The Rough Guide to Punk/The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd
Al Spicer/Toby Manning
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The Rough Guide to Punk
Al Spicer
Rough Guides
384 pages
September 2006
rated 3 1/2 of 5 possible stars
The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd
Toby Manning
Rough Guides
312 pages
October 2006
rated 3 1/2 of 5 possible stars

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Curled Up has reviewed other Rough Guide titles in the past and these, like those, are above-average research sources. More than 250 bands are covered in the Punk volume, everyone from Adam and the Ants to the Zounds. There are incisive profiles, sidebar boxes on the actual definition of "punk," as well as sub-strata like the Situationists and Dadaists. Hundreds of concert and studio photographs highlight this piercingly poignant encyclopedia.

The Pink Floyd book touches on everything Floyd, from Syd Barrett's original psychedelic visions that would form the nucleus of the English art band to recent David Gilmour and Roger Waters tours. More than just a fact book, the Guide presents so much information that true insight is gained into who and what this band was and is.

All the albums, soundtracks, solo projects, singles, CD one-offs, and other musical projects are here reviewed. And, most importantly, the source of the group's name is revealed.

Fun and factual. Pick them up.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at Steven Rosen, 2007

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