The Essential Rock Discography Vol 1 is the ultimate concise reference guide to the biographical titbits, evolving band lineups, anecdotes and track listings of modern pop and rock bands. Updating and encapsulating all the crucial information from the formidable Great Rock Discography, this new tome retains a wide spectrum of facts perfect for the ardent music lover, pub-quiz devotee and general pop fan.
?Martin C. Strong has earned his reputation as a music writer the hard wayby compiling massive, detailed tomes that brim with sharp, insightful observations. The Great Folk Discography is an essential purchase for all lovers of folk music. Volume 2 includes music from the late 1970s to the present, taking in such diverse acts as Billy Bragg, Midlake, Fleet Foxes, Nanci Griffith and the Proclaimers.
Based on Martin Strong's The Great Rock Discography, this is a compact version featuring 500 of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. It expands on the format of the previous title, in which full track listings for all albums, b-sides for all singles, labels, UK and US chart positions, band members, recommended listening, style analysis, band histories - from original line-ups to dissolution, solo projects, potted biographies, a pricing guide for rare albums and release dates are given.
From Rock's Great Discographer comes the massively expanded second edition of The Great Metal Discography. Fully revised and updated to the end of 2000, it contains over 1000 individual discographies detailing all UK, US and essential Euro albums, singles and EPs in all formats. The Great Metal Discography is the best guide to sonic extremity you'll find - with all the facts you need on amplified guitar abuse in all its multifarious guises: hard rock, heavy metal, thrash metal, funk metal, death metal, hardcore, grindcore, grunge, black metal and more.This, the latest indispensable instalment from Martin C Strong, has got the lowdown on everyone who ever turned the amplifier up to the eleven.
Organized alphabetically, this comprehensive reference lists more than two thousand artists, musicians, and bands outside the mainstream of commercial music, including all the songs and albums they ever recorded, each band's members throughout its history, reviews, and other valuable information. Original.
A must for music-lovers, this is the only reference book to include all Scots-born or bred bands, solo artists and record labels. From Glasgow-born skiffle king Lonnie Donegan in the 50s to the emergence of Travis in the late 90s, Scotland has produced some memorable music in the last half-century. Including Belle and Sebastian, Lulu, Billy Connolly, Jimmy Shand, George Chisholm, Aly Bain and Evlyn Glennie, this meticulous guide is the first to combine rock, pop, folk, traditional, jazz and classical music in one volume. Martin Strong (of The Great Rock Discography fame) guides you through a plethora of fascinating facts and figures with his trademark acidic patter and caustic wit. Over 500 Scottish artists grace these pages. The inclusion of some names, such as David Byrne and Mark Knopfler, may come as a surprise, but the former Talking Head and the leader of Dire Straits were born in Dumbarton and Glasgow respectively. Packed full of information?biographies, album ratings, track listings, group line-ups and UK/US chart positions?this coffee-table breaker proves that Scotland is, and has been for some time, alive with the sound of music. Lists every track recorded by hundreds of artists. Recommendations for must-have recordings. Comprehensive biographies.