The Rock Snob's Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Rockological Knowledge

The Rock Snob's Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Rockological Knowledge

David Kamp Steven Daly / Apr 09, 2020

The Rock Snob s Dictionary An Essential Lexicon of Rockological Knowledge At last An A to Z reference guide for readers who want to learn the cryptic language of Rock Snobs those arcana obsessed people who speak of Rickenbacker guitars and Gram Parsons We ve all been there

  • Title: The Rock Snob's Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Rockological Knowledge
  • Author: David Kamp Steven Daly
  • ISBN: 9780767918732
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • At last An A to Z reference guide for readers who want to learn the cryptic language of Rock Snobs, those arcana obsessed people who speak of Rickenbacker guitars and Gram Parsons We ve all been there trapped in a conversation with smarty pants music fiends who natter on about the MC5 or Eno or the Hammond B3, not wanting to let on that we haven t the slighteAt last An A to Z reference guide for readers who want to learn the cryptic language of Rock Snobs, those arcana obsessed people who speak of Rickenbacker guitars and Gram Parsons We ve all been there trapped in a conversation with smarty pants music fiends who natter on about the MC5 or Eno or the Hammond B3, not wanting to let on that we haven t the slightest idea what they re talking about Well, fret no The Rock Snob s Dictionary is here to define every single sacred totem of rock fandom s know it all fraternity, from Altuntry to Zimmy That s what Rock Snobs call Bob Dylan, by the way.

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    1. A found-on-the-street item from 2005 by two Vanity Fair writers who either are huge music fans or know how to hire researchers. My aim in reading it is, of course, to ensure there's nothing in here I don't already know (alright, I didn't know the name of the recording studio where the 4th White Stripes record was made), looking for actual mistakes ("bassist Greg Ginn"), questionable judgements ("My Bloody Valentine's dud 1991 album Loveless"), odd interpretations from slim evidence (Charles Ives [...]


    2. Two admitted rock snobs (music journalists/critics themselves) collaborated on this brief, amusing dictionary that's a combination of snarkily taking down obscure works and artists they feel fellow rock snobs have over-praised while also displaying their own snob-knowledge/occasional faves.As a recovering rock snob, I nodded sagely with the entries I agreed with, got stereotypically peeved at ones I didn't, and was pleasantly surprised by how many entries I *didn't* know anything about in advanc [...]


    3. This is a birthday book from my mom. I used to have a regular show as a DJ on a local college radio station, KFJC. As someone who is not naturally hip -- though I am naturally cool -- I had a lot of catching up to do on my music knowledge. Fortunately this has led to the discovery of some of my favorite music.KFJC doesn't have "rock snobs" as so much as people who care deeply about music. There is a base level of music knowledge that is required if you want to benefit from their insights and rec [...]


    4. I have to admit The Rock Snob’s Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Rockological Knowledge was probably not meant to be read from cover to cover like most books. Really, who sits down and reads the dictionary?I did, and it was a little exasperating. Mostly because the definitions started to get a little samey. How many times can you use the word hirsute in one book? Apparently 48 kabillion. Ditto lodestar. In fact, those two words were used so often that I started to count each instance. But t [...]


    5. As a music blogger of questionable grammatical knowledge but impeccable musical taste, I was hoping to gain some more hipster cachet by reading this book. It was actually quite good, written in a snarky and ironic manner throughout, skewering snob's insider argot like referring to Bob Dylan as "Zimmy", a play on his real last name of Zimmerman and snob lost causes like easy listening music. There's not really a lot to be learned by the well versed music snob fan, but it is a light funny read.


    6. Now that the living breathing rock dictionary has left the building, I need to bone up on my rock n' roll facts. The authors are smart and mostly stayed with the classics rarely stepping into the minefield of one hit wonders. After reading this book I think I might just be a "gasp" rock snob. I'm surprised the extent of my own knowledge from Krautrock to High Fidelity to Sun Ra. A fun light read to test your pop knowledge.


    7. This is one of those fun books because of the chatty writing style. Has loads of bite sized little entries about anybody who is a rock snob favorite ie: Brian Eno's seventies albums like "Another Green World", and "Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy", green world is a personal favorite which I guess makes me a rock snob--ooh, don't I feel lucky.


    8. As a rock snob myself, I found the entries -- from Acetate to Zoso -- drily humorous but accurate, enough so that the text was strangely useful to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. A snob-worthy addition to your rock library. Ideas for post-2005 entries: Rodriguez, Radiohead, Bear Family Records, Auto-Tune, vinyl.


    9. Don't know enough about rock to really read this book! Gave it to Brian, who is a rock star, and he thinks it is great, though. Will need to borrow it when I do need to look up a definition (like there has to be a better definition for Emo music than music that kids listen to when they cut themselves).


    10. The authors take us through the salient and choice bits of rock snobbery, the who's who and what's what that those in the know know and tend to sneeringly share when debating the salient and choice aspects of rock with a capital R? Plus it's just interesting. And funny in spots.


    11. I have to say that I actually use this book as a cheat sheet. This is all stuff that I should know but there is not enough room in my brain. Some of the information is pretty common knowledge but there are some gems in here. I do kind of wish there was an index though.


    12. Published in 2005 but not relevant to music in 2005. I figured it was going to cover all rock, but it had a focus in alt-country rock and I think the authors have an unhealthy obsession with Brian Wilson.


    13. no matter how snobby you are, there's always someone snobbier. i imagine the sequel will cover such overlooked entries as; the fairchild 670, 180 gram vinyl and the fact that the preferred snob nomenclature for morrissey is 'steve'.


    14. This is a funny book. Me lady gave it to me for a birthday present a few years back and it was fun researching all the hipster shit it throws at you. Knowing about Blind Willie Tell and the music supervision in the Soprano's. Really for total music nerds, which is a lot of the people I know.



    15. Like any rock snob worth his salt, I'm pretty sure this book was written especially for me, or more specifically for the poor souls who must abide my snobbery. So enjoyable I've purchased it twice.



    16. Excellent book for all us non-snobs to learn the proper way to become a ROCK SNOB. Wanna borrow it just ask friends.








    17. I love music booksI love trivia books's all of that plus more wrapped into one lovely book that you can fit into your bag.







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