World’s Largest Library Of Rock Journalism Launches New eBooks Series

Rock’s Backpages, the world’s largest online library of rock journalism, is launching an eBooks department in celebration of it’s 10th birthday in November. This new branch is headed by former MOJO editor Mat Snow. The eBooks will consist of two series which further initiate Rock’s Backpages as an electronic publisher of elite rock writing.

Backpages Classics brings attention to essential music books published over the last 40 years and kicks off with influental titles such as:

  • Blissed Out: The Raptures of Rock by: Simon Reynolds
    This anthology of insightful articles and interviews of numerous artists, including Morrissey and Nick Cave, is brought to you by the revered author of Rip It Up and Start again, Retromania.
  • Glam! Bowie, Bolan and the Glam Rock Revolution by: Barney Hoskyns
    An unrivaled analysis of pop phenomenon of the early ’70’s which tells the story of glam from T.Rex and Ziggy Stardust to Roxy Music and the New York Dolls via Slade, Sweet and Gary Glitter
  • The Byrds by: Bud Scoppa
    American Veteran Scoppa’s 1970 account of the innovative LA band’s journey from jangly folk-rock to the prototype alternative-country of Sweetheart of the Rodeo and beyond.
  • Rod Stewart and the Changing Faces by: John Pidgeon
    This former editor of revered ’70’s monthly publication Let It Rock, Pidgeon got as close to Rod, Ian, Kenny, and the two Ronnies as any music writer did in the ’70’s.

Backpages Anthologies offers a collection of key interview and other articles about important acts such as Bob Dylan and Nirvana. The following two volumes will be devoted to John Lennon and Led Zepplin. All titles are currently available in the Amazon Kindle Store.

  • The Bob Dylan Electric Omnibus:
    This is positively the finest Dylan eBook collection every assembled. Written by the some of the greatest names in Dylanology such as: Ian MacDonald, Al Aronowitz, Dave Marsh, Andy Gill, Michael Gray, and Paul Williams.
  • The Nirvana Electric Omnibus:
    Key interviews, eyewitness accounts, and contemporary insights tell the story of this band 20 years after their breakout album Nevermind. Contributors include Michael Azerrad, Everett True, Jon Savage, Simon Reynolds, and Keith Cameron
Don’t miss out on adding these amazing titles to your collection or even having them be the kick-start to one. They’re a must have for any music connoisseur.
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