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Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
ALARM [$18 per book] [$50 one-year subscription (4 books)] [$70 two-year subscription (8 books)]

In the spring of 2009, ALARM ushered in a new era when it transitioned away from magazines with the debut of a quarterly series of collector-quality books. Covering musical styles as diverse as metal, jazz, insurgent country, neoclassical, and underground hip hop, these books feature innovative artists in a smart, unpretentious, and hype-free way.


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Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010
Mosh Potatoes: Recipes, Anecdotes, and Mayhem from the Heavyweights of Heavy Metal [$15.00]

Who says that metalheads are only allowed to eat fast food? Disprove that theory with this unorthodox cookbook. Featuring recipes from the likes of Lemmy Kilmeister (Motörhead), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and many other stars of rock and metal, this cookbook will allow aspiring headbangers to eat like their favorite artists, which is a nice runner-up to playing like them. Plus, it comes packed with a ton of personal stories and notes from the musicians involved, adding a personal touch for the music history buff. A must-have for food lovers and heavy music fans alike!


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Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010
Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83 by Tesco Vee, Dave Stimson, Steve Miller (eds.) [$29.95]

Major fanatics of the new punk happenings in the late-‘70s, Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson set out to chronicle, lambast, ridicule, and heap praise on all they arbitrarily loved or hated in the punk music communities in the US and abroad. The result was Touch and Go magazine, the hugely influential hardcore punk zine that exposed the world to Black Flag, Minor Threat, and the Misfits. Containing all 22 original issues, and new introductory essays by punk icons—including John Brannon, Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins, amongst others—see the history of hardcore punk unfold before your eyes in vivid black and white.


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Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010
The Lost Rolling Stones Photographs: The Bob Bonis Archive, 1964-1966 by Larry Marion, Charlie Watts [$29.99]

This collection of rare photographs of the Stones, taken by their US tour manager, Bob Bonis, as they toured the States from 1964-1966, shows the band in both public and private moments, documenting a critical time in their early career: coming to America. It features candid shots of the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band getting haircuts, bowling, and an entire section of pictures devoted to Keith picking his nose. If that isn’t rock ‘n roll, what is?


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Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010
The Boombox Project: The Machines, the Music, and the Urban Underground by Lyle Owerko, Spike Lee [$24.95]

On the heels of the graffiti renaissance comes a vibrant look at an old-school icon that figured prominently in the hip-hop, rock ‘n’ roll, and punk movements of the ‘70s and ‘80s: the boombox. Featuring vintage and contemporary photographs of boomboxes and the folks who brought the boombox to life back in the day, The Boombox Project is also an oral history of the early days of hip-hop, containing reflections from Fab 5 Freddy, LL Cool J, and DJ Spooky, amongst others.


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