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Cat: 728520 Rel: 30 Apr 19
 
Definitive Brazilian music catalogue book with full colour guide & obi-strip
Notes: Introducing over 600 titles, including Rio's Indie Pop, Novos Compositores and the Sao Paulo Scene, Minas New Generation, MPB, Samba Soul, Hip Hop, Instrumental, Local Music and more!
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Cat: 754359 Rel: 29 Nov 19
 
Limited deluxe hardcover 128-page book with over 1000 colour photographs of the rarest 60's, 70's & 80's LP covers
Notes: The long awaited '8001 Record Collector Dreams' book by Hans Pokora. As you know, it's a mandatory purchase for any serious beat, garage, folk, psych, prog, '60s pop and proto hard rock collector! The 128-page book is presented in a deluxe hardcover and features over 1.000 colour photographs of the rarest '60s, '70s and '80s LP covers, a price guide, and there also is an extra index of the contents of all the previous books. Don't miss this very limited edition!
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Cat: 748792 Rel: 23 Oct 19
 
Comprehensive 1452-page guide to UK Punk, New Wave, Post-Punk, Mod Revival, Neo-Psychedelia, Goth-Rock & Electronic music, 1976-1986
Notes: Following his critically acclaimed Two Volume Tapestry Of Delights, which has become the definitive encyclopaedic guide to UK rock and pop of the 1963-1976 era, this stunning publication applies exactly the same format used for Tapestry and focuses on the revolution the music business underwent in the UK over the next 10 years and analyses the bands and artists from several exciting new genres that changed the face of music forever.

A Sharp Shock To The System is a numbered, limited edition publication of 1,000 copies containing 1,670 entries across 1,400 profusely illustrated pages plus 12 pages of full colour illustrations. Each entry contains detailed artists discographies and line-up details for the 1976-1986 era, bibliographies and, in most cases, comment and a critique of their music, details of compilation appearances and an up to date rarity scale for all featured artists' album, EP and 45 releases between 1976 and 1986. Where artists continued beyond 1986, bibliographies continue until the present or until the artist ceased performing and/or recording.

There is nothing similar in print covering this era that has the scope and depth of this publication.
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Cat: 727647 Rel: 24 May 19
 
240 page hardback book
Notes: Are you obsessed with John Carpenter's iconic music for the Halloween series? Do you thrill to the unforgettable stabs of the Psycho score, or the pounding synth of Goblin's soundtrack to Suspiria? Do you find yourself being pulled into the hair-raising modern scores for the likes of Get Out, Hereditary, and The Witch?

You're not alone.

Blood on Black Wax is a defining horror soundtrack volume that spotlights iconic franchises such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Jaws, The Exorcist, and George A. Romero's Dead films, highlighting both the music and the amazing, often rare artwork that graces the record sleeves. It also tells the stories behind the soundtrack, from the mouths of the musicians who made them, including John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi, Christopher Young, Harry Manfredini, Charles Bernstein, Pino Donaggio, John Harrison, and more.

Aaron Lupton and Jeff Szpirglas, both of Rue Morgue magazine, have curated Blood on Black Wax to reflect their own passion for the darkest slabs of soundtrack music. Their journey into the fascinating history of horror movie scores contains reviews, release details, and wild stories about both renown and unusual releases everything from the orchestral sounds of Hammer and Universal horror, to the truly experimental albums for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Eraserhead, to the outlandish punk and metal songs of '80s soundtrack albums like The Return of the Living Dead and Shocker.

Go back to your favorite horror films one more time, through the jaw-dropping, spine-tingling music that helped solidify their place in cinematic history!
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Cat: 757809 Rel: 27 Nov 19
 
420-page biography of Bob Marley by acclaimed music writer Chirs Salewicz
Notes: What was it about Bob Marley that made him so popular in a world dominated by rock'n'roll?

How is that he has not only remained the single most successful reggae artist ever, but has also become a shining beacon of radicalism and peace to generation after generation of fans across the globe?

On May 11, 1981, a little after 11.30 in the morning, Bob Marley died. The man who introduced reggae to a worldwide audience, in his own lifetime he had already become a hero figure in the classic mythological sense. From immensely humble beginnings and with talent and religious belief his only weapons, the Jamaican recording artist applied himself with unstinting perseverance to spreading his prophetic musical message.

And he had achieved it: only a year earlier, Bob Marley and The Wailers' tour of Europe had seen them perform to the largest audiences a musical act had up to that point experienced. Record sales of Marley's albums before his death were spectacular; in the years since his death they have become phenomenal, as each new generation discovers afresh the remarkable power of his music.

Chris Salewicz, who had a sequence of adventures with Bob Marley in Jamaica in 1979, offers us a comprehensive and detailed account of Bob Marley's life and the world in which he grew up and came to dominate. Never-before-heard interviews with dozens of people who knew Marley are woven through a narrative that brings to life not only the Rastafari religion and the musical scene in Jamaica, but also the spirit of the man himself.
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Cat: 754691 Rel: 12 Nov 19
 
56 page illustrated hardback book on the life of David Bowie
Notes: The Life Of An Icon From Aladdin Sane To Ziggy Stardust.

