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viii, 402 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • The uneasy alliance
  • Folk songs of the Catskills
  • Inside Albert Grossman
  • "The greatest place"
  • Boy in the bubble
  • Something is happening
  • Hundred and forty dollar bash
  • Frankie and Judas
  • Something to feel
  • Paint my mailbox blue
  • Everybody's apple pie
  • Combination of the two
  • Brand new days
  • Some way out of here
  • Back to the garden
  • He's not here
  • Oh Lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz
  • If you build it
  • The shape they're in
  • Music among friends
  • The ballad of Todd and Albert
  • "Creativity and ferment"
  • In a good place now
  • "Dope, music, and beauty"
  • A hermit, a true star
  • Tuesday night fever
  • Forbidden fruit
  • Broken heart
  • Epilogue: "how does that old song go?"
  • Coda: didn't he ramble
  • Take your pleasure: 25 timeless tracks.
Think "Woodstock" and the mind turns to the seminal 1969 festival that crowned a seismic decade of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. But the town of Woodstock, New York, the original planned venue of the concert, is located over 60 miles from the site to which the fabled half a million flocked. Long before the landmark music festival usurped the name, Woodstock-the tiny Catskills town where Bob Dylan holed up after his infamous 1966 motorcycle accident-was already a key location in the '60s rock landscape. In Small Town Talk, Barney Hoskyns re-creates Woodstock's community of brilliant dysfunctional musicians, scheming dealers, and opportunistic hippie capitalists drawn to the area by Dylan and his sidekicks from the Band. Central to the book's narrative is the broodingly powerful presence of Albert Grossman, manager of Dylan, the Band, Janis Joplin, Paul Butterfield, and Todd Rundgren-and the Big Daddy of a personal fiefdom in Bearsville that encompassed studios, restaurants, and his own record label. Intertwined in the story are the Woodstock experiences and associations of artists as diverse as Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Tim Hardin, Karen Dalton, and Bobby Charles (whose immortal song-portrait of Woodstock gives the book its title). Drawing on numerous first-hand interviews with the remaining key players in the scene-and on the period when he lived there himself in the 1990s-Hoskyns has produced an Eats Coast companion to his bestselling L.A. canyon classic Hotel California. This is a richly absorbing study of a vital music scene in a revolutionary time and place.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780306823206 20160619
Music Library
xxxvii, 571 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
A unique look at the history, adventures, myths and realities of this most legendary and powerful of bands, it is a labour of love based on hours of first-hand and original interviews. What emerges is a compelling portrait of the four musicians themselves, as well as a fresh insight into the close-knit entourage that protected them, from Peter Grant to Richard Cole to Ahmet Ertegun, giant figures from the long-vanished world of 1970s rock. Featuring many rare and never before seen photographs, it is also the first book on Led Zeppelin to cover such recent events as their triumphant 2007 O2 Arena gig and Robert Plant's Grammy-winning resurgence of recent years.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780571259359 20160615
Music Library
xxix, 609 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xviii, 418 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm
  • Intro : After the goldrush, or, Los Angeles without a star map
  • On the avenue : West Coast cool, California crazy
  • Boys of summer
  • Sunset nights, jingle-jangle mornings
  • Maybe the people would be the times, or, Between Doheny and La Cienega
  • Strange daze, weird sins
  • Ladies and gentlemen of the canyon
  • Crawling down Cahuenga on a broken pair of legs, or, What were once vices are now habits
  • The decline of the west
  • Rituals of the habitual
  • Epilogue : Slipping into darkness
  • Postscript : Mongrel Hollywood : Mixmaster Beck
  • In the city of the angels.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xi, 467 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
xii, 324 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface. 1. Expecting to Fly: Byrdsong and the California Dream. 2. Back to the Garden: Getting it Together in the "Country". 3. New Kids in Town. 4. Horses, Kids and Forgotten Women: Country Rock. 5. Escape from Sin City. 6. A Case of Me. 7. With a Little Help from Our Friends. 8. The Machinery vs. the Popular Song. 9. After the Thrill is Gone. Coda: Los Angeles in the Long Run. Appendix: Mellow Gold: The Tape from California. Source Notes. Suggested Further Reading. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471732730 20160528
"Hoskyns brings a genuine love as well as an outsider's keen eye to the rise and fall of the California scene...This is a riveting story, sensitively told." - Anthony DeCurtis, Contributing Editor, "Rolling Stone". From enduring musical achievements to drug-fueled chaos and bed-hopping antics, the L. A. pop music scene in the sixties and seventies was like no other, and journalist Barney Hoskyns re-creates all the excitement and mayhem. "Hotel California" brings to life the genesis of Crosby, Stills, and Nash at Joni Mitchell's house; the Eagles' backstage fistfights after the success of "Hotel California"; the drama of David Geffen and the other money men who transformed the L. A. music scene; and more. Barney Hoskyns (London, UK) is the former U.S. correspondent for MOJO, the author of several books about music and Hollywood, and the cofounder of rocksbackpages.com, a rock journalism library.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471732730 20160528
Music Library
ix, 370 p. ; 24 cm.
