Sexta-feira, 11 Maio, 2018

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run: An Autobiography LIVRO

€ 8,95 LIVRO Simon & Schuster

hardcover, 528 páginas, 16.7 x 26 cm.

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“In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That’s how this extraordinary autobiography began.
Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humour, and originality found in his songs.

He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fuelled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as “The Big Bang”: seeing Elvis Presley’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work and shows us why the song “Born to Run” reveals more than we previously realized.

Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star’s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll.

Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs (“Thunder Road,” “Badlands,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “The River,” “Born in the U.S.A.,” “The Rising,” and “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.”

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Sexta-feira, 11 Maio, 2018

SIMON REYNOLDS Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy LIVRO

€ 11,50 LIVRO Faber & Faber

hardcover, 704 páginas, 16.2 x 24.2 cm

EM BREVE / SOON

“As the sixties dream faded, a new flamboyant movement electrified the world: GLAM! In Shock and Awe, Simon Reynolds explores this most decadent of genres on both sides of the Atlantic. Bolan, Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Alice Cooper, New York Dolls, Slade, Roxy Music, Iggy, Lou Reed, Be Bop Deluxe, David Essex — all are represented here. Reynolds charts the retro future sounds, outrageous styles and gender-fluid sexual politics that came to define the first half of the seventies and brings it right up to date with a final chapter on glam in hip hop, Lady Gaga, and the aftershocks of David Bowie’s death.”


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Sexta-feira, 2 Fevereiro, 2018

PETER HOOK Substance: Inside New Order LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Simon & Schuster

paperback, 768 páginas, 13 x 20 cm.

“Two acclaimed albums and an upcoming US tour – Joy Division had the world at their feet. Then, on the eve of that tour, the band’s troubled lead singer, Ian Curtis, killed himself. The next time they got together, they were a new band.
That band was New Order – their label was Factory Records, their club The Haçienda. Their distinctive sound paved the way for the dance music explosion that followed, earning them the reputation as one of the most influential bands of their generation, and changing the course of popular music.
Following on from his bestselling titles The Haçienda and Unknown Pleasures, Peter Hook has written a rollicking, no-holds-barred account of the band’s entire history. Substance is packed with never-before-seen detail, discographies and technical information. This is possibly the most entertaining memoir ever written by a British musician.”


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Sexta-feira, 2 Fevereiro, 2018

DAVE HASLAM Life After Dark. A History Of British Nightclubs & Music Venues LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Simon & Schuster

paperback, 480 páginas, 13 x 20 cm.

“Nightclubs and music venues are often the source of a lifetime’s music taste, best friends and vivid memories. They can define a town, a city or a generation, and breed scenes and bands that change music history. In Life After Dark Dave Haslam reveals and celebrates a definitive history of significant venues and great nights out. Writing with passion and authority, he takes us from vice-ridden Victorian dance halls to acid house and beyond; through the jazz decades of luxurious ballrooms to mods in basement dives and the venues that nurtured the Beatles, the Stones, Northern Soul and the Sex Pistols; from psychedelic light shows to high street discos; from the Roxy to the Hacienda; from the Krays to the Slits; and from reggae sound systems to rave nights in Stoke.

In a journey to dozens of towns and cities, taking in hundreds of unforgettable stories on the way, Haslam explores the sleaziness, the changing fashions, the moral panics and the cultural and commercial history of nightlife. He interviews clubbers and venue owners, as well as DJs and musicians; he meets one of the gangsters who nearly destroyed Manchester’s nightlife and discusses Goth clubs in Leeds with David Peace.”


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Sexta-feira, 2 Fevereiro, 2018

CHARLES R. CROSS Heavier Than Heaven: Kurt Cobain – Commemorative Edition LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Sceptre

paperback, 382 páginas, 13 x 20 cm.

“Alongside the death of Elvis Presley and the assassination of John Lennon, Kurt Cobain’s suicide in 1994 ranks as one of the generational milestones of American life – an epochal event in both rock ‘n’ roll and youth culture.
This book is the story of Kurt Cobain’s life, from abject poverty to unbelievable wealth, power and fame. It traces the journey from his humble origins in Aberdeen to becoming lead singer of Nirvana, the most popular rock band in the world from 1991 to 1994, and the most influential band of this decade. The beautifully written text is complimented by 16 pages of photographs.
Based on over one hundred interviews, Charles Cross allows us to understand Kurt Cobain’s personality. This is an incredible tale of a strange, tortured and very talented man.”


