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Musical Memoirs & Rock Biographies

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The OverDrive staff librarians come from a wide range of backgrounds and two of our librarians -- Liz and Rachel K. -- come from music library backgrounds. So we decided to use their collective knowledge and reading backgrounds to discuss musical memoirs and rock biographies!

Books Mentioned In this Episode

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

Everyone Loves You When You're Dead by Neil Strauss

Tom Waits on Tom Waits edited by Paul Maher

Just Kids by Patti Smith

M-Train by Patti Smith

Girl in a band by Kim Gordon

Porcelain by Moby

Rat Girl by Kristin Hersh

Out of the Vinyl Deeps by Non Willis Arnowitz

Words Without Music by Philip Glass

Eminent Hipsters by Donald Fagen

Not Dead Yet by Phil Collins

Substance by Peter Hook

Unknown Pleasures by Peter Hook

Autobiography by Morrissey

Spider from Mars by Woody Woodmansey

On Bowie by Rob Sheffield

Love is a Mixed Tape by Rob Sheffield

Turn Around Bright Eyes by Rob Sheffield

The Show I'll Never Forget by Sean Manning

Piece by Piece by Tori Amos

Hunger Makes me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross

Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave

Special Deluxe by Neil Young

Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young

Your Song Changed My Life by Bob Boilen

Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin

Homeward Bound by Peter Ames Carlin

Our Band Could Be Your Life Michael Azerrad

Come As You Are by Michael Azerrad

Mystery Train by Greil Marcus

Country by Nich Tosches

Absolutely on Music by Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa

Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson

Life by Keith Richards

The Dirt by Tommy Lee and Vince Neil

Get in the Van by Henry Rollins

Dancing with myself by Billy Idol

Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis

Tony Visconti by Tony Visconti

The Importance of Music to Girls by Lavinia Greenlaw

Girls to the Front by Sara Marcus

Mo'Meta Blues by Questlove

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