THE WILD, DEFINITIVE SAGA OF
ROCK'S GREATEST SUPERGROUP
NASH & YOUNG
In Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup, longtime music journalist and Rolling Stone writer David Browne presents the ultimate deep dive into rock and roll's most musical and turbulent brotherhood on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
“The most comprehensive biography of the group to date…. an authoritative chronicle.” —Publishers Weekly
"An excellent portrait of a troubled partnership ... Celebrates those fine moments when the band merged to make such epochal songs as 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes' and 'Ohio.'" — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF
THE GRATEFUL DEAD
No longer dismissed as relics of the hippie era, a new generation has lionized the Dead for creating a culture that paved the way for social networking, free music swapping, and the uncompromising anticorporate attitude of indie rock. Now, fifty years after the band first began changing rock 'n' roll both sonically and psychically, So Many Roads paints the most vivid portrait yet of the Grateful Dead, one of the most enduring institutions in American music and culture.
"Like a live bootleg, each chapter digs deep into the band's state of mind during one particular moment, and Browne enriches that moment with broader context and significance." —Washington Post
"Highly skillful and comprehensive." —Houston Press
"Stands out thanks to new interviews and access to the band's extensive archives.” —Billboard
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THE BEATLES, SIMON & GARFUNKEL,
JAMES TAYLOR, CSNY
AND THE LOST STORY OF 1970
Fire and Rain tells the story of four iconic albums of 1970 and the lives, times, and constantly intertwining personal ties of the remarkable artists who made them. Acclaimed journalist David Browne sets these stories against an increasingly chaotic backdrop of events that sent the world spinning throughout that tumultuous year: Kent State, the Apollo 13 debacle, ongoing bombings by radical left-wing groups, the diffusion of the antiwar movement, and much more.
"One of the most entertaining and informative books of the year.” --NPR
“This juicy, fascinating read transports you back to a turbulent year…Browne artfully describes the creation of these classic songs in a way that makes them seem brand-new.” --Parade
"A worthy addition to anyone's collection of such music histories." --Associated Press
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THE LIVES & MUSIC OF
JEFF & TIM BUCKLEY
Alternately sad and elating, riveting and revelatory, Dream Brother offers a stunning new understanding of the Buckley tragedies and legacies while brilliantly humanizing the Buckley myth. And it stands as a clear-eyed yet loving and compassionate memorial to the conflicted, self-effacing genius of Jeff and his wild rebel father, Tim, both of whom, for the briefest of moments, blazed brighter than all the other stars in the rock heavens.
"A rich and moving portrait of two damaged, gifted people." --Esquire
"A vibrantly detailed portrait...as poetic and probing as its subjects."
"An engaging chronicle...will rivet even cursory music fans. Highly recommended." --Library Journal
"[An] ambitious dual biography...uses a wealth of reportage to depict convincingly two generations of pop music turmoil." --The Washington Post
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A BIOGRAPHY OF
Rising from the drug-infested streets of '80s New York City, the incomparable Sonic Youth recorded some of the most important albums in alternative music history and influenced an entire generation of indie rockers. Based on extensive research, exclusive band interviews, and unprecedented access to unreleased recordings and documents, Goodbye 20th Century is the definitive biography of the Velvet Underground of their generation.
"An expressway to the soul of the influential band." —Vanity Fair
"As much a chronicle of the combustion of music and popular culture Sonic Youth helped ignite as it is an earnest portrait of the band and examination of their work…Browne's book will suck you in." —Los Angeles Times
"The whole scene in you-are-there detail." —New York Post
"A rollicking, epic biography." —Salon
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HOW BIG AIR, BIG DOLLARS,
AND A NEW GENERATION TOOK
SPORTS TO THE EXTREME
Amped is not merely the story of an alternative world of sports now four decades old. It's the tale of a vast and flourishing culture that continues to reject old-fashioned stick-and-ball sports in favor of an individualistic form of expression. The story of extreme sports speaks volumes about Generations X and Y and their divergent views on life, creativity, gratification, and identity.
"A comprehensive chronicle of all things extreme ... A rapid, thrillingly written look at the industry's evolution." -- Spin
"A must buy." -- Maxim
"Well-researched and nicely presented ... an engaging look at the history and increasing popularity of action sports." -- San Francisco Chronicle