The Dark Stuff: Selected Writings on Rock Music Updated Edition (Google eBook)

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Da Capo Press, Mar 1, 2009 - Music - 400 pages
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A smart, scathing look at the most hell-bent performers of our time: Here are profiles of everyone you'd expect (and a few you wouldn't)-Brian Wilson, Miles Davis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Sid Vicious, and Kurt Cobain. "Kent matters because he wrote about rock better than anyone before or since." -Tony Parsons, The Daily Telegraph
  

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Review: The Dark Stuff: Selected Writings On Rock Music

User Review  - Matt Olsen - Goodreads

Awesome! It's like a Klosterman book (in terms of it being mostly about celebrities and experiences relating to dealing with them) except ƒrom a totally different era--mostly being the 70s. Highly recommended for any Klosterman fan looking for a change of pace Read full review

Review: The Dark Stuff: Selected Writings On Rock Music

User Review  - Natalia Kuznecova - Goodreads

I expected more life stories of the list of bands, not just about The Beach Boys. But otherwise Nick Kent is a great music critic. Read full review

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Contents

Going to Hell with Jerry Lee Lewis in Hollywood
74
The Bewildering Universe of Roky Erickson and His Twoheaded Dog
89
The Cracked Ballad of Syd Barrett
97
Brian Jones Tortured Narcissus
114
The Rolling Stones after the Sixties
125
The Troubled Splendour of the New York Dolls
154
The Wasted Years
166
Sid Vicious the Exploding DimWit
178
Happy Mondays and Stone Roses
233
Pictures of Iggy
243
Miles Davis Approaches Sixty
266
The Last Testament of Roy Orbison
284
Neil Young and the Haphazard Highway That Leads to Unconditional Love
294
Kurt Cobain 19671994
338
The Innocent
343
Prince Is a Champion Too
356

Elvis Costello
187
Morrissey the Majesty of Melancholia and the Light That Never Goes Out in Smithsdom
201
The Moon the Gutter and Shane McGowan
211
The Daze of GunsNRoses
221
The Conflicted Cool of Johnny Cash
362
Eminems Rage in a Cage
371
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About the author (2009)

Nick Kent has written for New Musical Express, Spin, and Details and played with the Sex Pistols and the Subterraneans. He lives in England.

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