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A special selection of disc guides and discographies, music history, record art books, graphic novels, and some nicely-priced remainders!


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Art Of The B Movie Poster (hardcover)
Gingko Press, 2016. New Copy
The cover image is amazing, and the whole book is equally great – a mindblowing trip through hundreds of rare film poster images – awash in sexy ladies, scary monsters, blazing pistols, and sci fi freaks! There's a short bit of text here and there – mostly structuring paragraphs ... Book
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Duke University Press, 2016. New Copy
Maybe the coolest book ever from dancefloor historian Tim Lawrence – the man who's given us definitive works on disco and dance music – now turning his sharp eye on some key years of the New York scene! The book looks at a very special time in the city's underground – a post-Studi ... Book
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Duke University Press, 2016. New Copy
A great collection of work from one of the hippest music writers of our generation – a book that stretches back to include early Village Voice material from Greg Tate, plus a wealth of other articles too! Tate's way more than just a music or cultural critic – as he always looks for the ... Book
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Gingko Press, 2005. New Copy
If you've ever wondered what the homes, studios, crates, shelves and work spaces of some of your favorite DJs and producers look like, here's a wonderful window, for peeking into the personal spaces of some of greatest in the game! Behind The Beat is a beautifully put together photo book – ... Book
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Wired Up, 2012. New Copy Book
Loads of great images from the early 70s glory days of bubblegum pop and glam rock – hundreds of pages of amazing album covers and single sleeves – including a fair bit of imports we've never seen before! Because of the poppy nature of the music, this period is sometimes overlooked by ... Book
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New York Review Of Books, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy
A fantastic collection of nonfiction work from Renata Adler – a writer we first discovered through her inventive fiction, but one who's got a much greater history as a journalist – including decades of work for the New Yorker and other publications! This huge book brings together some ... Book
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Chocky
New York Review Of Books, 1968. New Copy
The final novel of John Wyndham – the man who gave the world the amazing sci-fi classic Day Of The Triffids! Chocky tells the tale of a childhood imaginary friend gone awry – a friend who's possibly far more than imaginary, and questions the basic precepts of existence with an ... Book
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Ending Up
New York Review Of Books, 1974. New Copy
Kingsley Amis at his best – working in the kind of modes that almost make him the British literary equivalent to director Mike Leigh – with all of the wit and social sensitivity that might imply! The story is set in an old folks home – Tuppenyhappeny Cottage – and is ... Book
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Peter Owens (UK), 2015. New Copy
A really cool look at a label that was maybe one of the hippest things the Beatles ever did – the short-lived Zapple imprint – which was part of their main Apple label, but dedicated to more experimental work from a variety of musicians and writers! The imprint is perhaps best ... Book
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Voyageur, 2015. New Copy
Gimme indie rock? We'll give you plenty – a huge book that recommends 500 essential albums from the American underground over a 15 year stretch – from a point when the punk years were firmly established in this nation, to a point when local scenes all over the country had exploded in a ... Book
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Boo Hooray, 2014. New Copy
A sweet little tour book commemorating DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's Renegades Of Rhythm tour – and one that features a wealth of rare images from the early days of hip hop – of old gig flyers, records, drawings, acetates, and more! The most incredible fact about the tour itself, is that ... Book
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Oxford University Press, 2014. New Copy
A detailed look at the "dozens" that long-running African American tradition of trading insults and witticisms – a mode that's influenced music from the blues years onward, with an especially important contribution to the development of hip hop in the contemporary scene! We feared ... Book
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Jazz Covers (hardcover)
Taschen, 2015. New Copy
An amazing book – a true treasure for any fan of rare jazz albums! The book offers up way more than you'd guess from its title – because the array of material here is really fantastic – vintage jazz album covers of a very wide range, and not just the usual classics you might find ... Book
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Funk & Soul Covers (hardcover)
Taschen, 2015. New Copy
One of the funkiest coffee table books you'll ever hope to own – a massive collection of rare funk and soul album covers – beautifully put together, and with a wealth of information too! The set's way more than just a stash of cool-looking images – as the folks at Taschen have ... Book
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Oxford, 2013. New Copy
A rich look at the role of music in defining counterculture in the 20th century – a book that starts out with jazz, moves through rock, and covers a fair bit of other styles in between – all with a relatively complex style that's as philosophical as it is informative! The author ... Book
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Penguin Books (UK), 2009. New Copy
A wonderful book from the mighty Mark E Smith – penned with a voice that's as barbed and witty as his classic lyrics with The Fall! The book tells the tale of Smith's life in music – but as with his songcraft, the approach is anything by conventional – as Mark willingly takes ... Book
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Fantagraphics, Early 50s. New Copy
The earliest work of comic legend Steve Ditko – compiled here in a book that features a wealth of material that you'll never see otherwise! Ditko's best known as the co-creator of Spider-Man in the 60s – but the work here is from a decade before, and features amazing sci-fi and horror ... Book
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Fantagraphics, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy
Stunning work from one of the greatest artists to ever hit the comic book page – the mighty Bernard Krigstein, an artist who was decades ahead of his time – and had a huge influence on other artists for decades to come! The book was published in conjunction with the huge Fantagraphics ... Book
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Little Brown, 2014. New Copy
An insanely huge book on the music of Nick Drake – one that not only features song lyrics and details on his albums, but which also features a huge amount of private archive material, vintage photos, letters, diary entries, and even press reviews of his records – alongside writings by ... Book
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VU – The Story Of A Magazine (hardcover)
Thames & Hudson, 2009. New Copy
That VU isn't the Velvet Underground – but instead the title of an amazing French magazine from the prewar years – still a landmark in graphic design, and presented here in a very large, very vivid book that offers up pages and pages from the original publication! The book begins with ... Book
 
Updated December 10, 2016


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