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Supersonic: The Oasis Photographs (Hardcover): Michael Spencer Jones Supersonic: The Oasis Photographs (Hardcover)
Michael Spencer Jones
R1,750 R1,200 Discovery Miles 12 000 Save R550 (31%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Michael Spencer Jones is one of the UK's most influential rock photographers and was responsible for the images on the first three best-selling Oasis albums. Supersonic: The Oasis Photographs documents Michael's travels with the band on tour and in the studio, revealing the stories behind the classic cover shots and providing a first-hand insight into the life of Oasis and the making of a rock'n'roll legend. This deluxe edition is signed by Michael, numbered and limited to 1,500 copies worldwide.

Long Shadows, High Hopes - The Life and Times of Matt Johnson & The The (Hardcover): Neil Fraser Long Shadows, High Hopes - The Life and Times of Matt Johnson & The The (Hardcover)
Neil Fraser
R488 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R102 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Matt Johnson is a film soundtrack composer, publisher, broadcaster and conservationist/local activist, although he is best known as the creative force behind THE THE. Written with the cooperation of Matt Johnson and with full access to his archives, Long Shadows, High Hopes: The Life and Times of Matt Johnson & THE THE is the first official biography of one of the UK alternative music scene's major figures. Active since 1979, THE THE have returned this year bigger than ever, selling out the Royal Albert Hall in seven minutes as they play their first gigs in over sixteen years.

Eyes Of The World - Grateful Dead Photography 1965-1995 (Hardcover): Jay Blakesberg, Josh Baron Eyes Of The World - Grateful Dead Photography 1965-1995 (Hardcover)
Jay Blakesberg, Josh Baron; Foreword by Graham Nash
R1,446 R1,058 Discovery Miles 10 580 Save R388 (27%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Somebody to Love - The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury (Paperback): Matt Richards, Mark Langthorne Somebody to Love - The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury (Paperback)
Matt Richards, Mark Langthorne 1
R241 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R40 (17%) Within 8 - 15 working days

When Freddie Mercury died in 1991, aged just 45, the world was rocked by the vibrant and flamboyant star's tragic secret that he had been battling AIDS. The announcement of his diagnosis reached them less than 24-hours before his death, shocking his millions of fans, and fully opening the eyes of the world to the destructive and fatal disease. In Somebody to Love, biographers Mark Langthorne and Matt Richards skilfully weave Freddie's pursuit of musical greatness with Queen, his upbringing and endless search for love, with the origins and aftermath of a terrible disease that swept across the world in the 1980s. With brand new perspectives from Freddie's closest friends and fellow musicians, this unique and deeply moving tribute casts a very different light on his death. An intimate read, like Freddie and his art, it will stay with you for a long time to come.

Songs for the Soul (Paperback): Ivor Moody Songs for the Soul (Paperback)
Ivor Moody
R184 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R37 (20%) Within 8 - 15 working days
Heyday - 35 Years of Music in Minneapolis (Paperback): Daniel Corrigan Heyday - 35 Years of Music in Minneapolis (Paperback)
Daniel Corrigan; Text written by Danny Sigelman
R509 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R112 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Every Day is Saturday - The Rock Photography of Peter Ellenby (Paperback): Christopher Slater, John Doe Every Day is Saturday - The Rock Photography of Peter Ellenby (Paperback)
Christopher Slater, John Doe
R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Within 7 - 13 working days

Once found only on college radio and small clubs, indie rock has exploded from the underground phenomenon its name suggests to a major rock genre with arena concerts and major label successes from the Flaming Lips and Fastbacks to Bright Eyes and Modest Mouse. Through this radical evolution of the past decade, photographer Peter Ellenby has captured the bands and musicians that make up this vibrant scene. An impromptu shooter with a fan's eye, Ellenby uses an array of cameras some of the plastic toy variety that reveal the energy and street ethic that these bands live and work by. Hundreds of pictures create a document of a vital music scene that has sent some to superstardom and defined a generation. Comes with a 21-track CD with music by Death Cab for Cutie, American Music Club, The Wedding Present, and other bands that created this groundbreaking phenomenon.

