The Great Scots Musicography

The Great Scots Musicography

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A must for music-lovers, this is the only reference book to include all Scots-born or bred bands, solo artists and record labels. From Glasgow-born skiffle king Lonnie Donegan in the 50s to the emergence of Travis in the late 90s, Scotland has produced some memorable music in the last half-century. Including Belle and Sebastian, Lulu, Billy Connolly, Jimmy Shand, George Chisholm, Aly Bain and Evlyn Glennie, this meticulous guide is the first to combine rock, pop, folk, traditional, jazz and classical music in one volume. Martin Strong (of The Great Rock Discography fame) guides you through a plethora of fascinating facts and figures with his trademark acidic patter and caustic wit. Over 500 Scottish artists grace these pages. The inclusion of some names, such as David Byrne and Mark Knopfler, may come as a surprise, but the former Talking Head and the leader of Dire Straits were born in Dumbarton and Glasgow respectively. Packed full of information?biographies, album ratings, track listings, group line-ups and UK/US chart positions?this coffee-table breaker proves that Scotland is, and has been for some time, alive with the sound of music. Lists every track recorded by hundreds of artists. Recommendations for must-have recordings. Comprehensive biographies.a#39;BARBED WIRE KISSESa#39; (1988) was a hotch-potch of B-sides and unreleased material, essential if only for the anarchic trashing of The Beach ... True to controversial style, the band returned to the singles chart in 1992 with the radio un-friendly, post-industrial mantra. ... REVERBERATION (13th Floor Elevators) / GHOST OF A SMILE (Pogues) / ALPHABET CITY (Prince) / NEW KIND OF KICK ( Cramps).

Title:The Great Scots Musicography
Author:Martin Charles Strong
Publisher:Mercat Press Books - 2002


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