This book set includes two paperbacks from the 33 1/3 book series: Johnny Cash's "American Recordings" and Radiohead's "Kid A".
The 33 1/3 book series allows writers to respond to iconic albums any way they see fit. For "American Recordings", author/poet Tony Tost examines the myth surrounding Johnny Cash, and how it's integral to understanind the Man in Black as his later work with Rick Rubin cemented his iconic presence in our music landscape with covers of Nick Lowe, Glenn Danzig, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen.
"Tiny Mix Tapes" founder Marvin Lin argues for the importance of Radiohead's "Kid A" in 2010 160-page book of the same name. In it, he examines both how the record was made and how it was listened to, dissecting its concepts and its reception. Lin's book offers revealing insights into one of the most enigmatic bands of its era.
Music has inspired other artists for generations - painters, writers, photographers and more. Chronicled by the poster artists, writers, photographers, and performers themselves, the books within this category offer intimate portraits of an exceptional time and place.