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    Husker Du

    <DIV> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 0.5in">Bob Mould, Grant Hart, and Greg Norton formed H&uuml;sker D&uuml; in 1979 as a wildly cathartic outfit fueled by a cocktail of anger, volume, and velocity. Here's the first book to dissect the trio that countless critics and musicians have cited as one of the most influential bands of the 1980s. Author Andrew Earles examines how H&uuml;sker D&uuml; became the first hardcore band to marry pop melodies with psychedelic influences and ear-shattering volume. Readers witness the band create the untouchable noise-pop of LPs like New Day Rising, Flip Your Wig, and Candy Apple Grey, not to mention the sprawling double-length Zen Arcade. Few bands from the original American indie movement did more to inform the alternative rock styles that breached the mainstream in the 1990s. H&uuml;sker D&uuml; truly were visionaries. </p> </div>
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    How to Hot Rod Your Fender Amp

    <div><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">This guidebook shows owners and dreamers the basics of getting the best sound possible out of their Fender amp with simple and advanced modifications. These include essential and fundamental tips like selecting tubes, capacitors, pots, and other electronic equipment, as well as biasing and setting up your amp. It also covers great hot-rodding enhancements to give you the tone of the pros at your fingertips, such as making one channel into an overdrive channel, modifying tone controls, making one channel either a Marshall or Vox channel (changing preamp and tone arrangement&mdash;not a permanent, destructive mod), building splitter boxes to run two amps simultaneously, creating splitter speaker setups within one amp, building the perfect gig amp (something light and portable, but with big sound, like an early Mesa Boogie), and more.</p></div>
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    The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones

    <DIV> <p class="MsoNormal">Two of the world&rsquo;s preeminent music journalists tackle the liveliest debate in rock history: which band is the greatest ever&mdash;the Beatles or the Rolling Stones? More than two dozen topics of debate are addressed, with cases being made both for the lads from Liverpool and rock&rsquo;s proto bad boys. From the Cavern and Crawdaddy clubs through head-to-head comparisons of specific albums (e.g., <i>Exile</i> or &ldquo;the White Album&rdquo;?), members&rsquo; roles within the bands, the Svengali-like managers, influential producers, musical influences, and more, this is the book that dares confront the topics over which fans have agonized for years. Illustrated throughout with photography and memorabilia, the book also features a lenticular cover piece that alternates between the two bands.</p> </div>
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    Queen

    <p><div><DIV>Queen was renowned for electrifying performances, envied for rumors of rock excess, and beloved for music that melded an array of genres. Now available in a nicely priced paperback edition comes the first history befitting this larger-than-life rock band.</div><div>&#160;</div><div>Packed with stunning performance and offstage photographs&mdash;dozens of them previously unpublished&mdash;as well as handbills, posters, backstage passes, tickets, T-shirts, LPs, and singles gathered from around the globe, this is the ultimate visual history for Queen fans everywhere. A history of the band spans the pre-Queen years to current work with Paul Rodgers. Complementing this thorough account are reviews of all studio and live albums; complete tour dates; an extensive discography; reflections on the band and their music from some of rock&rsquo;s top performers past and present; and exclusive insights from their former crew.</div></div></p>
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    Rockabilly

    <p>It was the twang heard 'round the world: Rockabilly was born out of country, bluegrass, jazz, and the blues in the 1950s, becoming rock &rsquo;n&rsquo; roll and ruling the world. Here&rsquo;s the story of Elvis Presley&rsquo;s first Sun records that inspired all. And here&rsquo;s Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and many more rockabillies from the golden years of 1955&ndash;1959, in a book chock full of photos, collectible memorabilia, movie posters, rare records, fashion, and rebel lifestyle. Includes contributions from noted music journalists Greil Marcus, Peter Guralnick, Luc Sante, Robert Gordon, and more.</p><div><DIV>&#160;</div><div>The story continues today, with a rockabilly revival that began with stars, such as the Stray Cats and Robert Gordon, spreading around the globe from Europe to Japan. Today, rockabilly is better than ever, with bands like Rev. Horton Heat and others playing the music and living the life from Memphis to Helsinki to Tokyo. There&rsquo;s still good rockin&rsquo; tonight!</div></div><p>&#160;</p>
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    Let's Spend the Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies

