Category: Book reviews

Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore By Freddy Alva (Di Wulf)

Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore By Freddy Alva (Di Wulf) New York-based author Freddy Alva grew up in the 1980s submersed in hardcore music and graffiti art. He became a regular during the CBGB Sunday matinees and befriended…

The Cake and the Rain By Jimmy Webb (St. Martin’s Press)

The Cake and the Rain By Jimmy Webb (St. Martin’s Press) Jimmy Webb is not a household name by current standards. Heck, few nowadays probably don’t know who he was/is. But, at one time, he was held in the highest…

Set the Boy Free: By Johnny Marr (Dey Street)

Set the Boy Free By Johnny Marr (Dey Street) Almost as a rule, musician autobiographies are a chance to settle scores, name names, spew vitriol, essentially an exercise in one-sided venting. Obviously, someone forgot to mention that to Johnny Marr….