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I really want to There's A Riot Goin' On one.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 19 September 2006 16:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

i want to see some albums written about that didn't come from every top 50 list ever : (

gear (gear), Tuesday, 19 September 2006 16:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

I think the scope of this series, both from a content and a style standpoint, is fairly obvious. I'm kind of enthralled with the concept, even though I don't like some of the ones I've read and felt like others really didn't necessarily serve the series all that well.

don weiner (don weiner), Tuesday, 19 September 2006 17:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

When are the "20 Jazz Funk Greats" and "Another Green World" coming out?

T. Weiss (Timmy), Tuesday, 19 September 2006 17:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...
They're seeking submissions again.

don weiner (don weiner), Monday, 8 January 2007 03:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

Well I'll be darned.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 8 January 2007 03:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

Hey Ned, what ever happened to that Marooned book?

showed that a nuts internet was only worth 78,000 hoosteens (Hoosteen), Monday, 8 January 2007 03:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

Will be published in June.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 8 January 2007 03:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

Sweetness.

Hoosteen (Hoosteen), Monday, 8 January 2007 03:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

And Ned, have you pre-orded the Loveless book ? (I have.)

don weiner (don weiner), Monday, 8 January 2007 03:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

I read it in manuscript form last April. It's quite excellent.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 8 January 2007 03:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

Fucker. Thanks for emailing me that.

don weiner (don weiner), Monday, 8 January 2007 04:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

Thanks, Ned!

Michael J McGonigal (mike mcgonigal), Monday, 8 January 2007 04:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

x-post -- *bows* Mike M. was kind enough to offer it to me to read before last year's EMP conference, which I did so we could talk about it briefly there. It is all one could hope for and will be very much worth the wait.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 8 January 2007 04:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

So psyched for Zeth Lundy's take on Songs in the Key of Life. If anyone had to get that gig over me -- and he did -- I'm glad it was Zeth, he's brilliant and good-hearted and cool as hell.

Haikunym (Haikunym), Monday, 8 January 2007 04:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

Even if it weren't worth the wait, I would read it and say it was.

Unless it was like that dreadful OK Computer book on 33 1/3.

don weiner (don weiner), Monday, 8 January 2007 04:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

one of the best part of reading these books (for me, anyway), is going to the albums and listening to them again with such a fresh set of ears.

don weiner (don weiner), Monday, 8 January 2007 04:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'm in the middle of "Doolittle" now. I absolutely adored the "In the Aeroplane" one. And yes, it totally gives you a completely new perspective on the album.

less-than three's Christiane F. (drowned in milk), Monday, 8 January 2007 05:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

The non-rock African American musicians profiled are mainly legends---James Brown, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, there aren't too many more, while the rock folks can be less influential. Oh well, I guess that's what sells (and I do want to read more of 'em anyway).

curmudgeon (DC Steve), Monday, 8 January 2007 06:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

The Who Sell Out book is great.

Tripmaker (SDWitzm), Monday, 8 January 2007 15:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

I just got done reading "Loveless." I ate the fucker in a day.

Nice work, Mike. You did the album proud. Fantastic, and I look forward to reading Ned's take in "Marooned."

don weiner (don weiner), Thursday, 18 January 2007 00:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

Told ya. :-)

The Alan McGee bit is the greatest moment of unintentional (on his part) comedy I've read in a *long* time.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 18 January 2007 01:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

Alan McGeen has always been funny like that.

don weiner (don weiner), Thursday, 18 January 2007 01:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

ohh thanks a lot!!!

i've gotten very little feedback just yet so this super means a lot. i was worried that maybe it's to self-indulgent/ referential, or that the delays had messed up the thing's "flow," or... you know, just worried and feeling insecure about it!

anyway, i can't wait to read the one on 'who sell out' as it's totally one of my top five favorite albums ever and i can't say that i know much about it, either.

Michael J McGonigal (mike mcgonigal), Thursday, 18 January 2007 03:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

Oh, the "Sell Out" one's really great. Lots of pirate-radio info, too. Looking forward to reading yours, Mike, and seeing you at Sonic Boom.

A Radio Picture (Rrrickey), Thursday, 18 January 2007 10:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

the alan mcgee bit? ( i know i know i should buy it and maybe read it myself...)

cw (cww), Thursday, 18 January 2007 11:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

what about mcgee? you mean the one line email i got back from him in reply to an interview, or what i had to say about him in general?

Michael J McGonigal (mike mcgonigal), Thursday, 18 January 2007 11:32 (7 years ago) Permalink

you mean the one line email i got back from him in reply to an interview

Yes, my friend.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 18 January 2007 13:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'm just finishing the Grace book and I love it. I'm preferring the more over-the-top gushy ones than the dryer studio who plays what ones really.

Has anyone read the 69 Love Songs one yet? I picked it up but haven't read it but it looks like a compendium more than anything else.

