The 33 1/3 B-sides Sneak Peek!

Have you ever wondered, if given another chance to write for 33 1/3, which albums past authors would focus on the second time around? This anthology is the answer. Featuring 55 (yes, 55!) compact essays by past 33 1/3 authors, each chapter is about an album they just can’t seem get out of their heads. 

The 33 1/3 B-sides is publishing on September 5th, and we’re so excited! Take a sneak peek at the table of contents below, and let us know what you think.

Introduction: Superfluous, Redundant, Enduring – Prince’s Emancipation (1996)
Will Stockton
Reintroduction: Trivial, Derivative, Tenacious – Christina Aguilera’s Mi Reflejo (2000)
D. Gilson

Part One … Juvenilia
1 Leonard Cohen’s Songs of Love and Hate (1971)
Drew Daniel
2 The New York Dolls’ Too Much, Too Soon (1974)
David Smay
3 The Rolling Stones’ It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (1974)
David Masciotra
4 The Durutti Column’s The Return of the Durutti Column (1980)
Philip Shaw
5 R.E.M.’s Chronic Town (1982)
Gina Arnold
6 Rites of Spring’s Rites of Spring (1985)
Will Fulton
7 Jane’s Addiction’s Nothing’s Shocking (1988)
Rolf Potts
8 Del Amitri’s Waking Hours (1989)
Alex Green
9 Sinéad O’Connor’s I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (1990)
Tara Murtha
10 De La Soul’s De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
Shawn Taylor
11 Digable Planets’ Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) (1993)
Walter Biggins
12 Billy Idol’s Cyberpunk (1993)
Sean Maloney
13 Guided by Voices’ Mag Earwhig! (1997)
Matt LeMay
14 The Smashing Pumpkins’ Adore (1998)
Jovana Babovic
15 The Weakerthans’ Left and Leaving (2000)
Daniel Couch

Part Two … Marginalia 
16 Robert Johnson’s King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
Jeffrey T. Roesgen
17 The Doors’ Strange Days (1967)
Clare Nina Norelli
18 The Dells’ There Is (1968)
Joe Bucciero
19 Shirley and Dolly Collins’ Anthems in Eden (1969)
Sam Inglis
20 Hank Thompson’s Smoky the Bar (1969)
Joe Bonomo
21 Von Freeman’s Doin’ It Right Now (1972)
Aaron Cohen
22 John Cale’s Paris 1919 (1973)
Mark Polizzotti
23 Bert Jansch’s L.A. Turnaround (1974)
John Perry
24 The Cars’ Candy-O (1979)
Susan Fast 
25 Ian Dury and The Blockheads’ Laughter (1980)
Terry Edwards
26 Frankie Armstrong, Brian Pearson, Blowzabella, and Jon Gillaspie’s Tam Lin (1984)
Allan Moore
27 Scritti Politti’s Cupid & Psyche 85 (1985)
Dan LeRoy
28 Negativland’s Escape From Noise (1987)
Kembrew McLeod
29 Frank Black’s Frank Black (1993)
Zeth Lundy
30 Rodan’s Rusty (1994)
Michael T. Fournier
31 Kenickie’s At the Club (1997)
Emily Mackay
32 Guy’s Guy (1988)
Patrick Rivers
33 Sleep’s Dopesmoker (2003)
Erik Davis
34 The Blood Brothers’ Crimes (2004)
Ethan Hayden
35 Boris’s Pink (2006)
Paula Mejia
36 Stars of Lid’s And Their Refinement of the Decline (2007)
Walter Holland
37 The Range Rats’ The Range Rats (2010)
Michael Blair
38 Daniel Lopatin’s Chuck Person’s Eccojams Vol. 1 (2010)
Marvin Lin

Part Three … Memorabilia 
39 The Band’s Rock of Ages (1972)
Steve Matteo
40 Bruce Springsteen’s Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live at the Geneva Theater (1974)
Bruce Eaton
41 Talisker’s Dreaming of Glenisla (1975)
John Cavanagh
42 The Village People’s Can’t Stop the Music: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(1980)
Rebecca Wallwork
43 Haruomi Honoso’s Philharmony (1982)
Bryan Waterman
44 Hirokazu Tanaka’s Metroid (1986)
Andrew Schartmann
45 Various Artists’ Music from the Motion Picture Pulp Fiction (1994)
Evie Nagy
46 Various Artists’ Casino Soundtrack (1995) 
Kevin Courrier
47 Wesley Willis’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Never Die (1996)
Phillip Crandall
48 Nine Inch Nails’ The Fragile (1999)
Luis Sanchez
49 Bob Dylan’s Love and Theft (2001)
Pete Astor
50 Silver Jews’ Bright Flight (2001)
Hayden Childs
51 The Original Broadway Cast Recording Featuring Green Day’s American Idiot (2010)
Cyrus R.K. Patell
52 Level3’s Perfume (2013)
Jordan Ferguson
53 Dawn of Midi’s Dysnomia (2015)
Charles Fairchild


Stay tuned for more info and sneak peeks as we get closer to September 5th. We hope you love this anthology as much as we do! Pre-order your copy here.

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