SPIN: Greatest Hits: 25 Years of Heretics, Heroes, and the New Rock 'n' Roll

Overview

The official book celebrating the 25th anniversary of SPIN magazine

From its first issue in 1985, SPIN has cultivated a reputation for brilliant writing and broad musical coverage, including genres and artists long abandoned by its competitors. From punk to electronica, goth to gangsta rap, emo to garage rock, and hip-hop to indie rock, SPIN has covered it all and featured interviews with leading artists through every musical wave of the last ...

See more details below
Paperback (First Edition)
$14.31
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$16.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (23) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $1.99   
  • Used (16) from $1.99   

Overview

The official book celebrating the 25th anniversary of SPIN magazine

From its first issue in 1985, SPIN has cultivated a reputation for brilliant writing and broad musical coverage, including genres and artists long abandoned by its competitors. From punk to electronica, goth to gangsta rap, emo to garage rock, and hip-hop to indie rock, SPIN has covered it all and featured interviews with leading artists through every musical wave of the last 25 years.

SPIN: Greatest Hits brings together some of the classic stories that have appeared in the magazine, each with a new introduction by the author offering historical perspective on the article.

  • Compiles the best articles from well-known writers such as Chuck Klosterman, Jonathan Ames, Elizabeth Gilbert, and David Hajdu
  • Features the best SPIN interviews with Lou Reed, Noel Gallagher, Chuck D, and other influential musicians
  • Includes hilarious sidebars such as "Six Extreme Metal Bands That Could Be Mistaken for Flavors of Herbal Tea," "Six Misguided Attempts to Falsify Rock History," and more

Packed with great writing and information spanning a quarter-century of iconic music and musicians, SPIN: Greatest Hits is an essential keepsake for music fans and lovers of pop culture.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470639962
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.26 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Doug Brod is editor in chief of SPIN magazine. Formerly a senior editor at Entertainment Weekly, he has written for the Village Voice and the Hollywood Reporter. He also contributed to SPIN: 20 Years of Alternative Music.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword by Tom Morello.

Introduction by Doug Brod.

SIDE 1 A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH.

1. 6,557 Miles to Nowhere (CHUCK KLOSTERMAN).

Revisiting the sites of rock'n'roll departures.

2. Hands on a Hardbody (DAVID HAJDU).

Fetishizing one's first guitar.

3. Summer of '69 (MIKE RUBIN).

Exploring the cultural battle between Charles Manson and Woodstock.

4. My Bloody Valentine (DANA ADAM SHAPIRO).

Breaking up with a letter composed of lyrics from 69 breakup songs.

REVIEW: Rob Sheffi eld on Morrissey's Vauxhall and I.

SIDE 2 REBEL YELL.

5. Chinese Water Torture (ELIZABETH GILBERT).

Visiting the Yangtze River's controversial Three Gorges Dam.

6. War Is Loud (DAVID PEISNER).

Investigating the U.S. military's use of music as an instrument of torture.

7. Fearless Bouncers, Critical Beat-Downs, and Insane Posses at America's Craziest Club (CHRIS NORRIS).

Enjoying Detroit's alarming nightlife'

8. Red, Hot, and Bothered (RJ SMITH).

Moshing with Rage Against the Machine in Moscow.

REVIEW: Ann Powers on Sleater-Kinney's Dig Me Out.

SIDE 3 THE OUTSIDERS.

9. Middle-American Gothic (JONATHAN AMES).

Being odd man out at a Midwest goth festival.

10. School's Out (TOM SINCLAIR).

Remembering New York City's real rock'n'roll high school.

11. The Art of the Hustle (CHARLES AARON).

Pounding the pavement with rock's hungriest band.

REVIEW: Sasha Frere-Jones on Run-D.M.C.'s

Crown Royal.

SIDE 4 THE RIGHT PROFILE.

12. Let Us Now Praise Women Uncaged (DAVE EGGERS).

Extolling the virtues of Joanna Newsom and Karen O.

13. Lady Sings the Blues (STEVE KANDELL).

Avoiding rehab with Amy Winehouse.

14. The Rebirth of Cool (MARC SPITZ).

Introducing the Strokes.

15. Bruce's Transparent Dogshit (RICHARD MELTZER).

Dissecting the Boss.

REVIEW: Terri Sutton on Foo Fighters' debut.

SIDE 5 VOICES CARRY.

16. Don't Look Back in Anger (DOUG BROD).

Chatting with Oasis' Noel Gallagher'

17. Street Hassle (DAVID MARCHESE).

Surviving Lou Reed.

18. Armageddon in Effect (JOHN LELAND).

Confronting Chuck D.

19. Dearly Beloved (BRIAN RAFTERY).

Presenting an oral history of Prince's Purple Rain.

REVIEW: Sia Michel on DJ Shadow's.

Endtroducing. . . . .

Acknowledgments.

Credits.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Posted August 11, 2011

    Great!

    Very interesting!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)