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The Operas of Richard Wagner Vernacularized into American
Price: Free! Words: 107,010. Language: American English. Published: August 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Opera
This is a vernaularization of all of Wagner's 13 operas into a language the average American can easily understand. A massive number of repetitions have been deleted as well as countless useless adjectives.
The Days of Guns, & Raz's
Price: Free! Words: 121,260. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Heavy Metal
"A rollicking account of a paralyzed Gen Xer coming of age in the oft-times sordid Hollywood rock scene of the mid '80s, "The Days of Guns, And Raz's" is a treasure trove of little-known anecdotes from the formative days of Guns N' Roses, LA Guns and other Hollywood hard-rock and heavy metal luminaries. Related in a wry, cynical voice, Raz Cue's memorable memoir is ESSENTIAL reading."
Chart Watch UK - Hits of 1989
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 130,080. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
From the longest-serving music columnist online comes this comprehensive account of the Top 40 hit singles of 1989. Every artist to land a hit single during the year is documented and every one of their hits is catalogued. The essential guide to a fascinating year in pop music, and the perfect reference book for any self-respecting 80s music fan.
Chart Watch UK - Hits of 1988
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 113,450. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
From the longest-serving music columnist online comes this comprehensive account of the Top 40 hit singles of 1988. Every artist to land a hit single during the year is documented and every one of their hits is catalogued. The essential guide to a fascinating year in pop music, and the perfect reference book for any self-respecting 80s music fan.
Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts: My Memoirs of David Reilly & God Lives Underwater
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,120. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
When the lines between a drug-addicted rock star and a die-hard fan begin to blur ...
Boogie Chillun: The Reverend's Archives, Volume 4
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,560. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Boogie Chillun is a collection of rock 'n' blues album and book reviews written by the "Reverend of Rock 'n' Roll," the award-winning Rev. Keith A. Gordon. The fourth volume in the Reverend's acclaimed archive series, Boogie Chillun offers over 150 reviews covering a wide range of the greatest artists in rock and blues music.
Rollin' 'n' Tumblin': The Reverend's Archives, Volume 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,700. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Named for the classic Muddy Waters' song, ROLLIN' 'N' TUMBLIN' is the second volume in The Reverend's Archives series, a collection of over 100 blues-related long-form album and book reviews written by award-winning music critic, the Rev. Keith A. Gordon.
Lee in Limbo's The Limbo Record Review
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 132,240. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
A collection of over fifty album reviews written and posted online from between 2011 and 2017. All reviews have been updated and corrected. All embarrassing gushiness still intact.
The Greatest Artists in Popular Recorded Music History (The 150 Greatest Artists in the History of Recorded Popular Music)
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 164,010. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general, Nonfiction » Music » Reference
This book contains what are arguably the greatest overall artists in the history of recorded popular music taking into consideration all the talents that have brought them to be described in this publication. It is a fascinating trip through the years that puts into perspective a genre of entertainment that has been a part of almost every person"s life.
Amplified Encyclopedia Of Music Trivia: One Hit Wonders Of The 50’s, 60’s, 70’s And 80’s
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 142,180. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » General reference » Trivia
This is the BUMPER edition, One Hit Wonders of the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's together in one volume. Over 1600 one hit Wonders of those choice decades brought direct to you in eBook format. YES! We said SIXTEEN HUNDRED! Facts, chart positions, and crazy trivia of the songs we love and hate! Why accept inferior volumes that just list the top 100 songs? Get the bumper edition NOW!
The Ghosts of Jim Morrison, The Phantom of Detroit, and the Fates of Rock 'n' Roll
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 129,890. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
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This is the story of the Phantom, the enigmatic musician behind the mysterious rock opera Phantom's Divine Comedy: Part 1 who replaced Jim Morrison in the Doors.
Riding So High: The Beatles and Drugs
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,060. Language: British English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
‘Who gave the drugs to the Beatles? I didn’t invent those things. I bought it from someone who got it from somebody. We never invented the stuff.’ – John Lennon The only full-length study of the Beatles and drugs, Riding So High documents the Beatles’ extraordinary odyssey from teenage drinking and pill-popping, to cannabis, LSD, the psychedelic Summer of Love and the darkness beyond.
As The Years Go By ... Conversations With Canada's Folk Rock & Pop Pioneers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,600. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » History » Reference
Canada's music scene was magical in the 50s, 60s & 70s. As The Years Go By tells the stories behind The Diamonds, Lighthouse, Steppenwolf, Mashmakhan, Patsy Gallant, Skylark, Bobby Curtola, Edward Bear, Susan Jacks, Denny Doherty, Moxy, Lucille Starr, The Ugly Ducklings, Prism, The Five Man Electrical Band and many more amazing Canadian performers. It is the 10th book by Mark Kearney & Randy Ray
Лица Рока
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 107,590. Language: Russian. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Занимательное повествование о творцах рок-музыки, портреты известных рок-музыкантов в свете теории структурного гороскопа.
Me & U2 Around the World - Part 2 - North America 2009
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 154,960. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Cathal describes his dramatic time following the U2 360˚ tour through North America in the summer of 2009, from Chicago to Vancouver, through Boston, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and every other city U2 visited in between.
Song Hits
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,500. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Sheet music & song books
Compiled for your guitar playing and singing pleasures! More than 8000 songs: Including New Top Hits, Billboard Top Hits 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, Acoustics, Love Songs, Alternative Rock, OPM, POP and many more.
The Festive Fifty
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 145,880. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Alternative
The Festive Fifty was broadcast annually by John Peel from 1976 until his passing in 2004. Dandelion Radio have since taken responsibility for the chart, continuing to collate votes from listeners in the Peel tradition This updated version of a book that first came out in 2005 contains information from the Dandelion festive fifties as well as statistics from throughout the chart's history.
QRD - The Guitarist Interviews - Volumes I - X
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 403,240. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers
Gearheaded interviews with over 150 guitarists.
Fathers - Balancing Family & Art
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 116,240. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general, Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional)
Over 100 interviews with musician, cartoonist, & artistic dads about balancing family life & art revealing tips & strategies for survival to other artistic dads.
Soft Machine: Out-Bloody-Rageous
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 159,330. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
The biography of the pioneering band who shaped psychedelic rock, progressive rock and jazz-rock. It recounts Soft Machine’s colourful career and unravels the mystique behind this elusive band. This revised and updated edition includes over a hundred illustrations, a concert file and discography. The first edition won an Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research..