Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The four greatest rock ’n’ roll books

Jim DeRogatis is the pop music critic at the Chicago Sun-Times, the co-host of Public Radio’s “Sound Opinions,” the world’s only rock ’n’ roll talk show, and the author of several books about music, including Let It Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs, America’s Greatest Rock Critic and Staring at Sound: The True Story of Oklahoma’s Fabulous Flaming Lips, both published by Broadway Books.

His list of the "four greatest rock books ever" (as of April 8, 2008):
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs

Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story by Nick Tosches

The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones by Stanley Booth

The Night (Alone: a novel) by Richard Meltzer
Visit the website of Jim DeRogatis to read his Chicago Sun-Times blog and recent articles, and to learn more about his books and other projects.

--Marshal Zeringue