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Turn the Beat Around by Peter Shapiro
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Feb 28, 12

Read from February 17 to 28, 2012

Probably one of the best books about music out there. A little much for me to read every word of - it's quite long, and goes deep into the workings of a lot of names, songs, bands, even movements that I've never heard of. This is bad for the overall accessibility but it shines through that this guy really knows his disco, and that doesn't stop at the music. Shapiro's not afraid to tell the complete story of the modem western world as if it revolved around a mirrorball instead of the sun. I can't wait to sit in front of YouTube and look up a handful of the obscure songs and artists he casually drops references to. There's a whole world to be discovered in here.

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