The Music Book Reader Bulletin

28 January 2017 // Music Book Reader - Bulletin

Andy Childs is back with another round-up of music book recommendations: 2016 was a demanding year for the conscientious music book reader. It seems that the despairingly high number of musicians and artists who passed away was almost matched by the number of music-related books that hit the shelves. And as if to emphasise the […]

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The Music Book Reader Bulletin

27 October 2014 // Books //Music Book Reader - Bulletin

The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs by Greil Marcus (320 pages, Yale University Press) Review by Andy Childs. Am I alone, I wonder, in failing miserably to understand what Greil Marcus is on about sometimes? Is it tantamount to treason in the higher-brow-end of music writing to suggest that there might actually […]

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The Music Book Reader Bulletin

20 July 2014 // Music Book Reader - Bulletin

Photo via Aquarium Drunkard. NILSSON : The Life of a Singer-Songwriter by Alyn Shipton (Oxford University Press) (hdbk, 345 pp) Review by Andy Childs. In a desperate attempt to attribute even the smallest degree of topicality to this review I can tell you that, at Eric Idle’s behest, a very refreshed Harry Nilsson once appeared […]

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The Music Book Reader Bulletin

17 August 2013 // Music Book Reader - Bulletin

THE GREAT ANIMAL ORCHESTRA : Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places by Bernie Krause Profile Books, 277pp, pbk. A review by Andy Childs. One of the most memorable hours of last year’s Port Eliot Festival for me was the one spent listening to Chris Watson’s Nature Disco – an enthralling mix […]

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The Music Book Reader Bulletin

24 March 2013 // Music Book Reader - Bulletin

brought to us as always by Mr Andy Childs. Everything Is An Afterthought : The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson by Kevin Avery Fantagraphics Books 497pp hdbk. When I first started to have enough money to buy records on a regular basis my guide to what I should be listening to was largely the […]

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