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Thompson, Dave 1960 January 3-

Works: 126 works in 451 publications in 3 languages and 12,379 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Discographies  Biographies  History  Encyclopedias  Trivia and miscellanea  Rock music  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Dave Thompson
Most widely held works by Dave Thompson
Dancing barefoot : the Patti Smith story by Dave Thompson( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The full story of Patti Smith, widely acknowledged as one of the most significant American artists of the rock 'n' roll era, a performer whose audience and appeal reach far beyond the parameters of rock. An acclaimed poet, a respected artist, and a figurehead for many liberal political causes, Patti Smith soared from an ugly-duckling childhood in postwar New Jersey to become queen of the New York arts scene in the 1970s. This book traces the brilliant trajectory of her career, including the fifteen reclusive years she spent in Detroit in the 1980s and '90s, as well as her triumphant return to New York. But it is primarily the story of a performer growing up in New York City in the early and mid-1970s. Guided by interviews with those who have known her--including Ivan Kral, Tom Verlaine, Richard Lloyd, John Cale, and Jim Carroll--it relies most of all on Patti's own words. This is Patti's story, told as she might have seen it, had she been on the outside looking in.--From publisher description
Bayou underground : tracing the mythical roots of American popular music by Dave Thompson( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bayou Underground explores the music of the region through the legends and rumors that created it in the first place. From the House of the Rising Sun to the legend of Stagger Lee, from Marie Laveau to the axman who loved hot jazz, Bayou Underground unearths the people and the cultures that have called the bayou home, revisiting their words and lives through the music of so many rock outsiders. Bo Diddley, Nick Cave and Alice Cooper pass through the pages to document past history, or create a new one. It is the world of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jerry Reed and Elvis Presley; it is the music of Dr. John, Joe Satriani and the Oak Grove Swamp Fox"--Page 4 of cover
Hearts of darkness : James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and the unlikely rise of the singer-songwriter by Dave Thompson( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hearts of Darkness is the story of a generation's coming of age through the experiences of its three most atypical pop stars. James Taylor, Jackson Browne, and Cat Stevens could never have been considered your typical late-sixties songwriters self-absorbed and self-composed, all three eschewed the traditional means of delivering their songs, instead turning its process inward. The result was a body of work that stands among the most profoundly personal art ever to translate into an international language, and a sequence of songs from "Sweet Baby James" and "Carolina in My Mind," to "Jamaica Say You Will" and "These Days," to "Peace Train" and "Wild World" that remain archetypes not only of what the critics called the singer-songwriter movement, but of the human condition itself. Author Dave Thompson, himself a legend among rock biographers, takes on his subjects with his usual brio and candor, leaving no stone unturned in his quest to shine a light on the dark side of this profoundly earnest era in popular music. Penetrating, pointed, and laced with vivid insight and detail, Hearts of Darkness is the story of rock when it no longer felt the need to roll
Alternative rock by Dave Thompson( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... spotlights the renegades who re-wrote the rock scene of the late '70s, '80s, and '90s--and who still change (or break) the rules today."--Cover
Black and white and blue : adult cinema from the Victorian age to the VCR by Dave Thompson( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The films that society has termed pornographic movies have been with us for over a century now, since the first flickering kinetoscopes stumbled into life in 1889. Yet beyond a handful of scholarly tracts, and a few glancing references in certain Hollywood histories, there is no modern history of the subject available. Black and White and Blue fills that void. Taking as its cut-off point the late 1970s, when the advent of the home VCR irrevocably changed the face of the adult film industry, Black and White and Blue celebrates a world of anonymously masked women and curiously black-sock-clad men, whose movie immortality was attained in the time it took to exhaust a roll of film. There were no artificial breasts when the first stags were made, no tattooed and pierced members, and no concept of trick photography. We revisit a time when dingy back street cinemas aired their wares beneath a “members only” sign, and a climate in which the police waited as patiently to bust the participants as audiences queued to watch them, while “polite society” looked on in (often hypocritical) disgust, unable to believe that filth like this even existed. With exclusive interviews, descriptions of over 300 films, and a conversational style, this book will represent a complete and in-depth survey of the adult film, from shaky, flickering black-and-white silents to the first flowering of the lavish modern-day production. "--pub. desc
