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Any good? Which are best?
Both were excellent.
both are good.
i think thy're quite hit and miss given that they have a different writer for each one.
the smiths one is a novel i think.
I loved it!
but I will automaticall love anything to do with NMH... seriously though, it was very interesting, and provided a brilliant insight into the secretive world of E6
Colin Meloy wrote it :D
I imported it from The States because I like the album and The Decemberists, and though it was a match made in heaven. Boy was I ever wrong, it's a badly-written memoir of Colin Meloy as a teenage cub scout, and if anything made me like him, and Let it Be, a lot less.
is good, not what i was expecting though
Daydream Nation definately is not. cringey arse licking all the way through. you dont want fanboy gushing in a book.
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by S.H. Fernando, Jr., on the album by Wu-Tang Clan (1993)
Maggot Brain by Matt Rogers, on the album by Funkadelic (1971)
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Christopher R. Weingarten, on the album by Public Enemy (1988)
Song Cycle by Richard Henderson, on the album by Van Dyke Parks (1968)
Pinkerton by Jessica Suarez, on the album by Weezer (1996)
Boys for Pele by Elizabeth Merrick, on the the album by Tori Amos (1996)
Tusk by Rob Trucks, on the album by Fleetwood Mac (1979)
Illmatic by Matthew Gasteier, on the album by Nas (1994)
Pink Flag by Wilson Neate, on the album by Wire (1977)
Radio City by Bruce Eaton, on the album by Big Star (1974)
Wowee Zowee by Bryan Charles, on the album by Pavement (1995)
One Step Beyond... by Terry Edwards, on the album by Madness (1979)
Facing Future by Dan Kois, on the album by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (1993)
XO by Matthew LeMay, on the album by Elliott Smith (1998)
Aquemini by Nick Weidenfeld and Michael Schmelling, on the album by Outkast (1998)
Zaireeka by Mark Richardson, on the album by The Flaming Lips (1997)
are the minutemen and GBV ones worth buying?
They're taking their time relesasing them...
wow so many good albums there!!!
Has anyone read the Unknown Pleasures one?
which is essentially a hardcopy of this http://69lovesongs.info/wiki/index.cgi?69_Love_Songs It's nice enough to dip into but I'm not too impressed by the design, type and paper though. A bit tacky.
by Bowie is the one I have got, and it is pretty good.
both good. GBV one has a crazy story about some guy that was studying Pollard's lyrics for his PHD and following one set of lyrics attempted to climb the eiffel tower and died!
Does anyone know if the Marquee Moon ever came out?
But the Double Nickles on the Dime one isn't that great, let's face it when you go through and album song by song and the said album contains about 45 songs it's going to drag after a while.
i dont like the song talk throughs, i prefer cool anecdotes and writing/touring/studio info
which ones have come out yet question:
It's shite. Absolute Shite.
is fantastic. really great.
the stevie wonder one is one long snooze.
the in utero one is a winner too.
The best one that I've read was Armed Forces by Elvis Costello and the Attractions - a really good read; detailed, multidisciplinary and well-researched.
Thought the Low one was OK, and the Doolittle one was crap - it seemed to just be about Black Francis driving around in his car, didn't find it enlightening at all.
It's very... technical. Breaks every song down into bits. Mildly interesting, but not essential.
Doolittle - both alright, no more.
is pretty bad.
Not so much about the recording and writing of the music but about the author trying desperately to link the lyrics to American phrophecy, playwritings, novels etc that Arthur Lee may or may not have read and be influenced by.
It is actually quite a difficult read.