SPIN: Greatest Hits: 25 Years of Heretics, Heroes, and the New Rock 'n' Roll
The official book celebrating the 25th anniversary of SPIN magazine
From its first issue in 1985, SPIN has cultivated a reputation for brilliant writing and broad musical coverage, including genres and artists long abandoned by its competitors. From punk to electronica, goth to gangsta rap, emo to garage rock, and hip-hop to indie rock, SPIN has covered it all and featured interviews with leading artists through every musical wave of the last 25 years.
SPIN: Greatest Hits brings together some of the classic stories that have appeared in the magazine, each with a new introduction by the author offering historical perspective on the article.
Packed with great writing and information spanning a quarter-century of iconic music and musicians, SPIN: Greatest Hits is an essential keepsake for music fans and lovers of pop culture.
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Elizabeth Gilbert's story about the damming of the Yangtze River - included in Spin's greatest hits - is one of my all-time favorite pieces of writing. Hilarious, irreverent and ballsy. I first read it in the Utne Reader when I was just out of journalism school, and she was my idol. When I made the connection, decades later, that she was the author of "Eat, Pray, Love" I was thrilled to know she had much more of her work out there.
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
Hands on a Hardbody
My Bloody Valentine
Rob Shefﬁeld on Morrisseys
Chinese Water Torture
War Is Loud
Fearless Bouncers Critical BeatDowns
Red Hot and Bothered
THE RIGHT PROFILE
Lady Sings the Blues
The Rebirth of Cool
Bruces Transparent Dogshit
Terri Sutton on Foo Fighters debut
Dont Look Back in Anger
Armageddon in Effect
Ann Powers on SleaterKinneys
The Art of the Hustle
Sasha FrereJones on RunD M C s
Sia Michel on DJ Shadows