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Rob ChapmanPsychedelia & Other Colours (hardcover) ... Book
Faber & Faber (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 36.00
An incredibly dense book on the psychedelic scene of the 60s – a huge volume that not only looks at an impressive array of music, but also the wider trippy culture, too – but all with a level of text that goes far beyond most of the thinner volumes on the period! Many of the chapter titles refer to key musical texts, but then quickly extrapolate from those moments – soaring out from "I Am The Blackgold Of The Sun", "The Greta Garbo Home For Wayward Boys & Girls", and "Painting With Light" – and looking at psychedelia on both sides of the Atlantic in the 60s, with lots of surprising insights along the way. Despite a very vivid cover, the book itself is all text, no images – a hefty 638 pages, hardcover, and a very deep read! Book

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Husker DuSavage Young Du (3CD set) ... CD
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 35.98
As mammoth of an archival box set for a post punk band as important as this one as we're ever likely to see! Savage Young Du collects a huge number of formative tracks by the Twin Cities legends, and without diving into the rancorous personal history of the band members post-split, it's astounding that this even exists. But the most amazing thing is how strongly it lives up to their later legacy. 47 of the 69 tracks – including a wealth of surprisingly great sound live material, demos, early 7-inch tracks and alternate version of their first (live) album – have never been released before and it's kind of stunning how brilliant the band is at this nascent stage. All the material is from 1979 to 1982, pre-SST, and true to Numero Group standards, it's put together with the utmost care, including a hefty little hardcover book worth the price alone. Includes "Do You Remember", "Sore Eyes", "Do The Bee", "Nuclear Nightmare", "Insects Rule The World", "Sexual Economics", "Statues", "Amusement", "Writer's Cramp", Guns At My School", "Let's Go Die", "Don't Say A Word", "From The Gut", "Brick Layer", "Target", "Gravity", "Real World", "Out On A Limb", "It's Not Fair" and tons more. CD

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Husker DuSavage Young Du (4LP box set – with hardcover book) ... LP
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 4LP ... $66.99 87.98
As mammoth of an archival box set for a post punk band as important as this one as we're ever likely to see! Savage Young Du collects a huge number of formative tracks by the Twin Cities legends, and without diving into the rancorous personal history of the band members post-split, it's astounding that this even exists. But the most amazing thing is how strongly it lives up to their later legacy. 47 of the 69 tracks – including a wealth of surprisingly great sound live material, demos, early 7-inch tracks and alternate version of their first (live) album – have never been released before and it's kind of stunning how brilliant the band is at this nascent stage. All the material is from 1979 to 1982, pre-SST, and true to Numero Group standards, it's put together with the utmost care, including a hefty hardcover book worth the price alone. Includes "Do You Remember", "Sore Eyes", "Do The Bee", "Nuclear Nightmare", "Insects Rule The World", "Sexual Economics", "Statues", "Amusement", "Writer's Cramp", Guns At My School", "Let's Go Die", "Don't Say A Word", "From The Gut", "Brick Layer", "Target", "Gravity", "Real World", "Out On A Limb", "It's Not Fair" and tons more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ethan MichaeliDefender – How The Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America (hardcover) ... Book
Houghton Mifflin, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 32.00
We're ultra-proud to be Chicagoans – and one of the many things that makes is proud is The Chicago Defender – our city's famous African-American newspaper, easily one of the best and most important in a long legacy of progressive 20th Century publications! This very hefty book tells the full tale of the Defender – offering up hundreds of pages that look not just at the paper's history, but also its role in the segregated black community of Chicago, and its lasting impact – both at a local and national level. The book is extremely well-researched, and written by an author who was also part of the Defender staff in its later years – and the whole thing clocks in at a whopping 633 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book
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Nathan Nedorostek & Anthony PappalardoRadio Silence – A Selected Visual History Of American Hardcore Music ... Book
MTV, 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 29.95
The history of American hardcore – served up in a huge batch of black and white photos, record covers, flyers, and more – spun out in a really beautiful book! The images are all nice and stark – concert shots, band performances, and more – all photos that really get at the full spectrum of the hardcore scene, but never in a way that's gimmicky or touristy at all. Some bits are pulled from treasured collections, some are relics from the past – like gig posters or t-shirts – and the book features hefty comments from all the artists and contributors, too. There's even a great photo-discography at the end – and although the book was put together by MTV, it's got a very rich, non-commercial feel. Book

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Louise SimonsonDC Comics Covergirls (hardcover) ... Book
Chartwell Books, 2007. New Copy ... $7.99 24.99
The world of comics might seem to be a male-dominated one at times – but DC Comics has more than made up for that over the years – by giving us powerful characters like Wonder Woman, Power Girl, Raven, Big Barda, Catwoman, Lois Lane, and many others – all featured here in a stunning full-color book, filled with vintage images from the comic pages! The book's got a bit of history and other context, but reads more like an artbook overall – with loads of lavish reproductions of classic comic covers, plus other inside artwork, some unusual images, and lots more greatness too. The book was put together by Louise Simonson – herself a bit of a comic hero, given her decades of work as a writer and editor – and the whole thing is 208 pages, hefty, oversize, and full color! Book

