You should read Lester Bangs. He's one of the best writers of his time, regardless of the fact that he only ever wrote about music. Try reading his stuff about Lou Reed, such as Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Yeah. I bought it because, Sabbath, and then as I got the premise, I was jealous that I had not thought of it myself.
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i found a subpop published book at a second hand book store after work this morning.
even came with a mix CD at the end, should b cool. alos picked up some dickens and a weird irish published book about women and their daughters.
most of this stuff is from half price books
i like older paperback editions with nice covers
here's my amazon wishlist
Gödel, Escher, Bach is a great read
>I don't really have time to read things that aren't technical manuals.
Yet I have time to be a pompous arse on a image board for Chinese cartoons.
English Lit major, I read a shit ton. Reading pic related right now
I only ever read on the train, but now that I ride my bike everywhere I don't really have time. But this year I've read biographies on Moondog, Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra.
Shit, that's a good question, lemme take a stab (in no particular order):
>A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
>The Day of the Locust
>Infinite Jest (not my favorite, but important)
How are the 33 1/3 books? I'm contemplating buying the one for Donuts and for Master of Reality, perhaps some others too
Has anyone read one that they can recommend for or against?
perhaps we can give him the benefit of doubt that he's listing it as being influential in american lit, which is an arguable point
After reading the 33 1/3 on Loveless I was tempted to write a screenplay on it as a tame paranoid thriller. I was really interested in doing that.
The Unknown Pleasures one I read once. I didn't like and remember it being a Joy Division wankfest.
The Spiderland book is really interesting and insightful. It was like that Slint doc before the Slint doc was made.
I read a lot, but I hate this kind of stuff
the 33 1/2 and the likes are cancer, short analysis that don't go anywhere nor teach you anything you would have learn by some google search
Last music related book I read. It's a collection of articles/essays on topics ranging from DJ culture to free improvisation.