On a special edition of the Book Nook, Patrick interviews David Dann, author of “Guitar King: Michael Bloomfield’s Life in the Blues.”
Patrick recently read “There was a Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of Big Star” by Rich Tupica. This is his report.
Let’s visit Patrick’s Book Nook (now with its own theme music!). He discusses “Spacemen 3 and the Birth of Spiritualized” by Erik Morse, “Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands” by Will Carruthers and “The Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else: Joy Division” by Jon Savage.
Patrick gives many book reports today, including works about Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Beastie Boys, Eric Clapton, Robert Pollard and Guided By Voices, the Circle Jerks and Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant.
Patrick has some more book reports: “Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd” by Nick Mason with Phillip Dodd and “Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd” by Mark Blake.
Patrick reports on a book he just read: “Do you Believe in Magic? The Story of the Lovin’ Spoonful” by Simon Wordsworth.
Will Pfeifer of Rockford IL fills in as host while Jim and Patrick take a week off. Will goes through his book shelf and recommends some rock tomes, including books about the Sex Pistols and Elvis Presley and works by critics Lester Bangs and Chuck Klosterman.
Patrick likes to read books about music and talk about them. Today, he tells us about “Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD” by Martin Aston, published in 2013. 4AD is an important record label in the UK, with a classic roster that included Bauhaus, Pixies, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance and many others.
Patrick just finished two books and wants to share them with you. The first is “Meet me in the Bathroom,” by Lizzy Goodman, an oral history of the New York music scene in the 2000s, which brought us the Strokes, Vampire Weekend, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem and many other cool indie bands. The second book is “You Never Give me Your Money” by Peter Doggett, about the business and legal battles of the Beatles after they broke up.