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The Stooges: The Authorized and Illustrated Story (Hardcover)
by Robert Matheu

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Product Description

In The Stooges: The Authorized and Illustrated Story, Robert Matheu, along with Jeffrey Morgan have brought it all together through previously unpublished images, insider stories and recollections from band members past and present, and ephemera dating from the band's breakout performances in Detroit in the late 1960s through their most recent shows in 2008. With a Foreword by rock icon Alice Cooper and contributions from noted music journalists Dave DiMartino, Ben Blackwell, Ivan Suvanjieff, Brian J. Bowe, and Machine Rock, as well as acclaimed photographers Joel Brodsky, Ed Caraeff, Mick Rock, and Lisa Gottlieb. This first-ever authorized book about the band gives readers the definitive account of how these icons of rock 'n' roll redefined music, performance, and expectations, time and time again.

About the Author

Robert Matheu has been a music photographer since his teenage years in Detroit, where he attended the earliest Stooges shows. His work has appeared in Playboy, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, and Mojo, as well as on over 200 albums, including the Stooges' most recent album, The Weirdness. He oversaw the 2001 return of CREEM magazine, as well as the 2007 hardcover anthology CREEM: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine.

Alice Cooper is a rock `n' roll icon who has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. In addition to recording and touring, he is the author of the bestselling Alice Cooper, Golf Monster.




Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed
by Paul Trynka

Hardcover, 384 pages
April 10, 2007
IBSN 978-0-7679-2319-4 (0-7679-2319-7)

From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Turning 60 in April 2007, "Godfather of Punk" Iggy Pop still displays the body and energy of a 20-year-old, and in this volume Trynka (Portrait of the Blues) captures Iggy's debauchery in an obsessively detailed and compulsively readable biography that is as high-energy and entertaining as its subject. Trynka covers all phases of the "driven, talented, indomitable creature" born James Newell Osterberg Jr. in 1947, with special attention paid to how his band the Stooges roared out of Detroit in the late 1960s, then crashed in a "slow, painful" drug-addled disintegration in the early '70s. While he expertly details Iggy's many comebacks, especially those involving David Bowie, Trynka is most sympathetic to how the Stooges' "brutal, monotonous riffing" was the perfect musical support to Iggy's outrageous gender-bending performances, in which "the blood running down Iggy's chest would become a defining image in his career." Ending with a look at how the Stooges' 2004 reunion shows attracted both older fans and younger postpunks, Trynka shows how every aspect of Iggy's work has now become "an integral element of today's rock and alternative music." Paul Trynka has a website maiy devoted to this book which is chock full of rare photos as well:




  Bomp!: Saving the World One Record at a Time
by Suzy Shaw and Mick Farren

Hardcover Illustrated: 301 pages
Ammo Books (October 1, 2007)
ISBN 10 0978607686

From 1966 to 1978, "Bomp!" was the magazine of rock-and-roll commentary and criticism that provided a view from the garage of the most crucial era in rock history. This retrospective is composed of rare gems from the magazine, including early interviews with The Doors and The Grateful Dead.




  CREEM: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine
by Robert Matheu and Brian Bowe

Hardcover: 272 pages
Collins; 1 edition (October 23, 2007)
ISBN 10 0061374563

With raw photographs of rock's greatest stars and insightful prose by the legendary rock journalists who were stars in their own right, CREEM magazine stood at the forefront of youth counterculture from 1969 to 1988 as "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine." A product of Detroit's revolutionary counterculture, CREEM cultivated an incredibly gifted staff of iconoclastic scribes, editors, photographers, and graphic artists whose work continues to resonate today, including: Lester Bangs, Dave Marsh, Richard Meltzer, Nick Tosches, and a not-so-famous Cameron Crowe. They invented a raucous new form of journalism, where the writing and photographs were as much an expression of rock 'n' roll as the music itself. CREEM embraced and abused the best and the worst of the era: MC5, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Faces, Lou Reed, the Stooges, T.Rex, Kiss, Mott the Hoople, the Who, the New York Dolls, Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, the Ramones, Cheap Trick, the Clash, and Van Halen, among many others.

Now the Mouth of the Motor City presents a retrospective of the beautiful haze that was rock's golden age—from the end of the hippie days through glam and punk and into '80s metal. Featuring the best of the magazine's vast archives of photos, illustrations, and articles, CREEM is the authentic rock 'n' roll experience—written for fanatics by fanatics.

Robert Matheu cofounded CREEM Media Inc. in 2001. He has been a rock photographer since his early teens in Detroit and originally began working with CREEM magazine while he was still in college. He has worked for Playboy, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, and Mojo. His photos have graced more than 100 album covers and countless magazine covers around the world.





Guitar Man: A Six-String Odyssey, or, You Love that Guitar More than You Love Me (Paperback)
by Will Hodgkinson

From Publishers Weekly

After hearing "Anji," a beautiful acoustic-guitar piece written and recorded by 1960s British folkie Davey Graham, Hodgkinson made it his goal to learn the instrument and perform in front of an audience within six months, kicking off a physical, mental and (arguably) transcendental journey that's eminently readable. A British thirty-something freelance journalist, Hodgkinson uses his industry connections to seek guitar lessons from the likes of Roger McGuinn, Johnny Marr (formerly of The Smiths), alt-rocker PJ Harvey and Graham himself. A less capable writer could have come off sounding narcissistic, but Hodgkinson's witty, self-effacing style goes down easy, inviting comparison to American pop-culture writer Chuck Klosterman. His penchant for digression is similarly Klostermanian: his touching and scathing observations during a road trip through America in search of the blues, his infuriating and heartbreaking encounter with aging cult hero Les Paul and his colorful portrayal of others along his journey make Hodgkinson's efforts to learn the guitar seem almost incidental. Particularly endearing are the straight-laced new dad and the wasted hippie who join Hodgkinson to make his Double Fantasy band. Pop culture fans will get almost as much out of this narrative as frustrated musicians; Hodgkinson's struggles with his labor of love are highly relatable, as is his conclusion that joy can, indeed, be found in the journey.




  Raw Power: Iggy & The Stooges
by Iggy Pop (Foreword), Mick Rock
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: Omnibus Press (September 1, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN: 1844495264

From Publishers Weekly:
"I have a kind of reclusive personality," says Iggy Pop of himself in an interview with Mick Rock recorded in 1972. Coming from the least inhibited performer in rock and roll, this statement is striking, and Rock's photographs do nothing to support Pop's self-evaluation. Rock, a widely published photographer, was on hand for a July 1972 concert at London's La Scala Theatre, and first published his photos in book form over thirty years ago. This volume is an updated version of the original, the name of which is drawn from the seminal album Iggy & The Stooges had come to England to record. (Pop was also drying out from "a year of drug addiction. Very heavily into it.") Much of Rock's writing is overwrought, but the book isn't about the words, it's about the photographs, and the photographs are brilliant. Shot backstage and onstage, before, during and after the concert, the photos convey a raw intimacy and immediacy: Pop epitomizes androgyny in his mascara, lipstick and sequined silver drainpipe pants. The book looks and feels like a family album; text from the 1972 interview and a foreword by Pop lend depth to the volume.
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Book Description
Contains over 200 amazing photographs as well as interviews, conducted between Mick Rock and Iggy Pop in 1972. Originally published by Creation Books in 1999, this new edition with a foreword by Mick Rock and Iggy Pop contains extra previously unseen images and entirely new text and photos.

  The Wild One: The True Story of Iggy Pop,
Per. Nilsen, ASIN: 0846429756. Out pf print.