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    What to Do When it's Not Fair (English, Paperback) Jacqueline B. Toner, Clare A. B. Freeland

    What to Do When It's Not Fair introduces kids to cognitivebehavioral therapy-based strategies that can help them understand and deal with envy, jealousy, and self-esteem. Includes an introduction for parents and caregivers.

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    Roger Waters (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall is the first full biography of the author of Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and, of course, The Wall.

    $17.25 $19.99
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    Wheels Out of Gear (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    New (2017) edition of a book first published in 2004, WHEELS OUT OF GEAR is a vibrant exploration of the 2-Tone, Mod and Oi! movements of the late 1970s and early '80s, set against the turbulent backdrop of Thatcher's Britain. To a soundtrack provided by the Specials, the Jam, the Angelic Upstarts and more, Britain reeled beneath a firestorm of brutal, and constantly escalating political...

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    The Psychedelic Furs - Beautiful Chaos (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    Back in print - a new edition of the ultimate story of the ultimate post-punk band. Combining the chaos and vocal rasp of the Sex Pistols with a Bowie-esque glamour, the Psychedelic Furs hit the big time in the U.S. when John Hughes wrote a movie based on their early single "Pretty in Pink." Poised to join U2 and Simple Minds in the premier league, they withdrew behind their shades, remaining a...

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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show FAQ (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    Everything there is to know about the stage show, the film and the unique period in theatrical history it was produced in

    $17.33 $19.99
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    10cc - The Cost of Living in Dreams (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    The story of 10cc, the self-styled worst band in the world is told through exclusive interviews and a lifetime of music. Tracing Lol Creme, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Graham Gouldman from their earliest music together, The Cost Of Living In Dreams tells the stories of all those projects - from the Whirlwinds and the Mockingbirds to Godley & Creme, Wax and GG06, and on to Kevin's most recent...

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    The Making of "U2's" the Joshua Tree (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    A detailed track-by-track breakdown is the foundation of this in depth examination of U2's epochal fifth album.

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    Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    All that Jazz--and more!

    $24.41 $27.99
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    Britcoms FAQ (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    Britcoms FAQ is a sweeping survey of the very best in British television comedy

    $17.81 $19.99
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    The Music Lover's Guide to Record Collecting (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    A long-time veteran music collector offers his most interesting essays on record collecting, covering everything from 78s to MP3s and providing information on imports, the most popular artists, collectible labels, and more. Original.

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    Smoke on the Water (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    It is now 35 years since Deep Purple first came together and today - 14 musicians, 17 albums and millions of record sales later - the group remains a monster. This is the first book in 20 years to tell the story of this remarkable band, from their grandiose inception in 1968 to the release of their latest album in 2003. Drawing on candid interviews with band members, associates and fans alike, it...

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    Roger Waters (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    To some, he is the face behind classic Pink Floyd. To others, he is the temperament behind some of the greatest albums of the rock era. And to others still, he is one of the most original songwriters of a generation that overflows with notable talent. But to call Roger Waters a mass of contradictions is simply taking the easy way out.

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    Children of the Revolution (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    Despite its disposable appearance, Glam Rock has survived and thrived for four decades and is now viewed as one of the best loved and most productive periods for pop music in the UK. Children of the Revolution is the definitive A to Z guide to the period, chronicling every band and artist who made a significant impression on the art form, both in its heyday and its later years. Provides a wealth...

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    An Accidental Musician (English, Paperback) Judy Dyble, Dave Thompson

    Written with Judy's inimitable piquant humour and warm observation, An Accidental Musician is a saga of love, loss and laughter that begins in the folk clubs of the early 1960s and continues right up to the present day.

    $19.89 $24.95
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    Red Hot Chilli Peppers: By the Way (Paperback) Dave Thompson

    Twenty eventful years have passed since the Chili Peppers first blazed; years during which the band have achieved global recognition. This book tells the story of the band that dare to play and say it all.

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    Dave Thompson (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    From the New York art scene of the mid-1960s, to the drag clubs of Berlin a decade later, through the darkest side of London and beyond, this title presents the story of the friendship of the three legends and the incredible productivity and debauchery that emerged from it.

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    The Freakiest Show (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    From Marilyn Manson to Morrissey; from Simple Minds to Stargaze; Lulu to the London Symphony Orchestra, and Peter Gabriel to the Peckham Spastics Society, the untold history of David Bowie cover versions features almost 1,500 listings, almost 300 reviews, and 30+ interviews. "The Freakiest Show" is a guide to every known David Bowie cover version recorded or performed since 1964, and updated to...

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    Twenty-Five Years in the Reptile House (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    Originally published in 2002 as "The Dark Reign of Gothic Rock," but out of print for over the decade, "25 Years in the Reptile House" traces the story of British Gothic Rock from the early cult success of Joy Division and Siouxsie and the Banshees to the chart topping activities of the Cult, the Cure, and Love and Rockets; while exploring the full-blown drama of Bauhaus, the...

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    "Cream" (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    Looks at the creation of one of the world's most influential bands - Cream. After all the streets of London had been covered in 'Clapton Is God' tributes, the three top rock instrumentalists of their time, came together to form Cream. Cream went on to become the first band to break open the lucrative US market by dint of their live shows alone.

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    Bad Reputation (English, Paperback) Dave Thompson

    Tells the story of Joan Jett, the single most exciting rocker of the American 1980s, one of the biggest-selling acts of the age, and one of punk rock's most valued elder statespeeps.

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