Trouble Boys by Bob Mehr

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This is a rare treat: a rock band biography that reads like a novel. The Replacements were one of the great "coulda-beens" of the 1980s, their obvious talent obscured only by their genius for screwing things up. The group's booze-soaked tale is one of abusive Midwestern backgrounds, fiery personalities, very long rides in the van, sudden fame, and equally sudden implosion. Mehr gives one of alt rock's greatest stories the epic telling it deserves, one that will have you cheering and weeping in equal measure!

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ISBN: 9780306825361
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Published: Da Capo Press - June 6th, 2017

Sonic Life by Thurston Moore

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Old punks and post-punks rejoice! Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth guitarist, remembers every gig he ever attended, every musician he ever met (anybody remember Tracx? The Statc? Pulsallama?), and every egg cream he ever had in dirty old 1970s New York City. Yet for all the fascinating and fastidiously observed detail, what stands out is not the famous and obscure names crowding these pages, but the author’s Ahab-like pursuit of musical nirvana. Sit back and put on side one of Daydream Nation: it's time to recall some guys!          

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ISBN: 9780385548656
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Published: Doubleday - October 24th, 2023

The Story of the Bee Gees by Bob Stanley

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The rise and fall and rise and fall and rise again of the Bee Gees is a story that needed to be told. The group's songbook is as deep as that of the Beatles, their lyrics are as gloriously unique as Dylan's, and their harmonies sound distinctive as those of the Beach Boys. They survived several near-death experiences, including an avalanche and Diana Ross, and Stanley is attuned to the sheer eccentricity of the siblings Gibb, getting behind the beards to demonstrate how even when they were topping the charts, the trio were still gloriously outsider artists.

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ISBN: 9781639365531
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Published: Pegasus Books - February 6th, 2024