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✨✧ Ed WardHistory Of Rock & Roll Vol 1 – 1920 to 1963 (hardcover) ... Book
Flatiron Books, 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 35.00
A pretty great look at the birth of rock and roll – one that starts way earlier than most other histories, and then gets into a year-by-year format of chapters during the crucial moments! Ed Ward's not above leaning on the bigger names, but also does a good job of pulling out smaller strands in the history – especially moments that might not have seemed important at the time, but which stand as hallmarks for changes taking place, and much bigger shifts to come. Ward's been a rock historian for many years on NPR – and this book is definitely a labor of love – as this first volume is over 400 hefty pages. Hardcover, with a few images. Book
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VariousAt The Louisiana Hayride Tonight (20CD & hardcover book) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 20CD ... $246.99 299.99
An amazing document of one of the most important radio shows of the postwar years – the legendary Louisiana Hayride, a weekly live performance broadcast that was maybe only second to the Grand Ole Opry! Yet unlike the Opry, the Hayride also had a wider range of talent – as has been made famous by Elvis Presley's role on the program in his early years – just a tiny sliver of all the amazing music that you'll hear within! The box is huge – and features over 24 hours of music from the late 40s through the end of the 50s – 531 live tracks in all, plus more studio recordings too – all packaged with a massive hardcover book, over 200 pages, filled with images from the program and notes on all the music. The list of artists is the stuff of legend – both in country music and postwar pop – as the set features performances by Elvis, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Johnny Horton, Doug Kershaw, Roger Miller, George Jones, The Browns, Faron Young, Jimmie Davis, The Louvin Brothers, Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, Jim Reeves, Eddy Arnold, June Carter, Loretta Lynn, Hank Snow, Marty Robbins, Tex Ritter, and countless others. Maybe one of the most amazing sets that Bear Family has ever given us – and well worth the hefty price tag! CD
(Over 24 hours of live recordings and a 224 page hardcover book!)

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VariousRevolutionary Spirit – The Sound Of Liverpool 1976 to 1988 (5CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 5CD ... $44.99
A huge look at the Liverpool scene in the UK – but one that doesn't focus on the generation of the Beatles and Brit Invasion groups – and instead brings some great attention to the city's contribution to the post-punk years and beyond! The package is tremendous – 100 songs in a huge booklet of notes – tracing an evolution from the late 70s years, when Liverpool was as creative and fervent of a scene as other North England territories, like Manchester and Sheffield – but also one that could quickly develop some tuneful aspects too, which no doubt helped the rest of the UK music scene of the 80s find a way to expand in some great global directions! Throughout the whole time covered here, there's a great tension between experimentation and commercial success – one that's covered beautifully by the many tracks in the collection, and also documented in the hefty notes within. There's far too many tracks here for us to list – but let us say that the package is overflowing with work by artists as diverse as Dalek I, The Wild Swans, China Crisis, Pink Industry, Care, Box Of Toys, Deaf School, Big In Japan, Pale Fountains, Icicle Works, Dead Or Alive, The Lotus Eaters, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Mr Amir, Brenda & The Beach Balls, Jegsy Dodd & The Sons Of Harry Cross, The La's, Jactars, Magic Carpets, Barbel, The Walking Seeds, Thomas Lang, Ministry Of Love, Nightmares In Wax, OMD, The Planets, Spitfire Boys, Geisha Girls, Royal Family & The Poor, Public Disgrace, It's Immaterial, The Balcony, The Yachts, Teardrop Explodes, Original Mirrors, The Press Gang, Moderates, Egypt For Now, Those Naughty Lumps, Flock Of Seagulls, Freeze Frame, Echo & The Bunnymen, and many more! CD

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✨✧ Victor BockrisTransformer – The Complete Lou Reed Story ... Book
Harper (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lou Reed gave us some mighty fascinating music over his many years of recording – and the man himself also led an equally fascinating life – one that's covered here in very great detail, in a hefty biography that begins with Reed's troubled life as a child, to his early years moving between inspirations in literature and music, to his rise in fame with the Velvet Underground and role as one of the key underground New York figures for decades to come! The author gets at the way that Reed's always managed to challenge expectations while still remaining loyal to both himself and his friends and associates – a humanistic legacy that's almost as great as Lou's music itself. 500 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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✨✧ MojoIssue 293 – April 2018 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Mojo, 2018. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This issue's a mighty Mojo nod to Neil Young – with a long exclusive interview with the man himself! The magazine also features more interviews with Jack White and David Byrne – plus a look at The Damned, Roxy Music, and Jimmy Page – and a fond farewell to the genius Mark E Smith, who gave us decades of fantastic music in The Fall! The issue's also got its usual hefty reviews section – 145 reviews in all – plus a bonus CD of "rebel rock and protest funk" – with cuts by Billy Bragg, Gil Scott-Heron, Fela Kuti, Curtis Mayfield, and others! Magazine

