The Rough Guide to the Best Music You've Never Heard

The Rough Guide to the Best Music You've Never Heard

Paperback Rough Guides Reference

By (author) Nigel Williamson, By (author) Robert Webb

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  • Publisher: Rough Guides Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 178mm x 18mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 20 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1848360037
  • ISBN 13: 9781848360037
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 282,558

Product description

"The Rough Guide to the Best Music You've Never Heard" is a winning collection of amazing stories of tragic mavericks and unlucky contenders, with hundreds of lost classics and hidden gems. The guide traces the musicians that fell by the wayside from the bands that could have been The Beatles to the acts that were better than the acts that made it. Find out why David Ackles is the Elton John that never was (and why Elton John agrees). Frank and opinionated, the guide is packed with playlists, includes stylish archive photos as well as contributions from music industry insiders including Bat for Lashes.Clue-up on the infamous lost albums from some of rock's biggest stars and discover the tales of the famous-name side-projects that got away, not forgetting the cult albums reviled at the time...that are actually really good. If you're looking for great new music, this book will show it to you. If you think you've heard it all, it'll put you to the test. Listen now to the Best Music radio show with author, journalist and music expert Nigel Williamson revealing his ultimate rundown of rare tracks and hidden treasures. Also featuring a free downloadable bonus track by Caroline Weeks from Mercury Award nominated "Bat for Lashes"!

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Author information

Author Nigel Williamson is a regular contributor to the magazines Uncut and Songlines, and is the author of The Rough Guide To Bob Dylan.