David Bowie - A Life (Paperback): Dylan Jones David Bowie - A Life (Paperback)
Dylan Jones 1
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Shortlisted for the NME Best Music Book Award 2018 THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'The definitive book on Bowie' The Times Dylan Jones's engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written. Drawn from over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, this is the definitive oral history of his remarkable rise to stardom and his unparalleled artistic path. Tracing Bowie's life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond, its collective voices describe a man profoundly shaped by his relationship with his schizophrenic half-brother Terry; an intuitive artist who could absorb influences through intense relationships and yet drop people cold when they were no longer of use; and a social creature equally comfortable partying with John Lennon and dining with Frank Sinatra. By turns insightful and salacious, DAVID BOWIE is as intimate a portrait as may ever be drawn. It sparks with admiration and grievances, lust and envy, as the speakers bring you into studios and bedrooms they shared with Bowie, and onto stages and film sets, opening corners of his mind and experience that transform our understanding of both artist and art. Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones's interviews with him across two decades, DAVID BOWIE is an epic, unforgettable cocktail-party conversation about a man whose enigmatic shapeshifting and irrepressible creativity produced one of the most sprawling, fascinating lives of our time.

Pink Floyd - Album by Album (Hardcover, First Edition, New Edition): Martin Popoff Pink Floyd - Album by Album (Hardcover, First Edition, New Edition)
Martin Popoff 1
R498 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R102 (20%) Within 8 - 15 working days
Pocket Bowie Wisdom - Inspirational Words from a Rock Legend (Hardcover): Pocket Bowie Wisdom - Inspirational Words from a Rock Legend (Hardcover)
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R164 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R33 (20%) Within 8 - 15 working days

I'm just a cosmic yob, I suppose.

I change every day. I'm not outrageous. I'm David Bowie.

I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir.

Genre-hopping, gender-bending: Bowie has never been afraid to push the boundaries. Whether masquerading as an alien, a spaceman or a goblin king, this rock 'n' roll hero was a true visionary. The death of the Man Who Fell to Earth shook fans around the world, but his influence lives on.

Pocket Bowie Wisdom is full of insights into music, identity, fame, love and creativity from one of the most pioneering musicians of all time.

This collection of quotes makes a perfect gift for the Bowie fan in your life.

Kurt Cobain - Journals (Paperback, New Ed): Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain - Journals (Paperback, New Ed)
Kurt Cobain 2
R470 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R167 (36%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Kurt Cobain filled dozens of notebooks with lyrics, drawings, and writings about his plans for Nirvana and his thoughts about fame, the state of music, and the people who bought and sold him and his music. More than twenty of these notebooks survived his many moves and travels, and have been locked in a safe since his death. His journals reveal an artist who loved music, who knew the history of rock, and who was determined to define his place in that history. Here is a mesmerizing, incomparable portrait of the most influential musician of his time.

Agents of Fortune - The Blue Oyster Cult Story (Paperback): Martin Popoff Agents of Fortune - The Blue Oyster Cult Story (Paperback)
Martin Popoff 1
R353 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R70 (20%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Forty years in the business...six gold & platinum U.S. albums...classic songs like (Don'tFear) The Reaper, Godzilla, Burnin' For You, Astronomy and E.T.I. Donald "BuckDharma" Roeser, Eric Bloom, Allen Lanier, Albert Bouchard & Joe Bouchard comprised one of the great stadium acts of the '70s & '80s. BOC were heavy enough to duke it out with Kiss, Rush, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent & Black Sabbath, yet smart, funny, ironic & jaded enough to please the tough New York critics.Agents of Fortune examines the complicated early days of the band, graphically demonstrating the showbiz sweat that goes into making a successful act. The book is centred around the peerless intellectual quality of the songs - made entertaining by the band's psychotropic & ghoulish humour; its interest in all manner of conspiracy theories, cults, monsters, vampires, UFOs, foul play, arcane spiritualism, alchemy, love lost & love buried, science fiction & friction.Popoff draws on his personal interviews with Roeser, Bloom, Albert & Joe Bouchard, along with drummer Bobby Rondinelli, legendary band producer Murray Krugman & BOC expert Bolle Gregmar. For insight into the band's fantastic lyrical world, Popoff went right to the source, the writers of the BOC classics highlighting their creativity through the author's countless interviews with Sandy Pearlman (manager during the golden years), Richard Meltzer, John Shirley, cover artists Greg Scott and Ioannis, as well as the late Helen Wheels and David Roter. An essential read for Blue Oyster Cult devotees.

