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January 29, 2006

New 33 1/3 Books

This week Continuum announced the 2007 & 2008 editions in their 33 1/3 series of short books on seminal albums. Included are:

Belle & Sebastian's If You're Feeling Sinister by Scott Plagenhoef
Steely Dan's Aja by Don Breithaupt
Richard & Linda Thompson's Shoot Out the Lights by Hayden Childs
Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine by Daphne Carr
Guns N' Roses' Use Your Illusion by Eric Weisbard
Patti Smiths' Horses by Phil Shaw
Minutemen: Double Nickels on the Dime by Mike Fournier
Nick Drake's Pink Moon by Amanda Petrusich
A Tribe Called Quest's People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm by Shawn Taylor
U2's Achtung Baby by Stephen Catanzarite
Throbbing Gristle's 20 Jazz Funk Greats by Drew Daniel
Kate Bush's The Dreaming by Ann Powers
PJ Harvey's Rid of Me by Kate Schatz
Brian Eno's Another Green World by Geeta Dayal
Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life by Zeth Lundy
Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica by Kevin Courrier
Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love by Carl Wilson
Lucinda Williams' Lucinda Williams by Anders Smith Lindall
Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs by LD Beghtol
Television's Marquee Moon by Peter Blauner
Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombones by David Smay

I have to admit anticipating Carl Wilson's Celine Dion book most, but not for the subject matter, I just enjoy almost everything Wilson writes.

The previously announced 2006 releases:

The Pixies' Doolittle by Ben Sisario
The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique by Dan LeRoy
Sly and the Family Stone's There's a Riot Goin' On by Miles Marshall Lewis
The Stone Roses' Stone Roses by Alex Green
Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation by Matthew Stearns
Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark by Sean Nelson
The Clash's London Calling by David L. Ulin
The Byrds' The Notorious Byrd Brothers by Ric Menck
Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited by Mark Polizzotti
Guided By Voices' Bee Thousand by Marc Woodworth
Nirvana's In Utero by Gillian Gaar
The Who's The Who Sell Out by John Dougan

see also:

52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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