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101 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age of Vinyl from the Beatles to the Sex Pistols

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This volume celebrates 101 seminal rock n roll records, from the Beatles 1963 debut through the Sex Pistols 1977 classic Never Mind The Bollocks. The blue-chip artists are there, but this thoughtful book is also peppered with lesserknown nuggets and underexposed musicians. The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Pink Floyd rub elbows with Laura Nyros More Than a New Discovery and ...more
Hardcover, 259 pages
Published December 6th 2012 by Gingko Press (first published July 1st 2012)
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My dad tells a story about sitting me down in front of his turntable when I was a baby and letting me play records. I'd grab one with both hands, slam it down, slide it around until it slid onto the spindle, drop the needle on the record, listen, grab the tone arm (scratching the hell out of the record), drop it somewhere else and so on. It destroyed his record collection, but he says he didn't mind.

Vinyl is my preferred way to listen to music. I don't really care to figure out why or talk about
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David Kravetz
A decent enough coffee table book. Nice photos of album covers with a paragraph on each album. Also has periodic essays from Robin Hitchcock, Bowie, Peter Buck and others on their (somewhat predicable) favorite albums. Kinda' disappointed about the rigid definition of 'rock' (i.e., no soul, funk, jazz, etc) and I'm not sure why they stopped at the Sex Pistol's 'Never Mind The Bollocks'. I do get the impression that the thing that makes these 101 albums the best may just be that Jeff Gold owns th ...more
Robin
If you are looking for recommendations of classic rock albums from the mid 60s to late 70s this book is for you. It contains interesting essays and trivia. It does make me want to build up my vinyl collection and at the same time re-watch Pirate Radio.
Maureen
This book should actually be called, 100 Essential Classic Rock Records. If you think Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan is all there is to rock and roll, you're set. Nothing here for the rest of us.
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