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Fanatic!: Songs Lists and Notes from the Harmony In My Head Radio Show

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In 2004, when legendary Los Angeles radio station Indie 103.1 asked Henry Rollins to host a show, he jumped at the chance. He chose the name “Harmony in My Head,” based on his favorite Buzzcocks tune. As lead man for Black Flag, Rollins was present at the raw beginnings of punk and knew many of its stars. But Rollins’ taste encompassed more than punk, and the show became a ...more
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Published September 14th 2006 by 2.13.61
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Mike
Nov 18, 2007 Mike rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who dig good radio and good music
Yep, Henry in full-on fanboy mode about his record collection inflicted on the masses. Like a better version of anything I've ever said about my radio show in college.
Zoli
Apr 24, 2011 Zoli rated it really liked it
This book is liner notes and information for each song from the first season of the radio show by the man himself, Mr. Rollins, Hank. A great mixture of all different kinds of music put together to highly interesting shows week after week. True, with every other song it's a story of how Rollins' has had this or that record for almost 30 years that's nowhere to be found anymore, or how he's seen this or that band in, like, 1982, and how everyone who hadn't seen them back in the day missed out on ...more
Chriss
Jul 16, 2008 Chriss rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This book is just what the title says it is - song lists and notes from Harmony In My Head, Rollins' radio show. If you're not into punk rock, the good stuff, you won't like the show nor the book. I enjoy it because I can easily flip to any page and learn little anecdotes about the songs, albums, bands, etc. that I've been listening to for many years.
Katherine
A great collection of Henry's personal liner notes to his radio show. Some of the notes are more about Henry than the artists but are entertaining nonetheless. I'm not a huge fan of his prose though.
Jeffrey Bumiller
Nov 05, 2013 Jeffrey Bumiller rated it really liked it
A highly enjoyable book for any music fanatic! These are Henry Rollins' notes from his radio show, "Harmony in My Head" While he does go overboard on a few bands (The Fall, UK Subs, Generation X, The Ramones) who can really complain? The man has great taste.
Chance
Aug 02, 2008 Chance marked it as to-read
Don't think this book is fore straight reading, though it could be... I have it as a reference book... For music ideas.
Joe Natoli
Sep 26, 2012 Joe Natoli rated it it was amazing
It was awesome to see proof that Henry is as fanatical OCD about music as I am -- thoroughly enjoyable if you're a music geek :-)
Thomas
Oct 26, 2009 Thomas rated it really liked it
Shelves: henry-rollins
Actually read all three volumes and found the series to be enlightening.
Christoph Hellmuth
Apr 20, 2013 Christoph Hellmuth rated it it was amazing
Great book to explore new and intense music.
Owen
Mar 30, 2009 Owen rated it really liked it
Recommended to Owen by: Devowasright
Gaaaah! I can't put this down, and I know that the second I do I'm going to want to go record hunting! A great book/shopping list if you're at all interested in the subject matter.
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Jan 18, 2010 Sonya s. rated it really liked it
this is based on his radio show titled "harmony in my head". he lists all the songs he used on each show and why he chose them.
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Henry Rollins (born Henry Lawrence Garfield; often referred to simply as Rollins) is an American singer-songwriter, spoken word artist, author, actor and publisher.

After joining the short-lived Washington, D.C. band State of Alert in 1980, Rollins fronted the Californian hardcore punk band Black Flag from 1981 until 1986. Following the band's breakup, Rollins soon established the record label and
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