31 songs

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Viking, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 196 pages
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Nick Hornby writes about 31 songs - most of them loved, some of them once loved, all of them significant to him - beginning with Teenage Fanclub's 'Your Love Is The Place That I Come From', ending with Patti Smith's 'Pissing in a River', and encompassing singers as varied as Van Morrison and Nelly Furtado, songs as different as 'Thunder Road' and 'Puff the Magic Dragon' (reggae style). He discusses, among other things, guitar solos and singers whose teeth whistle, and the sort of music you hear in the Body Shop.

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User Review  - harrietbrown - LibraryThing

I thought this book was outstanding. It was very interesting to hear about Mr. Hornby's relationship to music and certain songs in particular. It was fascinating to get inside the head of someone who ... Read full review

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User Review  - paulmorriss - LibraryThing

I once bought a music magazine and came to the conclusion that I'd rather listen to music than read about it. However with this book I've changed my mind. You don't even have to have heard of some of ... Read full review


Your Love Is The Place
Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen
Heartbreaker Led Zeppelin

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About the author (2003)

The New Yorker" calls bestselling author Nick Hornby the maestro of the male confessional. His bestselling adult novels include" High Fidelity" and "About a Boy," both of which were made into highly successful movies. He lives in the UK.

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