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The 33 1/3 B-sides


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Brings together original essays from 33 1/3 authors, addressing the underrated or overlooked albums that have influenced them - and cumulatively serve as a "to-listen" list for readers in search of unexplored music territories.

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Preface Introduction: Superfluous, Redundant, Enduring - Prince's Emancipation (1996) Will Stockton Reintroduction: Trivial, Derivative, Tenacious - Christina Aguilera's Mi Reflejo (2000) D. Gilson Part One Juvenilia 1 Leonard Cohen's Songs of Love and Hate (1971) Drew Daniel 2 The New York Dolls' Too Much, Too Soon (1974) David Smay 3 The Rolling Stones' It's Only Rock 'n Roll (1974) David Masciotra 4 The Durutti Column's The Return of the Durutti Column (1980) Philip Shaw 5 R.E.M.'s Chronic Town (1982) Gina Arnold 6 Rites of Spring's Rites of Spring (1985) Will Fulton 7 Jane's Addiction's Nothing's Shocking (1988) Rolf Potts 8 Del Amitri's Waking Hours (1989) Alex Green 9 Sinead O'Connor's I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (1990) Tara Murtha 10 De La Soul's De La Soul Is Dead (1991) Shawn Taylor 11 Digable Planets' Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) (1993) Walter Biggins 12 Billy Idol's Cyberpunk (1993) Sean Maloney 13 Guided by Voices' Mag Earwhig! (1997) Matt LeMay 14 The Smashing Pumpkins' Adore (1998) Jovana Babovic 15 The Weakerthans' Left and Leaving (2000) Daniel Couch Part Two Marginalia 16 Robert Johnson's King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961) Jeffrey T. Roesgen 17 The Doors' Strange Days (1967) Clare Nina Norelli 18 The Dells' There Is (1968) Joe Bucciero 19 Shirley and Dolly Collins' Anthems in Eden (1969) Sam Inglis 20 Hank Thompson's Smoky the Bar (1969) Joe Bonomo 21 Von Freeman's Doin' It Right Now (1972) Aaron Cohen 22 John Cale's Paris 1919 (1973) Mark Polizzotti 23 Bert Jansch's L.A. Turnaround (1974) John Perry 24 The Cars' Candy-O (1979) Susan Fast 25 Ian Dury and The Blockheads' Laughter (1980) Terry Edwards 26 Frankie Armstrong, Brian Pearson, Blowzabella, and Jon Gillaspie's Tam Lin (1984) Allan Moore 27 Scritti Politti's Cupid & Psyche 85 (1985) Dan LeRoy 28 Negativland's Escape From Noise (1987) Kembrew McLeod 29 Frank Black's Frank Black (1993) Zeth Lundy 30 Rodan's Rusty (1994) Michael T. Fournier 31 Kenickie's At the Club (1997) Emily Mackay 32 Guy's Guy (1988) Patrick Rivers 33 Sleep's Dopesmoker (2003) Erik Davis 34 The Blood Brothers' Crimes (2004) Ethan Hayden 35 Boris's Pink (2006) Paula Mejia 36 Stars of Lid's And Their Refinement of the Decline (2007) Walter Holland 37 The Range Rats' The Range Rats (2010) Michael Blair 38 Daniel Lopatin's Chuck Person's Eccojams Vol. 1 (2010) Marvin Lin Part Three Memorabilia 39 The Band's Rock of Ages (1972) Steve Matteo 40 Bruce Springsteen's Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live at the Geneva Theater (1974) Bruce Eaton 41 Talisker's Dreaming of Glenisla (1975) John Cavanagh 42 The Village People's Can't Stop the Music: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1980) Rebecca Wallwork 43 Haruomi Hosono's Philharmony (1982) Bryan Waterman 44 Hirokazu Tanaka's Metroid (1986) Andrew Schartmann 45 Various Artists' Music from the Motion Picture Pulp Fiction (1994) Evie Nagy 46 Various Artists' Casino Soundtrack (1995) Kevin Courrier 47 Wesley Willis's Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die (1996) Phillip Crandall 48 Nine Inch Nails' The Fragile (1999) Luis Sanchez 49 Bob Dylan's Love and Theft (2001) Pete Astor 50 Silver Jews' Bright Flight (2001) Hayden Childs 51 The Original Broadway Cast Recording Featuring Green Day's American Idiot (2010) Cyrus R.K. Patell 52 Perfume's LEVEL3 (2013) Jordan Ferguson 53 Dawn of Midi's Dysnomia (2015) Charles Fairchild Permissions Notes

About the Author

Will Stockton is Professor of English at Clemson University, USA, and the author of several books, including Members of His Body: Shakespeare, Paul, and a Theology of Nonmonogamy (2017) and Playing Dirty: Sexuality and Waste in Early Modern Comedy (2011). D. Gilson teaches English at Missouri State University, USA. His books include Incarnate: Notes from an Evangelical Boyhood (2020) and I Will Say This Exactly One Time: Essays (2015). Together, they wrote dc Talk's Jesus Freak (Bloomsbury, 2018).


There's lots of love on display in this collection of writings, along with many other emotions. This is a book to keep beside a favourite chair and to dip in and out of when the mood takes you. * Americana UK *

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