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    Bass, Mids, TopsAn Oral History of Sound System CultureBy Joe Muggs & Brian David StevensStrange Attractor
    KILLER new book! An oral history of the UK’s soundsystem culture, featuring interviews with MALA, Dennis Bovell, SKREAM, Youth, Norman Jay, Krust, Dego...
    The EmperorDownfall Of An AutocratPenguin
    After the deposition of Haile Selassie in 1974, which ended the ancient rule of the Abyssinian monarchy, Ryszard Kapuscinski travelled to Ethiopia and...
    Coltrane - The Story Of A SoundBen Ratliff
    Description: No other jazz musician has proved so inspirational and so fascinating as Coltrane. Ben Ratliff, jazz critic for the New York Times, has...
    Beastie Boys BookMichael Diamond/Adam HorovitzFaber & Faber
    Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip-hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the...
    Spider From MarsMy Life with BowieBy Woody WoodmanseySidgwick & Jackson
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK OVER 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! In 1970 David Bowie and his bass player Tony Visconti had some ideas for a new sound that could...
    Being ElvisA Lonely LifeOrion books
    WICKED USA HARDBACK BOOK OVER 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! BEING ELVIS takes a clear-eyed look at the most-loved entertainer ever, and finds an unusual boy...
    John Coltrane And The Jazz Revolution Of The 1960'sBy Frank KofskyPathfinder
    Originally published in 1971 as 'Black Nationalism And The Revolution In Music', and dedicated to both John Coltrane and Malcolm X, this expanded and revised...
    New Club KidsLondon Party Fashion in the NoughtiesPrestel
    OVER 50 % OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! GREAT PIX!!!The Noughties saw the rise of a new generation of Club Kids following in the footsteps of their predecessors...
    People Apart1950s Cape Town RevisitedBlack Dog Publishing
    People Apart: 1950s Cape Town Revisited offers a rich and fascinating insight into South Africa at the very beginning of the apartheid era through Bryan...
    Here and Gone by John CohenBob Dylan, Woodie Guthrie & the 1960sSteidl
    DELUXE HEAVY USA HARDBACK BOOK OVER 50% OFF!!!!!John Cohen was a founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers, one of the American folk revival's most...
    3 KingsDiddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, and Hip-Hop's Multibillion-Dollar RiseLittle, Brown and Company
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK OVER 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!!!Tracing the careers of hip-hop's three most dynamic stars, this deeply reported history brilliantly...
    Public EnemyInside the TerrordomeOverlook Omnibus
    USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!!!Since the group’s early career in 1982, Public Enemy has been the most musically and politically...
    Walking in The LightJohn CohenSteidl
    DELUXE HEAVY USA HARDBACK BOOK OVER £20 OFF!!!!! (66% OFF!!!) WICKED PIX!!! Walking in the Light is John Cohen’s photographic journey towards and through...
    Why Bob Dylan MattersRichard F. ThomasHarper Collins
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!!!When the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan in 2016, the literary world was up in arms....
    Paul SimonThe LifeSimon & Schuster
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!!!Paul Simon is a revealing account of the challenges and sacrifices of artistry at the highest level.Through...
    Original GangstasThe Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast RapHachette Books
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 50% OFF!!!!In the late 80s, a group of high school dropouts, drug dealers, and ex-cons spoke out against racial injustice and...
    Patrick CowleyMechanical Fantasy Box: The Homoerotic Journals of Patrick CowleyDark Entries
    Mechanical Fantasy Box is Cowley’s homoerotic journal, or as he called it, “graphic accounts of one man’s sex life.” The journal begins in 1974...
    How Google WorksEric Schmidt and Jonathan RosenbergJohn Murray
    Both Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google as seasoned Silicon Valley business executives, but over the course of a decade they came to see...
    Black KlansmanA Memoir by Ron StallworthArrow Books
    Adapted as a major motion picture by Spike Lee. Black Klansman is an amazing true story and a rollercoaster of a crime thriller; a searing and timely portrait...
    White Line FeverLemmy: The AutobiographyPocket Books
    Lemmy’s name was synonymous with notorious excess. His blood would have killed another human being. This is the up-to-date story of the heaviest drinking,...
    Lonely BoySteve Jones - Tales from a Sex PistolWindmill
    Lonely Boy, written with music journalist and author Ben Thompson, is the story of an unlikely guitar hero who, with the Sex Pistols, changed history.
    Anyway Anyhow AnywhereThe Complete Chronicle of the Who 1958-1978Virgin Books
    The most dynamic day-to-day chronicle of the band ever compiled. Organised by year, each chapter of the book gives an overview of the band's fortunes and...
    BanksyThe Man Behind the WallAurum Press
    In the first attempt to tell the full story of Banksy’ s life and career, Will Ellsworth-Jones pieces together a picture of his world and unpicks its...
