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The A-Z Of Alternative Music

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Lyrics & Chords (LC)
Skill Level: Intermediate - Explain this
Catalogue #: AM91978
ISBN: 9780711940949


The A-Z of Alternative Music is a unique chord songbook, bringing together songs by 99 seminal bands that epitomize musical trends which have ignited outside of the mainstream.

Taking in 80’s ‘College Rock’, Punk, Indie, Industrial, Goth, Electonica and Grunge, the book includes 60’s pioneers such as Captain Beefheart and the 13th Floor Elevators as well as contemporary bands such as Sigur Rós and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Artists featured include The Velvet Underground, Tom Waits, Kraftwerk, Joy Division, Pixies, The Smiths, The Cure, Nirvana, REM and Jeff Buckley. Includes 99 songs with full lyrics and chord symbols.

Click on a song below to find all titles, including compilations, that contain it. Notation Samples
7 And 7 Is [Love]
A Forest [Cure, The] View
Another Girl, Another Planet [Only Ones, The] View
April Skies [Jesus And Mary Chain, The] View
Atmosphere [Joy Division] View
Be My Wife [Bowie, David] View
Been Caught Stealing [Jane's Addiction] View
Big A, Little A [Crass]
Big Eyed Beans From Venus [Captain Beefheart] View
Birthday [Sugarcubes, The] View
Blister In The Sun [Violent Femmes] View
Blue Valentines [Waits, Tom] View
Bright Yellow Gun [Throwing Muses] View
Can You Get To That [Funkadelic] View
Cannonball [Breeders, The] View
Cody [Mogwai] View
Cold Blooded Old Times [Smog] View
Complete Control [Clash, The] View
Crazy [R.E.M.] View
Creep [Radiohead] View
Cut Your Hair [Pavement] View
Damaged Goods [Gang Of Four] View
Debaser [Pixies, The]
Desire [Gene Loves Jezebel] View
Dream Baby Dream [Suicide]
Electricity [Spiritualized] View
Fade To Grey [Visage] View
Float On [Modest Mouse] View
Freak Scene [Dinosaur Jr.] View
French Disko [Stereolab]
Gentlemen [Afghan Whigs] View
Gloria [Smith, Patti] View
Good Morning, Captain [Slint] View
Holes [Mercury Rev] View
Holiday In Cambodia [Dead Kennedys, The] View
Hoppipolla [Sigur Ros] View
How Soon Is Now? [Smiths, The] View
Hurt [Nine Inch Nails] View
I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) [Electric Prunes, The] View
I Want More [Can] View
Institutionalized [Suicidal Tendencies] View
Jesus Built My Hotrod [Ministry] View
Jesus Christ Pose [Soundgarden] View
Kangaroo [Big Star] View
Kinky Airo [Happy Mondays, The]
Ladytron [Roxy Music] View
Last Post On The Bugle [Libertines, The] View
Like A Forest [Low] View
Looking For Lewis And Clark [Long Ryders, The] View
Los Angeles [X] View
Loser [Beck] View
Love Like Blood [Killing Joke] View
Makes No Sense At All [Husker Du] View
Marquee Moon [Television] View
Needle In The Camel's Eye [Eno, Brian] View
No One Knows [Queens Of The Stone Age] View
Obstacle 1 [Interpol] View
Once In A Lifetime [Talking Heads] View
Outdoor Miner [Wire] View
Party Fears Two [Asociates, The] View
Pearly Dewdrops' Drops [Cocteau Twins, The] View
Personality Crisis [New York Dolls, The] View
Pin [Yeah Yeah Yeahs] View
Pink Moon [Drake, Nick] View
Psycho [Sonics, The] View
Purple Haze [Jimi Hendrix Experience, The] View
Raw Power [Iggy And The Stooges] View
Return Of The Grievous Angel [Parsons, Gram] View
Roadrunner [Richman, Jonathan And The Modern Lovers] View
Screamager [Therapy?] View
See Emily Play [Pink Floyd] View
Sex Beat [Gun Club, The] View
She's In Parties [Bauhaus] View
Shot By Both Sides [Magazine] View
So Real [Buckley, Jeff] View
Spellbound [Siouxie And The Banshees] View
Sugar Kane [Sonic Youth] View
Sunday Morning [Velvet Underground, The]
Take The Skinheads Bowling [Beethoven, Camper Van] View
Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance [Zappa, Frank] View
Teenage Kicks [Undertones, The] View
Temple Of Love [Sisters Of Mercy, The] View
That's When I Reach For My Revolver [Mission Of Burma] View
The Concept [Teenage Fanclub]
The Freed Pig [Sebadoh] View
The Letter [Harvey, PJ] View
The Mercy Seat [Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds] View
The Model [Kraftwerk] View
The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song [Flaming Lips, The] View
This Perfect Lay [Saints, The]
Touch Me I'm Sick [Mulhoney] View
Touch Sensitive [Fall, The] View
Tower Of Strength [Mission, The] View
Uncertain Smile [The, The] View
Under The Milky Way [Church, The] View
Wake Up [Rage Against The Machine] View
We Care A Lot [Faith No More] View
Where Did You Sleep Last Night [Nirvana] View
You're Gonna Miss Me [Thirteenth Floor Elevators, The] View

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Staff Reviews

Staff Rating As well as some faithful classics there are some really interesting and rarer inclusions such as Frank Zappa, The Fall, Modest Mouse, Dinosaur Jr. and Crass. These 99 songs are among the most influential and important alternative music and is a must have for anti-pop guitarists!
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Musicroom Reviews

Rating Review
Customer Rating What an amazing book! A great collection - think this includes possibly all of my favourite songs ever. Great to see the sheet music for so many obscure songs as most of these are way too avant-garde to find on the internet. A must for every fan of indie/alternative music. Definitely recommended.

Customer Rating This is a great selection of tunes-eclectic but each song is fantastic. Usually only a few chords so the songs range from Easy to Intermediate. 'Hurt' the Nine Inches Nails version which was covered by Johnny Cash, 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night' a traditional folk classic sung by Nirvana on their MTV Acoustic set and Nick Cave's 'Mercy Seat' are my favorites. Thoroughly recommended. You might also like the Acoustic Chord Songbooks and the Big Acoustic Alt.Country Chord Songbook if you like this one,the later has the simpler Johnny Cash version of 'Hurt'.
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More Product Details

Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 06/12/2006
Format: Mixed Songbook
Length: 208 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Wise Publications

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