An illustrated alphabetical tribute that celebrates the many faces and facets of cultural icon David Bowie. From Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust, Bowie A-Z is densely packed with everything you need to know about the rock legend - from the greatest hits of trivia to the most obscure B-side facts.

Creator Bio:

Steve Wide is a Melbourne DJ and writer. He has run some of the most enduring indie and retro club nights in Melbourne, and DJ'd for international acts like Primal Scream, Happy Mondays, The Shamen, Saint Etienne and Stone Roses as well as interviewing Jarvis Cocker and Noel Gallagher in front of festival crowds. He has interviewed countless UK music artists from John Lydon to Johnny Marr and comedians Bill Bailey, Noel Fielding and Russell Brand. He has Dj'd many festivals including The Falls and Moomba's "Silent Disco". He presents the long running new British music show "Far and Wide". As well as making Children's books he has recently released a book on Tokyo shopping and eating called Tokyo Precincts. He has a fish called Ziggy Stardust. He has a Masters degree in writing ad editing, yet seems incapable of editing down his own bio.

Libby VanderPloeg is an illustrator living and working in Brooklyn. She spends her days drawing and painting flora and fauna of all varieties, preferring to work with a strong cup of coffee always at arms reach. Her work has been featured in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and Design*Sponge, and in books from Farrar, Straus & Giroux, HarperCollins, and Hardie Grant Books.
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Cat: 754699 Rel: 13 Nov 19
 
48-page paperback Rap/Hip-Hop colouring book
Notes: Bun B's Rap Colouring & Activity Book is a 48-page fully interactive book of colouring pages, unbelievably clever activities and smart plays on rap culture, bringing hip-hop right into your living room.

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Described by The Washington Post as "what every hip-hop head wishes they had as a child," this imaginative work by writer/illustrator Shea Serrano and featuring rapper Bun B, started as a series of printable rap-related colouring and activity images. The book is interactive on multiple levels, incredibly accessible and represents the appreciation and creativity of an irrepressible and ever-growing fixture of our music culture - hip-hop.
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Cat: 728514 Rel: 30 Apr 19
 
Club Jazz disc guide - definitive edition with obi-strip
Notes: Rare Groove, Acid Jazz, Trip Hop, Abstract, New Jazz/Future Jazz... This is the world's first "club jazz" disc guide, written by leading experts in the genre, connecting various styles over a 30 year period.
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Cat: 753781 Rel: 31 Oct 19
 
paper-back book
Notes: Erased Tapes presents Continuous Music: Selected Works, the first printed collection of scores from prolific pianist and Continuous Music pioneer Lubomyr Melnyk, making his unique technique available to piano lovers all around the world. This first volume contains selections from each of Melnyk’s releases on Erased Tapes, including Corollaries (2013), Evertina (2014), Rivers and Streams (2015) and a very special handwritten score of Pockets of Light, serving as an entry point to his technique. Continuous Music Selected Works also contains a previously unreleased score, The Moving Window, plus detailed notes from the composer himself. Every copy comes with audio recordings of all six pieces including a new version of Butterfly, specially recorded for the reader.
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Cat: 754698 Rel: 12 Nov 19
 
96-page paperback book featuring 30 illustrated Rock-inspired recipes
Notes: Dark Side of the Spoon: The Rock Cookbook features thirty recipes inspired by some of the most renowned rock acts of today and yesteryear. The dishes are accompanied by exclusive artworks from thirty top illustrators. Catering for cooks of all abilities and tastes, this book will help you master a wide range of starters, mains and desserts - including Smashing Pumpkin Pie, Fleetwood Mac and Cheese and Primal Bream.

Dark Side of the Spoon celebrates the many humorous parallels between food and rock, and is a must-have for anyone with a love for cooking, music or illustration, or indeed all three.

Creator Bio:

Joseph Inniss is a massive foodie who enjoys creating dishes based on traditional recipes with a twist. Peter Stadden is a graphic designer and big music fan. Ralph Miller is currently working as a TV news producer and has previously worked as a columnist and journalist at a number of the UK's leading news publications.
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Cat: 754702 Rel: 12 Nov 19
 
The life of an icon from Androgyny to Zula; 56-page hardback book featuring 200 colour illustrations
Notes: Singer, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, actress and iconoclast: Grace Jones. One can only imagine how that reads on a business card. She was the phenomenon the world needed - equal parts intriguing, intimidating and indefatigable.

From her early days as a model working with Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo, her rise to disco stardom in New York City's Studio 54 followed by her storming the New Wave with her reggae-infused post-punk, through to her arresting, decade-defining work Jean-Paul Goude, her eclectic film career and continuing artistic output in the current day, Grace Jones A to Z charts her incredibly rich life. This book beautifully illustrates her life, her art, creative collaborations, films, friendships and fun - all in a brilliantly illustrated A to Z format.

Creator Bio:

Steve Wide is a Melbourne-based DJ and writer who hosts a long-running British music radio show. He has run many legendary indie and retro club nights and DJ'd for acts including Radiohead and The Stone Roses. In his radio career, Steve has interviewed countless artists, from Jarvis Cocker to Bjork. Steve's previous titles include Bowie A to Z, Prince A to Z and Warhol A to Z.

