book of the day

“love goes to buildings on fire: 5 years in new york that changed music forever”

book synopsis (via amazon)

“crime was everywhere, the government was broke, and the city’s infrastructure was collapsing. but rent was cheap, and the possibilities for musical exploration were limitless… from New Year’s Day 1973 to New Year’s Eve 1977, the book moves panoramically from post-Dylan Greenwich Village, to the arson-scarred South Bronx barrios where salsa and hip-hop were created, to the Lower Manhattan lofts where jazz and classical music were reimagined, to ramshackle clubs like CBGBs and The Gallery, where rock and dance music were hot-wired for a new generation…”

excellent read for any music snob. support your local bookstores!

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