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Band Books

Local musicians playing in the Garage Bands in the Garage series recommend their favorite books and CDs

Title Author Call Number
Band of Brothers Stephen Ambrose 940.542 A
Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 Michael Azerrad 781.66 A
Jonathan Livingston Seagull Richard Bach FIC BACH
Rule of the Bone Russell Banks FIC BANKS
Sixty Stories Donald Barthelme FIC BARTHELME
The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown MYS BROWN
Ham on Rye Charles Bukowski FIC BUKOWSKI
Junky William S. Burroughs FIC BUR
Disgrace J.M. Coetzee FIC COE
Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business Frederic Dannen 388.4 D
Hammer of the Gods Stephen Davis 784.54 L
Guns Germs and Steel Jared Diamond 303.4 D
The Edge of the Unknown Sir Arthur Conan Doyle FIC DOYLE
Kill Your Idols: A New Generation of Rock Writers Reconsiders the Classics Jim Derogatis and Carmel Carrillo (ed.) 781.66 D
Geek Love Katherine Dunn FIC DUNN
Bound for Glory Woody Guthrie 784.4 G
Hell Bent for Leather: Confessions of a Heavy Metal Addict Seb Hunter 92 H
Brave New World Aldous Huxley FIC HUXLEY
One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez FIC GAR
The Tin Drum Gunter Grass FIC GRASS
The Heart of the Matter Graham Greene FIC GREEN
The Odyssey Homer 883 H
O Albany William Kennedy 974.743 K
Ferdinand Munro Leaf E LEAF
Always Coming Home Ursula K. LeGuin SF LEGUIN
'Tis Frank McCourt 92 MCCOURT
The Bird Artist Howard Norman FIC NORMAN
The Things They Carried Tim O'Brien FIC OBRIEN
The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath FIC PLATH
The Vampire Chronicles Anne Rice HOR RICE
Letters To A Young Poet Rainer Maria Rilke 92 R RILKE
Jitterbug Perfume Tom Robbins FIC ROBBINS
Fool on the Hill Matt Ruff FIC RUFF
The Lorax Dr. Seuss E SEUSS
East of Eden John Steinbeck FIC STEINBECK
Rats Robert Sullivan 599.352 S
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson 973.92 T
Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut FIC VONNEGUT
Player Piano Kurt Vonnegut FIC VONNEGUT
Title Author Call Number
Automatic Writing Ataxia CD POPULAR A
Rubber Soul Beatles CD POPULAR B
Safe as Milk Captain Beefheart CD POPULAR C
Armchair Apocrypha Andrew Bird CD POPULAR B
Magic Potion Black Keys CD POPULAR B
Ease Down The Road Bonnie Prince Billy CD POPULAR B
Big Red Letter Day Buffalo Tom CD POPULAR B
Crooked Fingers Crooked Fingers CD POPULAR C
In a Silent Way Miles Davis CD JAZZ D
The Runners Four Deerhoof CD POPULAR D
Popsicle Diamond Nights CD POPULAR D
Pink Moon Nick Drake CD POPULAR D
New Morning Bob Dylan CD POPULAR D
You Are Free Cat Power CD POPULAR C
New Skin for the Old Ceremony Leonard Cohen CD POPULAR C
Bela Bartok: The Six String Quartets Emerson String Quartet CD CLASSICAL B
Scar Joe Henry CD POPULAR H
Greatest Hits Billy Holiday CD JAZZ H
Sound of Silver LCD Soundsystem CD POPULAR L
Lola versus Powerman Kinks CD POPULAR K
Forbidden Places Meat Puppets CD POPULAR M
The Move Move CD POPULAR M
Sergio & Odair Assad Play Piazzolla Assad Brothers CD CLASSICAL P
Lullabies to Paralyze Queens of the Stone Age CD POPULAR Q
Raising Hell Run DMC CD POPULAR R
Either/Or Elliott Smith CD POPULAR S
The Queen is Dead Smiths CD POPULAR S
Angst in my Pants Sparks CD POPULAR S
Illinois Sufjan Stevens CD POPULAR S
Joe's Garage Frank Zappa CD POPULAR Z
Harvest Neil Young CD POPULAR Y
Odessey and Oracle Zombies CD POPULAR Z

Thank you to Guiltless Cult, Scientific Maps, Wait Until Dusk, Ben Karis, Swamp Baby, and Ashley Pond for their recommendations.

Compiled by the APL Readers Services Department -- September 2007

Last updated: September 12, 2014