The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC

By Jesse Fink

#1 song booklet OF 2014 - (USA)

#1 ROCK BESTSELLER - united states, united kingdom, Denmark, Italy and Germany
BEST BOOKS OF 2014 - PRI Public Radio overseas (USA)
"An unique book... enthusiasts of the band should want to get their fingers in this. Pronto."
- Booklist (American Library Association)
"Until a band member places pen to paper in a formal tell-all exposé - they may not - Jesse Fink's paintings here's the #1 go-to e-book at the topic, warts 'n' all."
- Uber Rock (UK)
"Fink's examine the band addresses the query that he believes so much mainstream rock critics have by no means been in a position to resolution approximately AC/DC: 'Why have they persevered and resonated with 1000s of thousands of individuals and inculcated such fierce loyalty and outright fanaticism?' the answer's the unrelenting tenacity of the younger brothers... fascinating."
- Publishers Weekly 
"This thought-provoking booklet certainly breaks a few new flooring. association by way of chapters devoted to particular songs is a lovely method of telling the AC/DC tale whereas supplying track feedback. Scholarly lovers will delight in the bibliography. This one's a must-read for fans."
- Library Journal 
"A nice narrative... it has one extremely simple, very strong message should you wish to brush aside AC/DC as infantile hacks: 'Stop being so bloody pretentious!'"
- Clark Boyd, PRI's The World 
"A fabulous new AC/DC book... Fink did a very good task. crucial for an AC/DC fan to read."
- Carter Alan, 100.7 WZLX, Massachusetts
"The most modern, maximum 'rock read'... an grand book."
- dollar McWilliams, Gater 98.7 FM, Florida
"An fabulous - stunning - book."
- invoice Meyer, KMED, Oregon
"An very good read."
- Ryan Gatenby, WBIG, Illinois
"The most sensible e-book on AC/DC ever written."
- Dan Rivers, WKBN, Ohio
"I enjoyed this book."
- Arroe Collins, WRFX, North Carolina

- Mark Mayfield, KSLX, Arizona
Jesse Fink's The Youngs: The Brothers Who outfitted AC/DC is in contrast to any AC/DC booklet you've got learn prior to. much less a biography, extra a severe appreciation, it tells the tale of the trio via eleven vintage rock songs and divulges a number of the own and inventive secrets and techniques that went into their making. very important figures from AC/DC's good distance to the pinnacle open up for the first actual time, whereas unsung heroes at the back of the band's good fortune are given the credits they're due. approved debts of occasions are challenged whereas sensational new info emerge to solid a complete new gentle at the band's history--especially their early years with Atlantic files within the usa. Former AC/DC participants and musicians from bands comparable to weapons N' Roses, Dropkick Murphys, Airbourne and Rose Tattoo additionally provide their tackle the Youngs' model of magic. Their track hasn't ever pulled its punches. Neither does The Youngs. After forty years, AC/DC may well simply have got the intense ebook it merits.

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All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release

By Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon

Every album and each tune ever published via the Beatles?from "Please Please Me" (U.S. 1963) to "The lengthy and Winding street" (U.S. 1970)?is dissected, mentioned, and analyzed through song historians during this full of life and completely illustrated work.

All the Songs delves deep into the background and origins of the Beatles and their tune. This first-of-its-kind booklet attracts upon many years of analysis, as song historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the situations that resulted in the composition of each music, the recording procedure, and the tools used.

Here, we research that one among John Lennon's favourite guitars was once a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he received for £100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We additionally examine that "Love Me Do," recorded in Abbey highway Studios in September 1962, took 18 takes to get correct, although it was once one of many first songs John and Paul ever wrote jointly. And the authors exhibit that after the Beatles played "I are looking to carry Your Hand" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, John's microphone wasn't grew to become on, so audience heard in basic terms Paul singing.

The 1000's of images during the e-book comprise infrequent black-and-white exposure stills, photos of Beatles tools, and fascinating photographs of the musicians in-studio.

All the Songs is the must-have Beatles ebook for the any real Beatles fan. 

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Boring Girls: A Novel

By Sara Taylor

A visceral tale of friendship, song, and bloody revenge

Rachel seems like she doesn't slot in — till she unearths heavy steel and meets Fern, a kindred spirit. the 2 shape their very own band, however the steel scene seems to be no diverse than the misogynist international they need to alter. Violent encounters increase, and the chums make a decision there's just one method ahead . . .A bloodstained trip into the darkish middle of the tune undefined, dull women strains Rachel's lethal coming of age, Fern at her part. because the insanity deepens, their band's luck heightens, and their style for revenge grows starving.

