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An outstanding pop music reference source
on September 21, 1998
An exhaustive look at the twists and turns of band members in some of the most important (and some of the most marginal) bands in rock history, thus providing the history of the genre through its participants -- which makes you think how chancy the whole enterprise has been. (If so-and-so hadn't bumped into so-and-so . . .) Frame obviously has a love for his subject and a love for detail, as indicated in the meticulous charts, with very small type (or draghtsman's handwriting, actually) abounding. If there's a problem with the book, it's that it effectively ends in 1980. I'm sure Frame is working on more, if he's still out there. Whattya say, Pete? More!