Babeth Lafon is a French beauty and lifestyle illustrator based in Berlin. Her clients include Harper's Bazaar, L'Oreal, Architectural Digest, L'Occitane, Marie Claire and Elle Decoration.
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Cat: 728517 Rel: 30 Apr 19
 
Definitive Hip Hop catalogue book with full colour guide & obi-strip
Notes: Definitive catalogue of US hip-hop records in one book.
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Houghton Annual 2019 (paperback book) (2 per customer)
Cat: 746448 Rel: 04 Sep 19
 
147 page book showcasing the Houghton Festival
Notes: Houghton Festival has become a symbolic reminder of the integrity and resilience of the dance and electronic music community in the face of sometimes challenging and unprecedented circumstances. This much is clear following the cancellation of the festival several weeks back...

Upon arrival each guest was due to be provided with a book showcasing the creative values and personality behind what has become much more than a festival. Whilst originally intended as a gift for festival attendees we are now happy to present this as a cultural offering: a book spanning 147 pages featuring hand drawn illustrations, photography, long form interviews, think pieces, musical reflection and beyond...

The annual is a collaboration between Ransom Note and Houghton.
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Cat: 728519 Rel: 30 Apr 19
 
Definitive IDM catalogue book with full colour guide & obi-strip
Notes: 280 page catalogue of IDM records.

Contents:

1 Musique concrete/Synthesizer Music (1958-1965)
2 Sound Effects (1966-1971)
3 Improvisation/Composition (1972-1979)
4 New Wave/Industrial (1980-1989)
5 Braindance (1990-1993)
6 Glitch Electronica (1994-1999)
7 Indietronica & Folktronica (2000-2006)
8 Life and Death of Rave Culture (2007-2013)
9 Now (2014-2018)
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Cat: 750622 Rel: 27 Nov 19
 
The history of 'bleep & bass' - 324-page paperback book by Matt Anniss
Notes: The previously untold story of British dance music's first sub-bass revolution, tracing the origins, development, impact and influence of bleep techno, and the subsequent musical styles it inspired, on UK club culture.

Since the dawn of the 1990s, British dance music has been in thrall to the seductive power of weighty sub-bass. It is a key ingredient in a string of British-pioneered genres, including hardcore, jungle, drum & bass, dubstep, UK garage and grime.

In the Join The Future book, dance music journalist Matt Anniss (Resident Advisor, DJ Magazine, Red Bull Music Academy) traces the roots, origins, development and legacy of the sound that started it all: the first distinctively British form of electronic dance music, bleep techno.

A mixture of social, cultural, musical and oral history, Join The Future reveals the untold stories of bleep's Yorkshire pioneers and those that came in their wake, moving from electro all-dayers and dub soundsystem clashes of the mid-1980s to the birth of hardcore and jungle in London and the South East.

Along the way, you'll find first-hand accounts of key clubs and raves, biographies of forgotten and overlooked production pioneers, stories of bleep outposts in Canada and the United States, and the inside story of the early years of one of electronic music's most iconic labels, Warp Records.

Based on five years of research and hundreds of hours of new interviews, the book is a radical alternative history of the rise of British dance music during the late 80s and early 90s.

About the author:

Matt Anniss is a journalist and author specializing in electronic music, DJing and club culture. He began his career on internet magazines in the late 1990s before joining the staff of IDJ Magazine as Music Editor in 2000, later becoming Editor. Since leaving the magazine in 2008 he's become a regular contributor to Resident Advisor, Red Bull Music Academy Daily and DJ Magazine, specializing in historical aspects of dance music culture.

As an author, Matt Anniss has written over 50 non-fiction books for children and young adults, including a number of "how-to" books on DJing, podcasting and music production. In 2017 he co-authored The Vinyl Owners Manual (with Patrick Fuller) for iconic British brand Haynes Publishing, which became one of the brand's best-selling titles of 2018. He is an obsessive record collector and mix maker. He lives in Bristol, England.
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Cat: 746322 Rel: 08 Oct 19
 
10x10-inch stylish coffee table book, featuring 392 pages of lush full-colour photos
Notes: 'KISS: THE HOTTEST BRAND IN THE LAND' - The officially licensed story of the KISS merchandising craze of the late '70s/early '80s.

This thick 10x10 inch stylish coffee table book goes deep into the wild and crazy Aucoin-era to give you a big, warm hug of nostalgia. It's like your personal time machine back to the Seventies!

Featuring:

- 390 pages of lush full colour photos - including KISS lunch boxes, clothing, comics, trash cans, belt buckles, tourbooks, mirrors and much, much more!! We cover EVERYTHING released.

- Super rare MERCHANDISE from deep inside collectors' vaults all around the world including USA, Australia, Europe, Canada and Japan.

- Minutiae from the Aucoin Management/Boutwell Enterprises archival documents!! We open the vault on the deals, correspondence, and money made between licensees and the band.
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Cat: 710807 Rel: 04 Jan 19
 
224 page book with 7" vinyl
Notes: After having borrowed lines from Jimi Hendrix and English poets for all previous anniversary releases we struck out for this one until Kim, well after the deadline, accidentally stumbled over Johnny Cash and "Forever Words: The Unknown Poems". "Let's Put It To Music" quite nails it when it comes to the basic idea of the book and how we approach the whole process of making a record.