    Fela: The Life And Times Of An African Music IconBy Michael E. VealTemple
    Musician, political critic, and hedonist, international superstar Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created a sensation throughout his career. In his own country of...
    Fly By NightThe New Art of the Club FlyerThames & Hudson
    Covered with inventive, unfurling doodles, hand-drawn lettering and images of sexy figures and party animals, these low-budget productions are created...
    Gang Of Four - Damaged GoodsA Biography by Paul LesterOmnibus Press
    PAPERBACK BOOK OVER 50% OFF RETAIL PRICE!This is the story of Leed's radical post punk renegades, who, between 1977 and 1984, pioneed the idea of the indie...
    Rolling Thru the StonesBy KenoOnek Publishing
    USA PAPERBACK BOOK 50% OFF!!!This book covers a little bit of everything Stones related. It answers many questions about the Rolling Stones and their music,...
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    Bring It On HomePeter Grant, Led Zeppelin and Beyond: The Story of Rock's Greatest ManagerDa Capo Press
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 60% OFF RETAIL PRICE! The late Peter Grant managed Led Zeppelin to global stardom but his life story was every bit as extraordinary...
    The Zapple DiariesRise and Fall of the Last Beatles LabelPeter Owen
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK OVER 60% OFF!! - Wicked book! Barry Miles, renowned cultural historian and writer, brings us the fascinating inside story of...
    FanzinesThe DIY RevolutionChronicle Books
    TOTALY AWESOME USA LARGE FORMAT BOOK on DIY punk fanzines. Over 200 + pages loads flyers, artwork, text - really good. 60% OFF ORIGINAL RETAIL PRICE!!! This...
    Don KirshnerThe Man with the Golden EarHal Leonard
    GOOD BOOK!!! USA HARDBACK 50% OFF RETAIL PRICEIn 1958, long before he created and hosted Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, the most dynamic rock-and-roll series...
    TrickyHell Is Round The CornerBlink
    Tricky is one of the most original music artists to emerge from the UK in the past 30 years. His signature sound, coupled with deep, questioning lyrics,...
    Stars for FreedomHollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights MovementUniversity of Washington Press
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICEAs Emilie Raymond shows, during the civil rights movement the Stars for Freedom - a handful of celebrities...
    PeleThe AutobiographyPocket Books
    Even people who don't know football know Pele. The best of a generation of Brazilian players universally acknowledged as the most accomplished and attractive...
    Brian JonesThe Making of the Rolling StonesViking
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK £15 OFF!!! The Rolling Stones' rise to fame is one of rock 'n' roll's epic stories. Yet one crucial part of that story has never...
    The Dead Straight Guide to Velvet Undergroundby Peter HoganRed Planet
    OVER 50% OFF!!!The Velvet Underground were one of the most influential bands in rock sowing the seeds for punk, grunge and thousands of countercultural...
    Let The Good Times RollMy Life in Small Faces, Faces and The WhoSt. Martin's Press
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 50% OFF!! £20 on Amazon As drummer with the Small Faces, Faces and later The Who, Kenney Jones' unique sense of rhythm was the...
    DreadnaughtKing of AfropunkRare Bird Books
    USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 33% OFF!A no-holds-barred memoir of legendary Dead Kennedys and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer D.H. Peligro, Dreadnaught chronicles...
    Jazz From DetroitBy Mark StrykerUniversity of Michigan Press
    Jazz from Detroit explores the city's pivotal role in shaping the course of modern and contemporary jazz. With more than two dozen in-depth profiles of...
    Grand UnionZadie SmithHamish Hamilton
    In the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives the last day of his life, unknowingly caught in someone else's story of hate and...
    What Happened Miss Simone?A BiographyCanongate
    OVER 50% OFF THIS USA HARDBACK IMPORT BOOK! Nina Simone rules! Great biography
    Flash Of The SpiritAfrican & Afro-American Art & PhilosophyVintage Books
    NEARLY 50% OFF THIS BOOK!! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!! This is the BIBLE on African-American culture and art. Seminal text!
    Shout!: The True Story of the Beatlesby Philip NormanPan Books
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    As Serious As Your lifeJohn Coltrane And Beyond By Valerie WilmerSerpent's Tail
    Truly seminal work, first published in 1977 by writer and photographer Valerie Wilmer, that details the incredible energy and characters behind the African-American...
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    Scientists of Sound: Portraits of a UK Reggae Sound Systemby Simon Jones & Paul Pinnock
    New large format paperbackThis book provides a snapshot of UK reggae sound system culture during its 1980s heyday. Scientists of Sound is a documentary...
    Revenge of the She-PunksA Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy RiotOmnibus
    As an industry insider and pioneering post-punk musician, Vivien Goldman’s perspective on music journalism is unusually well-rounded. In Revenge of the...
    MotownBy Adam WhiteThames & Hudson
    This book delves deep into the success stories of Motown s powerhouse creative team, including the Holland-Dozier-Holland triumvirate, and unpicks backstories...