    This intimate account of 24 legendary groupies reveals what went on behind the closed doors of rock stars from Elvis to Marilyn Manson. Consisting of Pamela Des Barres's revealing interviews with and profiles of other supergroupies, this book offers firsthand glimpses into the backstage world of rock stars and the women who loved them.
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    Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan, 1957–1973

    By far the most comprehensive book on Dylan’s words ever written, including a number of songs that no one has ever heard, this first volume will fundamentally change how these lyrics are interpreted and understood.
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    Country Music Changed My Life: Tales of Tough Times and Triumph from Country's Legends

    In this book based on new interviews, some of country music's greatest stars share personal moments of redemption, inspiration, and heartache related to the music that shaped their lives.
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    Dirty Little Secrets of the Record Business: Why So Much Music You Hear Sucks

    For disgruntled music fans wondering why music played on the radio is not only worse now than in the past but also not nearly as revelatory as it once was, this book presents a detailed discussion of how the record business fouled its own livelihood.
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    Gil Evans: Out of the Cool: His Life and Music

    The life (1912–1988) and career of Gil Evans paralleled and often foreshadowed the quickly changing world of jazz through the 20th century. Gil Evans: Out of the Cool is the comprehensive biography of a self-taught musician whom colleagues often regarded as a mentor.
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    I, Doll: Life and Death with the New York Dolls

    When the New York Dolls' bassist died suddenly at age 55 in 2004, he left behind not only their timeless music—and many thousands of fans and friends—but a memoir of the Dolls' early years. This distinctive and extroverted voice of an undisciplined showman is presented with an introduction and epilogue by his widow, Barbara.
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    Star Guitars

    <div><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">These are the guitars so famous that their names are often household words: B. B. King&rsquo;s Lucille, Eric Clapton&rsquo;s Blackie, Stevie Ray Vaughan&rsquo;s First Wife, Billy F Gibbons&rsquo; Pearly Gates, Neil Young&rsquo;s Old Black, and many more. Here&rsquo;s the first-ever illustrated history of the actual guitars of the stars that made the music.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Other best-selling guitar histories look at the rank-and-file models, but this book is unique in profiling the actual &ldquo;star guitars&rdquo;&mdash;the million-dollar babies, such as the 1968 Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix burned at Woodstock, which sold at Sotheby&rsquo;s auction house in 1993 for $1,300,000. Amateurs buy guitars to emulate the stars&mdash;Clapton&rsquo;s Strat, Slash&rsquo;s Les Paul&mdash;and this book explains the stars&rsquo; modifications, thus showing how others can recreate those famous tones.</p></div>
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    Tour:Smart: And Break the Band

    From packing the right equipment to keeping enough gas in the tank to get home, every aspect of making a successful tour with a band is addressed in this comprehensive guide.
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    Quotations on Jewish Sacred Music

    Quotations on Jewish Sacred Music is a collection of over 700 quotations culled from an array of sources, including rabbinic and theological texts, sociological and anthropological studies, and historical and musicological examinations. The book isdivided into five chapters: What Is Jewish Music?; Spirituality and Prayer; Hazzan-Cantor; Cantillation-Biblical Chant; and Nusach ha-Tefillah-Liturgical Chant. Taken as a whole, these quotations demonstrate both the centrality of music in Jewish religious life and the diversity of thought on the subject. They can be used with profit in sermons, speeches, and papers, and may be read in order or selectively. This is a valuable and easy-to-use reference book for scholars, musicians, synagogue staff, and anyone else seeking concise thoughts on major aspects of Jewish sacred music.
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    Bayou Underground: Tracing the Mythical Roots of American Popular Music

    Permeating the shadows and the darkness of the bayou—a world all its own that stretches from Houston, Texas, to Mobile, Alabama—this study of marsh music leaves New Orleans to discover secret legends and vivid mythology in the surrounding wilderness. The people and the cultures that have called the bayou home are unearthed not only through their own words and lives but also through a study of their music and interviews with visitors to and residents from the region.
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    AC/DC

