0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
Price
  • R0 - R50 (4)
  • R50 - R100 (113)
  • R100 - R250 (2,018)
  • R250 - R500 (2,954)
  • R500+ (1,555)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Contemporary popular music > Rock & pop > General

The Sun Goes Down - Thin Lizzy's Final Years (Paperback): Martin Popoff The Sun Goes Down - Thin Lizzy's Final Years (Paperback)
Martin Popoff
R369 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R74 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dublin's Thin Lizzy have become one of the most revered cult acts of all time. Studious and discerning fans of hard rock the world over revelling in the storytelling acumen of the legendary Phil Lynott and the craft and class of his band. Through numerous new interviews with most of the principles involved and a mountain of painstaking research, The Sun Goes Down is the sequel to From Dublin To Jailbreak and examines the second half of the band's career from the making of Bad Reputation in 1977 through to 1983's Thunder And Lightning and the last concert at the Reading Festival. Alcohol and drugs wreaked havoc between band members, producers and managers. Line-up changes and a mostly grinding existence finally took its toll after the smash hit records and sold-out tours. Author Martin Popoff's celebrated record-by-record methodology highlights a new appreciation of the deep album tracks hiding within this band's often forgotten later years. The book also reveals Phil Lynott in all his dastardly guises, making The Sun Goes Down, an essential read for the devoted fans.

New Order (Hardcover): Kevin Cummins New Order (Hardcover)
Kevin Cummins; Foreword by Douglas Coupland; Contributions by Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris
R367 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R69 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A definitive collection of photographs of the legendary and influential band New Order. New Order remains one of the most popular bands of the last half century. Founded in the dying years of punk and disco, and combining elements of post-punk, new wave, and electronic dance music, New Order was responsible for some of the biggest hits of the era and is one of few bands to have achieved mainstream success while retaining cult status. Having been the most trusted photographer of Joy Division in the 1970s, Kevin Cummins was uniquely placed to document the rise and fall of New Order, from their formation in 1980 to their split in 1993. From underground beginnings as the flagship group of Factory Records in Manchester to grandstand tours around Europe and America, Cummins captured the band in every light, from the intimacy of the studio to the frenetic energy of live performance. Collected here for the first time are more than a hundred photographs reflecting over a decade of New Order. Prefaced by a selection of rarely seen ephemera, conversations with the band members, and an introduction from Douglas Coupland, this is a stunning celebration of a band whose influence on music and fashion is still palpable today.

Closer You Are - The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices (Hardcover): Matthew Cutter Closer You Are - The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices (Hardcover)
Matthew Cutter 1
R501 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R128 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The authorized biography of Robert Pollard, indie rock icon and founder of the music group Guided by Voices Robert Pollard has been a staple of the indie rock scene since the early 1980s, along with his band Guided by Voices. Pollard was a longtime grade school teacher who toiled endlessly on his music, only finding success after adopting a do-it-yourself approach, relying on lo-fi home recordings for much of his and his band's career. A prolific artist, Pollard continues to churn out album after album, much to the acclaim of critics and his obsessive and devoted fans. But his story has never been faithfully told in its entirety. Until now. Closer You Are is the authorized biography of Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices. Author Matthew Cutter is a longtime friend of Pollard, and at Pollard's personal request Cutter has set out to tell the whole, true story of Guided by Voices. This will be the first book to take an in-depth look at the man behind it all, with interviews conducted by the author with Pollard's friends, family, and bandmates, along with unfettered access to Pollard himself and his extensive archives, ephemera, and artwork, which many fans will no doubt recognize from the band's numerous album covers. A series of appendices will further illuminate Pollard's solo career, side projects, and art shows. Robert Pollard has had an amazing and seemingly endless career in rock music, but he's also established himself as a consummate artist who works on his own terms. Now fans can at long last learn the full story behind one of America's greatest living songwriters.

Tapestry Of Delights: Expanded Two-volume Edition - The Ultimate Guide to UK Rock & Pop of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and... Tapestry Of Delights: Expanded Two-volume Edition - The Ultimate Guide to UK Rock & Pop of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976 (Two Books) (Paperback, UK ed.)
Vernon Joynson
R1,799 R1,337 Discovery Miles 13 370 Save R462 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Haunthenticity - Musical Replay and the Fear of the Real (Paperback): Tracy McMullen Haunthenticity - Musical Replay and the Fear of the Real (Paperback)
Tracy McMullen
R448 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R117 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Elton John - The Piano Transcriptions (Paperback): Elton John Elton John - The Piano Transcriptions (Paperback)
Elton John
R347 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R73 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This work includes 15 fantastic songs transcribed from the original recordings as performed by Elton John. It also includes note-for-note piano accompaniment with complete piano solos, lyrics, melody line and guitar chord voicings.

