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DeCurtis, Anthony

Works: 112 works in 284 publications in 3 languages and 8,573 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies  Pictorial works  Popular music  Reviews  Folk music  Portraits  Blues-rock music  Rock music 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Consultant, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator, win, Creator, Performer, Redactor
Classifications: ML429.D36, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anthony DeCurtis
The soundtrack of my life by Clive Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this star-studded autobiography, Clive Davis shares a personal, candid look into his remarkable life and the last fifty years of popular music as only a true insider can. Davis' career has spanned more than forty years, and he has discovered, signed, or worked with a staggering array of artists: Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, Simon and Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Dionne Warwick, Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Aretha Franklin, to name a few. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, and hosted the world's highest profile parties. In this fully illustrated, personal account, Davis tells all, from becoming an orphan in high school and getting through college and law school on scholarships, to being falsely accused of embezzlement and starting up his own record company, J Records. His wealth of experience offers valuable insight into the evolution of the music business over the past half-century and into the future.--From publisher description
Lou Reed : a life by Anthony DeCurtis( Book )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essential biography of one of music's most influential icons: Lou Reed As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. His music, at once a source of transcendent beauty and coruscating noise, violated all definitions of genre while speaking to millions of fans and inspiring generations of musicians. But while his iconic status may be fixed, the man himself was anything but. Lou Reed's life was a transformer's odyssey. Eternally restless and endlessly hungry for new experiences, Reed reinvented his persona, his sound, even his sexuality time and again. A man of contradictions and extremes, he was fiercely independent yet afraid of being alone, artistically fearless yet deeply paranoid, eager for commercial success yet disdainful of his own triumphs. Channeling his jagged energy and literary sensibility into classic songs--like "Walk on the Wild Side" and "Sweet Jane"--and radically experimental albums alike, Reed remained desperately true to his artistic vision, wherever it led him. Now, just a few years after Reed's death, Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis, who knew Reed and interviewed him extensively, tells the provocative story of his complex and chameleonic life. With unparalleled access to dozens of Reed's friends, family, and collaborators, DeCurtis tracks Reed's five-decade career through the accounts of those who knew him and through Reed's most revealing testimony, his music. We travel deep into his defiantly subterranean world, enter the studio as the Velvet Underground record their groundbreaking work, and revel in Reed's relationships with such legendary figures as Andy Warhol, David Bowie, and Laurie Anderson. Gritty, intimate, and unflinching, Lou Reed is an illuminating tribute to one of the most incendiary artists of our time."--Jacket
Present tense : rock & roll and culture by Anthony DeCurtis( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most compelling art form to emerge from the United States in the second half of the twentieth century, rock & roll stands in an edgy relationship with its own mythology, its own musicological history and the broader culture in which it plays a part. In Present Tense, Anthony DeCurtis brings together writers from a wide variety of fields to explore how rock & roll is made, consumed, and experienced in our time. In this collection, Greil Marcus creates a collage of words and pictures that evokes and explores Elvis Presley's grisly fate as an American cultural image, while Rob
Rolling Stone images of rock & roll by Fred Woodward( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents photographs of legendary rock and roll stars in various settings, taken over the past twenty-five years
Rocking my life away : writing about music and other matters by Anthony DeCurtis( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blues & chaos : the music writing of Robert Palmer by Robert Palmer( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of previously published articles and criticism by famed music critic Robert Palmer
The Rolling stone album guide : completely new reviews : every essential album, every essential artist by Anthony DeCurtis( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rolling Stone Album Guide is the bible of popular music criticism. Now, for this new edition, Rolling Stone's critics and editors have gone back, listened to everything with a fresh ear and produced a book of completely new reviews. The result is an encyclopedia guide to the best compact discs, cassettes and records, with complete coverage of music by today's most popular stars--Madonna, R.E.M, Bonnie Raitt, U2, Public Enemy, Guns n' Roses, and many others--as well as authoritative critical reevaluations of older albums and newly reissued classics available on CD. Rock, pop, soul, rap, country, jazz, blues, folk, gospel--for every taste in popular music, The Rolling Stone Album Guide steers listeners to the best with concise, informed evaluations and one-to five-star ratings. The result is the ultimate consumer music guide: witty, forceful, knowledgeable and true to the spirit of Rolling Stone, the world's leading rock magazine. For music listeners, The Rolling Stone Album Guide is an available and indispensable resource.--Cover
Crossroads by Eric Clapton( Recording )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clapton's work with other groups, including the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, and Cream
