Rock ’n’ Roll

E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Clinton Heylin

Label Penguin Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780143124559

Bruce Springsteen is one of the most important and controversial rock stars of our times: this is the story of the man - a complex, poetic loner whose albums went on to sell 18 million co...

The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Club

Peter Hook

Label simon & schuster Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781471160080

Peter Hook, as co-founder of Joy Division and New Order, has been shaping the course of popular music for thirty years. He provided the propulsive bass guitar melodies of 'Love Will Tear ...

How Music Got Free

Stephen Witt

Label Bodley Head Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781847923363

How Music Got Free is a blistering story of obsession, music and obscene money. A story of visionaries and criminals, tycoons and audiophiles with golden ears. It’s about the greatest pir...

Iggy Pop: Open Up And Bleed

Paul Trynka

Label sphere Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780751538106

Iggy Pop's life has been one of extraordinary highs and terrifying lows. Infamous for his wild ways, he is also a towering figure of the rock scene - hugely influential, charismatic and p...

The Stone Roses And The Resurrection Of British Pop

John Robb

Label ebury Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780091878870

Robb's exclusive inside knowledge of The Stone Roses creates a compelling and intimate insight into how the band single-handedly set the blueprint for the resurgence of UK rock 'n' roll i...

Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story

Victor Bockris

Label harper collins Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780007581894

Legendary songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed passed away on the 27th October 2013, but his musical influence is assured. Now discover the true story of the Velvet Underground pioneer in th...

The Official Radio 6 Music Quiz Book

Nick Holt

Label BBC Books Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781785941757

BBC Radio 6 Music is the place for alternative music – and this is the quiz for its fans. From indie pop and iconic rock to trip hop, electronica and dance, these questions will test your...

Swim Through the Darkness : My Search for Craig Smith and the Mystery of Maitreya Kali

Mike Stax

Label process Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781934170656

A successful young songwriter in the 1960s becomes derailed by LSD and his resulting madness.For the past three decades, Ugly Things magazine has been a major resource for the history of ...

Fight Your Own War : Power Electronics and Noise Culture

Jennifer Wallis

Label Headpress Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781909394407

Power electronics is a genre of industrial or 'noise' music that utilises feedback and synthesizers to produce an intense, loud, challenging sound. To match this sonic excess, power elect...

Hard-Core: Life of My Own

Harley Flanagan

Label feral house Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781627310338

As a homeless child prodigy, Harley Flanagan played drums for bands at Max's Kansas City and CBGBs, was taught to play bass by Bad Brains, and drank with the notorious Lemmy of Motorhead....

Industrial Culture Handbook

REsearch

Label REsearch Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. Indcult

Hardback only. Only 1000 made, on superior glossy paper! Purple endpapers! Future rare collectible. The photos are infinitely sharper on the new glossy paper. The new hardback looks like ...

A Stray Cat Struts

James McDonnell

Label Thomas Dunne Books Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781250076915

In June 1980, 19-year-old James McDonnell (known as Slim Jim Phantom) boarded a plane to the U.K. with his childhood friends and bandmates Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker. In less than a year...

You Say You Want a Revolution?: Records and Rebels 1966-1970 2016

Victoria Broakes and Marsh, Geoffrey (ed)

Label V & A Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781851778911

It shows how many of the issues that dominate contemporary discourse - environmentalism, globalization, individualism or mass-communication - have roots that can be traced back to the 196...

Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy

Mike Love

Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571324675

Mike Love is a founding member, lyricist and vocalist of The Beach Boys, considered to be the most popular American band in history, with 13 Gold Albums, 55 top-100 singles, and four #1 h...

Love in Vain: Robert Johnson 1911-1938, the graphic novel

J. M. Dupont

Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571328833

From 'Crossroads Blues' to 'Sweet Home Chicago', 'Hellhound on My Trail' to 'Come On In My Kitchen', Robert Johnson wrote some of the most enduring and formative songs of the original blu...