Joy Division (Paperback, Reprinted edition): Paul Morely Joy Division (Paperback, Reprinted edition)
Paul Morely
R363 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R83 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Joy Division: Piece by Piece" is the definitive collection of writings on the legendary cult band. In addition to collecting Morley's own classic works about the band from the late '70s/early '80s, this unique book includes his eloquent Ian Curtis obituary and his hindsight pieces on the significance of the group, framed by an extensive retrospective essay. Contemporary elements include Morley s critique of the films "24 Hour Party People" which told the story of the band s record label, Factory and "Control," for which the author visited the set during production. Most movingly, Morley includes the original text that grew into his literary work Nothing, which parallels the suicide of Curtis with that of his own father. He also evokes the zeitgeist and the 'psycho-geography' of Manchester, which combined to produce the most uniquely intense rock group ever.

Boss - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - The Illustrated History (Hardcover): Gillian G. Gaar Boss - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - The Illustrated History (Hardcover)
Gillian G. Gaar
R720 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R268 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Rockschool Guitar Grade 7 (2012-2018) (Paperback): Simon Pitt Rockschool Guitar Grade 7 (2012-2018) (Paperback)
Simon Pitt
R421 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R90 (21%) In stock
Metallica - The Lack Album (Tab) (Paperback): Metallica - The Lack Album (Tab) (Paperback)
R517 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R118 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Lou Reed's Transformer (Paperback): Ezra Furman Lou Reed's Transformer (Paperback)
Ezra Furman
R266 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R67 (25%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Transformer, Lou Reed's most enduringly popular album, is described with varying labels: it's often called a glam rock album, a proto-punk album, a commercial breakthrough for Lou Reed, and an album about being gay. And yet, it doesn't neatly fit into any of these descriptors. Buried underneath the radio-friendly exterior lie coded confessions of the subversive, wounded intelligence that gives this album its staying power as a work of art. Here Lou Reed managed to make a fun, accessible rock'n'roll record that is also a troubled meditation on the ambiguities-sexual, musical and otherwise-that defined his public persona and helped make him one of the most fascinating and influential figures in rock history. Through close listening and personal reflections, songwriter Ezra Furman explores Reed's and Transformer's unstable identities, and the secrets the songs challenge us to uncover.

The Beastie Boys: "Paul's Boutique" (Paperback): Dan LeRoy The Beastie Boys: "Paul's Boutique" (Paperback)
Dan LeRoy
R263 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R67 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Derided as one-hit wonders, estranged from their original producer and record label, and in self-imposed exile in Los Angeles, the Beastie Boys were written off by most observers before even beginning to record their second album - an embarrassing commercial flop that should have ruined the group's career. But not only did "Paul's Boutique" eventually transformed the Beasties from a fratboy novelty to hiphop giants, its sample-happy, retro aesthetic changed popular culture forever.

Copendium (Paperback, Main): Julian Cope Copendium (Paperback, Main)
Julian Cope
R493 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R100 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Eschewing the usual criteria of chart success or acknowledged influence, the Copendium - a collection of album reviews and themed track samplers - takes energy, originality and heaviness as its bearings. The result is a feast of obscure and neglected masterworks that together form a surprising but entirely credible new tradition. Krautrock, motorik and post-punk, stoner and doom metal, occasionally even jazz, spoken word and hair metal: they are all represented in a wholly persuasive sequence. Cope is the perfect guide to this novel terrain: impeccably informed, passionate, insightful and deeply funny. The Copendium is his re-imagining of a useful canon of popular music, and it is set to become required reading.

Major Dudes - A Steely Dan Companion (Paperback): Barney Hoskyns Major Dudes - A Steely Dan Companion (Paperback)
Barney Hoskyns
R414 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R160 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

At its core a creative marriage between Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, Steely Dan are one of the defining and bestselling American rock acts of the last half-century, recording several of the cleverest and best-produced albums of the '70s - from the breathlessly catchy Can't Buy a Thrill to the sleekly sinister Gaucho. In the '90s they returned to remind us of how sorely we had missed their elegance and erudition, subsequently recording Two Against Nature and Everything Must Go during the following decade. They have sold close to forty-five million albums. 'A lot of people think of them as the epitome of boring '70s stuff,' novelist William Gibson said in 1993, when Becker and Fagen toured for the first time in nineteen years. 'They don't realize this is probably the most subversive material pop has ever thrown up.' Now fully embraced by the 'Yacht Rock' generation - semi-ironic devotees of '70s Southern-California slickness - Steely Dan no longer polarize lo-fi punks and studio geeks in the way they used to. In 2001 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Any Major Dude Will Tell You collects some of the smartest and wittiest interviews Becker and Fagen have ever given, along with insightful reviews of - and commentary on - their extraordinary songs. Compiled by Rock's Backpages editor Barney Hoskyns, the book's contributors include Charles Shaar Murray, Robert Palmer, Ian MacDonald, Bud Scoppa, Penny Valentine, Fred Schruers, Sylvie Simmons and Michael Watts.

