What is the (last) book about music ( (auto)biography, fiction, photo books, history, tabs, memoirs, tour stories, etc.) that really left an impression on you and excited you ? Have you read a lot of books (on music in general ? certain genres of music ? your favorite artist?) or not so much ? Does it take a lot for a book on music to 'wow' you over & to make that connection even stronger ? Off the top of my head, i would say that these books really left an impression on me : - Peter Hook books on Joy Division ('Unknown Pleasures') and New Order ('Substance') were quite detailled with tour anecdotes, photos, details about band disagreements, recording and song writing processes, etc. Highly entertaining and an interesting read and IMHO hard to put down ! - Eric Fillion 'Jazz Libre et la révolution québécoise - Musique-action, 1967-1975' This is a PhD. History student's book that is focused on Le Quatuor du Jazz Libre du Québec, a free jazz band that was active from 1967-1975 that challenged the political, social and musical landscape of Québec in the late 60's-mid 70's with their free jazz music. i am currently reading this one, so i cannot say a whole lot other than what i wrote above and the fact that i do like the fact that while the approach is academic in nature (lots of bottom of the page notes, very researched and loaded with interviews and archive documents), the rigourous nature of the work & the enthousiasm is contagious and that makes it is easy to read and enjoyable. - It's has been a while, but i remember reading one book on Nirvana (by a fellow named Cross ? Or was it Michael Azzerald (sp?) ?) that was very well done, compared to another one big book on Nirvana that focused too much on the author's relationship with Nirvana (Everett True, if i'm not mistaken..) that read a lot more like someone's own anecdotes on Nirvana than 'the story of Nirvana' with the author's touch... What about your favorite (or worse?!?) books about music ?