Trouble Boys by Bob Mehr

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This is a rare treat: a rock band biography that reads like a novel. The Replacements were one of the great "coulda-beens" of the 1980s, their obvious talent obscured only by their genius for screwing things up. The group's booze-soaked tale is one of abusive Midwestern backgrounds, fiery personalities, very long rides in the van, sudden fame, and equally sudden implosion. Mehr gives one of alt rock's greatest stories the epic telling it deserves, one that will have you cheering and weeping in equal measure!

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ISBN: 9780306825361
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Published: Da Capo Press - June 6th, 2017

Sonic Life by Thurston Moore

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Old punks and post-punks rejoice! Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth guitarist, remembers every gig he ever attended, every musician he ever met (anybody remember Tracx? The Statc? Pulsallama?), and every egg cream he ever had in dirty old 1970s New York City. Yet for all the fascinating and fastidiously observed detail, what stands out is not the famous and obscure names crowding these pages, but the author’s Ahab-like pursuit of musical nirvana. Sit back and put on side one of Daydream Nation: it's time to recall some guys!          

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ISBN: 9780385548656
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Published: Doubleday - October 24th, 2023

The Making of Incarnation by Tom McCarthy

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Rife with paranoia and operating where technology and mythology collide, Incarnation is a new kind of thriller.  But the search for a mysterious artefact whose record of "the perfect movement" promises to change everything, leads to a nightmare world where gesture is on the verge of being copyrighted and human passion is subsumed by what we do rather than who we are. McCarthy pairs this thematic ingenuity with a prose style of Ballardian smoothness and Pynchonian playfulness that may herald the literature of the future.

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ISBN: 9780593314050
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Published: Vintage - June 20th, 2023