Shopping Cart
Your cart is currently empty.

books on music

music biographies and music culture


The Mudd Club (softcover edition)

"I was a Long Island kid that graduated college in 1976 and moved to Greenwich Village. Two years later, I was working The Mudd Club door. Standing outside, staring at...

A$45.00

Buy or Die! Ralph Records Artworks 1972-2015

Goodfellas present Buy Or Die! Ralph Records Artworks 1972-2015, the first ever book of its kind on the history of the artwork of The Residents and their label Ralph Records....

A$85.00

Punk Aesthetics and New Folk (paperback edition)

Joanna Newsom, Will Oldham (a.k.a. 'Bonnie Prince Billy'), and Devendra Banhart are perhaps the best known of a generation of independent artists who use elements of folk music in contexts...

A$40.00

Soundtrack From Twin Peaks (paperback edition)

When Twin Peaks debuted on the ABC network on the night of April 8, 1990, thirty-five million viewers tuned in to some of the most unusual television of their lives....

A$25.00
Sold Out

Patti Smith: Collected Lyrics 1970-2015 (hardback edition)

2015 updated edition. Initially published in 1998, Patti Smith's Complete Lyrics was a testimony to her uncompromising poetic power. Now, on the fortieth anniversary of the release of Horses, Smith's...

A$50.00

A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism (hardback edition)

A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism offers a spirited introduction to the life and work of this legendary but underappreciated musician, composer, and poet. Paul...

A$60.00
Sold Out

Antarctica: An Absent Presence (hardback book with 2CDs)

This beautiful volume of soundscape compositions, images and words from Australian sound artist Philip Samartzis is an invitation to share in a remarkable journey of enquiry. Antarctica is a paradox...

A$60.00
Sold Out

In Love With These Times: My Life With Flying Nun Records (paperback edition)

The inside story of New Zealand's iconic independent record label by the man who made it happen.  Roger Shepherd was working in a Christchurch record shop when he realised the...

A$30.00
Sold Out

Kansas City Lightning (paperback edition)

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth...

A$25.00

Art Record Covers (hardback edition)

In Francesco Spampinato’s unique anthology of artists’ record covers, we discover the rhythm of this particular cultural history. The book presents 500 covers and records by visual artists from the...

A$120.00
Sold Out

Billie Holiday: The Musician & The Myth (paperback edition)

Written by John Szwed, the author of 'So What: The Life of Miles Davis'.Today, Billie Holiday is an icon - an artist whose voice has weathered countless shifts in public...

A$30.00
Sold Out

Music in the Air: The Selected Writings of Ralph J. Gleason (hardback edition)

A collection of the best music writing and cultural criticism from one of the most influential music journalists of his day The co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine, Ralph J. Gleason...

A$50.00
Sold Out

Boooook: The Life and Work of Bob Cobbing (softcover)

This is the first comprehensive overview of the life and work of the pioneering British concrete and sound poet Bob Cobbing (1920–2002). Boooook addresses all aspects of Cobbing’s rich career,...

A$50.00
Sold Out

Heroes: David Bowie and Berlin (paperback)

This is the first English translation of German journalist Tobais Rüther's book about David Bowie's friendships and collaborations with Iggy Pop, Brian Eno and Tony Visconti, and he also paints...

A$30.00
Sold Out

Total Chaos: The story of The Stooges as told by Iggy Pop (hardcover)

This is the story of The Stooges as told by the main man himself, Iggy Pop. Published by Jack White's own book publishing arm Third Man Books. The publication is...

A$80.00
Sold Out

Oh So Pretty Punk In Print 1976 - 80

Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80 is an unrivalled collection of visually striking ephemera from Britain’s punk subculture. It presents 500 artefacts - 'zines,' gig posters, flyers, and badges...

A$45.00
Sold Out

What Happened, Miss Simone? (soft cover edition)

Inspired by the critically acclaimed documentary, this book is an intimate and vivid portrait of the legendary Nina Simone. Drawing on glimpses into previously unseen diaries, rare interviews and childhood...

A$25.00
Sold Out

The Pitchfork Review #9

In this special jazz edition, we get to read about Don Cheadle, Esperanza Spalding, Sun Ra, Thelonious Monk, Albert Ayler's New York City and heaps more about all things jazz....

A$35.00
Sold Out

Born to Run (hardback edition)

'Writing about yourself is a funny business...But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I've tried to...

A$45.00
Sold Out

The Real Frank Zappa Book

Written by Frank Zappa himself with the assistance of Peter Occhiogrosso, the book is an autobiography of mostly hilarious stories, fireside war tales from the big bad days of the...

A$35.00
Sold Out

Catalog