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Your top five (or ten) favorite music books.
Kind of an updated version of an earlier thread because times and tastes change.
What are your all-time top 5 (or 10) favorite music books and/or biographies?
It's super hard for me to go with just 10 but as of now my top 10 are:
Pete Townshend, Who I Am
My current favorite. I devoured this one!
Michael Azarrad, Our Band Could Be Your Life
An essential edition among my music books.
Keith Richards, Life
A must read!
John Lydon, Anger is An Energy
Inspiring and motivating! No bullshit, no lies.
John Lydon, Rotten
Excellent stories of changing times.
Kris Needs, Dream Baby Dream, Suicide, a New York Story
Excellent in every way. A strong glimpse of early 70's NYC and an incredible musical duo.
John Densmore, Riders of the Storm
Loved it! Doors Unhinged is really good to and I got John to sign my copy. Sweet guy, too.
Neil Young, Waging Heavy Peace
Marvelous though a bit scattered (a great song!). Neil's the real deal.
Bob Meir, Trouble Boys, The True Story of the Replacements
An excellent book about one of my all-time favorite bands that I found rather disturbing.
Keith Morris, My Damage
As real as it gets. And what a cool guy. Got to meet him briefly and bet my copy signed.
I wanted to add a Henry Rollins title since I have, and have read, 33 of them, but Henry is about way more than just music.
“In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
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