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Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels (Music in American Life)

Hawaiian tune in Motion explores the functionality, reception, transmission, and version of Hawaiian track on board ships and within the islands, revealing the methods either maritime trade and imperial disagreement facilitated the move of well known tune within the 19th century. James Revell Carr attracts on journals and ships' logs to track the movement of Hawaiian music and dance all over the world as Hawaiians served aboard American and ecu ships. He additionally examines vital concerns like American minstrelsy in Hawaii and the methods Hawaiians accomplished their very own ends by way of capitalizing on american citizens' conflicting expectancies and fraught discourse round hula and different musical practices.

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Harmonica For Dummies

By Winslow Yerxa

Are you hankering to play the harmonica? Harmonica For Dummies is an easy-to-read perform advisor that offers you step by step directions and will get you making track very quickly! whether you’re an skilled harmonica participant, this jump-in-anywhere reference is choked with information and enjoying innovations that may take your talents to the subsequent point.

This quickly, enjoyable, hands-on advisor is helping you opt your first harmonica and indicates you the way to carry it, make your first sounds, and hold it fresh and dealing good. precious diagrams aid you form sounds utilizing your tongue, throat, and palms. earlier than you recognize it you’ll be enjoying melodies, chugging out rhythms, and bending notes conveniently. You’ll additionally decide up a few fundamentals of track conception and the best way to learn the notation and tablature for the entire track within the publication. detect how to:

  • Play correct out of the field with very little adventure utilizing a cheap diatonic harmonica within the key of C
  • Make that very good wailing sound
  • Create interesting rhythms and play solo
  • Understand how the harmonica works
  • Play all the tune at the Bonus CD
  • Read tablature, train your eye, and increase your ear
  • Breath appropriately whereas playing
  • Bend notes up and down
  • Play one harp in lots of keys
  • Develop your type in blues rock, kingdom, folks, and more
  • Play with different musicians
  • Work with a microphone to create nice sounds

So cease dreaming and begin enjoying! Harmonica For Dummies gets you wailing in no time!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics will not be integrated as a part of booklet file.

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How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy

By Stephen Witt

Finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times publication Prize, the 2016 J. Anthony Lukas booklet Prize, and the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey enterprise booklet of the Year

New York Times Editors’ Choice

ONE OF THE YEAR'S most sensible BOOKS: The Washington put up • The Financial Times • Slate • The Atlantic • Time • Forbes

“[How track received Free] has the transparent writing and brisk reportorial acumen of a Michael Lewis book.”—Dwight Garner, The ny Times

What occurs whilst a whole iteration commits an identical crime?

How track bought Free is a riveting tale of obsession, tune, crime, and cash, that includes visionaries and criminals, moguls and tech-savvy young ones. It’s in regards to the maximum pirate in heritage, the main strong government within the tune enterprise, a progressive invention and an unlawful web site 4 instances the dimensions of the iTunes song Store. 

Journalist Stephen Witt strains the key historical past of electronic song piracy, from the German audio engineers who invented the mp3, to a North Carolina compact-disc production plant the place manufacturing unit employee Dell Glover leaked approximately thousand albums over the process a decade, to the high-rises of midtown long island the place track govt Doug Morris cornered the worldwide marketplace on rap, and, eventually, into the darkest recesses of the Internet.

Through those interwoven narratives, Witt has written an exhilarating e-book that depicts the instant in background while usual lifestyles grew to become perpetually entwined with the realm online—when, unexpectedly, the entire tune ever recorded used to be to be had at no cost. within the page-turning culture of writers like Michael Lewis and Lawrence Wright, Witt’s deeply suggested first e-book introduces the unforgettable characters—inventors, executives, manufacturing facility staff, and smugglers—who revolutionized a whole artform, and divulges for the 1st time the key underworld of media pirates that reworked our electronic lives.

An impossible to resist never-before-told tale of greed, crafty, genius, and deceit, How tune obtained Free isn’t only a tale of the tune industry—it’s a must-read heritage of the net itself.