As Tim Gane is quotet in Adrian Shaughnessy's introduction "a Stereolab record was never finished until the cover was done". That rings true for Rune Grammofon as well, and we would like to add that a sleeve is never designed for the sole purpose of selling a product (it took 28 releases before an artist was pictured on the sleeve!), or necessarily reflect the music in any way (is that even possible?), but rather to establish a suggestive relation between the two, often based on the album title or a song title, but not in an obvious way.
After some 200 releases, I can't remember Kim ever "explaining" a sleeve design, and I can't remember me ever asking him. It's no secret that label founder Rune Kristoffersen is a big admirer of labels like Blue Note, Impulse, ECM, 4AD and Factory, to mention some labels with strong visual identities. But we can't recall another label that has worked with one designer exclusively for 20 years and 200 releases.

The exclusivity was a premise for our collaboration from the very beginning, but we certainly never had any expectations about how long we would be able to keep it going. Especially when considering that Kim is occupied on a number of arenas; as photographer, filmmaker, illustrator, painter, writer, musician, dancer and choreographer.
As one will discover, the book is far from being a catalog lining up the releases (it's not even "complete" or chronological in that sense), but gives an interesting insight by also including sketches, rejected designs and unused ideas that never left the drawing board... until now. Lists are a source of controversy, as Hedvig Mollestad discusses rather well in her text.

We haven't had much time for them either, but with the resurgence of music literature on all sort of subjects, they seem to have come alive again. And with the eclectic mix of artists on the label, why not give it a try? We figure the main funcion of lists is to arouse curiosity and hopefully lead to new cultural discoveries, which can only be a good thing. The idea of including a 7" single also came late and would depend on getting at last one track real quickly. To our delight, we miraculously ended up with what is surely three of the most beautiful tracks in our catalog, and all exclusive for this release.

Tracklist:

Side A:
1. Fire! Orchestra - Enter, Part One (With & Without Fire!)

Side B:
1. Maja SK Ratkje - Sja, Amioda
2. The Last Hurrah!! With Nora Zheng - Blues In Chinatown
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Cat: 747801 Rel: 11 Nov 19
 
Journals of Patrick Cowley, with illustrations by Gwenael Rattke
Notes: Mechanical Fantasy Box is Cowley's homoerotic journal, or as he called it, "graphic accounts of one man's sex life." The journal begins in 1974 and ends in 1980 on his 30th birthday. It chronicles his slow rise to fame from lighting technician at The City Disco to crafting a ground-breaking 16-minute remix of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" to performing with Sylvester at the SF Opera House. Vivid descriptions are told of cruising in '70s SoMA sex venues to primal highs in Buena Vista Park and composing pornophonics in his Castro apartment. The entries are introspective and show a very out-front, alive person going through the throes of gay liberation post-Stonewall.

French-born artist and Berlin resident Gwenael Rattke works in collage, silkscreen, photography and Xerox graphics. Rattke's collage works borrow from the visual codes of the 60s and 70s. Intricate, ornamental and excessive, they present "an imagined past fired with beauty and sexual freedom." For this book Rattke created 25 original illustrations inspired by selected entries, 3 street maps documenting locations mentioned herein and 4 collages of photos, ephemera and notes Patrick stuffed inside the journal. We've included Patrick's doodles too, as well as introductory essays by Josh Cheon, Theresa McGinley and Jorge Socarras.
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MTV 15.05.63 - 12.04.2017 (hardback book + CD)
Cat: 733027 Rel: 21 Jun 19
 
Limited deluxe hardback book with CD of previously unreleased material
Notes: 260 page, full colour, hardback book full of previously unseen photographs from Mika Vainio's archive and the Vainio family scrapbook, plus contributions from his musical associates, friends and family, unseen texts, a full discography of everything Vainio ever released on his own and in collaboration with others and much much more - including a CD of previously unreleased material.

The book contains a heart-wrenching collection of photographs from the Vainio family archive, a broad range of artistic contributions (text, photographic and visual remembrances) from Mika's artist friends and collaborators, an Updated and exhaustive Mika discography, Jennifer Lucy Allen's unedited transcript for her The Wire magazine 2013 "Invisible Jukebox' - one of Mika's most animated media responses, a variety of Pansonic ephemera from Paul Smith's own Blast First archives, and an album length exclusive CD of previously unreleased Pansonic performance recordings - "Turku Moai - live on Rapa Nui"."
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Cat: 741117 Rel: 26 Jul 19
 
Shots from the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicentre - 272 page hardback book featuring photography by Harald Oimoen & Brian Lew
Notes: A spectacular large-format 272-page view inside "the metal scene that banged those heads that did not bang" includes over 400 of some of the earliest colour and black-and-white photos of METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, EXODUS, POSSESSED, DEATH ANGEL, LEGACY/TESTAMENT, VIO-LENCE and many others. Photographers HARALD OIMOEN and BRIAN LEW were dodging bodies from the very start, in front of the stage, backstage, and on the stage itself.

They captured the public victories and private parties of a scene where fans and musical idols were equally hellbent on faster, heavier music and endless outrageous fun. Oimoen and Lew fought on the frontline of a war for individuality, snapping frame by frame as thrash metal was born, along with stagediving, crowd-walking, and countless other magical moments filled with key local personalities.

