Dan LeRoy is the author of our 33 1/3 book on Paul’s Boutique – the favourite book in the series of many people I’ve met.
Dan’s new book is The Greatest Music Never Sold, published by Backbeat.
In Dan’s words:
The book is a behind-the-scenes look at some “great lost albums,” by folks like David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Ray Davies, Seal and the Beastie Boys. Regarding the latter, for those who read Paul’s Boutique and/or are curious, there’s a chapter about the legendary Country Mike (and the equally legendary White House album), with the Beasties and friends finally revealing some details about each.
I should also say that there are at least three albums discussed in the book (Ray Davies’ 80 Days score, the Jungle Brothers’ Crazy Wisdom Masters, and Juliana Hatfield’s God’s Foot) which are unbelievably great and should be released within the next hour. If the book does anything at all to help win even one of them an official release, then this project will have been worth it a hundred times over.
Dan will be interviewed about the book on NPR’s World Cafe show tonight, and also on Thursday next week.