The Great Rock Discography

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Canongate, 2002 - Music - 1185 pages
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Now in its fully revised and updated sixth edition, including all releases to the end of 2001, The Great Rock Discography is the greatest music reference book around and, with over 200,000 copies already in print, has established itself as THE music bible for music fans and record collectors across the globe. Organized alphabetically, each entry features a complete discography that details every record released, full track listings for each album, B-sides for each single, expanded biographies and band histories, catalogue ordering numbers, top U.S. and U.K. chart positions, issuing labels, and recommendations of must-have recordings. From the Stone Roses to the Rolling Stones, Steeleye Span to Steely Dan, ABBA to AC/DC, The Popes to The Pogues, Green on Red to Deacon Blue, Heaven 17 to Richard Hell, Buffalo Tom to the Cowboy Junkies -- The Great Rock Discography contains everything you need to know about everyone you need to know about. It is an endless and indispensable source of information and entertainment for anyone interested in popular music. "The last word in rock 'n' roll trainspotting, there isn't a better guide on the market." -- Guardian (London) "It's a killer tome ... this one can safely be filed under 'unbelievable.'" -- NME "In its vast sweep this is an impressive work. For careful readers anorak nirvana awaits." -- The Times (London) "Insanely meticulous." -- Independent (London) "A veritable sermon from the mount." -- Q

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Amply covering both the British and American rock scenes, Strong's fifth updating of his very successful reference work will find a warm reception. Although its wealth of data is presented in ... Read full review

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MARTIN C. STRONG has been researching and compiling discographies for around 25 years, among them The Great Metal Discography, The Great Alternative and Indie Discography, The Great Psychedelic Discography and, of course, The Great Rock Discography and The Essential Rock Discography. He is currently working on the second installment of Lights, Camera, Soundtracks which focuses on classical soundtracks and film scores. He lives in Falkirk, Scotland. BRENDON GRIFFIN has worked sporadically on the Great Rock Discography series since the late 90s. His work has also appeared in Songlines and Record Collector, and he's a regular contributor to HMV Choice. When not fielding exacting calls from Martin, he's often wandering abroad for Rough Guides, contributing to the West Africa, Central America, Bolivia, Spain and Portugal titles, and writing Spain: 25 Ultimate Experiences. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife Erika.

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