A new collection of pieces, covering 20 years of popular music, by one of the UK's pre-eminent rock journalists and the people who sung and played it. From Prince to Pavement, James Brown to Joni Mitchell, ZZ Top to Tom Waits, Beck to Eminem, the former US editor of MOJO burrows deep into the heart of America's greatest music. Probing interviews with Lou Reed, Randy Newman and Johnny Cash; exhaustive profiles of cult heroes Big Star, Little Feat and Todd Rundgren; shrewd essays on disco, cyberpunk, and Americana, Ragged Glories is a hymn to the USA - to its pop, soul, country and blues - from the author of the acclaimed Across the Great Divide (about The Band) and Waiting for the Sun (about Los Angeles). Barney Hoskyns collects some of his best pieces about American music and pop culture from the last 20 years - all rock 'n' roll life is here!.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780712604680 20160528
Green Library
xii, 131 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
An account of pop music's "glam rock" era in the early-1970s, characterized by visual excess and bisexuality. The book is based on interviews with exponents such as David Bowie, Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780571195428 20160527
Green Library
221 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Green Library
xii, 356 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm.
No city in the western world exerts such a fascination as the damned paradise of Los Angeles. For decades an uneasy mix of glamour and debauchery has served as a magnet for everything venial and diseased. Waiting for the Sun offers an excavation of L.A.'s dark, detailed, and twisted music scene, from the days of the thriving jazz clubs in the '40s to the menace of West Coast gangsta rap in the '90s. 180 photos.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780312144449 20160527
Green Library
166 p. ; 20 cm.
Kip, a lonely provincial boy, comes to London to enlist as a hack reviewer for a pop magazine and falls in love with Mina, a torch-singing vamp. When Mina's career takes off, Kip finds himself caught up in the general excitement, yet there is a mental and spiritual price to pay.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781852423872 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
191 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 27 x 26 cm.
