The Complicator Vol. 3 – Music Books

Hello again everyone,

Thanks for all the great responses last week. It’s nice to have such a vibrant, participatory group!

On my desk right now, I have a bunch of books, including “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” by Jeff Chang, “Sound of the Beast – The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal” by Ian Christe, and “The Latin Beat” by Ed Morales. I have a very large stack of music books both here and at home, and I’m constantly nibbling away at them to find more great music for Pandora.

I thought it would be interesting to ask you folks what your favorite music books are. Do tell!

Meanwhile, to get things started, here are a few of mine:


Emotion and Meaning in Music by Leonard Meyer


Words and Music by Paul Morley


Miles by Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe


Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azarrad


Can’t Stop Won’t Stop by Jeff Chang


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