Friday, July 07, 2006

10 Greatest Books About Rock & Roll

At earvolution.com David Schultz lists The Ten Greatest Books About Rock And Roll.

What do you think of his selections?


Chronicles: Volume 1 - Bob Dylan (2004)

*FM: The Rise And Fall Of Rock Radio - Richard Neer (2001)

The Commitments - Roddy Doyle (1987)

The Mansion On The Hill: Dylan, Young, Geffen and Springsteen and the Head-On Collision Of Rock and Commerce - Fred Goodman (1997)

Death Of A Rebel: The Phil Ochs Story - Marc Eliot (1989)


The Ground Beneath Her Feet - Salman Rushdie (1999)

*Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey In Rural North Dakota - Chuck Klosterman (2001)

Psychotic Reactions And Carburetor Dung - Lester Bangs (1988)

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe (1968)


Parental Advisory: Music Censorship In America - Eric Nuzum (2001)


*Not currently held by Memphis Public Library & Information Center

Comments:
What about that set by Peter Guralnick-Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love? They were universally well-reviewed. And he has another about Sam Cook, Dream Boogie.You might say those aren't rock artists, but they're more rock than Phil Ochs!
 
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