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Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America

Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America uncovers a hidden heritage of the most important psychedelic distribution and trust approach the realm has ever identified. via a set of fast paced interlocking narratives, it animates the story of an alternative the US and its wide-eyed voters: the LSD-slinging graffiti writers of imperative Park, the Dead-loving AI scientists of Stanford, utopian complete Earth homesteaders, black marketplace chemists, government-wanted nameless hackers, rogue explorers, East Village bluegrass pickers, religious seekers, net pioneers, marketers, pranksters, pioneering DJs, and a state of Deadheads.

WFMU DJ and veteran tune author Jesse Jarnow attracts on vast new firsthand money owed from many never-before-interviewed matters and a wealth of deep archival examine to create a comic-book-colored and panoramic American panorama, taking readers for a guided travel of the hippie street packed with lit-up explorers, top journeys, large busts, and scenic vistas, from Vermont to the Pacific Northwest, from the outdated global head capitals of San Francisco and manhattan to the geodesic dome—dotted valleys of Colorado and New Mexico. And with the psychedelic learn getting into the mainstream for the 1st time in many years, Heads additionally recounts the tale of the quiet entheogenic revolution that for years has been brewing resiliently within the Dead's Technicolor shadow.

Featuring over 4 dozen photographs, many by no means prior to seen—including pop artist Keith Haring's first publicly offered work—Heads weaves on of the twentieth and twenty first centuries' so much misunderstood subcultures into the material of the nation's historical past. Written for somebody who questioned what occurred to the heads after the Acid exams, in the course of the '70s, through the Drug battle, and directly to the psychedelic current, Heads collects the fundamental heritage of the way LSD, Deadheads, tie-dye, and the occasional undesirable journey became standard good points of the yank experience.

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What to Listen For in Rock: A Stylistic Analysis

By Ken Stephenson

During this concise and fascinating research of rock song, song theorist Ken Stephenson explores the positive aspects that make this the world over renowned track precise from previous song kinds. the writer deals a guided journey of rock tune from the Nineteen Fifties to the current, emphasizing the theoretical underpinnings of the fashion and, for the 1st time, systematically focusing no longer on rock music's historical past or sociology, yet at the structural features of the track itself. What constructions commonly occur in rock tune? What theoretical structures or versions may perhaps top clarify them? The publication addresses those questions and extra in chapters dedicated to word rhythm, scales, key decision, cadences, harmonic palette and succession, and shape. every one bankruptcy presents richly specified analyses of person rock items from teams together with Chicago; the Beatles; Emerson, Lake, and Palmer; Kansas; and others. Stephenson indicates how rock song is stylistically certain, and he demonstrates how the good points that make it certain have tended to stay consistent through the prior half-century and inside of so much substyles. For track scholars on the university point and for working towards rock musicians who need a deeper realizing in their song, this booklet is a necessary source.

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Song Man: A Melodic Adventure, or, My Single-Minded Approach to Songwriting

By Will Hodgkinson

Song guy is the endearing sequel to Will Hodgkinson’s Guitar Man, in which our hero, having discovered to play guitar (badly) in six months, endeavors to liberate the method of songwriting and finally list a unmarried. that includes pithy, funny, and illuminating one-on-one songwriting classes with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, Ray Davies of the Kinks, Andy Partridge of XTC, Arthur Lee of affection, Chan Marshall of Cat strength, Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne, Gruff Rhys of large bushy Animals, and a bunch of others who run the gamut from unknown muses to cult icons to superstars-including Hodgkinson’s cute group of ne’er-do-wells first brought in Guitar Man-Song Man is instantaneously an research into the main ephemeral of arts and a hugely readable trip of discovery.

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Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop

By Adam Bradley

If requested to record the best innovators of recent American poetry, few people could imagine to incorporate Jay-Z or Eminem of their quantity. And but hip hop is the resource of a few of the main interesting advancements in verse at the present time. The media uproar based on its debatable lyrical content material has obscured hip hop’s revolution of poetic craft and adventure: basically in rap track can the beat of a track render poetic meter audible, permitting an MC’s wordplay to maneuver a club-full of keen listeners.

Examining rap history’s so much memorable lyricists and their inimitable options, literary pupil Adam Bradley argues that we needs to comprehend rap as poetry or omit the leading edge of poetry this day. Book of Rhymes explores America’s least understood poets, unpacking their unusually complicated craft, and in accordance rap poetry the distinction it deserves.

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