Heavy Rotation

Heavy Rotation

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by Peter Terzian
     
 

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Colm Tóibín on Joni Mitchell • James Wood on The Who • Stacey D'Erasmo on Kate Bush • Daniel Handler on Eurythmics • Lisa Dierbeck on the Pretenders • Clifford Chase on the B-52s . . . and other writers on the soundtracks of their lives

In Heavy Rotation, twenty of our most acclaimed

Overview

Colm Tóibín on Joni Mitchell • James Wood on The Who • Stacey D'Erasmo on Kate Bush • Daniel Handler on Eurythmics • Lisa Dierbeck on the Pretenders • Clifford Chase on the B-52s . . . and other writers on the soundtracks of their lives

In Heavy Rotation, twenty of our most acclaimed contemporary writers pay homage to the record albums that inspired them. Benjamin Kunkel remembers how the Smiths' Queen Is Dead transformed him into an adolescent Anglophile. Pankaj Mishra describes how a bootleg cassette of ABBA's Super Trouper evoked a world far from his small Indian village. Kate Christensen relives her years as an aspiring novelist in Brooklyn listening to Rickie Lee Jones's Flying Cowboys. And Joshua Ferris recalls his head-banging passion for Pearl Jam's Ten.

Exploring music from the Talking Heads to the Hedwig and the Angry Inch soundtrack, this extraordinary anthology is a moving, funny, uplifting, and unforgettable celebration of the unique and essential relationship between life and music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061886867
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/23/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
383 KB

Meet the Author

Peter Terzian has written for the New York Times, Slate, the Believer, Print, the National, Columbia Journalism Review, Bookforum, and the Los Angeles Times Book Review. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Indie_Dad More than 1 year ago
...Especially for people who cherish music as an integral part of their lives. Each writer shares their experience with an artist's release in a unique and compelling way. Even if you aren't familiar with the music being discussed in each author's piece, you will enjoy how it impacted their lives. A fun read.