Saturday, January 26, 2008

Rock Books Revisited

A pair of items in this week's NYTIMES book review got me thinking about music books, artist biographies and such.

The first music bio I remember reading was No One Here Gets Out Alive, probably in 1981 or 82. Lots of books about the Stones, of course Hammer of the Gods (I believed it all at the time), almost every Zappa book I could get my hands on...books about the Dead, Floyd, Miles, music industry books and countless others. I have an interesting book on the history of dub I am waiting to tear into...

Then there are the magazines...If only I didn't have to work! At one point I combined it all - I owned a bookstore in New Haven so could waste time professionally. I had it all figured out ;-)

Do you have any favorites? Any genre, any angle...would love to know...leave a comment...