What’s your favorite song to listen to during the festive season? Ben Apatoff, the author behind Body Count’s Body Count, tells us about his favorite and why Run-DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis” continues to be a festive classic. So settle in folks, It’s Christmastime in Hollis, Queens…
Steve Tupai Francis, the author behind the Kraftwerk’s Computer World 33 1/3, kicks off our series of festive posts with a deep dive into one of his favourite alternative Christmas albums: A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector. Take it away, Steve!
Our 33 1/3 Oceania series editors, Jon Stratton and Jon Dale, are accepting pitches! If you’re interested in submitting a proposal to 33 1/3 Oceania, check out the submission criteria in this post.
Today’s blog post is written by Eric Wolfson, the author behind the 33 1/3 book: Elvis Presley’s From Elvis in Memphis. He reflects on Elvis’ own acting career and shares his thoughts on Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation, looking particularly at Austin Butler’s rendition of Elvis and the inaccuracies in Tom Hanks’ performance of Colonel Tom Parker.
We caught up with August Edwards, the founder of the music journal Albuquerque Green Room and the nonfiction and art editor for Fourteen Hills. She’s also a bookseller at Green Apple Books in San Francisco! She told us more about Green Apple Books and her favorite additions to the 33 1/3 series.
Welcome to our latest author Q&A, where we chat to the writers behind new and upcoming 33 1/3 books! Today, exactly 36 years since the album’s initial release, we’re talking to Matthew Horton who wrote the 33 1/3 on George Michael’s Faith. Matthew tells us more about how the book came together and where his love of George Michael first began.
Ever thought about submitting your 33 1/3 idea to our open call, but weren’t sure if you were the “right fit” for the series? This week we have a guest post from Faith Pennick – the author of D’Angelo’s Voodoo. She tells us how she overcame those pre-submission doubts and offers her advice to future writers who are looking to pitch their own 33 1/3 to us.
Clint Brownlee offers a fresh look at the CD and LP photography of Pearl Jam’s Vs., and with a little help from bassist Jeff Ament, reveals new meaning 30 years since the album’s release.
Welcome to our latest author Q&A, where we chat to the writers behind new and upcoming 33 1/3 books! Today David Looseley talks to us about his addition to the 33 1/3 Europe series: Édith Piaf’s Récital 1961. He tells us more about “a woman powerfully in control of her career”, and what it was like to dissect every song from ‘Mon Vieux Lucien’ to the iconic ‘Non, je ne regrette rien’.
Next month we’re adding two new books to our Genre series: ’70s Teen Pop and Krautrock. If you’re not yet familiar with this series, think of Genre as your guide through musical sub-genres that have intrigued, perplexed, or provoked listeners. Much like the original 33 1/3 series, each book offers new perspectives, song recommendations, little-known tidbits, personal stories, and above all, ways of thinking about music.