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The Modern Lovers' The Modern Lovers

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

33 1/3 Books

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...From the “War on Hippies” to the Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle, the story of Modern Lovers is a high octane tale of Brutalist architecture, rock ‘n’ roll ambition and the struggle for identity in a changing world. One of punk rock...
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...Boston indie band the Magnetic Fields, led by Stephen Merritt, developed a unique sound within the city’s music scene. In 1989, Merritt, who had previously worked on his studio project Buffalo Rome, assembled a band for live performance...
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...In the early 1970s, the Modern Lovers infused Boston’s nascent proto-punk, hard blues-rock scene with a geographic authenticity that made them, and their leader Jonathan Richman, one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Richman, born in Natick,...

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Phish's A Live One

Walter Holland

Walter Holland (@waxbanks) has written or co-written several books, including A Tiny Space to Move and Breathe, a collection of linked essays about Phish’s Fall 1997 tour. He works as a freelance writer and editor, and lives with his family in Cambridge, MA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

33 1/3 Books

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...Twenty years after its release, Phish’s double-CD collection A Live One has something rare and precious going for it: it still doesn’t sound like anybody else. Oversized, perverse, requiring an unusual amount of listener background...

The Pixies

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New Kids on the Block's Hangin’ Tough

Rebecca Wallwork

Rebecca Wallwork is a writer and content director based in Miami Beach. She is a former music editor for Interview magazine and in the name of journalism, she has been inside the New York Jets locker room, backstage at the Westminster dog show, a guest at Donald Trump’s wedding–and a passenger on the inaugural New Kids on the Block cruise. She’s a Joe girl for life. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

33 1/3 Books

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...Hangin’ Tough, the second album by the New Kids on the Block, has sold more than seventeen million copies worldwide since it was released in 1988. But the album and the band have also been dismissed, derided and deemed uncool by the music...

The Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs: A field guide

LD Beghtol

LD Beghtol has written extensively about pop music, books, and the visual arts in Time Out New York, The Advocate, and the Village Voice. He has released half a dozen albums under several guises, and was a performer on 69 Love Songs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

33 1/3 Books

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...A fully illustrated oral history of the Magnetic Fields' 1999 triple album, 69 Love Songs - an album that was afforded "classic" status by many almost as soon as it was released. LD Beghtol's book is chatty, incestuous, funny, dark...

Dinosaur Jr.'s You’re Living All Over Me

Nick Attfield

Nick Attfield is lecturer in music at Worcester College, University of Oxford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

33 1/3 Books

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...Dinosaur Jr, the stereotypical slackers. Mascis, Barlow, Murph (just Murph): three early-twentysomethings still overburdened by a torpid adolescence and a disastrous dress sense. With battered guitar, bass, and kit, they carry around...

The Pixies' Doolittle

Ben Sisario

Ben Sisario writes about music and culture for The New York Times, teaches at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and is a commentator on the New York public radio station WFUV. He lives in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

33 1/3 Books

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...The Pixies have had a career unlike any other in alternative rock, disappearing as not-quite-the-next-big-things only to become gods in absentia. Doolittle is their knotty masterpiece, the embodiment of the Pixies' abrasive, exuberant...