Bad reputation : the unauthorized biography of Joan Jett by Dave Thompson( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is her story, complete and uncensored, from her days carousing with the likes of The Ramones and the Dead Boys through heavy rotation on MTV and a slew of killer hits, a 1990s regeneration, and her continued unstoppable popularity"--Publisher description
Funk by Dave Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Get down with the music that mixes R & B and soul with a little rock'n'roll. Packed with anecdotal bios, reviews, ratings, photos and much more, this guide tracks the artists and recordings that throw down the funk!" "From James Brown to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Funk gets on the good foot with the whole funk family: classic funk, disco funk, funk rock, funky soul, jazz funk, white funk, and beyond. In-depth histories explore funk from its roots in New Orleans, psychedelia, and Motown to today's revival through rap and hip-hop." "Funk takes you to the heart, soul, and guts of funk - where musicians play, improvise, and feed each other until they hit a groove and the groove takes over. Like Dave Thompson says, "You cannot fake the funk.""--Jacket
Reggae & Caribbean music by Dave Thompson( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reggae & Caribbean Music explores in depth the enduring carnival traditions of each island, 100 influential performers and their recordings, devoted record producers who gave the music a voice outside the region, the early single releases, and more."--Cover
Hallo spaceboy : the rebirth of David Bowie by Dave Thompson( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smoke on the water : the Deep Purple story by Dave Thompson( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deep Purple are one of the most popular rock bands in the world, and one of the longest-lived. It is now 35 years since the band first came together and today-- 14 musicians, 19 albums and countless millions of record sales later-- the group remains a monster ... The book goes beyond Deep Purple's own boundaries to paint a portrait of the music scene that surrounded and influenced them, placing the band's own music in vivid context and illustrating just how profoundly this one group helped change the world"--Back cover
I hate new music : the classic rock manifesto by Dave Thompson( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Led Zeppelin, the Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Rush, Pink Floyd, Peter Frampton, the Beatles, the Who, Elton John (but only the good stuff), the Rolling Stones - these are the names that classic rock worships. But where are the values for which these artists fought? Where is the spirit that they once epitomized? Persuasive, incisive, and drawing blood with every keystroke, I Hate New Music is one man's crusade against everything that isn't what rock ought to be." "Shamelessly retrospective and defiantly reactionary, I Hate New Music examines the sacred cows of the past thirty years - from U2 to the White Stripes - and then slaughters them for their sins against our souls."--Jacket
London's burning : true adventures on the frontlines of punk, 1976-1977 by Dave Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of vivid memories of concerts and cultural flash points focuses on what was happening on the streets and in the clubs, answering questions like What brought punks together with London's disenfranchised Rasta community? What made Teddy Boys-middle-aged men who dressed like 1950s rockers-hate punks so much that they roamed in packs looking for teenagers to beat up? What was it like to be in the now legendary Roxy Club?"--publisher
1000 songs that rock your world by Dave Thompson( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultimate visual guide to the best rock music ever produced. A one-stop catalog of a half-century of rock 'n' roll. Showcasing songs by nearly 500 artists in all rock genres, 1000 Songs goes behind the scenes to uncover the fascinating story of the creation, significance, and popularity of these dynamic hits