The Tide Was Always High - The Music of Latin America in Los Angeles (Hardcover): Josh Kun The Tide Was Always High - The Music of Latin America in Los Angeles (Hardcover)
Josh Kun
R1,607 R1,206 Discovery Miles 12 060 Save R401 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 1980, the celebrated new wave band Blondie headed to Los Angeles to record a new album, and along with it, the cover "The Tide Is High" originally written by Jamaican legend John Holt. With percussion by Peruvian drummer and veteran L.A. session musician "Alex" Acuna and horns and violins that were pure L.A. mariachi by way of Mexico, "The Tide Is High" demonstrates just one example of the ways in which the music of Los Angeles and Latin America have been intertwined since the birth of the city in the 18th century. The Tide Was Always High gathers together essays, interviews, and analysis from leading academics, artists, journalists, and iconic Latin American musicians to explore the vibrant connections between Los Angeles and Latin America. Published in conjunction with the Getty's Pacific Standard Time LA/LA, the book shows how Latin American musicians and music have helped shape the city's culture, from Hollywood film sets to recording studios, from vaudeville theaters to Sunset Strip nightclubs, and from Carmen Miranda to Perez Prado and Juan Garcia Esquivel.

Earthbound - David Bowie and the Man Who Fell to Earth (Paperback): Susan Compo Earthbound - David Bowie and the Man Who Fell to Earth (Paperback)
Susan Compo 1
R361 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R106 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'Before there was Star Wars before there was Close Encounters there was The Man Who Fell To Earth. advertising tag line for 1981 reissue of the film. Earthbound is the first book-length exploration of a true classic of twentieth-century science-fiction cinema, shot under the heavy, ethereal skies of New Mexico by the legendary British director Nicolas Roeg and starring David Bowie in a role he seemed born for as an extra-terrestrial named Thomas Newton who comes to Earth in search of water. Based on a novel by the highly regarded American writer Walter Tevis, this dreamy, distressing, and visionary film resonates even more strongly in the twenty-first century than it did on its original release during the year of the US Bicentennial. Drawing on extensive research and exclusive first-hand interviews with members of the cast and crew, Earthbound begins with a look at Tevis s 1963 novel before moving into a detailed analysis of a film described by its director as 'a sci-fi film without a lot of sci-fi tools and starring a group of actors Bowie, Buck Henry, Candy Clark, Rip Torn later described by one of them (Henry) as 'not a cast but a dinner party. It also seeks to uncover the mysteries surrounding Bowie s rejected soundtrack to the film (elements of which later ended up his ground-breaking 1977 album Low) and closes with a look at his return to the themes and characters of The Man Who Fell To Earth in one of his final works, the acclaimed musical production Lazarus.

Withdrawn Traces - Searching for the Truth about Richey Manic, Foreword by Rachel Edwards (Hardcover): Sara Hawys Roberts, Leon... Withdrawn Traces - Searching for the Truth about Richey Manic, Foreword by Rachel Edwards (Hardcover)
Sara Hawys Roberts, Leon Noakes; Foreword by Rachel Edwards 1
R476 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R133 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

New discoveries and a fresh perspective, with unprecedented access to Richey's personal archive On 1 February 1995, Richey Edwards, guitarist of the Manic Street Preachers, went missing at the age of 27. On the eve of a promotional trip to America, he vanished from his London hotel room, his car later discovered near the Severn Bridge, a notorious suicide spot. Over two decades later, Richey's disappearance remains one of the most moving, mysterious and unresolved episodes in recent pop culture history. For those with a basic grasp of the facts, Richey's suicide seems obvious and undeniable. However, a closer investigation of his actions in the weeks and months before his disappearance just don't add up, and until now few have dared to ask the important questions. Withdrawn Traces is the first book written with the co-operation of the Edwards family, testimony from Richey's closest friends and unprecedented and exclusive access to Richey's personal archive. In a compelling real-time narrative, the authors examine fresh evidence, uncover overlooked details, profile Richey's state of mind, and brings us closer than ever before to the truth.

