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.
Joanna McNaney Stein reveals how k.d. lang’s Ingénue went from life-changing album to the topic of her 33 1/3 volume, out November 2nd 2023. She talks about how she came to pitch her 33 1/3 idea to us, as well as the experience of writing about an album that had such a significant impact on her.
Welcome to our latest author Q&A, where we chat to the writers behind new and upcoming 33 1/3 books! Today we’re taking a look back at one of our early releases, John Dougan’s The Who’s The Who Sell Out. John talks to us about the ‘neglected masterpiece’ that is The Who Sell Out and the interesting stories behind how the record was made.
Welcome to our latest author Q&A, where we chat to the writers behind new and upcoming 33 1/3 books! Today Ben Apatoff talks to us about his addition to the series: Body Count’s Body Count. He tells us about his experience of writing a 33 1/3 book and what it was like to speak to some of the greatest punk, metal and rap artists who ever lived.
For this post we caught up with boice, an author, singer/songwriter and a podcaster (who also happens to be an editor and submissions judge for 33 1/3!). He told us what it’s like to see books in the series go from proposal to bookshelf, customer favorites and the best thing about working at The Strand.
Welcome to our latest author Q&A, where we chat to the writers behind new and upcoming 33 1/3 books! Today Michael Dango talks to us about his addition to the series: Madonna’s Erotica. He tells us more us about the political and social context in which Erotica was released, as well as Madonna’s impact on queer theory and critical race theory.
Read an excerpt from the opening chapter of Vopli Vidopliassova’s Tantsi by Maria Sonevytsky, new to our 33 1/3 Europe series. In this excerpt, Maria tells the story of how Vopli Vidopliassova came to be, her experience hearing Tantsi for the very first time and the effect it had on her Ukrainian-American identity.
Glastonbury has finally returned to Worthy Farm! To get you in the mood for the one of the most iconic music festivals in the world, we’ve put together a list of books inspired by legendary Glasto performances.
Got a favorite Glastonbury performances? Let us know in the comments!
Genre: A 33 1/3 Series is your guide through musical sub-genres. Have an idea for a genre not yet covered? Submit a proposal by August 30th 2023!
Welcome to our latest author Q&A, where we chat to the writers behind new and upcoming 33 1/3 books! Today Lior Phillips talks to us about her addition to the Genre series: South African Popular Music. She tells us more about what it was like writing this book and recommends the best songs ‘to help soundtrack your quest through South African pop music history’.