- Paperback: 132 pages
- Publisher: Omnibus Pr; 1st edition edition (March 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0711904650
- ISBN-13: 978-0711904651
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9.8 x 13.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #904,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pete Frame's Complete Rock Family Trees Paperback – March, 1993
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Top Customer Reviews
Two months ago my girlfriend bought me this book and I am most pleased to research again and again through all the small and big events that marked the best era of Rockmusic.
Through Pete I`ve learned that the picture on the front cover of Airplanes Surrealistic Pillow was taken at the Matrix. Way to go!!
I just don`t know if, by mentioning that Zeppelin never released a single, Pete was refering only to the UK ..? Because in the States the monsterpiece Whole Lotta Love came out as a single in Nov. 69. But I`m just a reader!
Thank you Pete!!!
Great book for rock trivia. Who, why, and especially when. Just what any music trivia expert loves. And its great to use in conunction with Napster or Morpheus!!
In the early 80's Pete Frame was a beacon of light, fleshing out band histories, changes and spinoffs and adding context to the evolution of many great music scenes. At that time few decent books covered anything but specific band histories, and Frame's rtees made for hours of fun reading and paths to explore to expand musical boundaries. His work is as relevant and vital now as it ever was
The only thing that came close to being as valuable a resource was Terry Hounsome's Rock Record which indexed bands and musicians but offered little more that than and basic discography info.
Pete Frame invented a new art form and it shows when you look at how many others copy his style on the web today or just outright steal his work for band reference web sites. It's a shame his various books have been hard to find over the years and that there hasn't a fully comprehensive collection of Frame's work. This suggests it is but I think still misses some stuff that can be complemented by other books - and as far as I know Frame is still churning out new ones, though probably at a much slower pace. So this is as good as it gets as far as an overview of Frame's work, and it's very good.
This book is well worth the price and will offer hours of info and and fun trivia to any music fan interested in just about any realm of rock music in the last few decades.
As a reference work, as an aesthetic achievement, as a hell of a good way to waste some time, this can't be beat.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great book for musicologists. It traces musicians' progress as they play in different bands throughout their careers.Published 6 months ago by Brian Epstein
I like too much. you will understad the rock evolution as a prophesional.Published 12 months ago by M. Martinez Tejero
I paid for two separate volumes, and their associated shipping prices. Instead, I received a double bound volume, that looked aged, and yellowed either because of time, but I... Read morePublished on October 13, 2013 by Dean Magnusson
This is the Best Book ever Made ! Pete Frame done fantastic Job here ! The Copy i was lucky to get is GREATPublished on July 15, 2013 by Jan Roar Solhaug
It wasn't what I would call 'good condition' - I had to spend half an hour uncreasing pages and the corners were quite batteredPublished on January 30, 2012 by Batreader
A+++ Great bargain for a fairly hard to find book. The price was right and it made before Christmas too. Thanks!Published on December 15, 2011 by John A. Lee
We have a couple of Peter Frame's rock history books. They are amazing. We look through them at least once a week when a group's name comes up. Read morePublished on September 1, 2011 by knjlampe
Gave this to my son who loves everything about music and this was a hit at Christmas. He was reading it before the night was over !Published on December 28, 2010 by MackiePa