The rock snob*s dictionary: an essential lexicon of rockological knowledge

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Broadway Books, Apr 12, 2005 - Music - 149 pages
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At last! An A-to-Z reference guide for readers who want to learn the cryptic language of Rock Snobs, those arcana-obsessed people who speak of "Rickenbacker guitars" and "Gram Parsons." We've all been there--trapped in a conversation with smarty-pants music fiends who natter on about "the MC5" or "Eno" or "the Hammond B3," not wanting to let on that we haven't the slightest idea what they're talking about. Well, fret no more!The Rock Snob's Dictionaryis here to defineevery single sacred totemof rock fandom's know-it-all fraternity, from Alt.country to Zimmy. (That's what Rock Snobs call Bob Dylan, by the way.)

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Review: The Rock Snob's Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Rockological Knowledge

User Review  - Tim Niland - Goodreads

As a music blogger of questionable grammatical knowledge but impeccable musical taste, I was hoping to gain some more hipster cachet by reading this book. It was actually quite good, written in a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

Excellent book for all us non-snobs to learn the proper way to become a ROCK SNOB. Wanna borrow it just ask friends. Read full review

About the author (2005)

DAVID KAMP has been a writer for Vanity Fair and GQ for over a decade, and began his career at Spy, the satirical New York monthly. STEVEN DALY is a Vanity Fair contributing editor, and in a previous life was a rock musician in his native Glasgow, playing drums for the band Orange Juice. Kamp and Daly live in New York City. 

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