Nic Harcourt – Music Lust – Recommended Listening for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
| Nic Harcourt – Music Lust
Recommended Listening for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
As one of the nation’s most trusted and respected musical taste makers, Australian import Nic Harcourt of public radio station’s KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” has launched the careers of such contemporary stars as Norah Jones, Coldplay, and many others. Who better, then, to guide aficionados and neophytes through the wonderful wilds of the music world?
In his new book, Music Lust, Harcourt offers a wide-ranging (and thankfully cross-referenced) series of lists and essays on topics ranging from Afro-Beat to Frank Zappa. Along the way, he discusses some of the best (and worst) band names, albums, and musical combinations ever created. From Big Bands to singer/songwriters, Harcourt turns his educated but not overly erudite ear to nearly every genre imaginable, revealing interesting reflections and refractions at every turn. Want to know more about bands from Ireland? It’s here! How about groups named after foods? Yep! And did you know that Hunt and Tony Sales from David Bowie’s band Tin Machine are the sons of Soupy Sales? Well you do now!
Written in an easy to understand style that only a true music lover (or is that “luster”) could compose, Music Lust is a great reference and a great read.
� 2005 M. S. Robinson, ARR