Essays and essaying. Rock & roll and art. Looking and listening. Synonyms for memory. Synonyms for thinking about memory. Nostalgia versus skepticism. The distance between bygones and bitrates. Books and CDs. Chapbooks and vinyl. 45 and 33 1/3 and 320. Thoughts. Arguments. High in between low. Mythmaking.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The French like their books heavy
The Fleshtones: Histoire d'un Groupe de Garage Américain, translated from English by Janique Jouin De Laurens, is out now with Camion Blanc. The French translation of Sweat comes in at a whopping 678 pages, with lots of new photos, several of which I'd never seen, plus an updated discography.
I couldn't comprehend the book's length until I got a copy in my hands. Some heavy reading, indeed: