Wait… is it a Speed, or is it a Book?

33.3The 33 1/3 book series by Bloomsbury Publishing is a perfect collection of nerd-focused musical insight into the historical happenings of the development and recording of some of the most essential albums ever released (depending on whom you ask, of course… judge me not by this collection, you will). With 90 books currently published, and many more in the works (including upcoming releases that will warrant almost certain purchasing by yours truly… Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables; Freedom of Choice), my (current) collection of a measly 17 (or 5.29%) books from the series is, I feel, a decent start, and acts as a non-audio musical oasis of printed, historic pleasure.

I’ve finished The Village Green Preservation Society, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Led Zeppelin IV, Paul’s Boutique (working on my third time through… it’s that good), Use Your Illusion I and II, and Double Nickels on the Dime, and am currently in the wee pages of Let it Be. (Check out the 90 titles here.)

If you’re in the mood for a quick, compact, in-depth analysis of some of the more quintessential albums of modern day rock (generally), look no further than 33 1/3. They’re cheap, and they look majestic all lined up on a bookshelf, or so I tell my significant other.

6 thoughts on “Wait… is it a Speed, or is it a Book?

    • Ahhhh! That’s a grand idea! I wonder if my OCD mind would allow the inconsistent numbering… I organized my collection chronologically several years back… to catastrophic results. Good luck acquiring a neatly lined row of amazing books!

      Also, my Sunday morning spin was Benny Goodman: Complete 1937-38 Jazz Concert box set. How about you?

  1. If your SO gets to line up back-issues of Vegetarian Times on the bookshelf, then you can have as many majestic volumes as you wish of the Vinyl Bible. The Vi-ble, if you will.

    • Thank you, my dear. I thoroughly enjoy your veggie dishes whilst sitting by the fire reading whichever 33 1/3 book is tickling my facing that month. 🙂

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