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Top Ten Music Biographies of 2015

Top Ten Music Biographies of 2015

Girl in a Band : A Memoir by Kim Gordon
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein
M Train by Patti Smith
Reckless: My Life as a Pretender by Chrissie Hyde
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello
Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me by Bernard Sumner
Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored by John Lydon
Words Without Music: A Memoir by Philip Glass
Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone by Marky Ramone
Massive Pissed Love: Nonfiction 2001-2014 by Richard Hell

There have been so many music biographies coming through the store lately that I couldn’t resist putting together a list some of the more interesting autobiographies that have come out this year. Some of these I’ve read, and some are still on my want list.

Girl in a Band : A Memoir – Kim Gordon
Who : founding member of Sonic Youth
What : a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll
Quote from the book : “Punk rock felt tongue-in-cheek, in air quotes screaming, ‘we’re playing at destroying corporate rock.’ No Wave music was, and is, more like ‘No, we’re really destroying rock.’ Its sheer freedom and blazing-ness made me think, I can do that.”

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir – Carrie Brownstein

Who : guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney
What : From a leader of feminist punk music at the dawn of the riot-grrrl era, a candid and deeply personal look at life in rock and roll.
Quote from the book : “It makes for an interesting performance, attempting to both find yourself and lose yourself onstage.”

M Train – Patti Smith
Who : musician, artist, and poet
What : Her personal meditations on her life. including polaroids taken by Smith
Quote from the book : ’Everything changes. Boy grown, father dead, daughter taller than me, weeping from a bad dream. Please stay forever, I say to the things that I know.’

Reckless: My Life as a Pretender – Chrissie Hyde
Who: front woman and songwriter of the Pretenders
What : a no-holds barred memoir
Quote from the book : ‘I regret half of this story and the other half is the sound you heard.’

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello
Who : English musician, singer-songwriter
What : memoir on the ups and downs of his music career over the years
Quote from the book : “I had barely received a hint of encouragement from the world outside, but knew that there was a jealousy and malevolence to the pursuit of fame that would not allow you to get any older once the deal was struck.”

Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me – Bernard Sumner
Who : Founding member and guitarist of Joy Division and the lead singer of New Order
Quote from the book : ‘The noises I was making must have sounded pretty horrible. But I kept at it, because music had become the biggest thing in my life. I’d listened to it, I’d bought it, I’d watched people playing it, and now I was determined to make it myself’

Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored by John Lydon
Who : As Johnny Rotten, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols
Quote from the book : ‘Anger is the root core of why I write songs. Sometimes I barely think I’m in control of myself when I’m writing. If there’s such things as guardian angels out there – well mine’s a real bleeding’ piece of work.’

Words Without Music: A Memoir – Philip Glass

Who : A world-renowned composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores,
‘I don’t make music to go with the film, I write the music that is the film.’

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone – Marky Ramone
Who : the drummer of the punk rock band the Ramones
Quote from the book : ‘There was such a thing as the American Dream, and there was also the American nightmare. The nightmare was to spend your entire adult life doing hard labor in return for a few golden years and then get shortchanged.’

Massive Pissed Love: Nonfiction 2001-2014 – Richard Hell
Who : Richard Hell may best be known as a punk icon, a founding member of seminal bands Television, the Heartbreakers, and The Voidoids, as well as an accomplished writer.
Quote from the book : ‘I saw some pieces were lengthy, some were angry, and many were thrilled or adoring : massive, pissed, love. So I had a possible title too.’

Just In Vinyl (June Week 1)

New Arrivals
Here is a list of vinyl in our New Arrivals section:

  • Love – Forever Changes
  • Michael Jackson – Thriller
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced
  • Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor – F? A? ?
  • Sufjan Stevens – Age of Adz
  • Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • Sun Ra – Disco 3000
  • Deja Voodoo – Swamp Love
  • Deja Voodoo – Too Cool To Live, Too Smart To Die
  • The Sea and Cake – Oui
  • The Mars Volta – Scab Dates
  • Prince Paul – Psychoanalysis (What is it?)
  • Pogues – Rum, Sodomy & the Lash
  • David Bowie – Starting Point
  • Prince and the Power Generation – Evolution/Parade
  • Pink Flloyd – The Wall
  • Supertramp – Breakfast in America
  • Led Zepplin II

Vinyl Records For Sale : Blur, The Cure, Pebbles, Jimi hendrix and more…

We have lots of fine #records in the JUST IN section right now, stop by if you see something you like :
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THE CURE – Love Cats
WILLIE DIXON – I Am the Blues
BLUR – Modern Life Is Rubbish
PEBBLES COMPILATION – VOL 10 (pictured), VOL3, VOL4
THE OLYMPICS – Doin’ The Hully Gully
PIDGEON – Pidgeon
LED ZEPPELIN – Bootleg

