Rock ’n’ Roll

Belfast Punk: Warzone Centre 1997-2003

Ricky Adam

Label Damiani Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9788862085106

The ‘Warzone Collective’ began in 1984 in the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland when a few local punks decided to consolidate their efforts and get their own venue, practice & social ...

Issue 398 April 2017

The Wire

Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. WIRE398

On the cover: The Residents: Beyond the eyeballs, still oddballs: The Residents look back on a decades-long career and present a macabre new album concerning the spectacular train crashes...

Birth of an Icon Revolver 50

Klaus Voormann

Label Acc Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9783667109620

The monochrome pop-art style of the Revolver album has become an integral part of the Beatles brand. In this book the artist behind the cover reveals the source of his inspiration, as wel...

Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie

Nejib

Label Selfmade Hero Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781910593264

Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Halloween Jack: David Bowie had an extraordinary talent for reinvention. But at the beginning of his career, he made the most significant transformation of h...

Historic RCA Studio B: Home of 1,000 Hits

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Label Country Music Hall of Fame Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780915608270

Historic RCA Studio B, Home of 1,000 Hits, is a landmark with a legacy built by some of the most important producers and artists in country and pop music. During a golden window, from 195...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

2023: a trilogy by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu

Released 23/08/17 Label faber Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780571338085

Well we're back again,

Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen

Released 13/07/17 Label simon & schuster Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781471157820

“Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Spring...

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...

Burning Desire: The Jimi Hendrix Experience through the Lens of Ed Caraeff

Ed Caraeff

Released 15/06/17 Label Acc Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781851498345

In 1967, a 17-year-old aspiring photographer named Ed Caraeff found himself front row at the Monterey Pop Festival, California. Caraeff had never seen Hendrix before, nor was he familiar ...

Iggy and the Stooges: One Night at the Whisky 1970

Ed Caraeff

Released 15/06/17 Label Acc Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781851498543

In May 1970, The Stooges were in the middle of recording their celebrated album, Fun House at Elektra Records Recording Studio in Los Angeles. That same month, they appeared at the Whisky...

Meet Me in the Bathroom

Lizzy Goodman

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...

Memory of a Free Festival: The Golden Era of the British Underground Festival Scene

Sam Knee

Released 10/06/17 Label Cicada Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781908714435

Free music festivals were at the epicentre of counterculture in Britain during the latter half of the 20th Century. With roots deeply embedded in the social history of British folklore, t...

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 Art of Sound

Terry Burrows

Released 25/05/17 Label thames & hudson Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780500519288

This spectacular volume is a compendium of beautiful recording and playback equipment and at the same time an engaging, comprehensive history of sound recording. Organized chronologically...

Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars

David Hepworth

Released 18/05/17 Label Bantam Press Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780593077627

The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations.What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. S...

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...

Rolling Stone: 50 Years: the Culture, Politics, and Music That Shaped Our Era

Jann S. Wenner

Released 16/05/17 Label Abrams Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781419724466

For the past fifty years, Rolling Stone has been a leading voice in journalism, cultural criticism, and above all music. This landmark book documents the magazine's rise to prominence as...

Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains

Victoria Broacke

Released 13/05/17 Label V & A Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781851779161

The first book ever produced with full access the Pink Floyd archive. Published to accompany the V&A's major summer exhibition, Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, celebrates 50 years o...

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...

New York Soul 66

Various

Released 29/04/17 Label History of Soul Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. HOS10LP

New Orleans Soul 66

Various

Released 29/04/17 Label History of Soul Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. HOS9LP

In the 1950s, New Orleans was one of the major recording centres in the US. With its unrivalled band of session musicians and producers, rock ‘n’ roll and R&B hits poured out from Cos...

Mighty R&B Instrumentals Two-Parters

Various

Released 29/04/17 Label 1960's Records Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. RANDB17LP

R&B Instrumentals have had a pretty raw deal from CD compilers. You either get the famous Side One on its own, or occasionally both sides squeezed together with a two-second gap betwe...

Visual Vinyl

SCHUNK*

Released 14/04/17 Label Verlag Kettler Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9783862065790

Collects some of the most visually stunning and evocative album covers from the 20th Century

Vinyl.Album.Cover.Art: The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue

Aubrey Powell

Released 13/04/17 Label thames & hudson Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780500519325

The complete, definitive and never-before-published catalogue of Hipgnosis, Vinyl • Album • Cover • Art finally does justice to the work of the most important design collective in music 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...

Brian Eno _ Light Music

Brian Eno and Michael Bracewell

Released 06/04/17 Label Paul Stolper Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9780955215490

‘I started playing with light as a medium at about the same time I started playing with sound when a teenager.’ In 2016 Paul Stolper Gallery in London presented an installation of seven l...

You Know What You Could Be: Tuning into the 1960s

Mike Heron and Andrew Greig

Released 06/04/17 Label Riverrun Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. 9781784293000

This singular book offers two harmonising memoirs of music making in the 1960s. Mike Heron for the first time writes vividly of his formative years in dour, Presbyterian Edinburgh. Armed ...

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 and Cosey, has consistently challenged ...

Buzzsaw Joint Cut 2 - Astro 138 and DJ Zorch

Various

Released 31/03/17 Label Stag-o-lee Genre Rock ’n’ Roll Cat no. stago092

Buzzsaw Joint was born of a club offering Londoners the chance to revel in the sounds of good ol’ trashy rock’n’roll in all its vintage vinyl forms. Club top-cat, Fritz, then took the pri...

The Importance of Music to Girls (SIGNED COPIES)

Lavinia Greenlaw

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

The Importance of Music to Girls is award-winning poet and novelist Lavinia Greenlaw's vivid and engaging portrait of what music means to us as we grow up.If I had not kissed anyone, or d...