Music New Releases [April 3rd, 2010]
There are a number of interesting music books in stock this season, and here are a few of the highlights:
Harry Smith, the Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular, a collection of essays including Greil Marcus, P. Adams Sitney, Thomas Crow and others, and edited by Andrew Perchuk. Fully illustrated in color and black and white this books covers Smith’s whole range of interests. Another compilation evocative of a similar moment in history is The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde, edited by David W. Bernstein, also illustrated in colour, and including a DVD.
Patti Smith’s Just Kids, remains one of our bestsellers. We are excited to see that the long overlooked Manchester band Magazine finally has a band biography devoted to it. Continuing in the vein of punk historiography is Sober Living for the Revolution, Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge and Radical Politics, edited by Gabriel Kuhn.