book Archive

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 […]

Musoscribe’s Best of 2022: Books

2022 has been a stellar year for music-related books. For much of the pandemic era( and a good chunk of this year) it looked as if the well had, if […]

Books by Bill Kopp

Disturbing the Peace: 415 Records and the Rise of New Wave by Bill Kopp / Published 2022 / HoZac Books San Francisco-based 415 Records was a groundbreaking independent record label […]

Book Review: The Who: Concert Memories from the Classic Years, 1964 to 1976

Author: Edoardo Genzolini Schiffer Publishing 2022, 306 pp. $59.99 (and well worth it) In the third decade of the 21st century, it’s challenging to come up with a book that […]

Taping the Grateful Dead (Part 3 of 3)

Continued from Part Two… Complete as Can Be It’s not as if Rodriguez is any kind of a newcomer to the Grateful Dead and their work. “I’ve been researching the […]

Taping the Grateful Dead (Part 2 of 3)

Continued from Part One… Tale of the Tapes Rodriguez made sure to maintain an open mind while researching for the book, but he admits that he began with at least […]

Taping the Grateful Dead (Part 1 of 3)

After All is Said and Done: Mark Rodriguez and Taping the Grateful Dead Deadheads didn’t invent audience recording of concerts. As Clinton Heylin chronicles in his exhaustive 1994 book, Bootleg: […]

Bay Area Book Tour This Week

The Disturbing the Peace book tour is coming to the Bay Area this week. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it: Three events in two days. Come join the fun. Signed […]

Book Review: Wicked Game

San Francisco and the Bay Area have long been fertile creative ground. Even confining the discussion to music, there’s been a staggering volume of important music coming out of the […]