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Moog Grandmother review

Postby Rich Hanson » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:59 pm

Anyone else also enjoying perusing the books in the background of the photographs as well as the review itself? :bouncy:
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Re: Moog Grandmother review

Postby desmond » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:00 pm

Rich Hanson wrote:Anyone else also enjoying perusing the books in the background of the photographs as well as the review itself? :bouncy:

Heh, I may have glanced at it.. ;)

I'm surprised Gordon's SOS collection is not in order though... :shock: :tongue:
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Re: Moog Grandmother review

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:08 pm

Not Gordon's collection! That's an archive collection just outside the editorial office at SOS HQ! :) (Gordon's own SOS magazine archive almost certainly has every issue still sealed in its plastic wrapper to ensure it remained pristine! :lol: )
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Re: Moog Grandmother review

Postby desmond » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:17 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Not Gordon's collection! That's an archive collection just outside the editorial office at SOS HQ! :)

Ah, that explains it! :smirk:

Hugh Robjohns wrote:(Gordon's own SOS magazine archive almost certainly has every issue still sealed in its plastic wrapper to ensure it remained pristine! :lol: )

Two copies of each I expect, one for reference, one sealed for keeps..! :thumbup:
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Re: Moog Grandmother review

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:07 pm

You've seen it too, then... :-)
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Re: Moog Grandmother review

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:24 pm

I cropped the books out of the web version of the review, but if you click on the header image it opens this baby, which might be of interest in an idle moment. :roll:

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I think the Stone Roses book is left over from when Matt Bell used that desk!
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Re: Moog Grandmother review

Postby Matt Houghton » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:44 pm

Forum Admin wrote:I think the Stone Roses book is left over from when Matt Bell used that desk!

Nope. Wrong Matt!
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Re: Moog Grandmother review

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:56 pm

Matt Houghton wrote:
Forum Admin wrote:I think the Stone Roses book is left over from when Matt Bell used that desk!

Nope. Wrong Matt!

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Re: Moog Grandmother review

Postby Wonks » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:28 pm

I've just ordered the Tony Visconti book as a result of that picture. i hope it's a good read.
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Re: Moog Grandmother review

Postby Matt Houghton » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:40 am

Wonks wrote:I've just ordered the Tony Visconti book as a result of that picture. i hope it's a good read.

It's not bad. He's a good self-publicist, but there's interesting stuff in there too.
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Re: Moog Grandmother review

Postby Matt Houghton » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:49 am

Of the others in there, there are some highlights...

I remember Phill Brown's Are We Still Rolling being a cracking read. Brian Eno's A Year With Swollen Appendices was also entertaining (to me at any rate). Good Vibrations and Behind The Glass 1 are really good. Eddy Bøgh Brixen's book on 'Metering' is much more than the title suggests. The Bob Katz Mastering Audio book rewards re-reading from time to time. And the Howard Massey book on Great British Recording Studios that you just about see in the top corner is worth reading too.

I'm pretty sure that the Director MX and Flash MX 2004 guides are no use to anyone these days, though. And there won't be too many out there interested in my old history tutor's book on Imperial Marriage — I bet that's never appeared in a music-making mag before :beamup:

You now have me wondering which boxes in the loft contain the rest of my library...
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Re: Moog Grandmother review

Postby Sam Inglis » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:03 am

Wonks wrote:I've just ordered the Tony Visconti book as a result of that picture. i hope it's a good read.

It is a good read, but Visconti comes across as weirdly insecure for someone with his track record! He constantly feels the need to drop names and relate anecdotes about how Tony Visconti saved the day...
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Re: Moog Grandmother review

Postby Wonks » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:32 am

A lot of musical autobiographies come across that way, especially towards the last third of the books. In the first third they start out full of enthusiasm and fun, then in the second third it all gets a bit humdrum once they start to be famous (and drink and drugs often then play a big part in the narrative), then the last third is mainly name dropping and who came to their parties and who they worked on their latest albums, without getting the feeling that they are enjoying it at all.

Maybe it's the ghostwriters, or maybe the publishers who like things to fit to a formula that they think will sell.
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Re: Moog Grandmother review

Postby blinddrew » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:31 pm

Wonks wrote:or maybe the publishers who like things to fit to a formula that they think will sell.
I'll wager this has a big bearing on things...
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Re: Moog Grandmother review

Postby Forum Admin » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:29 pm

blinddrew wrote:
Wonks wrote:or maybe the publishers who like things to fit to a formula that they think will sell.
I'll wager this has a big bearing on things...

Me too. I can imagine the book editor being tasked with getting juicy anecdotes out of the author, and name-dropping, as there might be a chance such things get quoted on late night chat show guest introductions... or get picked up by gossip magazines and blogs, that sort of thing.
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