Includes passionate personal accounts by Bay Area veterans Harald Oimoen, Brian Lew, RON QUINTANA of Metal Mania, GARY HOLT of Exodus, ALEX SKOLNICK of Testament, and ROBB FLYNN of MACHINE HEAD. From DIY origins to world domination, the Bay Area thrash metal scene screams to life in these fearless pages. 272 page hardcover.
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Notes On Other Music (paperback book)
Cat: 728944 Rel: 15 Apr 19
 
Collection of photographs, essays, interviews & conversations relating to the Edition Festival's programme since its inception in 2016
Notes: John Chantler's Stockholm-based Edition Festival presents this fine book of essays and interviews, featuring Eliane Radigue, Sarah Hennies, Francois Bayle, Francois J. Bonnet, Annea Lockwood, Leila Bordreuil, John Chantler, Terre Thaemlitz, Frida Sandstrom, Seymour Wright & Jean Luc Guionnet, Nicole Mitchell & Fumi Okiji, Cara Tolmie & Stine Janvin, Christine Odlund & Leif Elggren.

Since its 2016 inception, Editions has hosted artists from myriad aspects of the modern avant-garde spectrum. 'Notes on Other Music' provides handy expansion of the ideas running thru the festival, ranging from Kate Molleson's essay on Eliane Radigue's 'Occam Ocean' and the GRM's Francois Bayle on the French Institute's custom soundsystem 'For an Invisible Music, An Acousmonium', to Louise Gray on 'Annea Lockwood - Sound Streams', along with Frida Sandstrom's interview with Terre Thaemlitz, and "conversations" between Stine Janvin & Cara Tommie, Christine Odlund & Leif Elggren, plus photographs by Peter Brotzmann, Sarah Davachi, Ellen Fullman, Joe McPhee and many more.
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Cat: 553209 Rel: 02 Aug 19
 
Book documenting the New York hardcore scene between 1980-1990
Notes: Known for its glamorous 1970s punk rock scene, New York City matched the grim urban reality of the 1980s with a rawer musical uprising: New York hardcore. As bands of misfits from across the region gravitated to the forgotten frontier of Manhattan's Lower East Side. With a backdrop of despair, bands like Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, Murphy's Law, and Youth of Today confronted their reality with relentlessly energetic gigs at CBGB, A7, and the numerous squats in the area.

Tony Rettman's ambitious oral history captures ten years of struggling, including the scene's regional rivalries with D.C. and Boston, the birth of moshing, the clash and coming to terms of hardcore and heavy metal, the straightedge movement, and the unlikely influence of Krishna consciousness.

With a foreword by Freddy Cricien of Madball, who made his stage debut with Agnostic Front at age seven, NYHC slams the sidewalk with savage tales of larger-than-life characters and unlikely feats of willpower. The gripping and sometimes hilarious narrative is woven together like the fabric of New York itself from over 100 original interviews with members of Absolution, Adrenalin O.D., Agnostic Front, Antidote, Bad Brains, Bloodclot, Bold, Born Against, Breakdown, Cause for Alarm, Citizen Arrest, Cro-Mags, Crumbsuckers, Death Before Dishonor, Even Worse, False Prophets, Don Fury, Gorilla Biscuits, H20, Heart Attack, Inhuman, Into Another, Irate, Judge, Kraut, Leeway, Life's Blood, Major Conflict, Max's Kansas City, Murphy's Law, Nausea, Nihilistics, Nuclear Assault, Numskulls, Outburst, Pro-Pain, Quicksand, Rat Cage Records, Raw Deal, Reagan Youth, Rorschach, S.O.D., Sacrilege, Savage Circle, Sheer Terror, Shelter, Shok, Sick of it All, Side by Side, Skinhead Youth, Straight Ahead, the Abused, the Cryptcrashers, the Mad, the Misfits, the Misguided, the Mob, the Psychos, the Ritz, the Stimulators, the Undead, Token Entry, Underdog, Urban Waste, Virus, Warzone, Youth of Today, and many, many more.

High-quality trade paperback; 384 densely illustrated pages
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Cat: 738535 Rel: 05 Jul 19
 
Deluxe, hardbound, episode-by-episode guide to the movie review series
Notes: A deluxe, hardbound, episode-by-episode guide to every aspect of the On Cinema Universe, from the flagship show to all the incarnations of the hit spin-off action series, Decker. Incisive commentary and analysis of the show made famous by its incisive commentary and analysis. Includes rare On Cinema, Decker, and Dekkar documents, photographs, and ephemera. Sure to thrill the rabid fanbase and introduce rabid neophytes as well! Compiled by BRANDON KEARNEY with Forewords by hosts TIM HEIDECKER and GREGG TURKINGTON. 8.5" x 11" / 284pp.
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Cat: 735305 Rel: 04 Jun 19
 
Limited edition hard cover book featuring a definitive discography of Pink Floyd 7 inch singles
Notes: The follow-up, fully updated second edition of Charles Beterams' incredible Pink Floyd On Forty-Five. The new edition of his book, a limited and numbered edition of 500 copies in a deluxe hard cover, running to some 260 pages and well over 1200 pictures in full colour.

