Friday, February 22, 2013

Five notable rock-and-roll books

Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Paul Muldoon, whose new collection is The Word on the Street: Rock Lyrics, picked his favorite rock-and-roll books for The Daily Beast.

One title on the list:
By Keith Richards

In an interview published in Q magazine in 2011, Keith Richards let it be known that the album that “forces [him] to think” is Warren Zevon’s 1978 Excitable Boy. What exactly it might force him to think about is hard to tell, though his Life is a thought-provoking musing on the mysteries of closed ranks and open tunings.
Read about another book on the list.

Also see: The 25 greatest rock memoirs of all time, Patrick Humphries' 6 favorite rock 'n' roll books, Jim DeRogatis's list of the four greatest rock ’n’ roll books., Greil Marcus's list of five of the best books on rock music, Tobias Carroll's six essential rock-n-roll novels, Samuel Muston's ten best music memoirs, Tiffany Murray's top ten rock'n'roll novels, the LA Times' 46 essential rock reads, and Kitty Empire's best rock autobiographies.

--Marshal Zeringue