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Single Notes: Dark Stars & Anti-Matter

Dark Stars & Anti-Matter: 40 Years of Loving, Leaving and Making Up with the Music of the Grateful Dead

By Gene Sculatti

Dark Stars & Anti-Matter: 40 Years of Loving, Leaving and Making Up with the Music of the Grateful Dead is a memoir about growing up, music-obsessed, in the Bay Area in the Sixties, about growing older in the world ever since and ceaselessly connecting and reconnecting with American pop. The piece is personal and frank, and should strike a chord with anyone who’s ever fallen hard for what their ears took in.

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Gene Sculatti has been writing about music and popular culture since 1966, for such publications as Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, Creem, Phonograph Record Magazine and the Sacramento Bee. He served as Director of Special Issues for Billboard magazine, Managing Editor of Ice magazine, Editorial Director of Warner Bros. Records, and as a research analyst for CBS Television. He co-hosted KCRW’s The Cool & The Crazy radio program in the 1980s, and, since 2007, as “Vic Tripp,” has hosted the weekly Atomic Cocktail show at www.luxuriamusic.com.



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I guess it doesn't anti-matter anyway.

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@Kenny

He worked on projects for Rhino and obviously had friends or called in a favor. I had the same perception you did immediately upon seeing this. Then again, his title is calculated to get Deadheads to at least pay attention.

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not a good book

This book isn't very interesting at all. I wouldn't recommend it even at it's inexpensive price. I'm surprised Dead.net is pushing it like it is.

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The first Warner Bros. album

I could not agree more with Gene. Now after 40 years of listening a to many kinds of rock, jazz, experimental music, the Dead's first true album is the one I love best. It grew on me I the portable mp3 era for sure, as a lot of studio Dead did. It's a real monument to their long range, big ears style.

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Punk to Dead

I'm (I guess) an aging hipster. First dead show 1985. This was after punk rock life.
Hurray for aging hipsters!!

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Thanks DigiGal

Your link worked like a charm! Got in on my kindle.

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Thanks for the Link DigiGal

It did the trick. When I went to Amazon to buy it a few days back, owning a regular Kindle, it said it would only load on the Kindle Fire or Android. Your link somehow side-stepped that and it downloaded as usual after purchase. 'Preciates it!

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Deadheads of the music industry

Gene became well known at the record companies. He worked on projects for A&M, Capitol, Columbia, Elektra and Rhino Records. He packaged a variety of books on popular culture: The Catalog of Cool (Warner Books, 1982), Popcorn (Pocket Books, 1984) and San Francisco Nights: The Psychedelic Music Trip (St. Martin’s, 1985). He adapted his first book to another radio show, The Cool & the Crazy, a popular feature on NPR’s KCRW-FM from 1984 to 1987, contributed columns to Oui magazine and the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, and worked on pioneering interactive-CD programming for Time Warner.

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thanks!!!

thank you! i got it now

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your kindle button doesn't go anywhere...

but i only have a kindle touch so i guess it's irrelevant. :(

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