Books/Magazines

"Buy Or Die! Ralph Records Artworks 1972-2015 is the first ever book of its kind on the history of the artwork of The Residents and their label Ralph Records. The life of Ralph Records and The Residents has always been cloaked in obscure mysteries, woven by the anonymous Cryptic Corporation, around which many luminaries have revolved; painters, graphic artists, cartoonists, musicians, film-makers, and writers. All have been channeled together by a powerful creative synergy that helped champion a new...

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Bill is an artist and he has illustrated some of our Cuneiform releases, as well as releases for The Laser's Edge/Sensory, Magna Carta and others, as well as designing our Cuneiform website. This small color book (a bit larger than a CD case) contains ...

“After having borrowed lines from Jimi Hendrix and English poets for all previous anniversary releases, Rune Grammofon struck out for this one until Kim Hiorthøy, well after the deadline, accidentally stumbled over Johnny Cash and Forever Words: The Unknown Poems (2016). Let's Put It To Music quite nails it when it comes to the basic idea of the book and how the label approach the whole process of making a record. As Tim Gane is quoted in Adrian Shaughnessy's introduction "a Stereolab record was never....

This comic by bad-boy artist Matt includes a CD with music by Nash and him reading the story. "Canadian rocker Nash the Slash has a quandry: how can he do two concerts that are scheduled at the same time? The solution: a robot duplicate of himself!...

Sid is a fine writer and while he is most definitely a FAN, he also doesn’t write as a fanboy. There’s lots of interviews, insights, gossip and deep details. HUGE fun for those who admire the [on and off] 50 year run of this band and the musician(s) behind it.

“Sid Smith’s In The Court Of King Crimson: An Observation Over 50 Years traces King Crimson’s career from the 1960s underground scene to the present day, featuring interviews with all the principal musicians and people associated with...

“As Bill Harkleroad tells us at the beginning of his preface, he can't write. This isn't a professional memoir, and that won't prevent barmy Beefheart nuts from enjoying the book, which reads as if Bill Harkelroad is here talking to you, with regular speech ticks ("totally" and "really" abound) and an absence of editing. Mr Harkelroad often states the obvious, such that Winged Eel Fingerling was "a really colorful person". This is part of the charm, a memoir without artifice. LUNAR NOTES is an ideal...

“The Many Faces of Harry Beckett is the first publication dedicated to the life and work of the legendary Barbados-born British progressive jazz trumpeter. It fulfills author John Thurlow’s lifelong ambition of creating a book which would pay a fitting tribute to his hero.
Harry’s career spanned more than fifty years, encompassing thousands of gigs across the globe, and over 220 currently known recordings. His exquisite playing led him to perform with many of the world’s most famous acts in a...

"Phillips' account of growing up wild in the acid-age South is compelling and poignant." – David Fricke for MOJO Magazine

This is a memoir by Glenn, with a lot of it devoted to the Hamptons, as well as his subsequent career, as well as some interesting (and possibly even helpful) bits about his psychological state.

Plus his first new solo album in 16 years, entitled The Dark Parade, which features:
Glenn Phillips – guitars, keyboards, bass
Bill Rea – bass...

“Slim, 44-page perfect bound, paperback containing four stories. Illustrated by Mary Thomas.
These four stories were written while Allen was working and touring with the Cleveland band, Pere Ubu, and refer directly to those years. Previously published in The Cleveland Edition, The Re Records Quarterly and The Penguin Book of Rock and Roll Writing.
Allen Ravenstine was born in Canton, Ohio in 1950. In 1968 his parents were killed in a car crash. He was a student at Ohio State University when...

“Subversion Through Jazz examines the beginning of the British progressive jazz (BPJ) movement from 1956 to 1964, attempting to identify and plot the progress of its coming into being. This eight-year period of inception was set against the backdrop of two specifically relevant world events: the failed Hungarian revolution in 1956; and the Cuban Missile Crisis, a potentially apocalyptic nuclear standoff between the United States and the USSR in the Gulf of Mexico in 1962. Like many art forms in the UK...

"Revised and expanded second edition of Hartmut Geerken and Chris Trent's comprehensive reference Omniverse Sun Ra, originally published in 1994.

Full-color 304-page hardcover book. French fold cover with metallic silver foil blocking on cyan faimei cloth. 290mm x 245mm portrait. Omniverse Sun Ra features many previously unpublished photographs of Sun Ra and His Arkestra in New York in 1966 and Germany in 1979 by Val Wilmer, and Hartmut Geerken's previously unpublished photographs from Heliopolis..

"It's been a long, long time but finally it's here -- the second edition of Money Will Ruin Everything, Rune Grammofon's celebration of 5 more years of music. Originally planned as an update and slightly revised edition of the long deleted 2CD/book of...

“To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this much-loved LP, Bill Gubbins, the only photographer to document the Hot Rats sessions, to create The Making of Hot Rats, a deluxe, commemorative book packed with never-been-seen-before photos, interviews, and intimate insights into the creation of this masterwork.
"A movie for your ears" is how rock icon Frank Zappa first described his album Hot Rats, which remains, 50 years after its release, not only one of Zappa's most critically acclaimed and commercially..