Green Library
vii, 182 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xiii, 432 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Stardust. The Beatles, music's gold bugs / Al Aronowitz. How to become a cult figure in only two years : the making of David Bowie / Steve Turner. It's hard to be a saint in the city : Bruce Springsteen on the blower / Jerry Gilbert. Sounds dirty : the truth about Nirvana / Jon Savage
  • Close encounters. The seeker, Joni Mitchell / Penny Valentine. Marvin Gaye, earthly fights & mystic flights / Cliff White. When does a dinosaur cut off its tail? : a conversation with Neil Young / Richard Cook. Bob Dylan : "Jesus, who's got time to keep up with the times?" / Mick Brown. Madonna's Blond ambition / Glenn O'Brien. Ice Cube lets off steam / Robert Gordon. Morrissey : the king of Bedsit angst grows up / Will Self
  • On the scene. The golden road : a report on San Francisco / Paul Williams. New York dolled up : glittermania in Gotham / Miles. The road to Wigan Casino : Northern soul / Vivien Goldman. Rebels without a pause : the punk rock explosion / Caroline Coon. Live from Nashville : a Limey at large in Music City USA / Mick Farren. Poison the hood : Niggaz With Attitude / John Mendelssohn
  • Congregations. Monterey Pops! : an international pop festival / Michael Lydon. Altamont : an eyewitness account / David Dalton. Lollapalooza : a Woodstock for the lost generation / Simon Reynolds
  • Live and direct. Hit the road Stax! : Otis Redding and friends in Finsbury Park / Bill Millar. We can talk about it now : the Band at
  • Winterland / Greil Marcus. Give peace a chance! : Grand Funk Railroad take Shea Stadium / Lenny Kaye. Live at the Rainbow : the return of Eric Clapton / Charles Shaar Murray
  • After the fact. Mod generation : the Who's Quadrophenia through the years / Greg Shaw. Pop art/art pop : the Andy Warhol connection / Mary Harron. Sound and visions : psychedelia / Robot A. Hull. John Lennon, my brilliant career / Simon Frith. Surfin' Death Valley USA : the Beach Boys and heavy friends / David Toop. ABBA : welcome to the Palindrome / Nick Hornby.
Green Library
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"The online library of pop writing. The ultimate archive of music journalism. Thousands of classic articles on artists ...on all genres from rockabilly to hip hop... "
297 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 38 cm
Music Library
489 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
The legend of a music label 75 years of Capitol Records From the Beatles to Beck, Sinatra to Sam Smith, a parade of era-defining artists have passed through the doors of the Capitol Records Tower, one of Hollywood s most distinctive landmarks and home to one of the world s most defining labels for the past 75 years. To commemorate this extraordinary history of recorded music, TASCHEN presents this official account of Capitol Records, from its founding year of 1942 through to today. With a foreword by Beck, essays by cultural historians and music and architecture critics, as well as hundreds of images from Capitol s extensive archives, we follow the label s evolution and the making of some of the greatest music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Through pop, rock, country, classical, soul, and jazz, the photographic and musical history includes the label s most sucessful, cool, hip, and creative stars, as well as the one-hit wonders who had their all-too-brief moments in the spotlight.Along the way, we encounter the likes of Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, the Kingston Trio, and Frank Sinatra in Capitol s first 20 years; the Beach Boys, the Band, and the Beatles in the 1960s; global rock magnets Pink Floyd, Wings, Steve Miller Band, Bob Seger, and Linda Ronstadt in the 1970s, and such contemporary stars as Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Sam Smith. An unmissable milestone for music lovers, 75 Years of Capitol Records is a live and kicking celebration of a mighty giant in the industry that created the soundtrack to generations past, present, and future.Text in English, French, and German".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783836550284 20170313
Archive of Recorded Sound
3 Blu-ray discs (147 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (70 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 17 cm).
  • Disc one (79 min.). San Francisco (Be sure to wear flowers in your hair)
  • Creeque Alley ; California dreamin'
  • Rollin' and tumblin'
  • The 59th Street Bridge song (Feelin' groovy)
  • Bajabula bonke (Healing song)
  • High flyin' bird ; Today
  • Ball and chain
  • Paint it, black
  • My generation
  • Section 43
  • Shake ; I've been loving you too long
  • Wild thing
  • Got a feelin'
  • Raga Bhimpalasi.
  • Disc two. Jimi plays Monterey (49 min.; as remembered by John Phillips ; a film by D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus ; producer, Alan Douglas ; editors, Chris Hegedus [and others] ; narrator, 'Papa' John Phillips). Can you see me? ; Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ; Monterey ; Killing floor ; Foxy lady ; Rock me baby ; Hey Joe ; Wind cries Mary ; Wild thing.
  • Disc three. Shake! Otis at Monterey (19 min. ; a film by D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, David Dawkins). Shake ; I've been loving you too long ; (I can't get no) Satisfaction ; Try a little tenderness.
Concert film documenting the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967, with live performances, interviews, photos, and more.
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