101 Essential Rock Records
If you started listening to rock music mid-sixties.....you should love this. Each album a memory and time-stamp of growing up when rock music started to take off. Excellent accompanying text giving great insight into each album and it's place in rock's development.
The Golden Age of Vinyl, from The Beatles to The Sex Pistols is an overview of rock’s most seminal albums.
This celebration of the vinyl record, by music industry veteran Jeff Gold, features contributions from musicians Devendra Banhart, David Bowie, Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Nels Cline (Wilco), Robyn Hitchcock, Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Graham Nash, and Suzanne Vega.The book shines a light on 101 rock albums, well known and obscure, that changed music forever; from The Beatles 1963 UK debut Please Please Me through the Sex Pistols 1977 classic Never Mind The Bollocks.
The focus is on vinyl’s “Golden Age”; beginning with the explosion of album sales brought on by Beatlemania, and ending in the late 70’s, with the advent of Sony’s Walkman—and the cassette overtaking the LP as the dominant music format.