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

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-10-05
  • Publisher: Wiley
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The official book celebrating the 25th anniversary of SPIN magazineFrom 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 morePacked 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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

A Matter of Life and Death
6,557 Miles to Nowhere
Revisiting the sites of rock'n'roll departures
Hands on a Hardbody
Fetishizing one's first guitar
Summer of '69
Exploring the cultural battle between Charles Manson and Woodstock
My Bloody Valentine
Breaking up with a letter composed of lyrics from 69 breakup songs
REVIEW: Rob Sheffi eld on Morrissey's Vauxhall and I
Rebel Yell
Chinese Water Torture
Visiting the Yangtze River's controversial Three Gorges Dam
War Is Loud
Investigating the U.S. military's use of music as an instrument of torture
Fearless Bouncers, Critical Beat-Downs, and Insane Posses at America's Craziest Club
Enjoying Detroit's alarming nightlife'
Red, Hot, and Bothered
Moshing with Rage Against the Machine in Moscow
REVIEW: Ann Powers on Sleater-Kinney's Dig Me Out
The Outsiders
Middle-American Gothic
Being odd man out at a Midwest goth festival
School's Out
Remembering New York City's real rock'n'roll high school
The Art of the Hustle
Pounding the pavement with rock's hungriest band
REVIEW: Sasha Frere-Jones on Run-D.M.C.'s
Crown Royal
The Right Profile
Let Us Now Praise Women Uncaged
Extolling the virtues of Joanna Newsom and Karen O
Lady Sings the Blues
Avoiding rehab with Amy Winehouse
The Rebirth of Cool
Introducing the Strokes
Bruce's Transparent Dogshit
Dissecting the Boss
REVIEW: Terri Sutton on Foo Fighters' debut
Voices Carry
Don't Look Back in Anger
Chatting with Oasis' Noel Gallagher'
Street Hassle
Surviving Lou Reed
Armageddon in Effect
Confronting Chuck D
Dearly Beloved
Presenting an oral history of Prince's Purple Rain
REVIEW: Sia Michel on DJ Shadow's
Endtroducing. . .
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