Viz (Viz), Thursday, 18 January 2007 17:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

Mike! The Loveless book is wonderful. Thanks so much. It's made me go back and -yeeeah - fall in love with them again.

It also made me want to take a time machine back to the Maxwell's and City Gardens (Trenton, NJ) shows I saw them play. Oh, and one glorious one at The Ritz in NYC where people swarmed out during "You Made Me Realize" . Colm was a wonder to behold during that song. Cheers!

Jay Vee's Return (Manon_69), Thursday, 25 January 2007 01:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

ohh, thanks a lot lot lot. and we must have been at the same shows, except i think for some reason i missed the ritz one? i can't remember.

anyway, it's funny but i could stand to wait a few more years to hear it again! hah.

Michael J McGonigal (mike mcgonigal), Thursday, 25 January 2007 01:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

Heheh. The natural response to overkill. ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 25 January 2007 01:37 (7 years ago) Permalink

I just got Ric Menck's Notorious Byrd Brothers one in the mail today (finally). Aside from spelling Herb Pederson's name wrong within the first few pages it looks pretty cool.

I had already finished Einarson's exhaustive Gene Clark book in the time since I pre-ordered this and I don't imagine it can compare to that. But hey, I loves me some Ric... so I will be devouring this over the next day or two. Will report back or whatev. but I thought some people might want to know that this one is out and this thread was just sitting here all serendipitously and shit so there ya go.

Saxby D. Elder (Saxby D. Elder), Thursday, 25 January 2007 01:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

I tried to buy Court and Spark the other day, but the bookstore said it wasn't out yet...?

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 25 January 2007 02:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

I WAS AT THAT RITZ SHOW.

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Thursday, 25 January 2007 02:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

I don't think people "swarmed out," though. "You Made Me Realise" (eventually) stopped the moshers, outlasted the bird-flippers, and thinned the crowd a little, but people stayed, maybe to prove how bad-ass they were.

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Thursday, 25 January 2007 02:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

Another yes vote for Loveless. Really moves.

Make a Beck Song #1 (M Matos), Thursday, 25 January 2007 02:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

I tried to buy Court and Spark the other day, but the bookstore said it wasn't out yet...?

I'm getting a promo copy, so it should be out soon.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Thursday, 25 January 2007 03:07 (7 years ago) Permalink

OK, I am ordering the LOVELESS too. McGonigal is always worth a go.

Saxby D. Elder (Saxby D. Elder), Thursday, 25 January 2007 04:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

"You gotta buy the Loveless 33 1/3, Jimmy. Do it for me....McGonigal!"

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Thursday, 25 January 2007 04:07 (7 years ago) Permalink

I don't think people "swarmed out," though. "You Made Me Realise" (eventually) stopped the moshers, outlasted the bird-flippers, and thinned the crowd a little, but people stayed, maybe to prove how bad-ass they were.


I know I stayed because I LOVED them -- hell, putting myself through YMMR all those times was a joy. However, in retrospect I must say, in my best old man voice: Damn. They were loud.

So, when's Geeta's ENO book coming?

Jay Vee's Return (Manon_69), Thursday, 25 January 2007 06:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

Damn. They were loud.

Precisely why I loved 'em. Among other things. As I mutter about in Marooned, the version of YMMV at The Final Show was 35 minutes long.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 25 January 2007 06:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

I like the "Low" book a lot. Really want ot check out the loveless book, but it looks like i'll be waiting till MARCH before it comes to Canada (boo!). Also excited for the Eno and the DAYDREAM NATION!!!

shudder (shudder), Thursday, 25 January 2007 07:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

when do the ENO and THROBBING GRISTLE ones come out?

T. Weiss (Timmy), Thursday, 25 January 2007 08:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

Court & Spark book is out now. Seattle shop Sonic Boom has copies, anyway.

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Thursday, 25 January 2007 08:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

I bought the ABBA, REM, Neutral Milk and DJ Shadow books the other day - and I am unemployed so it cost a lot of money for me. Really enjoying the NMH book at the moment and can't wait to get stuck into ABBA.

wogan lenin (dog latin), Thursday, 25 January 2007 13:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

Good shit, Matos. Kept me up a few nights.

The Reverend Rodney J. Greene in a DIE BLIPSTER SCUM! tee (R. J. Greene), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 00:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

I think I've mentioned elsewhere that my wife and I have decided the Ritz show (Pavement and Superchunk opening!) counts as our first date, since it was the first time we were in the same room at the same time... although we didn't actually meet for almost seven years after that.

I love the idea of referring to "You Made Me Realise" as YMMV.

Douglas (Douglas), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 00:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

Hahaha. Very apt.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 00:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

I have long been tempted to put together a census of all people who were at that show. It was, among other things, the concert at which I turned 21.

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Tuesday, 30 January 2007 02:00 (7 years ago) Permalink


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