Riot on Sunset Strip - Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood (Paperback): Domenic Priore Riot on Sunset Strip - Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood (Paperback)
Domenic Priore 1
R376 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R101 (27%) Within 8 - 15 working days

On the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles in 1965 and 1966 an electrifying scene appeared out of nowhere, exploded into creativity, and then, just as suddenly, vanished. So much remarkable music, art, and social revolution came from one place at one time, it's difficult now to grasp how it all happened. This book tells the story of the astonishing time when rock'n'roll displaced movies as the centre of action in Hollywood. From the moment The Byrds debuted at Ciro's on March 26th 1965-with Bob Dylan joining them onstage-right up to the demonstrations of November 1966, Sunset Strip nightclubs nurtured and broke The Doors, Love, Buffalo Springfield (featuring Neil Young and Stephen Stills), Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, The Turtles, The Mamas and The Papas, and many others. The Strip was a hotbed for garage punk bands such as The Standells, The Electric Prunes, and The Leaves. Folk-rock and psychedelia were born there, while it was also a favourite hangout and inspiration for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Velvet Underground. Republished to coincide with the 50th anniversary of these incredible times, Riot On Sunset Strip: Rock'n'Roll's Last Stand In Hollywood captures the excitement of this great artistic awakening, telling how the scene came together and then fell apart at the Monterey Pop festival, the tragic grand finale of the Summer of Love. It serves as a startling evocation of the social and artistic revolution that was the 60s.

Rod: The Autobiography (Paperback): Rod Stewart Rod: The Autobiography (Paperback)
Rod Stewart 1
R81 Discovery Miles 810 In stock

'Ridiculously funny and astonishingly candid, Rod Stewart's memoir is the rock autobiography of the decade' Daily Mail `One of the most entertaining, revealing, captivating books of the year' Independent Rod Stewart was born the working-class son of a Scottish plumber in North London. Despite some early close shaves with a number of diverse career paths, ranging from gravedigging to professional football, it was music that truly captured his heart - and he never looked back. Rod started out in the early 1960s, playing the clubs on London's R&B scene, before his distinctively raspy voice caught the ear of the iconic front man Long John Baldry, who approached him while busking one night on a railway platform. Stints with pioneering acts like the Hoochie Coochie Men, Steampacket, and the Jeff Beck Group soon followed, paving the way into a raucous five years with the Faces, the rock star's rock band, whose offstage antics with alcohol, wrecked hotel rooms and groupies have become the stuff of legend. And during all this, he found a spare moment to write `Maggie May', among a few others, and launch a solo career that has seen him sell an estimated 200 million records, be inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, and play the world's largest ever concert. Not bad, as he says, for a guy with a frog in his throat. And then, there is his not-so-private life: marriages, divorces and affairs with some of the world's most beautiful women - Bond girls, movie stars and supermodels - and a brush with cancer which very nearly saw it all slip away. Rod's is an incredible life, and here, thrillingly and for the first time, he tells the whole thing, leaving no knickers under the bed. A rollicking rock 'n' roll adventure that is at times deeply moving, this is the remarkable journey of a guy with one hell of a voice - and one hell of a head of hair.

