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The Resource Electric ladyland, John Perry

Electric ladyland, John Perry

Label
Electric ladyland
Title
Electric ladyland
Statement of responsibility
John Perry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Review
(The following is a combined review for The Velvet Underground and Nico; Sign O' the Times; Unknown Pleasures; Electric Ladyland; and Abba Gold) Music fans love to trumpet their favorite recordings to a sympathetic audience. Continuum has given fans that chance with its quaintly titled "33-1/3" series, in which the authors wax poetic on the greatness of their favorite LPs from the past 40 years. Though it's unclear how Continuum selected the authors, the musicians and music writers chosen do their subjects proud. Their articulate, well-researched, and passionate cases are a welcome change from the capsule reviews found in most music magazines, which seem intended to show off the reviewers' pithy witticisms rather than to illuminate the merits of the work in question. Interestingly, the authors here take on the qualities one would expect of fans for each artist. For instance, Perry, former guitarist for the Only Ones, gamely tries to explain the technical details of Jimi Hendrix's brilliant playing; Ott, a regular contributor to , is serious and dramatic in telling Joy Division's tragic tale; and Vincentelli (music editor, Time Out New York ) is a bit defensive in her self-conscious apology of Abba, resorting to tearing down other artists to make her faves look better. While the series is refreshing in its decision to sidestep the usual suspects (e.g., the Beatles' Revolver , the Beach Boys'Pet Sounds ), its focus on lesser-known, more cultish albums limits the series' appeal to larger public libraries. Also potentially problematic: the artists' names are not always included in the book titles. Though written for lay readers, "33-1/3" may get better use, as a whole, in academic libraries.—Lloyd Jansen, Stockton–San Joaquin Cty. P.L., CA --Lloyd Jansen (Reviewed April 1, 2004) (Library Journal, vol 129, issue 6, p95)
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271441
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952 June 4-
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Perry, John
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML421.J55
LC item number
P47 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
33 1/3
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  • Hendrix, Jimi
  • Jimi Hendrix Experience (Musical group).
Label
Electric ladyland, John Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Instrumentation -- Background -- Live -- The cover -- Track by track -- Reviews -- Aftermath
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
132 p.
Isbn
9780826415714
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003026508
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53879505
  • (Sirsi) o53879505
  • (OCoLC)53879505
Label
Electric ladyland, John Perry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Instrumentation -- Background -- Live -- The cover -- Track by track -- Reviews -- Aftermath
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
132 p.
Isbn
9780826415714
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003026508
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53879505
  • (Sirsi) o53879505
  • (OCoLC)53879505

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