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


Insight, 2013. New Copy
A beautiful book that traces the music of David Bowie on an album-by-album basis – but which also does so with lavish full color images and hundreds of vintage photos! The book's more of an art book than an essay on the albums – and as such, it offers up a great way to view the ever-shi ... Book
Sugar Man – The Life Death & Resurrection Of Sixto Rodriguez (hardcover)
Bantam (UK), 2015. New Copy
A multi-layered book that takes the legend of Rodriguez even farther than the Searching For Sugar Man film – as it not only tells the tale of the enigmatic singer from Detroit, but also the pair of South African fanatics who helped bring his music back to light, and the process of the Sugar ... Book
I Am Brian Wilson – A Memoir (hardcover)
Random House, 2016. New Copy
The story of Brian Wilson has been told by countless reporters and journalists over the years – but for the first time, the man himself opens himself up – and provides a view into his life and music that's as heartbreaking and bittersweet as his countless great songs! The book's penned ... Book
Fab (UK), 2015. New Copy
A beautiful document of the golden years of adult cinema – a book that not only features dozens of vintage posters from the 70s, but also offers up a surprising amount of information as well! The package has a great balance – plenty of history and background on feature-length erotic ... Book
Fab (UK), 2015. New Copy
The sounds of Bollywood are nothing new to the racks at Dusty Groove – but this may be the first book we've ever seen that does a good job of opening up the actual films for the laymen like us! The book's a non-academic, visually-stunning look at the fantastic Indian film culture of the 70s ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s/2014. New Copy
Stunning work from the glory days of the 50s horror comic – issues of the legendary publication Adventures Into The Unknown – one of the first and most important comics to plumb the depths of supernatural and science fiction! The publication inspired countless imitators, but was always ... Book
Reaktion (UK), 2013. New Copy
That's Brazilian jive, instead of Brazilian music – as the author here shows just how much the larger Brazilian culture helps shape the sound of it's songs – a wonderful interplay between urban and rural, modern and ancient, popular and intellectual – forces that have come ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1958. New Copy
Great work from the comics code run of the legendary Forbidden Worlds – a time when this important early horror book moved into heavy sci-fi territory, but barely missed a beat at all! Instead, the comic almost seemed to hit a new sort of stride – as the stories by the great Richard ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy
An early horror comic that definitely lives up to its name – not to be confused with the black and white magazine that started in the 60s from Warren Publications – but a much earlier, much more obscure work from the glory days of pre-code books in the 50s! Eerie definitely has a look ... Book
New York Mid Century – Post War Capitol Of Culture 1945 to 1965 (hardcover)
Thames & Hudson (UK), 2014. New Copy
A stunningly vivid portrait of New York in the postwar years – a time when the city's already-strong hold on American culture was taken to its apex – as the city became home to some of the most important artists, actors, writers, and creative forces of the generation! The book is ... Book
Little Brown, 2015. New Copy
The story of one of the all-time greats – told by one of the all-time greats – the full tale of Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, told by southern music giant Peter Guaralnick! Long before he rose to fame as the man who discovered Elvis Presley, Sam Phillips was already humming strong ... Book
Aurum (UK), 2013. New Copy
A behind-the-scenes look at The Kinks – a group you'll know for their fantastic music of the 60s and 70s, but who also have a much larger tale behind their songs! The book certainly offers up plenty of history on the group, and strong appreciation of their music – but it also opens up ... Book
Penguin Books, 2013. New Copy
The authorial debut of Donald Fagan – already a hell of a storyteller in the songs he's penned on his own, and for Steely Dan – and equally great here on the printed page! In the book, Fagan looks at some of the forces that shaped him in his youth – from figures who include Ennio ... Book
Brainquake
Hard Case Crime (UK), New Copy
You gotta love a book that begins with a baby shooting its father from its stroller – then takes off into a roller coaster of crime from that very first shot! Yet we'd expect no less from the great Sam Fuller – the director who gave us films like Shock Corridor and Pickup On South ... Book
It Books, 2012. New Copy
Louvin Brother Charlie tells the tale of his famous duo with brother Ira – a match that was almost a Cain and Abel of country music – given that Charlie and Ira Louvin sometimes sat at opposite moral poles on the spectrum! The story's as tragic as any of the best early songs by the ... Book
Penguin Books, 2015. New Copy
A wonderfully-written autobiography from Elvis Costello – a book that's not only completely illuminating for any fan of his music, but which stands quite strongly on his own, even if you're not a longtime fan of the man himself! The volume almost sets a new standard for musician ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1954/1955. New Copy
Maybe just standard space opera comic from the front – but inside, the pages leap with action and wonderful artwork – thanks to the talents of a young Wally Wood, who works here in his pre-EC Comics years alongside other greats who include Joe Orlando, Bill Molno, Myron Fass, and Harry ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), Early 50s. New Copy
An early horror comic that definitely lives up to its name – not to be confused with the black and white magazine that started in the 60s from Warren Publications – but a much earlier, much more obscure work from the glory days of pre-code books in the 50s! Eerie definitely has a look ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1951/1952. New Copy
An early horror comic that definitely lives up to its name – not to be confused with the black and white magazine that started in the 60s from Warren Publications – but a much earlier, much more obscure work from the glory days of pre-code books in the 50s! Eerie definitely has a look ... Book
PS Artbooks (UK), 1954. New Copy
Stunning work from the glory days of the 50s horror comic – issues of the legendary publication Adventures Into The Unknown – one of the first and most important comics to plumb the depths of supernatural and science fiction! The publication inspired countless imitators, but was always ... Book
 
Updated August 20, 2017


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