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The Complete Guide to the Music of Jimi Hendrix (C&hellip by Peter Doggett
This 160-page book covers every known Hendrix release during his life, along with posthumous albums, and officially and semi-officially released material. It really gets into the detail and helps you pick through the vast maze of Jimi's discography. Last updated in 2004 it obviously misses any releases since then (does anyone know of a more detailed live and studio sessionography?), but what you do get is comprehensive indeed. The author comes across as informed rather than opinionated, and wisely chooses not to take sides with the various factions responsible for these releases. It's a shame that the song index wasn't expanded to include all of the album releases as well as it can be… Read more
Room Temperature by Nicholson Baker
Room Temperature by Nicholson Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Room Temperature, 17 July 2014
I was surprised to see that this novel had just one Amazon.co.uk review. And yet Room Temperature may be the best example of Nicholson Baker's ultra-detailed prose. He takes an idea and lets it unfold, exploring the associated ideas that flow forth (logically and illogically) from it. It's a short book, and beautifully written. Don't expect a 'plot'. It all takes place in the organic drift of the narrator's thoughts one afternoon as he sits with his baby falling asleep. But in rendering consciousness so vividly Baker achieves something very rare.
Frank Sidebottom's Fantastic Show Biz Box Set (4CD&hellip ~ Frank Sidebottom
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 15 April 2014
An amazing body of work here. Don't know if this is everything Frank ever recorded, but it's pretty exhaustive re: the "In Tape" years. Very funny and very clever. Better than the compilations because you also get the spoken-word segments between songs (Frank and Little Frank in heated discussion) as well as the songs themselves. These LPs (one a double LP) were not available on CD previously and they seem to have been mastered from vinyl, suggesting that the original masters are lost. The five discs include the following gems:

CD1:
* Christmas Is Really Fantastic EP
* Frank Sidebottom Salutes The Magic Of Freddie Mercury And Queen And Also Kylie Minogue (You Know, Her… Read more

Wish List

The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vo&hellip ~ Bob Dylan
A Letter Home ~ Neil Young
A Letter Home ~ Neil Young
Miami Pop Festival ~ Jimi Hendrix Experience
Miami Pop Festival ~ Jimi Hendrix Experience
Blues at Midnight ~ Hendrix Jimi Experience
Blues at Midnight ~ Hendrix Jimi Experience
Astro Man Coffret 6 cd ~ Jimi Hendrix
Astro Man Coffret 6 cd ~ Jimi Hendrix