The book is the definitive discography of Pink Floyd 7 inch singles. With the help of the world's foremost Floyd singles collectors, Charles has compiled a simply breath taking book that sets the standard. Apart from entries on releases from countries such as Angola, Costa Rica, Egypt, Jamaica, Kenia, Nigeria, The Philippines and Turkey, Pink Floyd On Forty-Five also features extensive discographies of 7 inch singles from Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and the USA.

The core of the book consists of 7 inch singles that ended up in public, either via the regular route of shops (stock copies) or via record companies to radio stations and journalists (promotional copies). These are brought together in separate chapters per country, starting with Pink Floyd, and followed by Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright singles, all of them in chronological order, complete with release notes and details. Pink Floyd On Forty-Five concludes with a selection of test pressings and acetates.
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Cat: 726924 Rel: 28 Mar 19
 
An Illustrated History of Hellhammer & Early Celtic Frost 1981-1985
Notes: This formidable oversized hardcover runs 288 pages (including a 32-page colour section), and combines hundreds of unseen early HELLHAMER and CELTIC FROST photos with a vast treasure trove of artwork and memorabilia. A substantial written component by TOM GABRIEL FISCHER (aka TOM G. WARRIOR). Fischer details his upbringing on the outskirts of Zurich, Switzerland, and the hardships and triumphs he faced bringing the visions of his ground-breaking bands Hellhammer and eventually Celtic Frost to reality.

In addition, the book includes an introduction by NOCTURNO CULTO of Norwegian black metal act DARKTHRONE, and a foreword by noted metal author JOEL MCIVER. There is no question that this book goes farther than any other source in exploring the origins of underground heavy metal. The wealth of visual information is astounding, both in terms of documenting early 1980s headbangers and exposing the still-relevant imagery of the first Hellhammer and Celtic Frost photo sessions. On top of that, the written chapters combine Tom Fischer's often shocking stories with lengthy quotes from MARTIN ERIC and the other main Hellhammer members, explaining in intimately human terms how extreme metal was born. Stunning.

288pp (24pp colour) deluxe Wibalin-bound hardcover.
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Pink Floyd: Captured Through Time (hardback book + prints)
Cat: 734105 Rel: 04 Jun 19
 
Limited hardback book featuring over 100 images of Pink Floyd + 3 photo prints
Notes: Spanning more than half a century Pink Floyd has rightly earned its place as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. From the early, experimental and often whimsical days with band leader Syd Barrett to the more expansive style with Dave Gilmour onboard, leading to the masterpiece Dark Side Of The Moon that elevated Floyd into the stratosphere. But success came at a price as personal relationships suffered, culminating in break-ups as eventually Roger Waters departed. But stadiums and huge arenas continued to welcome Floyd through the eighties and nineties with a brief reunion with Waters for 2005's Live 8 event.

Captured Through Time is a photographic celebration of this truly iconic band that takes you on a journey from the psychedelic, avant-garde sixties to the present day including off stage shots of all band members during the 2000s including Syd Barrett!

Many of the photos have never been published in print before, including a sequence of shots from the Animals tour in 1977 that have only just been developed from the original negatives and digitally restored for this publication.

In total, over 100 glorious images of Floyd both on and off stage through the decades are included in this large format hardback book. Housed in a bespoke, custom-made, buckram presentation box with holographic block foil, it also includes 3 prints, ideal for framing and is strictly limited to 500 worldwide.

Hardback: 297 x 210 mm, 128pp, in a custom-made, holographic block foil presentation case with a set of 3 prints.
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Cat: 754697 Rel: 12 Nov 19
 
The life of an icon from Alphabet Street to Jay Z; 56-page hardback book featuring 100 colour illustrations
Notes: This decidedly not-for-kids illustrated A-Z, celebrates the many faces and facets of the legend that was Prince. From "Alphabet Street" (the first single off his iconic Lovesexy album) to Jay Z (Tidal being the only place to stream his music on his passing), Prince A to Z is densely packed with everything you need to know about the pop and rock legend - from the greatest hits of trivia to the most obscure B-side facts.

Prince's extraordinary cultural significance was highlighted by the worldwide outpouring of love following his tragic passing in April 2016. A huge influential source to many in the fields of music and art, Prince towers as a cultural figure of the twentieth (and into the twenty-first) century. Celebrate his enormous life in this fun, pop-cultural book.

Creator Bio:

Steve Wide is a writer and DJ. He has run some of the most enduring indie and retro club nights in Melbourne, and DJ'd for international acts including Primal Scream, Happy Mondays, The Shamen, Saint Etienne and Stone Roses as well as interviewing Jarvis Cocker and Noel Gallagher in front of festival crowds. He has interviewed countless UK music artists from John Lydon to Johnny Marr and comedians Bill Bailey, Noel Fielding and Russell Brand. He is also the author of Bowie A to Z, published by Smith Street Books in November 2016.
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Cat: 728513 Rel: 30 Apr 19
 
60 years of soul/funk/R&B disc guide - definitive edition with obi-strip
Notes: From Sam Cooke to Beyonce, James Brown to Di Angelo, this new issue of the "definitive" series is a 60-year-old soul/funk/R&B chronicle. The editorial author is Yori Kawachi, a veteran music writer who has been writing about black music for over 30 years.
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Cat: 726927 Rel: 27 Mar 19
 
"A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped!" - by Mike "McBeardo" McPadden
Notes: Born in the drive-in theatre backseats of the 1970s, the demonic fun of Teen Movie Hell ignited the 1980s VCR, cable TV, and multiplex booms that burned well into the 1990s. Between George Lucas's American Graffiti (1973) and Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused (1993), lust-driven laff riots on the order of Animal House, Porky's, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, and Revenge of the Nerds boomed at the box office and celebrated adolescent misbehaviour run amok.