Dancing Barefoot (Paperback): Dave Thompson Dancing Barefoot (Paperback)
Dave Thompson
R319 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R74 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
David Garibaldi -- Off the Record - 10 Authentic Drum Transcriptions by the Legendary Tower of Power Drummer (Paperback): David... David Garibaldi -- Off the Record - 10 Authentic Drum Transcriptions by the Legendary Tower of Power Drummer (Paperback)
David Garibaldi
R290 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R71 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
You Really Got Me - The Story of The Kinks (Hardcover): Nick Hasted You Really Got Me - The Story of The Kinks (Hardcover)
Nick Hasted 1
R478 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R98 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Kinks are the quintessential British sixties band, revered for an incredible series of classic songs ("You Really Got Me", "Waterloo Sunset" and "Lola" to name but a few) and critically acclaimed albums ("The Village Green Preservation Society"). Featuring original interviews with key band members Ray Davies, his brother Dave and Mick Avory, as well as Chrissie Hynde and many others close to the group, every stage of their career is covered in fascinating detail: the hits, the American successes of the 1970s and the legendary band in-fighting. Nearly 50 years after they formed, The Kinks influence is still being felt today as strongly as ever.

Our Music Is Red - With Purple Flashes - The Story of The Creation (Paperback): Sean Egan Our Music Is Red - With Purple Flashes - The Story of The Creation (Paperback)
Sean Egan
R365 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R82 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Their songs have been covered by acts as diverse as Ride, Boney M, and the Sex Pistols; they impressed Pete Townsend so much that he asked their guitarist to join the already successful Who; said guitarist pioneered the use of a bow on guitar strings--a trick later plagiarized by Jimmy Page; and they have been cited as an influence by the likes of Paul Weller and John Lydon. Yet The Creation never had a hit single or even made an album in their two-year recording career, from 1966-68. But nevertheless, they are cherished by generations of fans. This is their untold story.

David Bowie Made Me Gay - 100 Years of LGBT Music (Paperback): Darryl W. Bullock David Bowie Made Me Gay - 100 Years of LGBT Music (Paperback)
Darryl W. Bullock 1
R359 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R132 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From Sia to Elton John, Dusty Springfield to Little Richard, LGBT voices have changed the course of modern music. But in a world before they gained understanding and a place in the mainstream, how did the queer musicians of yesteryear fight to build foundations for those who would come after them? Pulling back the curtain on the colourful legacy that has shaped all of our musical and cultural landscape, music aficionado and writer Darryl W. Bullock reveals the inspiring and often heart-breaking stories of internationally renowned stars, as well as numerous lesser-known names that have driven the revolution from all corners of the globe: those whose personal stories against the threat of persecution during decades of political and historical turmoil - including two world wars, Stonewall and the AIDS crisis - has led to some of the most significant and soul-searching music of the last century. Bullock chronicles these struggles through new interviews and archival reports, dating from the birth of jazz in the red-light district of New Orleans, through the rock 'n' roll years, Swinging Sixties and all-singing and all-dancing disco days of the '70s, right up to modern pop, electronica and reggae. A treasure-trove of untold histories, David Bowie Made Me Gay is a moving and provocative story of the right to be heard and the need to keep the fight for equality in the spotlight.

Playalong 50/50 - Alto Sax - 50 Pop Hits (Paperback): Playalong 50/50 - Alto Sax - 50 Pop Hits (Paperback)
R398 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R86 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Jubilee Road (Sheet music): Tom Odell Jubilee Road (Sheet music)
Tom Odell
R370 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R81 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Jubilee Road is English singer-songwriter Tom Odell's third studio album. This artist-approved songbook contains piano and vocal transcriptions of all songs from the album, plus guitar chords.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Led Zeppelin - Classic Rock Wisdom from the Greatest Band of All Time (Hardcover):... Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Led Zeppelin - Classic Rock Wisdom from the Greatest Band of All Time (Hardcover)
Benjamin Darling; Illustrated by Danielle Marshall
R299 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R70 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink
Elvis Costello Paperback  (1)
R368 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180
Life On Tour With Bowie - A Genius…
Sean Mayes Paperback  (2)
R186 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470
Not Dead Yet - The Autobiography
Phil Collins Paperback  (2)
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - The…
David Browne Hardcover R550 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040
Over The Top And Back - The…
Tom Jones Paperback  (1)
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520
Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official…
Tina Turner Paperback  (1)
R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540
I Am Brian Wilson - The Genius Behind…
Brian Wilson, Ben Greenman Hardcover  (1)
R473 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750
Ed Sheeran
Sean Smith Paperback  (1)
R353 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860
Paul Simon - The Life
Robert Hilburn Paperback  (1)
R269 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730
When Giants Walked The Earth - 50 Years…
Mick Wall Paperback  (1)
R325 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660

 

Partners