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SWIM THROUGH THE DARKNESS

Mike Stax

From the Andy Williams Show and The Monkees to psychedelic loner... The true story of a golden boy derailed by madness in '60s California. Craig Smith was a 1960s golden boy —good looking, charismatic,...

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THE INCANTATIONS OF DANIEL JOHNSTON

Ricardo Cavolo, Scott McClanahan

The Incantations of Daniel Johnston is a spirited, eye-popping collaboration between New York Times-bestselling Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo and award-winning author Scott McClanahan. Long a fan of...

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NIAGARA: BEYOND THE PALE

Niagra, Justin Giarla, Mike Kelley, Ron Asheton, Shag, John Holmstrom

Niagara: Beyond the Pale traces the rising star Niagara from Punk Rock Royalty, to her iconic art world status ...her early years to her first band Destroy All Monsters, from Dark Carnival to her successful...

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A LOVER SINGS: SELECTED LYRICS

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg is one of Britain's most distinctive and accomplished songwriters, whose work has articulated the passions, both personal and political, of Britain during the past five decades. A Lover Sings...

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THE SPITBOY RULE

Michelle Cruz Gonzales, Martín Sorrondeguy, Mimi Thi Nguyen

Michelle Cruz Gonzales played drums and wrote lyrics in the influential 1990s female hardcore band Spitboy, and now she’s written a book —a punk rock herstory. Though not a riot grrl band, Spitboy...

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THE BLUE MONDAY DIARIES: IN THE STUDIO WITH NEW ORDER

Michael Butterworth

The fastest selling 12" single ever recorded, "Blue Monday" is an infectious dance anthem that will never age. Released by New Order in 1983, it helped cement the band's identity like no other track. Three...

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HOW TO RUIN A RECORD LABEL

Larry Livermore

In 1987, off-the-grid punk agitator Larry Livermore began documenting the burgeoning DIY East Bay punk rock scene with the newly founded Lookout Records. He had no idea this little label, first run out...

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HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL

Carrie Brownstein

From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, the book Kim Gordon says “everyone has been waiting for” —a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life —and finding yourself...

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DIFFERENT EVERY TIME: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT WYATT

Marcus O'Dair, Jonathan Coe

Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with Pink Floyd and toured America with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He brought a jazz mindset...

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LEE, MYSELF & I

Wyndham Wallace

"If I had a name like Wyndham Wallace I would not associate or correspond with anyone with a simple name like mine. However, since you have lowered yourself to such depths, how can my old Indian heart...

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I FOUGHT THE LAW

Mirian Linna, Randell Fuller

First and only authorized biography of West Texas legend Bobby Fuller, "Rock And Roll King Of The Southwest", as told through the eyes of his brother and bandmate Randell-- Randy Fuller. Fuller's teenage...

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HI, HOW ARE YOU?

Don Goede, Tarssa Yazdani

In this illustrated biography of Daniel Johnston, his life and art are chronicled through extremely rare photos from his early childhood through all stages of his career, along with his own artwork, interviews...

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