The Rough Guide to the Best Music You’ve Never Heard is a winning collection of amazing stories of tragic mavericks and unlucky contenders, with hundreds of lost classics and hidden gems. The guide traces the musicians that fell by the wayside from the bands that could have been The Beatles to the acts that were better than the acts that made it. Find out why David Ackles is the Elton John that never was (and why Elton John agrees). Frank and opinionated, the guide is packed with playlists, includes stylish archive photos as well as contributions from music industry insiders including Bat for Lashes. Clue-up on the infamous lost albums from some of rock’s biggest stars and discover the tales of the famous-name side-projects that got away, not forgetting the cult albums reviled at the time… that are actually really good. If you’re looking for great new music, this book will show it to you.
As guides of this sort go, "The Rough Guide to the Best Music You've Never Heard", however, must be judged quite well for the presence of some undeniably classic artists who are not as well known to the general public as they should be. The way in which Laura Nyro, ESG, Can, Slint and Godspeed You Black Emperor, all unique artists possessed of music...
love it ... will buy more books like this ... the trivia that is included is priceless and the music highlighted is a "gift". Finding and then listening to music that was undervalued is a gift. I highly recommend.
An interesting read and an nice way to discover some overlooked artists. Too bad it's out of print.
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