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ECW Press Spring 2021 Trade

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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Mar 23, 2021 On Sale Date: Apr 13, 2021 Carton Quantity: 20 $32.95 CAD
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Goodbye, Guns N’ Roses
The Crime, Beauty, and Amplified Chaos of America’s Most Polarizing Band
By (author): Art Tavana

ISBN:

9781770415119

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Dust jacket
Hardcover , Dust jacket
English

Audience:

General/trade
Apr 13, 2021
$32.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

9in x 6 x 0.83 in | 1.21 lb

Page Count:

264 pages

Illustrations:

16 b&w images throughoutUnspecified, see description
ECW Press
a misFit book
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rock
Music reviews and criticism|Popular music|History of music|Popular culture|Rock
Los Angeles
  • Short Description
Goodbye, Guns N’ Roses transports the reader into a mind-altering trip through the colors, scandals, nihilism, and mythology that make Guns N’ Roses so much more than another “hair metal” band.

Goodbye, Guns N’ Roses transports the reader into a mind-altering trip through the colors, scandals, nihilism, and mythology that make Guns N’ Roses so much more than another “hair metal” band.

A valentine and a breakup letter to one of rock’s most controversial bands.

Goodbye, Guns N’ Roses is a genre-rattling attempt to explain the appeal of America’s most divisive rock band. While it includes uncharted history and the self-lacerating connoisseurship of a Guns N’ Roses fetishist, it is not a recycled chronicle — this book is a deconstruction of myth, one that blends high and low art sketches to examine how Guns N’ Roses impacted popular culture. Unlike those who have penned other treatments of what might be considered a clichéd subject, Art Tavana is not writing as a GNR patriot or former employee. His book aims to provide an untethered exploration that machetes through the jungle of propaganda camouflaging GNR’s explosive appeal.

After circling the band’s three-decade plundering of American culture, Goodbye, Guns N’ Roses uncovers a postmodern portrait that persuades its viewer to think differently about their symbolic importance. This is not a rock bio but a biography of taste that treats a former “hair metal” band like a decomposing masterpiece. This is the first Guns N’ Roses book written for everyone; from the Sunset Strip to a hyper-digital generation’s connection to “Woke Axl,” it is a pop investigation that dodges no bullets.

Short Description


Goodbye, Guns N’ Roses transports the reader into a mind-altering trip through the colors, scandals, nihilism, and mythology that make Guns N’ Roses so much more than another “hair metal” band.


Sales and Market Bullets



  • This book is a non-traditional music biography. Instead of writing a puff piece for fans of the band, Tavana dissects Guns N’ Roses’ cultural relevance and looks at their violent and erotic aesthetic through the lens of Americana, popular cinema, pop culture, and fine art.

  • The book covers the band’s inception in 1985, their big break in 1987 with Appetite for Destruction, and traces their cultural reverberations to the present day.

  • Guns N’ Roses has toured extensively, visiting these countries within the last 5 years: Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, UK, Poland, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, France, Austria, Netherlands, Israel, Estonia, Iceland, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, South Africa


Audience



  • Anyone interested in Guns N’ Roses as a fan or a musician, especially second-generation Guns N’ Roses fans

  • 80’s music and culture fans

  • Nostalgic Rock fans (men and women 50+)

  • Younger pop culture junkies and politically aware millennials (25-35)

  • Readers of Rolling Stone, Spin

Art Tavana (he/him/his) is an award-winning writer and former columnist at LA Weekly and Playboy. He has written for Billboard, Pitchfork, Spin, The A.V. Club, Paste, Consequence of Sound, Arc Digital and Vice. He resides in the suburbs of Southern California.

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