The Trouser Press Record Guide: The Ultimate Guide to Alternative Music

The Trouser Press Record Guide: The Ultimate Guide to Alternative Music

Ira A. Robbins / Sep 17, 2019

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  • Title: The Trouser Press Record Guide: The Ultimate Guide to Alternative Music
  • Author: Ira A. Robbins
  • ISBN: 9780020363613
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • Note Despite several name changes, these are several editions of the same book.1st Ed 1983 published as The Trouser Press Guide to New Wave Records.2nd Ed 1985 published as The New Trouser Press Record Guide.3rd Ed 1989 published as The New Trouser Press Record Guide Revised Edition.4th Ed 1991 published as The Trouser Press Record Guide The Ultimate GuideNote Despite several name changes, these are several editions of the same book.1st Ed 1983 published as The Trouser Press Guide to New Wave Records.2nd Ed 1985 published as The New Trouser Press Record Guide.3rd Ed 1989 published as The New Trouser Press Record Guide Revised Edition.4th Ed 1991 published as The Trouser Press Record Guide The Ultimate Guide to Alternative Music.5th Ed 1997 published as The Trouser Press Guide to 90s Rock The Trouser Press Record Guide has been hailed by music fans and the record industry as the bible of nonmainstream rock, stretching across the stylistic boundaries of punk, grunge, indie pop, techno, noise, avant garde and ska into hip hop, new country, metal, roots rocks, folk, modern dance and world music.All new and bigger than ever, The Trouser Press Record Guide to 90 s Rock definitively covers 2,300 of this decade s most innovative and influential artists, reviewing 8,500 records insanely obscure and familiar alike from all over the world Each insightful entry contains pungent critical analysis, biographical information and a complete album disography.Selected praise for The Trouser Press Record Guide to 90 s Rock My trustworthy fact checker, be all and end all arguement settler and the last word on modern rock I don t go on the air without it Gary Cee, WLIR FM Still the most comprehensive guide through the labryrinth of indie and alternative rock WHen you need a refresher course on all of Steve Albini s bands, or if you just want to know what Boy George did after Cultrue Club, this is the book to grab David Browne, Entertainment Weekly

    TrouserPress Trouser Press, online here since August , began with the contents of all five Trouser Press Record Guides, those highly opinionated review books of alternative rock.Thanks to many fine contributors, the site now includes loads of new and updated entries than , in all While it s by no means definitive, we re working to catch up and keep up. The Trouser Press Record Guide Ira A Robbins The Trouser Press Guide to s Rock The All New Fifth Edition of the Trouser Press Record Guide trouser press Product Description pressing and heating action This press has a beautiful and hard wearing Corby of Windsor Established in , Corby of Windsor has supplied quality products to the hotel and hospitality industry for than years Internationally famous for the eponymous Corby Trouser Press, Corby of Windsor is eminently proud of its long and extraordinary history and the reputation for quality and service which the great British brand has established. Trousers In Scotland, trousers are occasionally known as trews, which is the historic root of the word trousers.Trousers are also known as breeks in Scots, a word related to breeches.The item of clothing worn under trousers is underpants.The standard form trousers is also used, but it is sometimes pronounced in a manner approximately represented by tru z rz , as Scots did not completely undergo Press This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Press If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Trouser Enthusiasts Sweet Release Trouser Enthusiasts Dec , Artist Trouser Enthusiasts Title Sweet Release Trouser Enthusiasts Full On Mix Year . Syd Barrett Careening through life The Syd Barrett Archives Syd Barrett Careening through life Trouser Press, February , Kris DiLorenzo Kenneth King Couture Designer Book Order Your Books Today The Moulage . US The Basic Sleeve . US Advanced Sleeve . US Trouser Draft . US Birth of a Bustier . US The Collars . US Necklines and Draping . US The Skirts . US Dress Lines . US Tailored Jacket Leather and Fur . US Brush Fringe Jacket . US press Dizionario inglese italiano WordReference press Traduzione del vocabolo e dei suoi composti, e discussioni del forum.

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    1. While not always in line with my tastes, this is the essential guide to the only music that mattered from circa 1975 to 1983.


    2. I was talking to a young whippersnapper music fan the other day and I mentioned that when I was in college I read the Trouser Press Record Guide cover-to-cover. "Trouser Press?" he asked. Naturally, he had no idea what I was talking about. This guide (this one is basically a third revision) was a spin-off of a defunct "New Wave" magazine, and is pretty much the definitive review guide. They have a website with their reviews, too, but for obsessives it's nice to have it on paper. There is actuall [...]


    3. *Sigh* My lesson number one in never giving away something until you have its replacement in hand. Hearing that Trouser Press was putting out a new edition of its alternative music guide, I gave this bad boy to a fine couple who were friends of mine, figuring it was about to become superfluous. Instead there followed "The Trouser Press Guide to '90s Rock," which turned out to build upon this book with more recent reviews (a sort of volume II), featuring little of the same information beyond some [...]


    4. My mid-eighties copy of this book was so beat up from constant use that I had to replace it. The second dog-eared copy has miraculously survived coffee spills, margin notes, highlighting, rain, and more abuse than any book I have ever owned. The pinnacle of what a record guide should be; this book shaped who I am and what I like to listen to.


