Episode 393: Guest Book Nook – Sex Pistols, Elvis Presley, Lester Bangs




July 23, 2018


  • Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show “Cover of The Rolling Stone” Sloppy Seconds (Columbia Records) 1973
  • Sex Pistols “Emi” Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (Warner Bros. Records) 1977
  • Count Five “Psychotic Reaction” Psychotic Reaction (Double Shot Records) 1966
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd “Free Bird” (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) (MCA Records) 1973
  • Elvis Presley “Suspicious Minds” From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis (RCA Records) 1969


It has been a very busy summer for Rockin’ the Suburbs. While Jim and Patrick take a well deserved week-long break, they invite a few folks to fill in. Kicking things off with rock book recommendations (some about Elvis Presley and the Sex Pistols), Will Pfeifer!

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Books recommended by Will…

The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock ‘n Roll by Jim Miller, 1980

England’s Dreaming by Jon Savage, 1991

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: The Work of a Legendary Critic: Rock’N’Roll as Literature and Literature as Rock ‘N’Roll by Lester Bangs, 1987

Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman, 2005

Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick, 1998

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