Your pretty face is going to hell : the dangerous glitter of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed by Dave Thompson( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Lou Reed and Iggy Pop first met David Bowie in the fall of 1971, Bowie was just another English musician passing through New York City. Lou was still recovering from the collapse of the Velvet Underground, and Iggy had already been branded a loser. Yet within two years they completely changed the face of popular music with a decadent glamour and street-level vibe that threatened to undermine all that had come before." "With Bowie producing, Reed's Transformer album was a worldwide hit, spinning off the sleazy street anthem "Walk on the Wild Side." Iggy's Raw Power, mixed by Bowie, provided the mean-spirited, high-octane blueprint for punk. And Bowie lifted elements from both Iggy and Reed to create his gender-bending rock idol Ziggy Stardust." "From the New York art world of the mid-1960s, where Nico and Andy Warhol sparked a scene that would help catapult the career of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, through Iggy Pop's comic-tragic trip with the Stooges, and right up to the late 1970s and Bowie's Berlin-born masterpiece "Heroes," Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell tells the story of these warped and brilliant musicians, interwoven in a triple helix of wanton sexuality, ultradecadence, and dangerous drugs, as seen through the eyes of the people who made it happen."--Jacket
Cream : the world's first supergroup by Dave Thompson( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker exploded onto the scene the day after England won the World Cup in 1966 and within two years they too were champions of the world. Cream, modern music's first true supergroup, set standards that rock'n'roll still aspires to, not only creating some of rock's most enduring anthems ('Sunshine Of Your Love', 'I Feel Free', 'Badge', 'Strange Brew', 'White Room'), but also rewriting the terms under which every subsequent band would operate." "Cream: The World's First Supergroup transports the reader back to an age when the blues was still a mysterious music that came to Britain in the rucksacks of merchant seamen. Competition was fierce and, within a close network of legendary bands, musicians were poached, dropped and spurred by competitive rivalry. None were as ruthless in their devotion to music as Cream - three momentous talents, three momentous egos, and three musicians who rarely saw eye to eye. But such was their power that today, almost forty years after the group broke up, Cream remains a byword for musical quality." "Jam-packed with incisive new interviews with a glittering cast of band members, friends, rivals and onlookers, Cream: The World's First Supergroup reads as if it were the best rock fiction ever written. Across 27 months, 4 LPs and the 300-or-so gigs, Cream's songs have sold cars and computers, bolstered movie soundtracks and launched entire careers. From life on the road in mid-60s Britain to the psychedelic fog of Swinging London in 1967 and the reactionary brutality of America 1968 - these are the tumultuous years that first created, then enveloped, and finally devoured the greatest rock band in the world."--Jacket
A music lover's guide to record collecting by Dave Thompson( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A music collector offers essays on record collecting, covering everything from 78s to MP3s and providing information on imports, the most popular artists, and collectible labels
Doctor Who FAQ : all that's left to know about the most famous time lord in the universe by Dave Thompson( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the complete story of its American success, from its first airings on PBS in the 1970s, through to the massive Doctor Who fan conventions that are a staple of the modern-day science fiction circuit. Combining a wealth of information and numerous illustrations, Doctor Who FAQ also includes a comprehensive episode guide." --Publisher description
Never fade away : the Kurt Cobain story by Dave Thompson( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of rock musician Kurt Cobain's life and death, discussing his rise to stardom, drug use, marriage, and suicide in April of 1994
Soccer FAQ : all that's left to know about the clubs, the players, and the rilvalries by Dave Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the history of the sport and introduces readers to the largest soccer clubs, the greatest games, the best players, and the most famous rivalries
Goldmine record album price guide by Dave Thompson( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides updated prices for more than 100,000 vinyl records, explains the industry standard grading guide, and offers tips to accurately grade and value LPs
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Bayou underground : tracing the mythical roots of American popular musicAlternative rockBlack and white and blue : adult cinema from the Victorian age to the VCRBad reputation : the unauthorized biography of Joan JettFunkReggae & Caribbean musicHallo spaceboy : the rebirth of David BowieSmoke on the water : the Deep Purple story
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controlled identityThomas, Dave, 1960-

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Dave Thompson britischer Musikjournalist und Biograf

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Dave Thompson écrivain britannique

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