Jump to content

A GNR book about UYI


Recommended Posts

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/ , http://www.continuumbooks.com/

From Pitchfork:

U2, NIN, B&S, Magnetic Fields Books Due

Caroline Bermudez reports:

There are certain albums that just can't be contained by 800-word reviews. These are the albums you play on repeat until the disc is scratched or the battery dies. You obsess over the meaning of every single word in their lyrics, read multiple biographies about the artists in question, or turn each chord into a meditation. Have heart devoted listeners: someone out there has you and your battered headphones in mind.

The Continuum International Publishing Group has announced 21 new titles in its 33 1/3 series, a collection of short books about beloved (and heavily scrutinized) albums from the last half-century. The new additions, to be published throughout 2007 and 2008, run the gamut from folk to hip-hop to proto-industrial. The authors are writers from all walks of journalism, criticism, and academia, including Pitchfork's own Scott Plagenhoef, Amanda Petrusich, and Drew Daniel.

At 29 books and counting, the 33 1/3 series has taken apart the Beatles, Love, Joy Division (written by former Pitchfork contributor Chris Ott), Prince, and Neutral Milk Hotel among many, many others. Colin Meloy of the Decemberists wrote about the Replacements, Joe Pernice of the Pernice Brothers wrote about the Smiths, and lots of music nerds rediscovered the joys of the library.

Here is a list of the new tomes, so get ready to make room on your shelf:

Belle and Sebastian's If You're Feeling Sinister by Scott Plagenhoef

Steely Dan's Aja by Don Breithaupt

Richard and Linda Thompson's Shoot Out the Lights by Hayden Childs

Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine by Daphne Carr

Guns N' Roses's Use Your Illusion by Eric Weisbard

Patti Smith's Horses by Phil Shaw

The Minutemen's Double Nickels on the Dime by Mike Fournier

Nick Drake's Pink Moon by Amanda Petrusich

A Tribe Called Quest's People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm by Shawn Taylor

U2's Achtung Baby by Stephen Catanzarite

Throbbing Gristle's 20 Jazz Funk Greats by Drew Daniel

Kate Bush's The Dreaming by Ann Powers

PJ Harvey's Rid of Me by Kate Schatz

Brian Eno's Another Green World by Geeta Dayal

Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life by Zeth Lundy

Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica by Kevin Courrier

Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love by Carl Wilson

Lucinda Williams' Lucinda Williams by Anders Smith Lindall

The Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs by LD Beghtol

Television's Marquee Moon by Peter Blauner

Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombones by David Smay

Several more titles are scheduled to be published in 2006. Look out for these at your local coffee shop soon:

The Pixies' Doolittle by Ben Sisario

The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique by Dan LeRoy

Sly and the Family Stone's There's a Riot Goin' On by Miles Marshall Lewis

The Stone Roses' Stone Roses by Alex Green

Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation by Matthew Stearns

Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark by Sean Nelson

The Clash's London Calling by David L. Ulin

The Byrds' The Notorious Byrd Brothers by Ric Menck

Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited by Mark Polizzotti

Guided By Voices' Bee Thousand by Marc Woodworth Nirvana's In Utero by Gillian Gaar

The Who's The Who Sell Out by John Dougan


Edited by Just_a_little_patience
Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...