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✨✧ VariousAfro Beat Airways Vol 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974 to 1983 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from 70s Ghana – a killer collection that really lives up to all the greatness of other collections on the Analogue Africa label! There's a sharpness here right from the start – an approach to funk that's really universal, and shows why collections from a generation like this move way past the context of standard world music modes – and instead unlock a rich version of the world in which music alone can build plenty of bridges – way beyond the context of politics or national boundaries! By that, we mean that any Anglo crate-digger can find plenty to love here – wicked drums, scratchy guitar, riffing Hammond, and monstrous bass that bounces these tunes beautifully from start to finish – sewing together the grooves in a way that will have you forgetting you can't even understand most of the lyrics. And yet, as with other titles on this great label, the music is also well-situated culturally too – thanks to a hefty set of notes and great images – which will give you plenty of visual discovery while you're digging the sounds on the disc. Titles include "Wop Me A Ka" by The African Brothers, "Do Your Own Thing" by De Frank's Band, "Aja Wondo" by Uppers International, "Loose Up Yourself" by Rob, "I Beg" by Tony Sarfo & The Funky Afrobisi, "Arabo" by K Frimpong, "Say Min Sy Soh" by Pierre Antoine & Vis A Vis, "God Is Love" by Complex Soundz, and "Kana Soro" by Los Issufu & His Moslems. CD

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✨✧ Martin TorgoffBop Apocalypse – Jazz, Race, The Beats, & Drugs (hardcover) ... Book
Da Capo, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An insanely detailed book on the role of drugs in American music – written by a guy who's already written a fair bit about drugs and culture! This time around, Martin Torgoff turns his eye towards the postwar years – looking at the interwoven landscapes of jazz, underground culture, and drugs from the late 40s through the 60s – with chapters that look at both famous figures and lesser-known personas – in a list that includes Billie Holiday, Lester Young, William S Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Charlie Parker, and many more. The book's filled with short chapters that almost each read like a story themselves – never too exploitative, and often never with any sort of judgement at all – just surprising detail about the relation between drugs and performance, writing, or other artistic creation. These short chapters work well to weave together a world behind the scenes – subtle forces that later shaped more famous creations – and the book is a hefty 412 pages, with some black and white images. Book

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✨✧ Jonathan LethemEcstasy Of Influence – Nonfictions Etc (hardcover) ... Book
Doubleday, 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jonathan Lethem is a writer that we totally love – an author who's given us great novels and short stories over the years – and who, somehow between that ever-growing creative output, manages to write a good deal of essays and other articles too! We're not sure when Lethem ever finds time to sleep – but we're also always glad when we see his name in print – sometimes a book review, or an introduction to another author's work, or even liner notes to a record – such is the man's never-ending array of writing! This book collects Lethem in all those many different settings – a stunning array of essays that touch on topics that include science fiction (a longtime love), popular music, contemporary fiction, modern art, 9/11, comic books, films, Brooklyn, and even personal memoir – all handled with the kind of perception and wit that we love in his fiction. The book is a hefty 437 pages – and includes pieces that originally ran in Rolling stone, New York Times, GQ, McSweeny's, Nerve, Village Voice, and many other publications. Book

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✨✧ Raph RashidBack to the Lab – Hip Hop Home Studios (hardcover) ... Book
Gingko Press, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hip hop started in the streets, then quickly moved to the studio once the music got more sophisticated – then made a further move to the home studio as costs went up and technology got better – almost taking things back to the underground as it opened up lots of new creative freedoms! Raph (aka Raphael) Rashid first examined these new spaces in his classic book Behind The Beat – issued over a decade back, and a crucial look at the new underground of hip hop production – and this volume follows up with new spaces from the ensuing years – all represented with the great sort of photography and attention to detail that we loved in the first book! Raph's got unfettered access to these amazing spaces – non-public production sites, responsible for some of the best sounds of the underground – in chapters that look at Kenny Dope, J Dilla, Flying Lotus, Oh No, Dianmond D, Khalil, Waajeed, Oddisee, Alchemist, Jazzy Leff, Just Blaze, Sa Ra, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Lord Finesse, and others – with pictures of the artists, their creative space, and even their record collections too. Most of the book is photographs, but there's also introductory text for each chapter too – and the whole thing is a hefty 212 pages, hardcover. Book
 
 
 



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