    <DIV>Formed in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, AC/DC has become one of the most popular rock &rsquo;n&rsquo; roll bands in history. This massive new title follows the band from its roots in Sydney, Australia, to its most recent releases and sold-out world tours. No stone is left unturned, from the AC/DC&rsquo;s formation and early club gigs to its astounding worldwide success. A special cover incorporating Angus on a spinning disc gives way to more than 400 illustrations include handbills, posters, backstage passes, and vinyl from around the globe, as well as rare candid and performance photography. Sidebars from top rock scribes examine all studio releases and delve into the guitar gear of the Young brothers. The result is an awesome tribute to the band renowned for a live-wire stage show and a sonic attack that have attracted fans from all rock camps</div><div>&#160;</div><p>Contributors include:<BR> Phil Sutcliffe<BR> Joe Bonomo<BR> Danie Bukszpan<BR> Jen Jewel Brown<BR> Anthony Bozza<BR> Garth Cartwright<BR> Ian Christe<BR> David Dunlap<BR> Andrew Earles<BR> Dave Hunter<BR> James McNair<BR> Martin Popoff<BR> Sylvie Simmons<BR> Bill Voccia</p>
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    Neil Young

    <div><p class="MsoNormal">Neil Young has been described as brilliant, cantankerous, enigmatic, and vexing. Regardless, his generation-spanning fan base and his profound musical influence cannot be denied. While a number of narrative titles have chronicled Neil Young in one manner or another, this is the first illustrated history to span his 41 studio albums, 6 live releases, and 40-plus years as a recording and touring musician. From Young's earliest days in the Canadian rock scene through his tenures with Buffalo Springfield and CSNY and on to his varied solo career, each aspect of the musician's career is covered. Photography from rock photographers of the 1960s to the present, as well as concert posters and memorabilia from around the world, are complemented by commentary from notable musicians around the world and a discography.</p></div>
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    Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin

    <DIV><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Now available in paperback, this all-star tribute to one of the biggest rock &rsquo;n&rsquo; roll bands ever features glorious concert and behind-the-scenes photography from top names in rock photography, from their first 1968 show as Led Zeppelin through the 2007 reunion. Also included are more than 200 rare concert posters, backstage passes, tickets, LPs and singles, T-shirts, buttons, and more from the United States, UK, Canada, Germany, France, and Japan, all comprising a book as epic as the band it honors. And if that&rsquo;s not enough, top American and English rock journalists from <I>Rolling Stone</i>, <I>Creem</i>, <I>Billboard</i>, cover every Zeppelin LP in depth, while some of rock&rsquo;s top performers reflect on the band&rsquo;s legacy. An appendix features the complete discography.</p></DIV>
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    More Clarinet Secrets: 100 Quick Tips for the Advanced Clarinetist

    It takes considerable patience, hard work, and perseverance to achieve mastery on a musical instrument. Proper guidance is critical to success in music, and part of that guidance includes finding resources that provide up-to-date strategies for reaching your professional goals. More Clarinet Secrets: 100 Quick Tips for the Advanced Clarinetist does just that, revealing secrets of the trade that can increase your chances of thriving as a clarinetist and musical professional. A sequel to Michele Gingras's highly praised first book, Clarinet Secrets: 52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Clarinetist, this new book is a treasure trove of completely new information on how to turn clarinetists into informed musicians, offering them the tools they need to compete in the music world. Topics discussed include technique, tone and intonation, musicianship, reeds and equipment, repertoire, musicians' health, and the music profession. In addition, Gingras supplies extra tips on such matters as college auditions, website design, and self-marketing. The pedagogical ideas gathered in this book are the result of Gingras' more than 25 years of hands-on experience spent in the clarinet studio working with students. Advanced high school clarinetists, college-level clarinetists, and seasoned professionals will all find More Clarinet Secrets a valuable read.
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    Play It From the Heart: What You Learn From Music About Success in Life

    Former students often thank their music teachers for what they were taught about music and about life. Play it from the Heart uses stories and concepts from music education as models for success. Making music together requires exceptional cooperation, and ensembles are the ultimate cooperative organizations. J. Steven Moore relates what he and his students have learned about excellence, leadership, responsibility, cooperation, and passion from being in the band. Calling on personal experience, student feedback, and resources ranging from Tim Lautzenheiser to Mahatma Gandhi, Moore shares the lessons of playing from the heart.
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