Author Mike "McBeardo" McPadden (Heavy Metal Movies) passes righteous judgment, one boobs-and-boner opus at a time, plus penetrating insight from Eddie Deezen (Grease, Zapped!), Samm Deighan, Kat Ellinger, Wendy McClure, Katie Rife, Heather Drain, Lisa Carver, Rachel McPadden, Liz Mason, Christina Ward, and Kier-La Janisse.

Tap the keg, tailor your toga, and belly flop into an exploitation odyssey of bikini Beaches, summer camps, study halls, wayward teachers, cool camp counsellors, wet t-shirts, custom vans, sexy ESP, shower peepholes, and other overlooked penal code violations!

360-page softcover book.
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Cat: 754686 Rel: 12 Nov 19
 
56 page hardback book featuring the iconic band, from Apple Corp to Zebra Crossings - featuring 200 colour illustrations
Notes: This book looks at the life, art, collaborations, films, friendships and fun surrounding the Fab Four - all in a brilliantly illustrated A to Z format. This tells the stories of their early days playing all-night sets in Hamburg and Liverpool, through the mop-top era, to experimentation in India and elevating pop music into an undisputed artform. The Beatles remain unrivalled in their effect on music and culture. This book is a glimpse into the lives of John, Paul, George and Ringo: iconic and psychedelic albums; the hit singles; the producer George Martin's contributions to the music industry; and the eternal phenomenon of Beatlemania.

Creator Bio:

Steve Wide is a DJ and writer who hosts a long-running British music radio show. He has run many legendary club nights and has interviewed countless artists, from Noel Gallagher to Bjork. Steve's previous titles include Bowie A to Z, Prince A to Z and Grace Jones A to Z.
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Cat: 754687 Rel: 13 Nov 19
 
From Schoolly D to Kendrick Lamar, the rise of a great American art form
Notes: The History of Gangster Rap is a deep dive into one of the most fascinating subgenres of any music category to date. Sixteen detailed chapters, organized chronologically, examine the evolution of gangster rap, its main players, and the culture that created this revolutionary music. From still-swirling conspiracy theories about the murders of Biggie and Tupac to the release of the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, the era of gangster rap is one that fascinates music junkies and remains at the forefront of pop culture. Filled with interviews with key players such as Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and dozens more, as well as sidebars, breakout bios of notorious characters, lists, charts, and more, The History of Gangster Rap is the be-all-end-all book that contextualizes the importance of gangster rap as a cultural phenomenon.

Creator Bio:

Soren Baker has written more than 3,500 articles, and his work is published in such outlets as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Rolling Stone. He has interviewed dozens of rappers including Eminem, Jay Z, Ice Cube, Kanye West, and more. Baker has written and produced for VH1 and has been featured on camera on VH1, ESPN, E! Entertainment, and Fuse. Baker is currently cowriting a screenplay with Snoop Dogg.

Praise:

"The History of Gangster Rap is the essential book that contextualizes the importance of gangster rap as a cultural phenomenon." The Source

Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Illustrations: 2 colour design
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Cat: 754848 Rel: 04 Nov 19
 
486 page paperback book featuring the KPM & Bruton Music labels
Notes: The Mood Modern is not only a major study of a fascinating sector of the music industry, but also essential reading for anyone with even a passing interest in soundtrack music.

Also known variously as mood, stock, background or production music, for decades library music has made an important though anonymous contribution to the broadcast media, supplying film, radio and television with innumerable themes and underscores.

The Mood Modern is three books in one, weaving together the separate strands of company history, biography and critical assessment of some of the most important music collectively produced by the KPM and Bruton libraries during the course of a quarter century, spanning the years from 1956 to 1980. At the heart of the book, however, is the Phillips family, one of Britain's great music publishing dynasties, but in particular Robin Phillips (1939-2006).

The mid-1960s through the '70s have come to be regarded as library music's golden age. In Britain, it was when this somewhat mysterious branch of the music industry emerged from the chrysalis of its light music heritage, into a vibrant new era of modern, colourful sounds. Robin Phillips played a fundamental role in this transformation when, in 1966, he established a new library - the KPM 1000 Series. Robin would also introduce several new composers who would quickly become some of the best-known and most successful names in the library music field: Keith Mansfield, Johnny Pearson, Syd Dale, Alan Hawkshaw, James Clarke, David Lindup, Brian Bennett and Steve Gray among others. And thanks to Robin's guidance, by the early '70s the 1000 Series had become one of the world's foremost libraries, its music a ubiquitous presence in countless films, documentaries, radio programmes and television series.

Drawing on interviews with members of the Phillips family (including Peter Phillips) and many of the composers, recording engineers, musicians and staff of both libraries, The Mood Modern tells the remarkable inside story of how KPM and, subsequently, Bruton came to be dominant forces in library music, both in Britain and internationally.