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Terça-feira, 27 Junho, 2017

NICK CAVE And The Ass Saw The Angel LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Penguin

paperback, 275 páginas, 15 x 21 cm.

“Outcast, mute, a lone twin cut from a drunk mother in a shack full of junk, Euchrid Eucrow of Ukulore inhabits a nightmarish Southern valley of preachers and prophets, incest and ignorance. When the God-fearing folk of the town declare a foundling child to be chosen by the Almighty, Euchrid is disturbed.


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Quarta-feira, 21 Junho, 2017

BLEDDYN BUTCHER A Little History – Nick Cave & Cohorts, 1981-2013 LIVRO

€ 9,95 LIVRO Allen & Unwin

hard cover, 160 páginas, 22 x 29 cm.

“Bleddyn Butcher has been taking pictures of me and my cohorts since I first got up on stage back in Australia right through to the shuddering present and some of these images are so familiar to me, so much a part of the fabric of my life, my little history, that much like the songs I have written, these photographs have become the props around which my memories collect. Without them so many of those days would be lost. Soul-stealer and dream-catcher – here he comes then – with his book of rescued moments.” Nick Cave

When Bleddyn Butcher first saw The Birthday Party play, back in 1981, he was astonished. And then enthralled. He set about trying to catch their lightning in his Nikon F2AS. That quixotic impulse became a lifelong quest. A little history got made on the way. Collected here for the first time are the fruits of his labour. A Little History is an extraordinary document, tracking Nick Cave’s creative career from the apoplectic extravagance of The Birthday Party to the calmer disquiet of 2013′s Push The Sky Away via snapshots, spotlit visions and sumptuous, theatrical portraits. It mixes the candid and uncanny, the spontaneous and the patiently staged, and includes eyeball encounters with Cave’s baddest lieutenants, men for the most part who long since burned their own bridges down.
Butcher’s Nikonic eye defines moment after arresting moment in Cave’s glorious, sprawling story: it’s a splendid testament to two brilliant careers.

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Quinta-feira, 11 Maio, 2017

TONY WILSON 24 Hour Party People LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Pan / MacMillan Books

paperback, 272 páginas, 13 x 20 cm.

“‘The musicians own everything. The company owns nothing. All our bands have the freedom to f**k off’
Written in blood, The Factory non-contract set out the manifesto for one of the most influential and progressive record labels of our time…
Manchester, 1976: Anthony Wilson, Granada TV presenter, is at an early Sex Pistols gig. Inspired by this pivotal moment in music history, he and his friends set up Factory Records. They go on to conquer the world with Joy Division (who become New Order) then again with the Happy Mondays.
Riding high on their success and just about keeping the business afloat, the Factory directors decide to give something back to their city, to open a club – The Hacienda. Packed on opening night but losing money hand over fist for the first five years, The Hacienda and the Happy Mondays take their unique brand of hedonism to breaking point.
From the dawn of punk to the death of acid house, Anthony Wilson was at the centre of it all. Love him or hate him, you can’t possibly ignore him.”

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Quinta-feira, 11 Maio, 2017

MARK E. SMITH Renegade: The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Penguin Books

paperback, 256 páginas, 13 x 20 cm.

“Still going after thirty years, The Fall are one of the most distinctive British bands, their music – odd,spare, cranky and repetitious – an acknowledged influence on The Smiths, The Happy Mondays, Nirvana and Franz Ferdinand. And Mark E. Smith IS The Fall – 47 members have come and gone over the years yet he remains its charismatic leader, a professional outsider and all-round enemy of compromise, a true enigma. There have been a number of biographies of the legendary Smith, but this is the first time he has opened up in a full autobiography. For the first time we get to hear his full, candid take on the ups and downs of a band as notorious for its in-house fighting as for its great music; and on a life that has endured prison in America, drugs, bankruptcy, divorce, and the often bleak results of a legendary thirst.”


