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Heavy Rotation Twenty Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives

ISBN-10: 0061579742
ISBN-13: 9780061579745
Edition: 2009
Authors: Peter Terzian
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Description: Colm TÓibÍn on Joni Mitchell • James Wood on The Who • Stacey D'Erasmo on Kate Bush • Daniel Handler on Eurythmics • Lisa Dierbeck on the Pretenders • Clifford Chase on the B-52s . . . and other writers on the soundtracks of their livesIn Heavy  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Colm TÓibÍn on Joni Mitchell • James Wood on The Who • Stacey D'Erasmo on Kate Bush • Daniel Handler on Eurythmics • Lisa Dierbeck on the Pretenders • Clifford Chase on the B-52s . . . and other writers on the soundtracks of their livesIn Heavy Rotation, twenty of our most acclaimed contemporary writers pay homage to the record albums that inspired them. Benjamin Kunkel remembers how the Smiths' Queen Is Dead transformed him into an adolescent Anglophile. Pankaj Mishra describes how a bootleg cassette of ABBA's Super Trouper evoked a world far from his small Indian village. Kate Christensen relives her years as an aspiring novelist in Brooklyn listening to Rickie Lee Jones's Flying Cowboys. And Joshua Ferris recalls his head-banging passion for Pearl Jam's Ten.Exploring music from the Talking Heads to the Hedwig and the Angry Inch soundtrack, this extraordinary anthology is a moving, funny, uplifting, and unforgettable celebration of the unique and essential relationship between life and music.

Peter Terzian has written for the New York Times , Slate , the Believer , Print , the National , Columbia Journalism Review , Bookforum , and the Los Angeles Times Book Review. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Introduction
Still Ill: The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead
What Annie Knew: Annie Soundtrack
The Quiet One: The Beatles: Meet the Beatles!
What You've Done to My World: Fugazi: Fugazi
Tiny Big Dreams: Talking Heads: Remain in Light
O Black and Unknown Bards: American Primitive Vol. II: Pre-War Revenants (1897-1939)
Beautiful Noise: Kate Bush: The Sensual World
Mental Chickens: Topless Women Talk About Their Lives Soundtrack
Elegy for a Discarded Album: Pearl Jam: Ten
I Love to Listen to: Eurythmics: Savage
Am I Getting Warmer? The B-52s: The B-52s
How to be a Girl: Pretenders: Pretenders
Blues for a Semester Abroad: Gloria Estefan: Mi Tierra
Three Weeks in the Summer: Joni Mitchell: Blue
Northern Exposure: ABBA: Super Trouper
A Rodeo Girl on Broadway: Rickie Lee Jones: Flying Cowboys
No Mod Cons: The Who: Quadrophenia
Just Like Me: The Jackson 5: Greatest Hits
Nine Lives: Miaow: Priceless Innuendo
Bewigged: Hedwig and the Angry Inch Original Cast Recording
Contributors
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