book Archive

Update: What’s the Big Idea

UPDATE: I’m revising this page whenever there’s new news. — bk I began work on my third music-related book a few months ago. I’ll be delivering the finished manuscript for […]

Book Review: In Your Mind – The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono

It’s difficult to think of an artist more unjustly maligned than Yoko Ono. Whether one appreciates her music or not – for the record, I very much do – it’s […]

Book Review: Cream: Clapton, Bruce & Baker Sitting On Top of the World

Author: Edoardo Genzolini Schiffer Publishing 2023, 144 pp. $24.99 I was quite impressed upon absorbing Eduardo Genzolini’s masterful 2023 book, The Who: Concert Memories from the Classic Years, 1964 to […]

Book Review: The Monkees: Made in Hollywood

For those of us of a certain age, The Monkees are an important part of our world, woven into the pop culture fabric of our lives. Their TV show was […]

Book Review: On Track… Spirit

Spirit is one of those bands that rarely gets its due. Co-led by supremely gifted drummer Ed Cassidy and his stepson Randy California (so named by Jimi Hendrix), the group […]

Book Review: It’s the Truth

As someone who enjoys a deep dive into the making of creative works, I’m predisposed toward a new book like Simon Wright’s It’s the Truth: Making The Only Ones. Books […]

Book Review: Lend Me Your Ears

There are many ways to approach the history of a beloved musical artist. When expertly implemented, one method, the oral history, can provide a unique and valuable perspective. And that’s […]

Hundred-word Reviews, February 2023: Books

These books are all worth your time. ‘Nuff said, but then here’s more. Michael Goldberg – Addicted to Noise Goldberg is a widely acclaimed music journalist who has been at […]

Joel Selvin and ‘Sly & the Family Stone: An Oral History’

In 1998, Joel Selvin was well into his third decade as pop music critic/journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle; he had also authored several books. But his 1998 book, Sly […]

Book Review: Pink Floyd: The Animals Tour – A Visual History

With both the recent 45th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s Animals and the reissue of that album in upgraded format, now is the perfect time to revisit the […]