The Book I Read

This is a listing of the books I’ve read since starting this blog in the summer of 2010. For my own memory as much as anything else. Believe it or not, they’re not all about music.

midge ure - if i wasUKtalking to girls about Duranzoe street-howe - typical gir;schaim potok - mynameisasherlevnick mason - inside outmark blake - comfortably numb

Midge Ure: If I Was

Rob Sheffield: Talking To Girls About Duran Duran

Zöe Street Howe: Typical Girls – The Story of The Slits

Chaim Potok: My Name is Asher Lev

Nick Mason: Inside Out – A Personal Story Of Pink Floyd

Mark Blake: Comfortably Numb – The Inside Story Of Pink Floyd

edward tufte - envisioning informationedward tufte - the visual display of quantitative informationkim howard johnson - the funniest one in the roomkeith richards - lifedavid p szaray - rockin in timejohn waters - role models

Edward Tufte: Envisioning Information

Edward Tufte: The Visual Display Of Quantitative Information [2nd. ed.]

Kim ‘Howard’ Johnson: The Funniest One In The Room – The Lives & Legends of Del Close

Keith Richards with James Fox: Life

David P. Szatmary: Rockin’ In Time – A Social History Of Rock and Roll

John Waters: Role Models

john and gary walker - no egretsnileism-UKHCAjon ronson - the psychopath testbill drummond and jimmy cauty - the manual

John and Gary Walker: The Walker Brothers – No Regrets

Simon Reynolds: Totally Wired – Postpunk Interviews And Overviews

Allan Brown: Nileism – The Blue Nile Story

Jon Ronson: The Psychopath Test – A Journey Through The Madness Industry

Bill Drummond + Jimmy Cauty: The Manual – How To Have A Number 1 The Easy Way

Simon Reynolds: Retromania – Pop Culture’s Addiction To Its Own Past

albert brooks - 2030drew friedman - old jewish comediansellen willis - out of the vinyl deepsliz langly - crazy little thing called loveian hunter - diary of a rock starken scott - abbey road to ziggy stardust

Albert Brooks: 2030 – The Real Story Of What Happens To America

Drew Freidman – Old Jewish Comedians

Ellen Willis: Out of the Vinyl Deeps – Ellen Willis on Rock Music

Liz Langley: Crazy Little Thing – Why Love and Sex Drive Us Mad

Ian Hunter: Diary Of A Rock Star

Ken Scott + Bobby Owsinski: Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust – Off-the-record with The Beatles, Bowie, Elton, and so much more

margaret atwood - the handmaids talemargaret atwood - paybackpete townsend - who i amrichard barone - frontmanbookAsylvie simoons - the life of leonard cohen

Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood: Payback – Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth

John Taylor with Tom Sykes: In The Pleasure Groove – Love, Death + Duran Duran

Pete Townshend: Who I Am

Richard Barone: Frontman – Surviving The Rock Star Myth

Sylvie Simmons: I’m Your Man – The Life Of Leonard Cohen

johnny waller -sweet dreamstavis smiley and cornel west - the rich and the rest of usjean-dominique bauby - the diving bell and the butterflydave thompson no1songsinhewavencoverbrian eno visual musicrobert hilburn - johnny cash the life

Johnny Waller: Sweet Dreams – The Definitive Biography [Eurythmics]

Tavis Smiley + Cornel West: The Rich + The Rest Of Us – A Poverty Manifesto

Jean-Dominique Bauby: The Diving Bell + The Butterfly – A Memoir Of Life In Death

Dave Thompson: Number One Songs In Heaven – Sparks

Christopher Scoates, Brian Eno, Roy Ascott + Steve Dietz: Brian Eno Visual Music

Robert Hilburn: Johnny Cash – The Life

nile rodgers - lefreakjohn waters - carsickguy pratt - my bass and other animalsclive davis - thesoundtrackofmylife

Nile Rodgers: Le Freak

John Waters: Carsick

Guy Pratt: My Bass And Other Animals

Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of My Life

<insert 2 year break where no reading took place>

Nicholas Pegg: The Complete David Bowie [2016 Ed.]

Ericka Blount Danois: Love, Peace, and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America’s Favorite Dance Show Soul Train: Classic Moments

The Clash: The Clash

Bettye Kronstad: Perfect Day –  An Intimate Portrait of Life With Lou Reed

Matteo Torcinovich: Outside The Lines – Lost Photographs of Punk And New Wave’s Most Iconic Albums

Grace Jones [Paul Morley]: I’ll Never Write My Memoirs

Michelle Alexander: The New Jim Crow

Victoria Broackes + Geoffrey Marsh: David Bowie Is

DEVO: DEVO Unmasked/DEVO The Brand

Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility – Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Eric Idle: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – A Sortabiography

Richard Houghton: OMD – Pretending To See the Future

david richards ABC the annotated discographyanthony reynolds - a a foreign place coverted gioia music a subversive history cover artclifford slapper bowie's piano man cover art

David Byrne: How Music Works

David Richards: ABC The Annotated Discography

Anthony Reynolds: JAPAN – A Foreign Place [the biography 1974-1984]

Ted Gioia: Music – A Subversive History

Clifford Slapper: Bowie’s Piano Man

duff guide to 2-tone cover artsimple-minds---heartofhtecrowd-book-beastie boys book cover artluke james - stairway to nowhereneal karlen this thiing called life book cover

Stephen Shafer: The Duff Guide To 2-Tone

Chris Frantz: Remain In Love

Richard Houghton: Simple Minds – Heart of the Crowd, A Fan History

Michael Diamond + Adam Horowitz: Beastie Boys Book

Luke James: Stairway To Nowhere

Neal Karlen: This Thing Called Life

John Foxx the quiet manian birch cristinatrevor horn avd
entures in modern recording

John Foxx: The Quiet Man

Ian Birch: Cristina

Trevor Horn: Adventures In Modern Recording

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