5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: The Wire Primers: A Guide to Modern Music (Paperback)
A great book. This is really useful if you are curious about non-mainstream sounds and want to know where to begin exploring the catalogues of the likes of Captain Beefheart, The Fall, Sonic Youth, Sun Ra and Frank Zappa, as well as all sorts of other music across many genres.
The artistic judgements are usually spot on, so it's fairly reliable as a guide. If you approach this with an open mind it will make you aware of a huge amount of excellent music.