Category: Book reviews

Mudhoney: The Sound and The Fury From Seattle by Keith Cameron

Photo by Charles Peterson Mudhoney: The Sound and The Fury From Seattle by Keith Cameron (Voyageur Press) Always the bridesmaid… Seattle-based rockers Mudhoney were there at the very beginning of the grunge movement, marrying punk rock and metal. Shit, Mudhoney…

Bob Dylan: American Troubadour By Donald Brown

Bob Dylan: American Troubadour By Donald Brown (Rowman & Littlefield) Yes, there are bookshelves lined with bios about Bob Dylan – including a planned-three volume autobiography from the singer. But journalist Donald Brown approached ‘American Troubadour’, the latest Dylan book,…

Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham: By Ryan Russell

Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham By Ryan Russell No Sleep Records Hailing from Birmingham, Al Ryan Russell took to photography at a young age to capture his southern surroundings. Influenced by by Glen E. Friedman and Charles Peterson, Russell…

Shovel Ready: By Adam Sternbergh

Shovel Ready By Adam Sternbergh (Crown) One of the best noir books to come out in years was penned by the culture editor for The New York Times Magazine. ‘Shovel Ready’ is just as sly and witty as it is…

Crash and Burn By Artie Lange

Crash and Burn By Artie Lange (Touchstone) As I write this review M*A*S*H is on in the background and it dawns on me the significant parallels that exist between the show and the great comic Artie Lange. Both feature tremendous…