And the following 7″s with oh so pretty picture sleeves
JIMI HENDRIX  – No Such Animal
THE YARDBIRDS – Boom Boom
KILLING JOKE – Wardance / Pssyche
THE SLITS – Earthbeat
LARRY WILLIAMS – Slow Down / Dizzy, Miss Lizzy
THE ‘B’ Girls – Fun At The Beach
#vinyl, #nowplaying, #newarrivals, #45rpm

Vinyl Records For Sale : Modest Mouse, Captain Beefheart, Salt ‘N’ Pepa, and more

We have the following vinyl records for sale in our Just In Section, so if you are interested you can stop by in person or contact us for more info:

Modest Mouse – The Lonesome Crowded West (1997)
Micah P. Hinson And The “Pioneer Saboteurs”
Captain Beefheart – Safe as Milk
Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street
Taj Mahal – Giant Step
Land of Kush – Against The Day
5ive Style – 5ive Style
Salt ‘N’ Pepa – A Salt With A Deadly Pepa Featuring Spinderella
Salt ‘N’ Pepa – Hot, Cool & Vicious

Captain Beefheart - Safe as Milk

Captain Beefheart – Safe as Milk

Salt 'N' Pepa

Salt ‘N’ Pepa

Salt 'N' Pepa

Salt ‘N’ Pepa

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Micah P. Hinson And The "Pioneer Saboteurs"

Micah P. Hinson And The “Pioneer Saboteurs”

Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

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5ive Style

5ive Style

Most expensive items sold in Discogs June 2014

Most expensive items sold in Discogs Marketplace for June 2014

Most expensive items sold in Discogs Marketplace for June 2014

Most expensive items sold in Discogs Marketplace for June 2014

Records for Sale : Post Rock/Indie Rock – Vinyl Records

WHITEHASSLE BUILTTOSPILL DOMAKESAYTHINK hangedup SONGSOHIAHave the following Post Rock/Indie Rock vinyl records for sale, prices vary, so if you are interested you can stop by in person or phone for more info:

BEDHEAD – Beheaded
BEDHEAD -Transaction De Novo (Trance Syndicate Records)
RODAN – Rusty (Quarterstick Records)
THE FOR CARNATION – S/T
THE FOR CARNATION – Marshmallows (Matador)
THE SEA AND CAKE – The Biz (Thrill Jockey)
SEAM – Are You Driving Me Crazy (Touch and Go)
RACHELS – Handwriting (Quarterstick Records)
SUPERCHUNK – Come Pick Me Up (Merge Records)
QUASI – Featuring “Birds” (Up Records)
THE SONORA PINE – S/T (Quarterstick Records)
THE SONORA PINE II (Quarterstick Records)
SONGS: OHIA – The Lioness (Secretly Canadian)
HANGEDUP – Kicker In Tow (Constellation)
BUILT TO SPILL – Perfect From Now On (Warner Bros)
WHITE HASSLE – National Chain (Matador)
DO MAKE SAY THINK – & Yet & Yet (Constellation)

Stop by and have a look!

Records for Sale : Soul 45s – Vinyl Records

Have the following 45 rpm records for sale, prices vary, so if you are interested you can stop by in person or phone for more info:

SAM & DAVE

SAM & DAVE

LITTLE RICHARD

LITTLE RICHARD

THE EMOTIONS

THE EMOTIONS 45 “Got to be the man/So I can love you” Volt

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

PEOPLE’S CHOICE 45 “Do It Any Way You Wanna/The Big Hurt”

MARVIN GAYE

MARVIN GAYE 45 “Your Unchanging Love” Tamla Motown

Have the following 45s for sale, prices vary, so if you are interested you can stop by in person or phone for more info:

THE EMOTIONS 45 “Got to be the man/So I can love you” Volt
PEOPLE’S CHOICE 45 “Do It Any Way You Wanna/The Big Hurt”
MARVIN GAYE 45 “At Last (I Found Love)/Chained” Tamla
MARVIN GAYE 45 “You/Change What You Can” Tamla Motown
LITTLE RICHARD 45 “Good Golly, Miss Molly/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey” Specialty
LITTLE RICHARD 45 “Long Tall Sally/Slippin and Slidin” Specialty
SUNNY & The Sunliners 45 “Rags to Riches/Not Even Judgment Day
SAM & DAVE 45 “Hold on I’m Coming” Stax
THE FLAMING EMBER 45 “Filet de Soul/Mind Body and Soul” Buddah
JIMMY RUFFIN 45 “I’ve Passed This Way Before/Tomorrow’s Tears” Tamla Motown
JACKIE WILSON 45 ” Higher and Higher/I’m the One to Do It” Brunswick
FOUR TOPS 45 “Reach Out I’ll Be There/Until You Love Someone” Tamla Motown

Joy Division

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The Black Angels and Roky Erickson

Playing February 11, 2014 @ the Phoenix Concert Theatre

Your Gonna Miss Me – The Black Angels and Roky Erickson

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Your Gonna Miss Me – 13th Floor Elevators

The amazing Wanda Jackson will be playing at the Cadillac Lounge? Cool.

 

Wanda Jackson & the Rizdales The Queen Of Rockabilly Cadillac Lounge 9 pm, $35. July 5-6.

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