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Quarta-feira, 19 Abril, 2017

PETER HOOK Haçienda: How Not To Run A Club LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Pocket Books

paperback, 362 páginas, 13 x 20 cm.

“Peter Hook, as co-founder of Joy Division and New Order, has been shaping the course of popular music for thirty years. He provided the propulsive bass guitar melodies of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ and the bestselling 12-inch single ever, ‘Blue Monday’ among many other songs. As co-owner of Manchester’s Hacienda club, Hook propelled the rise of acid house in the late 1980s, then suffered through its violent fall in the 1990s as gangs, drugs, greed and a hostile police force destroyed everything he and his friends had created. This is his memory of that era and ‘it’s far sadder, funnier, scarier and stranger’ than anyone has imagined.
As young and naive musicians, the members of New Order were thrilled when their record label Factory opened a club. Yet as their career escalated, they toured the world and had top ten hits, their royalties were being ploughed into the Hacienda and they were only being paid £20 per week. Peter Hook looked back at that exciting and hilarious time to write HACIENDA. All the main characters appear – Tony Wilson, Barney, Shaun Ryder – and Hook tells it like it was – a rollercoaster of success, money, confusion and true faith.”


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Quarta-feira, 19 Abril, 2017

TONY VISCONTI The Autobiography: Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Harper

paperback, 394 páginas, 13 x 20 cm.

“A name synonymous with ground-breaking music, Tony Visconti has worked with the most dynamic and influential names in pop, from T.Rex and Iggy Pop to David Bowie and U2. This is the compelling life story of the man who helped shape music history, and gives a unique, first-hand insight into life in London during the late 1960s and ’70s.
This memoir takes you on a roller-coaster journey through the glory days of pop music, when men wore sequins and pop could truly rock. Featuring behind-the-scenes stories of big names such as Bowie, Visconti’s unique access to the hottest talent, both on stage and off, for over five decades is complemented by unseen photographs from his own personal archive, offering a glimpse at music history that few have witnessed so intimately.
Soon after abandoning his native New York to pursue his musical career in the UK, Visconti was soon in the thick of the emerging glam rock movement, launching T.Rex to commercial success and working with the then-unknown David Bowie.
Since his fateful move to the land of tea and beer drunk straight from the can, Visconti has worked with such names as T.Rex, Thin Lizzy, Wings, The Boomtown Rats, Marsha Hunt, Procol Harum, and more recently Ziggy Marley, Mercury Rev, the Manic Street Preachers and Morrissey on his acclaimed new album ‘Ringleader of the Tormentors’.
Even Visconti’s personal life betrays an existence utterly immersed in music. Married to first to Siegrid Berman, then to Mary Hopkin and later to May Pang, he counts many of the musicians and producers he has worked with as close friends and is himself a celebrated musician.”

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Quarta-feira, 19 Abril, 2017

MATT THORNE Prince LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO (updated edition) Orion Books

paperback, 581 páginas, 13 x 20 cm.

“Legendarily reticent, perverse and misleading, Prince is one of the few remaining 80s superstars who still, perhaps, remains unexplained. Now a firm fixture in the pop canon, where such classics as ‘Purple Rain’, ‘Sign o’ the Times’ and ‘Parade’ regularly feature in Best Ever Album polls, Prince is still, as he ever was, an enigma. His live performances are legendary (21 Nights at the O2 in 2007) and while recent releases have been modestly successful at best, his influence on urban music, and R’n'B in particular, has never been more evident. The Minneapolis Sound can now be heard everywhere.
Matt Thorne’s Prince, through years of research and interviews with ex-Revolution members such as Wendy and Lisa, is an account of a pop maverick whose experiments with rock, funk, techno and jazz revolutionised pop. With reference to every song, released and unreleased, over 35 years of recording, Prince will stand for years to come as the go-to book on the Great Man.”


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Quarta-feira, 19 Abril, 2017

MICK WALL A Biography Of Led Zeppelin: When Giants Walked The Earth LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Orion Books

paperback, 536 páginas, 13 x 20 cm.