The Monkees, Head, and the 60s

Peter Mills

Label jawbone press Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781908279972

How has a group conceived as a short-lived commodity outlived many more real bands by nearly fifty years? Why are The Monkees still important, and what does this tell us about their music...

We're Going to be Friends

Jack White

Released 11/07/17 Label Third Man Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780991336180

The White Stripes classic by Jack White tells the story of Suzy Lee going back to school (all by herself), learning the ABCs, and finding a friend.

The Secret DJ

The Secret DJ

Released 06/07/17 Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571334483

The Secret DJ is the true story of DJing, from an authentic voice speaking to this scene. The Secret DJ will give hints and guide newbies, as well as telling it as it really is for most DJs.

Substance: Inside New Order

Peter Hook

Released 29/06/17 Label simon & schuster Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781471132421

Two acclaimed albums and an upcoming US tour - Joy Division had the world at their feet. Then, on the eve of that tour and the beginning of what would surely have been an international su...

Meet Me in the Bathroom

Released 14/06/17 Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571337972

Meet Me in the Bathroom charts the transformation of the New York music scene in the first decade of the 2000s, the bands behind it – including The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Sound...

Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World

Billy Bragg

Released 01/06/17 Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571327744

Roots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth - a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle...

Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands

Will Carruthers

Released 01/06/17 Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571329977

I can confirm that should you ever find yourself on stage playing the bass guitar with three left hands, it is usually the one in the middle that is the real one. The other two are proba...

Small Town Talk

Barney Hoskyns

Released 01/06/17 Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571309764

Think 'Woodstock' and the mind turns to the seminal 1969 festival that crowned a seismic decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. But Woodstock itself was over 60 miles from the site to wh...

The Last Holiday

Gil Scott-Heron

Released 18/05/17 Label canongate Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781786890252

Raised by his grandmother in Tennessee, Gil Scott-Heron's journey from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most uncompromising and influential songwriters of his generation is a rema...

Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul to San Francisco

Tim Burgess

Released 04/05/17 Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571314744

Tim set himself a quest. He got in touch with people he admires, and asked them to suggest an album for him to track down on his travels, giving an insight into what makes them tick, whi...

Dig If U Will The Picture: Funk, Sex and God in the Music of Prince

Ben Greenman

Released 04/05/17 Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571333264

Ben Greenman's monumental yet intimate book on Prince comes a year after the star's death at the age of 57 in an elevator at the legendary Paisley Park complex. With the release of a stri...

Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy

Mike Love

Released 04/05/17 Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571324699

Mike Love is a founding member, lyricist and vocalist of The Beach Boys, considered to be the most popular American band in history, with 13 Gold Albums, 55 top-100 singles, and four #1 h...

Punk Avenue: Inside the New York City Underground, 1972-1982

Phil Marcade

Released 11/04/17 Label Three Rooms Press Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781941110492

From backrooms of Max s and CBGB s to the Tropicana Hotel in Los Angeles and back, Punk Avenue is a tour de force of stories from someone at the heart of the era. With brilliant, often hi...

The Blue Series: The Story Behind the Color

David Fricke

Released 11/04/17 Label Third Man Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780996401623

As the brain child of Jack White, The Blue Series started in tandem with Third Man Records in 2009. The series of 7-inch singles were recorded in the same studio, with the same producer (...

My British Invasion

Harold Bronson

Released 11/04/17 Label Rare Bird Books Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781945572098

Co-founder of Rhino Records, Harold Bronson, tells his story. As a passionate music fan who explored the British music scene and met many of the performers whose music he loved, and in so...

Art Sex Music

Cosey Fanni Tutti

Released 06/04/17 Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571328512

Art Sex Music is the autobiography of a musician who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenge...

The Importance of Music to Girls

Lavinia Greenlaw

Released 30/03/17 Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571332274

If I had not kissed anyone, or danced with anyone, or had a reason to cry, the music made me feel as if I had gone through all that anyway . . . the music attracted and repelled, organise...

