Culture of Music: Biography, Memoir, and History Pt. 1
Annotation:Mark Everett drew upon the relentless tragedies in his life for inspiration in writing highly acclaimed music with his indie rock group, the Eels. Yet this is much more than a musician's tale. A true gem of a memoir, Everett's story is a poignant narrative on coming of age, love, death, and the creative vision.
Annotation:Sorry, NYPL's holdings of this incredible book have dwindled to one solitary reference copy. Let's hope we get re-upped soon: This is Henry Rollins' graphic account of life on the road and his harrowing exploits with one of the most important rock bands in modern history, Black Flag. From his acceptance into the band in 1981 to its demise in 1986, Get in the Van comprehensively documents his six year "tour of duty" with the band. Primarily constructed from his tour journals, Rollins chronicles his years in the band with brutal candor and incisive humor -- years strewn with overzealous fans, truculent policemen, poverty and all-night drives. Contains Rollins' 1981-1986 Black Flag tour journals, nearly 200 photographs and illustrations, and his entire 1981-1986 tour itinerary.
Annotation:"The raunchy, no-apologies tell-all, in which the rock star has a lot of sex, takes a lot of drugs, and refuses to repent doing either. Gene Simmons’s Kiss and Make-Up is the benchmark here, though elements of the tell-all are essential to any mainstream rock autobiography." - The Millions