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David Stubbs: Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music – book review"
Stubbs’ other great achievement is his complete lack of musical snobbery which can be apparent in many a book about a specific genre. He writes as lovingly and precisely about the works of Miles Davis as he does Fatboy Slim never comparing their inherent, or lack of, “greatness” instead just placing them as pieces in the giant puzzle that is the story of electronic music and one which has pieces being added every second of every day.
Rosie Wilby: Is Monogamy Dead? – book review"
Aside the more obvious age old questions, Rosie Wilby comes up with a throught or two on the question: Is Monogamy Dead?
Devo: The Brand / Devo: Unmasked – book review"
DEVO: THE BRAND / DEVO: UNMASKED Rocket 88 Books Devo are the oddball American electronic/punk pioneers renowned for their quirky songs, quirkier costumes and outlandish stage performances. Matt Mead reviews Devo: The Brand/ Devo: Unmasked, an official biography tracing the 45-year history of a much misunderstood band that was always much more than a musical group. This […]
Rob Young & Irmin Schmidt All Gates Open: The Story of Can – book review"
All Gates Open: The Story of Can is the book this most inspiring of groups has long deserved. It is an in-depth look at a group forged via the one simple desire to create a musical art form unlike any other never shying away from influences but instead of taking and copying them they absorbed them and transformed them into a new musical language.
Nick Coleman: Voices – book review"
Nick Coleman’s Voices: How A Great Singer Can Change Your Life gets thoroughly appraised by Howard Male.