A blog about Bloomsbury Academic's 33 1/3 series, our other books about music, and the world of sound in general.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Kate Schatz is on Soundcheck!


Kate Schatz was on WNYC's Soundcheck talking about her 33 1/3 on PJ Harvey's Rid of Me this afternoon. In the next couple of hours an archive should pop up on the show page. You can also weigh in on which album you would like to see turned into a novel.

And if you keep listening, you can learn all about the latest installment of "Trapped In the Closet."

Here's the audio:


Kate will also be reading at Powell's on Hawthorne in Portland, OR a week from today (Thursday, August 30th 2007 at 7:30 PM). If you can't make it to the reading, you can always pre-order a signed copy from the Powell's website.

3 comments:

Cliff said...

That was really cool. I sometimes get a little wary of the 33 1/3s that stray from the norm, but this one sounds like a very original take on a interesting album. Can't wait to check it out...

Mark said...

This isn't a comment regarding this post but it is a question regarding the 33 1/3 series? What is the process involved in suggesting albums?

The Verve's A Storm in Heaven (1993) has always remained my favorite album (for over 6 years and counting) and it is one of the most underrated albums of the '90s. I would love to dedicate time, effort, and energy to writing a book for the series on this album. I thought that it would be especially pertinent for a book to be published on this album for a number of reasons:

1.) It stood out from the other albums and music trends from its time, drawing on a wealth of experimental rock influences.

2.) It showcases yet again the production work of John Leckie (who was instrumental in the engineering of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, as well as what are now considered "forward looking" or revolutionary albums for modern rock in the '90s, such as the Stone Roses and Radiohead's The Bends).

3.) The Verve have reunited after splitting up nearly a decade ago and will record a new album that is supposed to be released this fall. A book on A Storm in Heaven would be a retrospective look at the early days of their career which would not only coincide with their reunion but would also reveal to the music world a forgotten gem and masterpiece from a band that did not become known until their "Bittersweet Symphony" single and breakthrough album Urban Hymns.

Hope to hear back from you,

Mark Wilde

(E-Mail: markwilde_sea7@yahoo.com)

jrd said...

I must admit, I was disappointed that this wasn't about the album...