“They were ‘the last great band of the sixties; the first great band of the seventies’; they rose, somewhat unpromisingly, from the ashes of the Yardbirds to become one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time. Mick Wall, respected rock writer and former confidant of both Page and Plant, unflinchingly tells the story of the band that wrote the rulebook for on-the-road excess – and eventually paid the price for it, with disaster, drug addiction and death.
WHEN GIANTS WALKED THE EARTH reveals for the first time the true extent of band leader Jimmy Page’s longstanding interest in the occult, and goes behind the scenes to expose the truth behind their much-hyped yet spectacularly contrived comeback at London’s O2 arena last year, and how Jimmy Page plans to bring the band back permanently – if only his former protégé, now part-time nemesis, Robert Plant will allow him to. Wall also recounts, in a series of flashbacks, the life stories of the five individuals that made the dream of Led Zeppelin into an even more incredible and hard-to-swallow reality: Page, Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and their infamous manager, Peter Grant.
The culmination of several years research, this book tells the full, shocking story of Led Zeppelin from the inside, written by someone who has known Jimmy Page for over twenty years.”

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Quarta-feira, 19 Abril, 2017

SIMON GODDARD Ziggyology: A Brief History Of Ziggy Stardust LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Ebury Press

paperback, 344 páginas, 13 x 20 cm.

“t was the greatest invention in the history of pop music – the rock god who came from the stars – which struck a young David Bowie like a lightning bolt from the heavens. When Ziggy the glam alien messiah fell to Earth, he transformed Bowie from a prodigy to a superstar who changed the face of music forever. But who was Ziggy Stardust? And where did he really come from? In a work of supreme pop archaeology, Simon Goddard unearths every influence that brought Ziggy to life – from HG Wells to Holst, Kabuki to Kubrick, and Elvis to Iggy. Ziggyology documents the epic drama of the Starman’s short but eventful time on Planet Earth… and why Bowie eventually had to kill him.”


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Quarta-feira, 19 Abril, 2017

TOM WAITS / PAUL MAHER JR. Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews And Encounters LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Aurum

paperback, 468 páginas, 13 x 20 cm.

“Tom Waits may just be what the Daily Telegraph calls him: ‘the greatest entertainer on Planet Earth.’ He is also a shape-shifter who, over a span of almost four decades, has restlessly transformed his song-writing and persona not to suit the times but his own whims. Along with Bob Dylan, he stands as one of American music’s last great mysteries. Hundreds of journalists have sought to crack the Waits code, but few have come close to piercing the myths that shroud him. Tom Waits on Tom Waits is a selection of over fifty of his most intriguing interviews, the majority of which have never been collected in book form before. In each Waits shares something truly unique, delivering prose as crafted, poetic, potent and haunting as his best lyrics. Taken together they present a de facto autobiography of a notoriously guarded artist.”


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Quinta-feira, 6 Abril, 2017

JORGE LIMA BARRETO Jazzorama LIVRETO

€ 3,95 LIVRETO Tuga Land

paperback, 46 páginas, 13,5 x 21 cm.


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Quarta-feira, 29 Março, 2017

JEFF CHANG Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Ebury Press

paperback, 560 páginas, 12,4 x 19,6 cm.

A cronologia começa em 1968, e Jeff Chang percorre-a com autoridade, para trás e para a frente, ao longo das mais de 500 páginas deste livro de referência quando se quer saber o que é e de onde vem o hip hop. Abordando questões políticas e sociais, de planeamento urbanístico (ou falta dele), guerras de gangs, um olho inevitável na Jamaica (Kool Herc, que também escreve a introdução, é jamaicano e oficialmente tido como momento zero na história da cultura hip hop), as batalhas de sound systems (Bambaataa e Flash, etc) e, de um modo geral, todas as ruas e avenidas por onde a cultura se disseminou e ganhou raízes que hoje reconhecemos como profundas, apesar de, na época, vários nomes fortes do meio musical acharem que rap era uma moda e não teria sustento. Isso é abordado por Tim Lawrence no seu livro “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983″, onde cita Jeff Chang e coloca, assim, “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” num patamar de relevância mais elevado enquanto pilar bibliográfico da cena. O livro lê-se como um bom documentário repleto de entrevistas e imagens de época aqui obviamente substituídas por relatos firmes de como as coisas aconteceram. Tarefa para várias semanas, passando pelo arranque, a solidificação, as divisões estilísticas, os tumultos e intolerâncias (o caso Rodney King, por exemplo), resistência ao Poder, violência Leste-Oeste, bling e massificação. Documento.

