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my fave music books

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Mystery Train
Mystery Train
"Marcus on Robert Johnson, Elvis, The Band, Sly Stone... A classic."
Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes
Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes
"Dylan´s Basement Tapes meet Harry Smith and his Anthology."
The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Every Made: The 1001 Greatest Hits Ever Made
The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Every Made: The 1001 Greatest Hits Ever Made
"A tasteful list of the best singles ever made."
England's Dreaming
England's Dreaming
"The history of punk. Essential."
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
"The oral history of punk. Also essential..."
Song and Dance Man III: The Art of Bob Dylan
Song and Dance Man III: The Art of Bob Dylan
"Extensive Dylan study."
DJ Shadow "Endtroducing" (33 1/3) (33 1/3)
DJ Shadow "Endtroducing" (33 1/3) (33 1/3)
"33 1/3 is a great series on classic albums. This one´s a good example."
On The Road with Bob Dylan
On The Road with Bob Dylan
"On the road with Bob in ´75. Great stuff."
Last Train To Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley
Last Train To Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley
"On Elvis in the beginning. Part 2 (Careless Love) is also excellent."
Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story
Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story
"The Jerry Lee Lewis Story. Tosches rules."
The Dark Stuff: Selected Writings on Rock Music: 1972-1995
The Dark Stuff: Selected Writings on Rock Music: 1972-1995
"Nick Kent was one of the best rock hacks of the seventies."
Ball the Wall: Nik Cohn in the Age of Rock (Picador Books)
Ball the Wall: Nik Cohn in the Age of Rock (Picador Books)
"Nik Cohn was a pioneer... A best of collection."
Shots from the Hip (Penguin originals)
Shots from the Hip (Penguin originals)
"Charles Shaar Murray in fine style. Great collection of magazine writings."
The Boy Looked at Johnny: The Obituary of Rock and Roll
The Boy Looked at Johnny: The Obituary of Rock and Roll
"Burchill & Parsons: controversial but great."
Crosstown Traffic
Crosstown Traffic
"Jimi Hendrix in depth. Voodoo chile!"
Reggae Explosion: The Story of Jamaican Music
Reggae Explosion: The Story of Jamaican Music
"The reggae coffeetable book. Beautiful."
People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee 'Scratch' Perry (Revised Edition)
People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee 'Scratch' Perry (Revised Edition)
"The Lee Perry story. A bit too much sometimes, but still worthwhile..."
Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991
Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991
"A history of American alternative rock leading to Nirvana. Great read."
Rip it Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984
Rip it Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984
"Extensive, well informed study on postpunk."
Straight Life: The Story Of Art Pepper
Straight Life: The Story Of Art Pepper
"The biography of altist supreme Art Pepper. An amazing read."
Head-On/Repossessed
Head-On/Repossessed
"The story of the Teardrop Explodes. Julian can actually write."
From the Velvets to the Voidoids: The Birth of American Punk Rock
From the Velvets to the Voidoids: The Birth of American Punk Rock
"On punk rock and its predecessors in the US. Cool."
Get in the Van
Get in the Van
"Life on the road according to Rollins... Heavy stuff."
Written in My Soul
Written in My Soul
"Songwriters about their profession. Very insightful."
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung (Five Star)
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung (Five Star)
"The king of gonzo rock journalism. Do the Godz speak Esperanto?"