In addition to charting the origin and history of the music publishing firms - Keith Prowse and Peter Maurice - that merged to form KPM, The Mood Modern covers numerous related areas. These include the birth of Britain's library music industry; the early British libraries and their inseparable link to the English light music tradition; how the arrival of commercial television in Britain led to the formation of the Keith Prowse library in 1956 under the aegis of its manager, Patrick Howgill, which paved the way for the KPM library; KPM's legacy as a famous popular music publisher and its place in the history of Denmark Street (London's Tin Pan Alley); Robin's father, legendary music publisher Jimmy Phillips; the corporate manoeuvring that saw Keith Prowse, Peter Maurice and KPM bought and sold; and the clash with management that eventually caused Peter and Robin Phillips to leave KPM for ATV Music.

The importance of the recording engineer is acknowledged in The Mood Modern, and those who largely shaped the "sound" of the KPM and Bruton libraries are featured: Ted Fletcher, Adrian Kerridge, Mike Clements, Richard Elen (KPM) and Chris Dibble (Bruton Music). There's detailed coverage of all the KPM 1000 Series' overseas sessions - including personnel, dates, locations and what was recorded - and chapters respectively devoted to the sessions in Bickendorf, Cologne (along with the stellar lineup of international jazz talent that played on them) and in KPM's two in- house studios. The Musicians' Union embargo, which had forced British libraries to record much of their material on the Continent, is also scrutinised, as are the negotiations with the MU of the late '70s that finally allowed British libraries to resume recording in British studios with British musicians.
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Cat: 756215 Rel: 14 Nov 19
 
45 page, limited edition, Risograph printed chapbook of selected poems by Stewart Lupton
Notes: The Plural Atmosphere is a limited edition, Risograph printed chapbook. The poetry and layout of The Plural Atmosphere was selected and designed in close collaboration with friends of, bandmates of, and the estate of Stewart Lupton.

Includes introductions by Walter Martin (Jonathan Fire*Eater, The Walkmen) and Alison Mosshart (The Kills, Dead Weather). Includes original illustrations drawn by Dame Darcy especially for selected poems. The collection also includes facsimiles of rough drafts, photos, and ephemera.
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Cat: 754700 Rel: 12 Nov 19
 
192-page humorous rap reference book with colour illustrations
Notes: Although rap music is famous for its ingenuity, double entendres and clever turns of phrase, until now no one has attempted to collect rap lyrics into an organised compendium. Enter UNDERSTAND RAP, a very funny pop-cultural reference book based on the website of the same name, which precisely explains all the confusing terms and lyrics used in rap songs in a language even the most un-hip person can understand.

The result is a book with breakout potential that's both entertaining and highly informative. The juxtaposition of dry, academic manner with Hip Hop terminology in UNDERSTAND RAP frequently lends itself to ironic comedy gold. For example: Lyric: "been servin' since you was doin' the runnin' man" Explanation: My experience selling drugs began long ago, while you were still concerning yourself with immature things like doing goofy dances where you look like you're running in place. (From Song: Rubberband Man on Album: Trap Muzik by Artist: T.I.) Understand Rap features hip hop artists of all names, colours, and creeds and organise their lyrics into the following categories: Cars, Money, Drugs/Alcohol, People, Places, Fashion, Crime/Weapons, Insults, Skills/Pride and Sex/Relationships.
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Cat: 749064 Rel: 30 Oct 19
 
paperback book
Notes: This guide book features various albums recorded & produced in Japan, ranged from Easy Listening, Mood Music, New Age, Ambient, Pops, Rock, Disco, New Wave, Movie OST till Cartoon OST. Under the supervision of Shotaro Matsumoto who is a famous store manager of Coconut Disc record shop, 10 writers introduce about 600 discs."Walearic" is a word coined by Matsumoto, connecting "Wa"(means "Japanese" in Japanese) and "Balearic" club music established in Ibiza, Spain through '00s. As a matter of fact, Walearic is not exactly the same as Balearic. Matsumto was inspired by the vague concept of Balearic which crossovers any genres, and coined the new genre Walearic under his own aesthetics.

As you may know, the demand for Japanese vinyls recorded in 70s & 80s has been rising among the collectors worldwide. This guide book will be the ultimate tool for them to dig the discs.
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Cat: 754688 Rel: 12 Nov 19
 
40 page hardback festival activity book
Notes: From muddy fields to rock legends, Woodstock to Glastonbury, folk to dance, this book celebrates the greatest music festivals of all time.

Explore the headliners and highlights from Bob Dylan to Jimi Hendrix and Oasis and beyond.

Discover Monsters of Rock, Tomorrowland, Coachella and South by South West as you hunt for the legends that performed there, and find your welly in this fast-paced, fun adventure through the history of music festivals.

Creator Bio:

Matt Everitt is a BBC 6 Music & BBC Radio 2 presenter, journalist, music consultant and producer. He presents 6 Music's The Music Week, appears on air daily as part of the Shaun Keaveny Breakfast Show, heads 6 Music's daily Music News coverage, and produces and presents The First Time on 6 Music.

Jim Stoten's drawings consist of vast, intricate landscapes filled with crazy characters. Over the last several years Jim's unique world has featured in commissions for an impressive list of clients including MTV, Habitat, Levi's, Urban Outfitters and The Guardian, whilst he frequently exhibits his work in galleries around the globe.
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