101 Essential Rock'n' Roll Albums
Kill Your Idols
Hardback $63.95 - Gingko Press, Inc
Music - Published: 1/Nov/2012 - ISBN: 9781584234883
This volume celebrates 101 seminal rock 'n' roll records, from the Beatles 1963 debut through the Sex Pistols' 1977 classic "Never Mind The Bollocks." The blue-chip artists are there, but this thoughtful book is also peppered with lesser-known nuggets and underexposed musicians. The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Pink Floyd rub elbows with Laura Nyro's "More Than a New Discovery" and Pentangle's "Sweet Child." An essay on each title accompanies reproductions of the original vinyl album cover artwork, with many rare variations from around the world. Also included are intimate interviews with rock 'n' roll royalty, with artists revealing the albums and performers that influenced them, and how. David Bowie enthuses about the Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop recalls having hamburgers in Berlin with Frank Zappa and David Bowie, and Graham Nash recalls Paul McCartney and John Lennon singing a just-written "Misery" to him backstage, "one voice in each ear." Also included are contributions from Suzanne Vega, the Smiths' Johnny Marr, Devendra Banhart, Robyn Hitchcock, Wilco's Nels Cline, and more.
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