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Review type: Book Review

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 Ian Lawrence Campbell Swordy  - The Bull Loving Truth album cover

Ian Lawrence Campbell Swordy

The Bull Loving Truth, 2019

9.0 / 10
Book Review

I came to this book through it’s author. Ian Lawrence Campbell Swordy aka Pony. His involvement in Bent Outta Shape, Behavior and the New York art scene makes him a ...

 Mike "McBeardo" McPadden -  Heavy Metal Movies album cover

Mike "McBeardo" McPadden

Heavy Metal Movies, 2014

8.8 / 10
Book Review

According to Mike "McBeardo" McPadden's Heavy Metal Movies, Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey"profoundly influenced" a yet-to-be-named Black Sabbath. Fifty pages later on in the book, and the reader learns about ...

Alex Ross - Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music album cover

Alex Ross

Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music, 2020

7.0 / 10
Book Review

Richard Wagner and his oeuvre cast a big shadow in every sense of the word.In a time and age where the ostracism of cancel culture and systematic boycotts is prevalent, ...

Cosey Fanni Tutti - Art Sex Music album cover

Cosey Fanni Tutti

Art Sex Music, 2017

7.5 / 10
Book Review

Art Sex Music is more than a memoir. It is Cosey’s way of setting the record straight and clear up misconceptions about her and her roles in the creative projects ...

Daniel Miller and Terry Burrows - Mute: A visual document from 1978 – tomorrow album cover

Daniel Miller and Terry Burrows

Mute: A visual document from 1978 – tomorrow, 2017

9.0 / 10
Book Review

For the uninitiated, and if you are, you might want to look at changing that immediately – shame on you: Mute Records (commonly known, referred to and stylized as “mute”) ...

Eliot Borenstein - Pussy Riot – Speaking Punk to Power album cover

Eliot Borenstein

Pussy Riot – Speaking Punk to Power, 2020

7.5 / 10
Book Review

It would be appropriate to refer to Pussy Riot not only as revolutionary art collective, but a cultural phenomenon that has itself firmly established on international terrain. Having first risen ...

Flea - Acid For The Children - The autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend album cover

Flea

Acid For The Children - The autobiography of Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers legend, 2019

7.5 / 10
Book Review

One would be hard pressed to find anyone remotely into alternative music that has not had an interlude with the ever-expanding oeuvre of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. With the ...

GG Allin  - My Prison Walls album cover

GG Allin

My Prison Walls, 2016

6.9 / 10
Book Review

There's been many words used to describe GG Allin.PunkFelonSado-MasochistShit TerroristOk, in all fairness, that last one was used to describe Mike Patton, but believe me when I say, folks - ...

Greg Prato - Too High To Die: Meet The Meat Puppets album cover

Greg Prato

Too High To Die: Meet The Meat Puppets, 2012

7.0 / 10
Book Review

Do you know who the Meat Puppets are, or have you ever wondered who the two long-haired guys that appeared on Nirvana’s Unplugged performance were? Like many people my age, ...

Harley Flanagan - Hard-Core: Life Of My Own album cover

Harley Flanagan

Hard-Core: Life Of My Own, 2016

8.0 / 10
Book Review

This book brings together quite a few things:For a start, it is being published by Feral House, which is owned and operated by Adam Parfrey. Founded in 1989, Feral House ...

J-Zone - Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit, and a Celebration of Failure album cover

J-Zone

Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit, and a Celebration of Failure, 2011

7.0 / 10
Book Review

In his memoir Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit, and a Celebration of Failure, J-Zone, born Jay Mumford, chronicles a lifetime spent playing the lead role in an endless comedy ...

J. Hunter Bennett - The Prodigal Rogerson: The Tragic, Hilarious, and Possibly Apocryphal Story of Circle Jerks Bassist Roger Rogerson in the Golden Age of LA Punk, 1979-1996 album cover

J. Hunter Bennett

The Prodigal Rogerson: The Tragic, Hilarious, and Possibly Apocryphal Story of Circle Jerks Bassist Roger Rogerson in the Golden Age of LA Punk, 1979-1996, 2017

7.2 / 10
Book Review

After pilfering the band’s vehicle in 1983, the man in charge of the 4-strings, a reprobate by the name of Roger Rogerson, disappeared into the ether. Almost fifteen years after ...

James Kennedy - Noise Damage: My Life as a Rock'n'Roll Underdog album cover

James Kennedy

Noise Damage: My Life as a Rock'n'Roll Underdog, 2020

7.0 / 10
Book Review

Noise Damage is the personal account of James Kennedy on his trials and tribulations navigating his evolution and experiences with the music industry, which saw him rise, become revered and ...

Jesse Fink - Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black album cover

Jesse Fink

Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black, 2017

7.5 / 10
Book Review

Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott.Lyrics, the personality and presence – it is not merely because of his vocal range and the band he headed that he is considered to be one ...

Jim Ruland - Do What You Want - Bad Religion album cover

Jim Ruland

Do What You Want - Bad Religion, 2020

8.0 / 10
Book Review

Bad Religion recently rode an extensive virtual bonanza, where they celebrated their fortieth anniversary with a series called “Decades”. i.e. four episodes where the band played songs live from each ...

Keith Morris - My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor album cover

Keith Morris

My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor, 2017

7.0 / 10
Book Review

Keith Morris is one of the remaining original punk rock figures that is still going and has never really ceased to have an impact on what is widely perceived to ...

Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule album cover

Lenny Kravitz

Let Love Rule, 2020

7.0 / 10
Book Review

Sometimes one thinks you got what an artist is about, even if his oeuvre only was only on the periphery of your radar, then upon further inspection and stripping away ...

Mark Lanegan - I Am the Wolf album cover

Mark Lanegan

I Am the Wolf, 2017

8.0 / 10
Book Review

I came late to the party when it comes to Mark Lanegan and his career. It was him opening for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in 2013 and I ...

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