The New Rolling Stone Record Guide


This is an updated version of the best-selling first critical guide to rock records. It includes thousands of new entries and revisions of the old ones. Since rock influences, or has been influenced by, so many musical forms, the book reviews and rates a rock-related selection of country & western, mainstream pop, blues, folk and gospel. More than 12,000 albums available at the time of publication were reviewed. Entries are listed by musician/group with their recordings rated by a star system. Each entry has a wonderful summary of their musical accomplishments. A must have resource for any serious fan/student of a American popular music.

Dave Marsh and John Swenson Editors, The New Rolling Stone Record Guide, Random House – Rolling Stone Press, NY, 1981, 1st, 648, Softcover, VERY GOOD. This book shows little wear. Pages are clean and tight. The spine some signs of use, but is solid and tight.