    5. Before there was such a thing as P2P music downloads and other ways of getting ear candy for free (hopefully just to listen before you buy the real CD from the artist you like) you had to rely on word of mouth or radio. Since radio did not play most of the great music listed here, take it from a Suicidal Tendencies/Thin Lizzy fan, this was the one way I KNEW the music I risked my money on was worth it. As far as guides go, this one surpasses them all.


    6. At the time it came out, it was a bible. Now, it seems more like a time-capsule; perhaps a memoir for my children. Certainly, it contains that which was most important to a teen back then. I still pull it out once in a while, to thumb through while day-dreaming about listening to the Clash's first album in a long-gone car.


    7. My copy is peeled and dog-eared as hell, but "The Trouser Press Guide to '90s Rock" remains an important touchstone to the '90s music scene. There are elitist omissions and bands you still haven't heard of all over the place, but these well-written, sharp reviews remain valuable, if you can find this mofo.


    8. Point of pride: I wrote more than 30 of the capsule reviews in the book.Disclaimer: The earlier editions fell more pure.Good decision(s): Ira and the rest (most?) of us didn't keep flogging metaphoric dead horses.



    9. In the glory days of music in the early 90's we had a lot of catching up to do. Every few weeks it seemed a new band would break through to the mainstream. Most of these bands were not new at all, and Trouser Press had been documenting the underground music for years in previous volumes of their Altentative Guide. Thus, when we heard a Soundgarden, Dinosaur Jr, or Soul Asylum on the radio we would rush off to learn their (sometimes long and sordid) full histories. Many times music collections we [...]


    10. This is ok, has a ton of info which I guess is cool Yes its all on the internet now but it can be fun (?) to pick up this book and flip through it. A lot of the reviews are crazy though--which actually adds a new dimension of entertainment to the book if you're feeling generous. I mean, the Angry Samoans are "not funny" and "not clever"?? The first Stooges record is "moronic"??? HOWARD JONES IS THE "MARC BOLAN OF THE 80'S'"??? On second thought this book kind of sucks.


    11. this book was highly influential for me growing up. the only negative is the limited scope- the book deals mainly with early to mid 90's indie (i think it came out in '96). that said, much of my favorite music came out during that time frame, so my copy is lovingly worn and torn. anyone else similarly inclined to the music of this era should get a lot out of it. i still refer back to itsential reading, in my opinion.


    12. It's the book one read and made lists of records one wanted to buy before everything was on the internet. It is on the internet now. Sometimes, however, it is more efficient to pick up the book to check when such-and-such came out or if so-and-so was in what band, rather than go in the other room and turn on the computer.


    13. Very readable reference book. Unlike most record guides this one does not venerate blues influenced rock from the 70s. When describing amazing bands that don't play in traditional ways they don't waste their breath saying that the members don't know how to play or that they play on toy instruments (MAJOR PET PEEVE!), they get it and tell you how good the band is.


    14. Portrait of a teenage music nerd: I spent many nights as a budding high school 'zinester, reading about the Buzzcocks and Minor Threat and Velvet Underground in the Trouser Press Record Guide. From my small town in Wisconsin, it was a window into the world of indie culture that wasn't always easy to learn about. This book turned me on to so much great music. Thank you, Ira Robbins!


    15. Pretty much the bible as far as I'm concerned; record guides aren't really written this well anymore, and they especially don't have the TP's coverage. It's the rare guide that's actually good to sit down and read as opposed to merely using as a reference.


    16. The magazine shaped me, this cast the die. Once I read all this — and, yegods, I have read the whole thing — I realized you could actually do this for a living, and it could mean something. Glory be. But bible, schmible it's a damn handy book, too.


    17. I found this book on a bargain shelf. Sure, it's outdated, but it's a great source for discovering good music I missed when it was published in the 80s. Back in those days, if it wasn't on MTV or the local radio, it was really easy to miss a lot.


    18. This is technically a 2nd edition (the 1st was crude) but still a fantastic introduction of non-mainstream music. Still useful as later editions don't cover many of the earlier artists for the sake of modernity


    19. Less art, more frat than previous edition. But maybe the 90s have aged badly. Some people when they get old play bad music even though they did cool drugs and played cool music when they were 19 and these people are in here. Also some crappy Am Rep and proto-emo. 85% great stuff in here, though.


    20. I suppose there's nothing in here that a Google search can't answer for you, but I still have the well-thumbed copy we shared in the Albuquerque Tribune's features/entertainment dept and I plan on keeping it forever.


    21. The companion to the earlier edition -- this focuses on music from '91 to about mid-'96. Frustratingly incomplete as it misses out on some high-profile records that came out towards the end of the decade; where's our new edition, Robbins? Again, more well-written, researched reviews.




    22. I learned more from this single book than every book i had ever read leading up to it. This shaped my musical knowledge and introduced me to 100s of awesome new bands. This was the Internet of books!


    23. I referenced this book hundreds of times over the years, especially when I was first really discovering my love for music.



    24. Hard to say I've "read" it, this encyclopedic guide to independent rock; but it is indispensible, and set the standard for music guides to follow.



    25. This guide is essential to those who are fans of indie-rcok. it may be a little dated now, but this was my bible for years and never left my bed-side.


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