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Quarta-feira, 29 Março, 2017

VICTOR BOCKRIS Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Harper

paperback, 560 páginas, 13,3 x 19,7 cm.

“Transformer is the only complete and comprehensive telling of the Lou Reed story.
Legendary songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed passed away on the 27th October 2013, but his musical influence is assured. Now discover the true story of the Velvet Underground pioneer in this update of Bockris’s classic biography.
Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story follows the great songwriter and singer through the series of transformations that define each period of his fifty year career. It opens with the teenage electroshock treatments that dominated his memories of childhood and never stops revealing layer after layer of this complex and often anguished artist and man. Transformer is based on Lou’s collaborations with the hardest and most romantic artists of his times, from John Cale, Andy Warhol, and Nico, through David Bowie, Robert Wilson, Laurie Anderson and the ghost of Edgar Alan Poe. Rippling underneath everything he did are Lou’s relationships with his various muses, from his college sweetheart to his three wives (and one drag queen).
Leading Lou Reed biographer, Victor Bockris – who knew Lou throughout the Rachel Years, from Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal to the Bells – updates his original biography in the wake of Lou’s death. Through new interviews and photos, he reveals the many transformations of this larger-than-life character, including his final shift from Rock Monster to the Prince Charming he had always wanted to be in the twenty years he spent with the love of his life, Laurie Anderson . Except with Lou, you could never really know what might happen next…
Including previously unseen photographs and contributions from Lou’s innermost circle and collaborators that include similarly esteemed artists such as Andy Warhol and David Bowie, Transformer is as captivating and vivid a read as befits an American master.”

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Quarta-feira, 29 Março, 2017

STEPHEN DAVIS Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Ebury Press

paperback, 512 páginas, 12,6 x 20 cm.

“Jim Morrison’s electrifying live performances, and appetite for sexual and psychedelic experience enflamed the spirit of a generation. In Jim Morrison, critically acclaimed journalist Stephen Davis brings together insights gleaned from dozens of original interviews, long-lost recordings, and Morrison’s own unpublished journals to create a vivid portrait of a misunderstood genius.
Each page brims with new details on every phase of Morrison’s life, from his troubled youth in a strict military household, to his coming of age in the avant-garde scene of 1960s LA, his epic alcohol and drug binges, and sexual affairs.
In a gripping final chapter, Davis synthesizes new evidence recently uncovered in Paris to resolve at last many of the mysteries surrounding Morrison’s death, and reconstructs the final days and hours of America’s greatest rock star. Compelling and harrowing, intimate and revelatory, Jim Morrison is the definitive biography of the rock god who defined the 1960s.”


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Quarta-feira, 29 Março, 2017

CLINTON HEYLIN Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol.1 1957-1973 LIVRO

€ 6,50 LIVRO Constable

paperback, 608 páginas, 13,5 x 20 cm.

“Bob Dylan has always regarded himself as a songwriter: ‘I am my words,’ he wrote in 1964.
Distilling a lifetime’s passion and study, leading Dylan author, Clinton Heylin charts the development and first moments of genius of this unique artist whose songs changed the world.
From his first attempts at writing, Song to Bridget, in 1957, (apparently for Brigitte Bardot) Bob Dylan always aspired to poetry, yet his role as a writer rather than a performer of his own songs is often overlooked. In over fifty years of creativity he had penned some of the most iconic, and perfect, songs in popular history. Arriving in New York in 1961, the city had an enormous impact on the young artist and, as he established himself amongst the folk clubs and artists, he would produce songs that spoke for a whole generation: Blowing in the Wind, A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall, The Times They Are a Changin’, Like a Rolling Stone, and Forever Young.
In Revolution in the Air Clinton Heylin recounts the story of each song as it is written, giving a full appreciation of the songs themselves as well as Dylan the emerging artist. Unlike any other book on Dylan, it charts his rise as a writer, where he gained his inspiration, the burst of energy which produced some of his most famous songs as well as the lesser known stories behind the more iconic verses.
This is an essential book for anyone interested in Dylan and his place in literature. Informative, opinionated, packed with new insights and revelations, this is an instant classic.”

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