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Old 10.15.2008, 04:46 AM   #81
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Old 10.19.2008, 05:28 AM   #82
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Is there any significant difference in contents between the hardcover and paperback versions?
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Old 10.19.2008, 05:32 AM   #83
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I should be getting this soon.
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Old 10.19.2008, 06:12 AM   #84
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Old 10.19.2008, 06:24 AM   #85
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yeah i need to get this too, i have been reading The Empty Page: Fiction inspired by Sonic youth
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Old 10.19.2008, 06:40 AM   #86
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^^^was it good?
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^^^was it good?

i'm only about a third of the way through but what i've read so far is ok, it's made up of strange short stories supposedly inspired by SY song titles, you can buy this from amazon for 2 so i don't think you can really go wrong.
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Old 10.19.2008, 06:59 AM   #88
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i'd like to get it too.
i need someone get it for me, since it's not in BG bookshops. fuck them obnoxious bitches~!
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Old 11.27.2008, 05:34 AM   #89
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Wednesday, Nov 26
Inside David Browne's Rock & Roll Book Deal



 


Earlier this week, rock journalist David Browne scored a deal with Da Capo press for 2011--a book entitled, Fire and Rain: How Rock & Roll and America Changed in 1970. As GalleyCat headed out for the Thanksgiving holiday, we caught up with Browne to find out more about his brand new book.

Da Capo also published Browne's recent rock tome, Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth. A prolific music journalist, Browne also wrote the biography, Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley.
This Rolling Stone contributing editor explained how the deal came together: "My agent Erin Hosier went for it right away, and Ben Schafer, my editor at Da Capo, which did a very nice job with Goodbye 20th Century: A Biography of Sonic Youth, wanted to work with me again, so it all came together pretty fast."
Browne explained why the 1970s might speak to contemporary readers: "The parallels between then and now are uncanny: OPEC was essentially created in 1970, the Weather Underground had its 'greatest hits' (so to speak) that year, and thanks to an unpopular war, the country was heading into a recession. One of the things we can learn is that tumultuous times really do make for great art, and we can also learn that for every ending is a new beginning (Think of all the great work Paul Simon, Neil Young, John Lennon and others did after this period). Crashes can be as good for art as for rebuilding an economy."

He continued: "When I started researching that particular year, I discovered that it truly was the year the '60s ended. Everything that seemed to be moving in a positive direction in 1969 (from the moon landing to rock festivals to the anti-war movement) collapsed in 1970 (Apollo 13, Kent State, increasingly gnarly, post-Altamont rock fests, Richard Nixon's 'Southern Strategy')."
He added: "Although I've just begun my primary-source research, readers will learn how so much pop grew introspective and quieter, almost as if everyone was worn down by the battles of the '60s; it's no surprise that James Taylor's "Fire and Rain" was one of the year's biggest songs."
Browne concluded with a note about the birth of one of musics most popular and infamous genres:
"In a sense, Adult Contemporary was launched in 1970 as the first rock audience started to lurch toward ... 30! Readers will see how rock itself almost became dismantled [in 1970]: that was also the year Diana Ross left the Supremes, Lou Reed left the Velvet Underground, and Creedence Clearwater Revival began its decline. (And let's not forget Bob Dylan's abysmal Self-Portrait.) They'll also learn how much blood, sweat and tears into the making of those seemingly mellow albums."
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just read this, it is a good read, i liked it much more than confusion is next (which i liked as well). Suprised it didn't mention Sonic Death though when takling about the early period recordings. Although SY aren't a massive band their contribution to music last century and now this century is undeniable and they will still be know in centuries to come, much like the great philosophers...
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Old 04.20.2009, 02:53 PM   #91
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Here's the cover of the US paperback, due out June 1:

 


you can pre order it here.

It is only $11.53.
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Old 04.20.2009, 03:24 PM   #92
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you can pre order it here.

It is only $11.53.

I like the cover, and it's a great price. But, sadly, I do not own a credit card.
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Old 08.12.2009, 12:51 PM   #93
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i've started reading this and now that i've finally got to the actual band (after a few chapters of learning about the lives of kim, thurston and lee) i can't seem to put the book down, i'm really enjoying learning how the band came about and how they recorded their first EP, how the names of the songs changed and the problems they had with drummers. can't wait to read about EVOL!
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