Pop 60s( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culled from the archives of Magnum Photos, the world's preeminent photo agency, Pop 60s celebrates the visionaries, icons, and memorable moments of the decade that transformed the fabric of American life. From Andy Warhol, Twiggy, and James Bond to Beatlemania, biker culture, and geodesic domes, the reverberations of the Swinging Sixties are felt in today's art, music, design, and fashion. This phenomenal collection of photographs spans the globe, including images of Tokyo nightlife, Brazilian Carnaval, and art happenings in New York City. Renowned photographers such as Dennis Stock, Eve Arnold, Danny Lyon, Thomas Hoepker, David Hurn, and many others contribute both their best-loved and their seldom seen photographs. From naked spectators at the Isle of Wight Festival to literati at Truman Capote's Black and White Ball, Pop 60s captures the spirit, style, and attitude of an unforgettable era
Songs of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debut album that came from the legendary folk singer in 1968. Features all the original tracks and two bonus tracks which are Store Room and Blessed Is the Memory
Rock style : how fashion moves to music by Tommy Hilfiger( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some girls by Rolling Stones( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some Girls is the Rolling Stones' most direct and diverse collection of material, from Mick Jagger's irresistible falsetto on the four-on-the-floor filler Miss You, to the country-flavored Far Away Eyes via the Chuck Berry meets punk snarl of Respectable
Songs of love and hate by Leonard Cohen( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third album from this legendary folk singer. Features all 8 tracks from this 1970 recording and includes the early version of Dress Rehearsal Rag
In other words : artists talk about life and work by Anthony DeCurtis( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Other Words collects the most intimate and revealing interviews by Anthony DeCurtis, who, in the course of a distinguished 25-year career, has earned a reputation for approaching his craft with depth, seriousness, and sensitivity. His many subjects - music legends, movie directors, artistic provocateurs, up-and-coming talents, visionary songwriters - all speak with rare candor about the meanings within and the motivations behind their best work. Many of these interviews, which originally appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and other publications - have been significantly expanded. DeCurtis has also written new introductions that tell the story behind these stories, transforming this collection into an episodic memoir of a life on the front lines of cultural journalism. These gripping conversations will make readers feel that they are sitting, as DeCurtis did, at a dinner table or in a quiet room alone, learning everything they want to know about some of the most revered artists of our time. Book jacket."--Jacket
Songs from a room by Leonard Cohen( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second album that came from the folk legend Leonard Cohen. Features all the original tracks from that 1969 recording and two bonus tunes: Like a Bird and Nothing to One
Joan Baez : how sweet the sound by Susan Lacy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the private life and public career of Joan Baez, with interviews and archival material
Play it loud : instruments of rock & roll by Jayson Kerr Dobney( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play It Loud celebrates the musical instruments that gave rock and roll its signature sound-from Louis Jordan's alto saxophone and John Lennon's Rickenbacker to the drum set owned by Metallica's Lars Ulrich, Lady Gaga's keytar, and beyond. Seven engrossing essays by veteran music journalists and scholars discuss the technical developments that fostered rock's seductive riffs and driving rhythms, the thrilling innovations musicians have devised to achieve unique effects, and the visual impact their instruments have had. Abundant photographs depict rock's most iconic instruments-including Jerry Lee Lewis's baby grand piano, Chuck Berry's Gibson ES-350T guitar, Bootsy Collins's star-shaped bass, Keith Moon's drum set, and the white Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix played at Woodstock-as works of art in their own right. Produced in collaboration with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, this astounding book goes behind the music to offer a rare and in-depth look at the instruments that inspired the musicians and made possible the songs we know and love. Exhibition: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (01.04-15.09.2019); The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, USA (20.11.2019-13.09.2020). --
Match prints by Jim Marshall( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographs and Jim Marshall and Timothy White often captured the same subjects, but perhaps several years apart. They can be compared together in this collection of photos, many of which are accompanied by mini-essays by celebrities including Julian Lennon, Slash, Keith Richards, Aretha Franklin, and Joan Baez
The best in rock fiction( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of twenty-one short stories and novel excerpts related to rock music, including selections by Ricky Moody, Don DeLillo, Nick Hornby, Tom Perrotta, T.C. Boyle, and others
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Present tense : rock & roll and culture
Rolling Stone images of rock & rollRocking my life away : writing about music and other mattersBlues & chaos : the music writing of Robert PalmerThe Rolling stone album guide : completely new reviews : every essential album, every essential artistPop 60sRock style : how fashion moves to musicIn other words : artists talk about life and workMatch printsThe best in rock fiction
Alternative Names
Anthony DeCurtis americký spisovatel a hudební kritik

Anthony DeCurtis Amerikaans journalist

Anthony DeCurtis Journalist, music critic

Anthony DeCurtis Musikjournalist und -kritiker

Curtis, Anthony de

Декёртис, Энтони

انثونى ديكورتيس




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