Friday, March 18, 2011

33 1/3 Series Takes On "Chocolate And Cheese"

We're big fans of Continuum's "33 1/3" series, where one writer (usually a rock critic) writes about one album for an usually around 120 pages or 35,000 words in length.. They're quick good reads. In the past, we've very much enjoyed the editions on My Bloody Valentine's Loveless and Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion 1 & 2. Our favorite is probably the book about Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love, which is entirely about the writer trying to understand why he hates Celine Dion so much, and in the first 2 Chapters he ends up citing Gummo and Elliott Smith for comparisons. A lot of people really love the Black Sabbath book, which was written by one of the members of The Mountain Goats from the perspective of a 15-year-old who's being held in a center for psychiatric evaluation shortly after he had all of his music taken away from him. We never got to finish the books on The Who Sell Out and In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, but the first few chapters of these are nice.

Here's their blog:

We've been waiting for the book about Pinkerton for quite some time now, but some new excitement has been announced recently as they're very soon shipping out the next volume, all about Ween's Chocolate And Cheese...

They're also doing one on Pretty Hate Machine but that's somehow less exciting...

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