Withdrawn Traces: Searching for the Truth about Richey Manic

Leon Noakes and Sara Hawys Roberts

Released 30/03/17 Label ebury Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780753545348

Leon Noakes have been working closely with Richey's sister, Rachel Edwards, examining Richey's archive and investigating his disappearance. Their new discoveries and fresh perspective, to...

Spoke

Scott Crawford

Released 16/03/17 Label Akashic Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781617755002

The Washington, DC, punk scene of the 1980s gave birth to bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat and Fugazi. Here that scene is portrayed in its purest form: an oral history by the creators ...

Out of the Basement

David Ensminger

Released 09/03/17 Label microcosm Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781621067665

Out of the Basement tells the story of underground music in post-industrial Rockford, Illinois. This is a bracing, candid, democratic and cutting edge portrayal of a rust belt city full o...

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Alan Light

Released 02/03/17 Label canongate Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781782118749

'From her raging, handwritten letters to late-night phone calls with David Bowie, this biography gets up close and personal with the tempestuous Nina Simone' Observer

The Rise, The Fall and The Rise

Brix Smith Start

Released 02/03/17 Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571325061

The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise is the extraordinary story, in her own words, of Brix Smith Start. Best known for her work in The Fall at the time when they were perhaps the most powerfu...

Rodigan: My Life in Reggae

David Rodigan

Released 02/03/17 Label constable Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781472125576

Today, at the age of 63, he is a headline performer at almost all the UK's big music festivals, as well as events across the world. Young people revere him and he is a leading presenter o...

Field Recordings from the Inside: Essays

Joe Bonomo

Released 02/03/17 Label Soft Skull Press Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781593766627

Bonomo effortlessly moves between the personal and the critical, investigating the ways in which music defines our personalities, tells histories, and offers mysterious, often unbidden ac...

All You Need to Know About the Music Business

Donald S. Passman

Released 23/02/17 Label Penguin Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780241302064

For fifteen years, All You Need To Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive, essential guide to the music industry. Now in its sixth edition, it has b...

Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen to Music Now

Ben Ratliff

Released 23/02/17 Label Penguin Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781846146862

The most significant revolution in the recent history of music has to do with listening: it is now possible to listen to nearly anything at any time, to ignore albums, and to instantly f...

1971 - Never a Dull Moment: Rock's Golden Year

David Hepworth

Released 23/02/17 Label Black Swan Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781784162061

The Sixties ended a year late – on New Year's Eve 1970, when Paul McCartney initiated proceedings to wind up The Beatles. Music would never be the same again.

I Me Mine-The Extended Edition

George Harrison

Released 21/02/17 Label Genesis Publications Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781905662401

Cherished by fans and collectors, I Me Mine is the closest we will ever come to George Harrison's autobiography. This new edition has been significantly developed since the 1980 original;...

The Explosion of Deferred Dreams

Mat Callahan

Released 16/02/17 Label pm press Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781629632315

As the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love floods the media with debates and celebrations of music, political movements, 'flower power', 'acid rock' and 'hippies'; The Explosion of Def...

The Modern Lovers' The Modern Lovers

Sean L. Maloney

Released 09/02/17 Label bloomsbury Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781501322181

From the "War on Hippies" to the Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, the story of Modern Lovers is a high octane tale of Brutalist architecture, rock 'n' roll ambition and the struggle for ident...

Angelo Badalamenti's Soundtrack from Twin Peaks

Clare Nina Norelli

Released 09/02/17 Label bloomsbury Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781501323010

When Twin Peaks debuted on the ABC network on the night of April 8, 1990, thirty-five million viewers tuned in to some of the most unusual television of their lives. Centered on an eccent...

Porcelain

Moby

Released 02/02/17 Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571321490

In the late eighties and early nineties, Moby, then an underground DJ and musician, was scraping out a living in New York City. In a scene popular chiefly among working-class African-Amer...

Don't You Leave Me Here: My Life

Wilko Johnson

Released 02/02/17 Label Abacus Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780349142005

'Man, there's nothing like being told you're dying to make you feel alive.' Wilko Johnson