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Alex Sayf CummingsDemocracy of Sound – Music Piracy & The Remaking of American Copyright In The Twentieth Century (hardcover) ... Book
Oxford University Press, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 29.95
A smart read into the world of music piracy – not just in the contemporary internet world that's been getting such unyielding attention in the past couple decades – but the roots of it, which go back as far as recorded media itself! If you think the world just started bellyaching about stolen music since online file sharing, you're in for a heck of a history – it goes way, way back – and it's actually a really entertaining read. Before Napster lit the world ablaze in the 90s, there was the recordable cassette tapes of the 70s and 80s, the reel-to-reel tape of the 50s and 60s, and on and on. A well-researched, genuinely interesting read. Hardcover, 257 pages. Book

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Joe KeithleyTalk Minus Action Equals Zero – An Illustrated History Of DOA ... Book
Arsenal Pulp, 2011. New Copy ... $5.99 27.95
A vivid history of this legendary west coast hardcore band – told through photos, posters, gig flyers, set lists, and loads of other material collected over their key early years – the sorts of things that most other bands never think to keep! There's a wealth of visual material here, interspersed with the story of the group and recollections from lead singer Joe Keithley – who really illuminates all the pictures! We've rarely seen a book of this nature, especially done this well – and even though we're not the biggest fans of DOA, we were really won over by the presentation of the package, and drawn into their story in a way we didn't expect. Over 300 pages, full color, and oversized. Book

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