Friday, March 28, 2014

Good Reads

Not very often I mention books on here, but then again don't read a great deal of music books, but I want to mention two.

The first one I haven't read yet, but is written by the friend of a friend of mine - Daryl Easlea

Without Frontiers: The Life & Music of Peter Gabriel

I've read the first few pages and it looks good [Todd mentioned 5 times] Daryl has previously written books on Sparks, Chic and Beyonce. Read the Chic one and it was very good.

The second book is one that EVERY pop music fan should read. 

Written by Bob Stanley (from the band Saint Etienne) it is a chronological trip through the history of 'the pop single' in the UK/US, and is a pure delight from start to finish. If you have access to a streaming music service such as Spotify etc you'll also find yourself checking out LOTS of stuff you didn't know or had somehow forgotten about. Brilliant.

1 comment:

jim marquis said...

I will definitely check out the Gabriel book. Thanks for sharing the info.