There's No Bones in Ice Cream - Sylvain Sylvain's Story of the New York Dolls (Paperback): Sylvain Sylvain, Dave... There's No Bones in Ice Cream - Sylvain Sylvain's Story of the New York Dolls (Paperback)
Sylvain Sylvain, Dave Thompson
R403 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R75 (19%) Within 8 - 15 working days

"Don't live life worrying about it, just T. Rex the shit out of it." - Sylvain Sylvain The New York Dolls were called many things; glam, proto-punk, hard rock, but are probably best understood as a "dirty rock & roll" band. Combining an aggressively androgynous style with street smart New York attitude and campy humour, the New York Dolls ushered in the era of CBGBs, heroin chic, loud guitars and referential lyrics which gave rise to Patti Smith, The Ramones, Television and many more. Fans of the band range from Guns N' Roses to Morrissey, who organised the reformation of the band when he curated Meltdown festival in 2004. Sylvain Sylvain was there from the start, and this is his story. Taking in his early life in New York, the rise, fall and rise again of the New York Dolls, and all his misadventures between, There's No Bones in Ice Cream is the true story of one of rock's greatest, told in his own authentic voice. "In any great band it's often The Quiet One who has the best stories. There's No Bones in Ice Cream would be a superb book even if Sylvain worked in a bank. As it is it's one of the best rock biographies ever. Ten out of ten" - Classic Rock

We Are The Clash - Reagan, Thatcher, and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered (Paperback): Mark Andersen, Ralph Heibutzki We Are The Clash - Reagan, Thatcher, and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered (Paperback)
Mark Andersen, Ralph Heibutzki
R363 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R79 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Sticky Fingers - The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine (Paperback): Joe Hagan Sticky Fingers - The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine (Paperback)
Joe Hagan
R327 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R71 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Cosmic Dancer - The Life & Music of Marc Bolan (Paperback): Paul Roland Cosmic Dancer - The Life & Music of Marc Bolan (Paperback)
Paul Roland
R374 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R127 (34%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Marc Bolan, the biggest pop star in post-Beatles Britain, was haunted by the fear that he would die before his 30th birthday. He repeatedly told friends, family and colleagues that he had foreseen his own death in a car crash and that the car would be a mini. He had alluded to the tragedy in several songs and a poem in which he named the tree that would become a shrine to his grieving fans. It is said that he had also known the date of his death, gleaned from a painting, titled 'The Sixteenth of September' by the Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte which foreshadowed an iconic image on the cover of his 'The Slider' album. Whatever the truth, it is a fact that on that very date in 1977, two weeks short of his 30th birthday, Bolan's morbid prophecy was fulfilled. In this definitive new biography Paul Roland chronicles the life and music of the vibrato-voiced glam rock idol and 20th century boy who created some of the most instantly appealing and enduring songs of the 70s -- 'Ride A White Swan', "Hot Love', 'Get It On', 'Telegram Sam', 'Children of the Revolution' and 'Solid Gold Easy Action' -- in what appears to have been a fevered rush to cheat Fate. At the peak of his popularity in 1972 the Beatles acknowledged Bolan and his group T-Rex as their natural successor and Ringo Starr directed the film that brought the fan hysteria known as T-Rextasy to a stagnant British pop scene and which was to top the DVD charts 30 years after it original release. That year the former working class Hackney mod launched his own label and continued a run of number one hits that accounted for 3.5% of the total singles sales in the UK, outselling the combined singles sales of Jimi Hendrix and The Who. But just when Bolan was at the summit of his success it all went sour. This is the incredible story of Marc Bolan's roller-coaster rise to fame and his resurrection as the self-styled 'Godfather of Punk' that promised to put him back on top until the fatal accident which cut short his life and hopes of a comeback.

