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Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the Albums…

Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the Albums That Changed Their Lives (2009)

by Peter Terzian (Editor)

Other authors: Clifford Chase (Contributor), Kate Christensen (Contributor), Stacey D'Erasmo (Contributor), Alice Elliott Dark (Contributor), Claire Dederer (Contributor)14 more, Lisa Dierbeck (Contributor), Joshua Ferris (Contributor), Mark Greif (Contributor), Daniel Handler (Contributor), John Haskell (Contributor), Sheila Heti (Contributor), Benjamin Kunkel (Contributor), Pankaj Mishra (Contributor), Todd Pruzan (Contributor), Asali Solomon (Contributor), Martha Southgate (Contributor), John Jeremiah Sullivan (Contributor), Colm Tóibín (Contributor), James Wood (Contributor)

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The Smiths, Jackson 5, Fugazi, Joni Mitchell - in essays by some of my favorite writers. Nirvana for a music geek like me who sought much solace in her used record collection of high school and college. ( )
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Colm Tóibín on Joni Mitchell • James Wood on The Who • Stacey D'Erasmo on Kate Bush • Daniel Handler on Eurythmics • Lisa Dierbeck on the Pretenders • Clifford Chase on the B-52s . . . and other writers on the soundtracks of their lives

In Heavy Rotation, twenty of our most acclaimed contemporary writers pay homage to the record albums that inspired them. Benjamin Kunkel remembers how the Smiths' Queen Is Dead transformed him into an adolescent Anglophile. Pankaj Mishra describes how a bootleg cassette of ABBA's Super Trouper evoked a world far from his small Indian village. Kate Christensen relives her years as an aspiring novelist in Brooklyn listening to Rickie Lee Jones's Flying Cowboys. And Joshua Ferris recalls his head-banging passion for Pearl Jam's Ten.

Exploring music from the Talking Heads to the Hedwig and the Angry Inch soundtrack, this extraordinary anthology is a moving, funny, uplifting, and unforgettable celebration of the unique and essential relationship between life and music.

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