peterson bios were interesting to me, in that they took a little of the sheen off of them that I had in my mind.
The Buddy was a good read, even though I can't say it's all that well written. It reads like you're sitting there listening to him bs about his life in the blues world.
Which is a good thing. He's not a writer, he's a kickass guitar player.
I jumped into the world of digital books yesterday, and read about 115 pages of Blues People: Negro Music In White America by Leroi Jones.
I've done plenty of 'digital' reading with online newspapers, blogs, etc, but this is my first book. So far so good. I wasn't sure if I'd like reading that many pages digitally in one sitting, but I didn't have any fatigue.
Good book so far, too. Pretty sure it was @poppachubby who hipped me to it, so thanks!
I forget what I sent you but ya, I have all the good stuff if you need more.
Must be about 50 titles.
I still need to sort out what reader I'm going to use. I'm not much of an Android guy, but that's what I'm using.
I'm reading this book with BFReader, but I'm going to look around at what else is out there.
I'm pretty stoked to finally be getting back to reading more.
I don't do well with reading when there are interruptions, and having a kid around is all interruptions, lol. She's finally at an age where she'll sit and read for an hour or so. She's currently going through the Harry Potter books. Gives me time to read, too.
Separate names with a comma.