33 1/3 Books to Explore Björk, Fugazi, Lou Reed, 'Twin Peaks'
Published Nov 04, 2015The much-loved 33 1/3 book series has offered up plenty of thorough music critique on the likes of Devo, Beat Happening and Super Mario Bros. composer Koji Kondo this year, with titles on Sleater-Kinney, Geto Boys and more due in 2016. Wait until you see what's in store for 2017, though. Publishing house Bloomsbury has just unveiled the next 16 titles, which include entries on Björk, Lou Reed, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Angelo Badalamenti's Twin Peaks soundtrack and more.
The formal announcement of the next round of 33 1/3 titles was unveiled on the book series' website today (November 4). It was explained that the group of 16 was selected out of an "unprecedented" total of 605 submitted proposals.
Though the official due dates have yet to be revealed, the new titles include punk, proto-punk and post-punk entries like Jawbreaker's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy by Ronen Givony, Young Marble Giants' Colossal Youth by Michael Blair and Joe Bucciero, Fugazi's In on the Kill Taker by Joe Gross, Modern Lovers' The Modern Lovers by Sean L. Maloney, Siouxsie and the Banshees' Peepshow by Samantha Bennett, and Japan's Tin Drum by Agata Pyzik.
A mix of celebrated singer-songwriters also made the cut, with forthcoming instalments including Tori Amos' Boys for Pele by Amy Gentry, Lou Reed's Transformer by Ezra Furman, Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee by Rachel Rubin, and Bob Mould's Workbook by Walter Biggins and Daniel Couch.
The world of hip-hop will be observed via inclusions like the Pharcyde's Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde by Andrew Barker, Ol' Dirty Bastard's Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version by Jarett Kobek, and Camp Lo's Uptown Saturday Night by Patrick Rivers and Will Fulton.
More experimental titles include Björk's Homogenic by Emily Mackay, Wendy Carlos' Switched-On Bach by Roshanak Kheshti, Angelo Badalamenti's Twin Peaks soundtrack by Clare Nina Norelli.
Mind you, we're a ways off from the release of any of these titles. You can see a breakdown of what all will be arriving from 33 1/3 over the next little while, including previously announced titles on Blondie, New Kids on the Block and the Grateful Dead, over here.