Colin's Holiday Picks for Music Lovers

Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780306818790
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Published: Da Capo Press - March 2016

The story of Minneapolis rock 'n roll ne'er-do-wells the Replacements. From troubled childhoods to pop stardom and the long way back down, TROUBLE BOYS is a beautiful read for fans of the band and newcomers alike. My favorite book of 2016.

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399185762
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Published: Blue Rider Press - October 11th, 2016

Elvis Costello has played a part in some of the most important musical periods in British and American history. Even if you're not an Attractions fan or if you can't get into his 80's material, Elvis Costello is a fantastic writer and his journey to Brit-pop royalty is told with incredible wit and wisdom.

Petty: The Biography Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250105196
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 25th, 2016

Written by Warren Zanes of The Del Fuegos, PETTY tells how the rough childhood and broken Petty home informed not only the music of Gainesville, Florida power-pop legend Tom Petty, but also his relationship with his own family. Petty opens up for the first time about drug addiction, his doomed marriage and the infighting that threatened to tear apart the Heartbreakers.

Born to Run Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501141515
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 27th, 2016

Bruce Springsteen is The Boss for a reason. His music is the beating heart for millions of people all over the world and in Born To Run he tells his story with that same passion. He writes with the alternating voice of his lyrics, sometimes with sparse poetic lines and sometimes with the excitement you'd expect of a rock 'n roller. Fun, entertaining and beautiful.

Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631491573
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - November 22nd, 2016

Hank Williams lived in his music and this new biography sets the scene for all the things - self-destructive and not - that poured themselves into his music. Hank's short life was one of creative brilliance, debilitating self-doubt, pain and sadness and Mark Ribowsky paints a picture of a determined and troubled man.

Absolutely on Music: Conversations Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa, Jay Rubin (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780385354349
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Published: Knopf - November 15th, 2016

Author Haruki Murakami and famed conductor Seiji Ozawa discuss classical music: the stories told therein and its presence in the everyday world. Read this book with your favorite recordings of the pieces on hand and experience the joy felt by Murakami and Ozawa and maybe understand a little more about music and the creative process.

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399184765
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 25th, 2016

Founder of the punk trio Sleater-Kinney and maybe more recently known for her show Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein helped pave the way for women in indie and punk music and influenced countless young musicians with her distinctive guitar playing and disjointed songwriting. This book tells the story of a unique and explosive generation of bands fighting against the misogyny of the time.