Tag: Backbeat Books

Einstein, Michael Jackson & Me

Einstein, Michael Jackson & Me

Print Reviews

Rock publicist Howard Bloom dishes the dirt on the all the big names in entertainment with an insider’s eye for the absurd. Review by Carl F. Gauze.

Relix: The Book

Relix: The Book

Print Reviews

Relive the decade no one claims to remember through this retrospective of Relix, a magazine that revolved around the Grateful Dead.

By The Time We Got To Woodstock

By The Time We Got To Woodstock

Print Reviews

Veteran Rock and Roll Journalist Bruce Pollack rehashes all the significant songs and stories that led to the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Carl F Gauze is not impressed.

Woodstock Vision

Woodstock Vision

Print Reviews

This expanded edition of Elliot Landy’s rock photography collection Woodstock Vision has Matthew Moyer thinking of heading up north to chop firewood with Garth Hudson.

Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom

Print Reviews

In author Pete Blecha’s new examination of the gnarled roots of Seattle rock music, he posits that it all started with the slurred words “Louie Louie.” Scott Adams obviously approves.

The Daily Adventures of Mixerman

The Daily Adventures of Mixerman

Print Reviews

Nowhere does the line between Fantasy, Reality and Comedy blur more than in the music industry. Carl Gauze reports on the pseudonymous Mixerman’s journal of one album gone quite wrong. Or quite right, for the reader at home.

I Hate New Music

I Hate New Music

Print Reviews

Did rock ‘n’ roll begin and end with classic rock? Has there been a single landmark rock album since 1978? Eric J. Iannelli went looking for answers in I Hate New Music , Dave Thompson’s blustery “classic rock manifesto,” but all he found was a man with questionable beliefs shouting at him.

Children of the Blues

Print Reviews

The blues had a baby, and Art Tipaldi wrote a book about it. James Mann looks at the Children of the Blues.

Make Music Now!

Print Reviews

Ever wondered where MP3’s come from, or how to get your music online? Mitch Gallagher reveals all in Make Music Now! James Mann plugs in.

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Features

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The Tale of King Crab

The Tale of King Crab

Screen Reviews

The winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2021 Viennale, The Tale of King Crab has documentarians Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis creating their first hybrid-fiction feature, which expands on the provocative mythologies birthed in the town of Vejano, Italy. Generoso and Lily review this immersive and imaginative film.

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Features

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