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Perfect Circle The Story Of R E M

Author : Tony Fletcher
ISBN : 9781787590830
Genre : Music
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R.E.M., the most acclaimed American group of their generation, disbanded in September 2011 with their idealism and dignity intact. In this, the final edition of his best-selling R.E.M. biography, Tony Fletcher brings their story to a conclusion and explains what led this unique group to draw a curtain on their career. This Omnibus Enhanced digital edition of Perfect Circle includes a bonus multimedia discography charting every album and single of R.E.M’s career, presented in chronological order through audio, video and imagery. Drawing on interviews with band members, friends, associates and business partners, the book follows R.E.M.’s upward trajectory from the seminal debut Murmur in 1983 to the 1990s when their albums Out Of Time, Automatic For The People and Monster sold tens of millions, making them one of the world’s biggest groups, to their final years together. Granted access to the group throughout their career, Tony Fletcher delves beyond R.E.M.s renowned humility and social awareness, discussing fame, fortune and sexuality with the same keen eye he casts on the group’s astonishing career and musical catalogue. The result is neither blind fan worship nor jaundiced critical cynicism, but a balanced and thorough telling of one of the most compelling rock stories of our time.
Category: Music

Perfect Circle

Author : Tony Fletcher
ISBN : 1785589679
Genre : Rock musicians
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Formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980, R.E.M. released their first single, Radio Free Europe, in 1981. By the time the band broke up they had recorded fifteen studio albums, 63 singles, sold more than 85 million records, signed the biggest recording contract in music history, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Tony Fletcher's biography of the enigmatic quartet from Athens, Georgia, benefits not only from Tony's long association with the band but also by the co-operation of the band itself. Discussing fame, fortune and sexuality with the same keen eye he casts on the group's astonishing musical catalogue, Perfect Circle is neither blind fan worship nor jaundiced critical cynicism, but a balanced and thorough telling of one of the most compelling rock stories of our time. Drawing on dozens of interviews with friends, associates and the band members themselves, this is not just the story of one group's rise through cult status, but the story of American rock. This is edition is fully updated.
Category: Rock musicians

The 100 Greatest Bands Of All Time A Guide To The Legends Who Rocked The World 2 Volumes

Author : David V. Moskowitz
ISBN : 9781440803406
Genre : Social Science
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This one-of-a-kind reference investigates the music and the musicians that set the popular trends of the last half century in America. • Contains an alphabetical collection of entries that each profile a major group and band from the past 60 years • Provides a selected discography and bibliography for further listening and reading for each entry • Covers a wide variety of styles from classic rock to surf rock to hip hop • Features sidebar entries which tie together larger popular music concepts such as the rise and influence of MTV and the phenomenon of girl bands
Category: Social Science

Remarks Remade The Story Of Rem

Author : Tony Fletcher
ISBN : 9780857120021
Genre : Music
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REM are the most influential, prolific and vital American group of the last quarter century. From their humble post-punk beginnings in the college town of Athens, Georgia to their current standing as a global phenomenon, REM have consistently bucked audience expectations and defied music biz rules. This new edition of Tony Fletcher's acclaimed biography brings the band's story right up to date, covering the departure of drummer Bill Berry, Michael Stipe's increasing role as a spokesman for humane causes, Peter Buck's 'air-rage' trial and the group's music right up to their 2001 Reveal album.
Category: Music

R E M S Murmur

Author : J. Niimi
ISBN : 0826416721
Genre : Music
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R.E.M.'s debut album, released in 1983, was so far removed from the prevailing trends of American popular music that it still sounds miraculous and out of time today. J. Niimi tells the story of the album's genesis - with fascinating input from Don Dixon and Mitch Easter. He also investigates Michael Stipe's hypnotic, mysterious lyrics, and makes the case for Murmur as a work of Southern Gothic art. EXCEPRT: In the course of an interview that took place some twenty years ago, Michael Stipe made passing reference to an essay that had a deep impact on him. It's what came to his mind when, after having been harangued by fans and journalists alike about Murmur's lyrics, already grown weary from having to continually entertain their broad speculations, he finally threw up his hands. "Anyone who really wants to figure out the words to our songs should probably read this essay, then go back and listen," Stipe told the interviewer. "It talks about how people misinterpret something that's being said, and come up with a little phrase or word that actually defines the essence of what the original was better than the original did." What Stipe was trying to say is that if you want answers to R.E.M., you're not only looking in the wrong place, you're also asking the wrong questions.
Category: Music

The New Rolling Stone Album Guide

Author : Nathan Brackett
ISBN : 0743201698
Genre : Music
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A reference guide to the decade's top trends, performers, and sounds, reviews the most influential albums, provides biographical overviews of key artists, and considers how technology and the Internet have impacted the industry.
Category: Music

Band Together

Author : Mirit Eliraz
ISBN : 9780786426201
Genre : Music
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"Eliraz studies four of the most popular rock bands of the last quarter century. Chapters offer band bios; friends, collaborators and business partners. Discuss structures, general relations, unity, survival, how diverse elements merge into a productive w
Category: Music

Perfect Circle

Author : Sean Stewart
ISBN : 1931520119
Genre : Fiction
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William "Dead" Kennedy has always been able to see dead people with unfinished business, but when a distant cousin asks him to deal with the ghost of a dead girl that is haunting his garage, the request soon takes on a life of its own.
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Author : Gary Nabors
ISBN : 0963624148
Genre : Music
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Courtney Love

Author : Poppy Z. Brite
ISBN : 9780684848006
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A look into the life of rock singer Courtney Love examines her early life, time in reform school, work as a stripper in Asia, marriage, the death of her husband Kurt Cobain, the birth of her daughter, and her performing career
Category: Biography & Autobiography