The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper: A Fans' Perspective (Hardcover): Bruce Spizer The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper: A Fans' Perspective (Hardcover)
Bruce Spizer; Commentary by Frank Daniels, Bill King, Al Sussman, Piers Hemmingsen
R572 R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Save R117 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Dream Brother - The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley (Paperback, New Ed): David Browne Dream Brother - The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley (Paperback, New Ed)
David Browne 2
R258 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R76 (29%) Within 8 - 15 working days

The highly acclaimed dual biography of father and son Tim and Jeff Buckley, two of the most enduring musical icons of the late 20th-century When Jeff Buckley drowned in 1997, the music world was shaken to its foundations, not least because of the echoes of his father Tim's demise. He too had been a brilliant and innovative musician with an extraordinary five-octave voice; and he too had died young, twenty-eight in fact, after an accidental drugs overdose. But there the similarities end. Jeff hardly knew Tim, spending little more than a few weeks with him as a boy. Their careers were very different, Tim releasing eight albums in his lifetime, including the beautiful HappySad and the extraordinary and still out-there Starsailor, while Jeff released just one - the brilliant Grace, generally acknowledged as one of the great albums of the 1990s. More than just a biography of two musicians, Dream Brother is the story of what happens when The Business hooks up with The Artist, ultimately to neither's benefit.

Shallow - From a Star Is Born, Sheet (Paperback): Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt Shallow - From a Star Is Born, Sheet (Paperback)
Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt
R75 R58 Discovery Miles 580 Save R17 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
World Domination (Paperback): Gillian G. Gaar World Domination (Paperback)
Gillian G. Gaar
R514 R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Save R96 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Peter Andre - Between Us (Paperback): Peter Andre Peter Andre - Between Us (Paperback)
Peter Andre
R377 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R90 (24%) Within 8 - 15 working days

With his easy charm, down-to-earth personality and natural good looks, it's no wonder that Peter Andre has legions of fans across the globe. Whilst once best known for producing chart-topping pop songs, selling millions of records worldwide and performing sell-out venues all over the world, in recent years he has shown himself to be a man of diverse talents. From presenting television shows to mastering ballroom dancing on Strictly Come Dancing; from launching a successful coffee shop business to the work he does for charities close to his heart. In this warm and intimate book, Peter invites you to take a look behind the scenes of his incredible life. He'll talk about the highs and lows he has experienced: how he met and fell in love with his wife, Emily; his joy at the arrival of his daughter Amelia; the laughs and fun he has with his two older children, Junior and Princess and how his music has evolved to reflect a new period in his life. He'll also touch on the worst time of his life, when he lost his brother, Andrew, to cancer, the unbreakable bond he has with his family and what the future holds for him. Packed with gorgeous colour photographs - many of them never seen before - this is a unique and very personal insight into the world of one of our best-loved celebrities.

Dylan Goes Electric! - Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties (Hardcover): Elijah Wald Dylan Goes Electric! - Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties (Hardcover)
Elijah Wald 1
R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Within 7 - 13 working days

One of the music world's pre-eminent critics takes a fresh and much-needed look at the day Dylan "went electric" at the Newport Folk Festival, timed to coincide with the event's fiftieth anniversary. On the evening of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan took the stage at Newport Folk Festival, backed by an electric band, and roared into his new rock hit, Like a Rolling Stone. The audience of committed folk purists and political activists who had hailed him as their acoustic prophet reacted with a mix of shock, booing, and scattered cheers. It was the shot heard round the world-Dylan's declaration of musical independence, the end of the folk revival, and the birth of rock as the voice of a generation-and one of the defining moments in twentieth-century music. In Dylan Goes Electric!, Elijah Wald explores the cultural, political and historical context of this seminal event that embodies the transformative decade that was the sixties. Wald delves deep into the folk revival, the rise of rock, and the tensions between traditional and groundbreaking music to provide new insights into Dylan's artistic evolution, his special affinity to blues, his complex relationship to the folk establishment and his sometime mentor Pete Seeger, and the ways he reshaped popular music forever. Breaking new ground on a story we think we know, Dylan Goes Electric! is a thoughtful, sharp appraisal of the controversial event at Newport and a nuanced, provocative, analysis of why it matters.

Queen For Classical Piano - Phillip Keveren Series (Paperback): Queen Queen For Classical Piano - Phillip Keveren Series (Paperback)
Queen
R289 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R68 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
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