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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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Taking Shots – The Photography Of William S Burroughs (hardcover)
Prestel, 2014. New Copy
William S Burroughs is best known as an artist with his pen – a writer who gave the world Naked Lunch, The Soft Machine, and a number of other groundbreaking books – plus some important cut-up recordings, made from his original text! Yet Burroughs was also fascinated with the visual, ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy
Excellent work from the "second chapter" of Dick Briefer's classic Frankenstein comic – pulled from a time when the publication had left behind the cartoony style of Briefer's original run, and moved into much starker horror territory for the big early 50s boom in the format! The ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy
Excellent work from the "second chapter" of Dick Briefer's classic Frankenstein comic – pulled from a time when the publication had left behind the cartoony style of Briefer's original run, and moved into much starker horror territory for the big early 50s boom in the format! The ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), 1948/1949. New Copy
Ah for the days of a sexy jungle heroine – the kind of bikini-clad, vine-swinging, spear-wielding character you could never get away with in the 21st Century! She was part pinup, part stereotype, but also was a key figure in the early days of comics – and often sold far more than some ... Book
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Hermes, 2012. New Copy
Pretty great horror comics from the early 70s – the surprisingly long, healthy run of Gold Key's Dark Shadows comic books – which actually ran longer at the newstand than the show did on TV! The comic's strength comes from some great talents – 50s horror artist Joe Certa, still ... Book
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Hermes, 2012. New Copy
Pretty great horror comics from the early 70s – the surprisingly long, healthy run of Gold Key's Dark Shadows comic books – which actually ran longer at the newstand than the show did on TV! The comic's strength comes from some great talents – 50s horror artist Joe Certa, still ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), 1952. New Copy Book
Witches Tales and a whole lot more – a wonderfully creepy assortment of stories from the pre-code horror years of the 50s – a time when anything was possible in the world of comics! Witches Tales was one of a handful of notorious publications from Harvey – who had a brief but ... Book
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Borderland Books, 2009. New Copy
Photographer Lewis Koch relies heavily on the art of creative juxtaposition – as you'll see in the wonderful cover image to this volume of his work – which is a great introduction to all the striking images inside! Koch presents each photograph on its own – often a black and ... Book
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Chartwell Books, 2013. New Copy
Here's a book you can really sink your teeth into – a mighty cool history of Bazooka Joe comics and bubble gum, served up in a style that looks like a giant package of the gum itself! The book is as colorful inside as on the outside – with dozens of full page reproductions of classic ... Book
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Gollancz (UK), 1970. New Copy
Perfect Philip K Dick – from a time when the writer just couldn't miss! Our Friends From Frolix 8 tells of the clash between the Old Men and New Men in the coming future – but, like the best of Dick's writing, the tension is one more of anxiety in the workplace and in romance – ... Book
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I Am Legend
Gollancz (UK), 1954. New Copy
One of the creepiest books ever written – a story about the last guy on earth who's not a blood-sucking ghoul – left alone in the ruins of civilization to forage for his survival! The book's the inspiration for both the film of the same name, and the classic 70s flick Omega Man – ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), 1953. New Copy
We love 50s horror comics – and we especially love Tomb Of Terror – as it's one of the excellent publications from Harvey Comics in the pre-code years – filled with lurid artwork and some incredibly chilling stories! Like some of the other Harvey horror of the period, there's a ... Book
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PS Artbooks (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy
A very unusual volume in this classic series – one that features the last half of the original cartoony take on Frankenstein by artist Dick Briefer, then follows with the re-worked series from 1952 – which moves into much more horror-based artwork overall! Briefer's original run is one ... Book
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Atria, 2014. New Copy
The crazy, one of a kind life story of Rick James – you know you want read that – and it's coming from the man himself, as told to and co-written by David Ritz, who also worked on bios for Buddy Guy, Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin and other legends! As notoriously wild ... 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
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Hal Leonard, 2011. New Copy
The life and music of one of the founding fathers of bossa nova – and one of the most important composers on the global scene in the second half of the 20th Century! The book's penned by Jobim's sister, Helena – who's also a poet and novelist herself – and it features a mix of ... Book
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British Museum (UK), 2009. New Copy
The paper print was a key political force in Mexico during the 20th Century – explosive in its power during the revolution of the teens, with a continuing impact over decades that's well-documented here – in a lavish book that's filled with vintage images, as well as some surprisingly ... Book
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Abrams, 2008. New Copy
Vintage photos of the New York Dolls – mostly from their seminal years of 1973 and 1974, when they were a key force in transforming the energy of the New York scene, and instrumental in paving the way for the punk years to come! The photos are great – mostly in black and white, with ... Book
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Viking, 2014. New Copy
Alex Chilton has quite a long resume – from early work in the Box Tops, key years as a member of Big Star, and a huge solo career that continued through the punk years and beyond – all of which is chronicled here by author Holly George-Warren, a writer who's got a very personal take on ... Book
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University Of Pennsylvania, 2005. New Copy
Group soul harmony gets some great treatment here – in a well-done book that follows the music from the street corner to the airwaves – all with a thoughtful mixture of oral history and the larger issues of the time! Author Stuart Goosman focuses especially on harmony groups on the ... Book
 
Updated September 30, 2016


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