John Book

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John Book has been a freelance music writer for the last 12 years, writing for a number of underground fanzines and magazines, including Curious Goods, MaximumRockNRoll, Reflex, The Rocket, Goldmine,…
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John Book has been a freelance music writer for the last 12 years, writing for a number of underground fanzines and magazines, including Curious Goods, MaximumRockNRoll, Reflex, The Rocket, Goldmine, DiscRespect, and DISCoveries. He also published and edited his own music fanzine, Intensity.

Desert Island Picks

1. THE BEATLES - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

2. THE BEATLES - Abbey Road

3. PINK FLOYD - Dark Side Of The Moon

4. WU-TANG CLAN - Enter The Wu - Tang (36 Chambers)

5. MARY J. BLIGE - My Life

6. DJ SHADOW - Endtroducing

7. PUBLIC ENEMY - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

8. BEASTIE BOYS - Paul's Boutique

9. SUNDAY MANOA - Guava Jam

10. LENNY KRAVITZ - Let Love Rule

11. LENNY KRAVITZ - Mama Said

12. LED ZEPPELIN - Houses Of The Holy

13. PARLIAMENT - Mothership Connection

14. FUNKADELIC - One Nation Under A Groove

15. RAMSEY LEWIS - Sun Goddess

16. EARTH, WIND & FIRE - Open Our Eyes

17. MAXWELL - Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite

18. MISSY ELLIOT - Supa Dupa Fly

19. CECILIO & KAPONO - s/t

20. LOGGINS & MESSINA - Full Sail

21. SANTANA - Abraxas

22. MILES DAVIS - Kind Of Blue

23. JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE - Electric Ladyland

24. BLIND FAITH - s/t

25. OSIBISA - Woyaya

26. CHICAGO -II

27. BEACH BOYS - Pet Sounds

28. MOTHERS OF INVENTION - Freak Out

29. CAPTAIN BEEFHEART - Trout Mask Replica

30. JAMES BROWN - Star Time

31. LIVING COLOUR - Stain

32. FISHBONE - s/t (EP)

33. NIRVANA - Nevermind

34. MUDHONEY - Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge

35. SOUNDGARDEN - Louder Than Love

36. MELVINS - Gluey Porch Treatments

37. CHRIST ON A CRUTCH - Crime Pays When Pigs Die

38. CHANTE MOORE - A Love Supreme

39. AEROSMITH - Rocks

40. PRINCE - Sign "O" The Times

41. THE BOREDOMS - Pop Tatari

42. DE LA SOUL - 3 Feet High And Rising

43. DE LA SOUL - De La Soul Is Dead

44. ANTHRAX - Among The Living

45. SLAYER - Reign In Blood

46. METALLICA - Master Of Puppets

47. S.O.D. - Speak English Or Die

48. LES CRANE - Desiderata

49. GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION - Release Yourself

50. SOUNDTRACK - Woodstock

Let's just hope I never have to stay on a desert island for too long, otherwise I'd get a CD burner and make my own custom CDs!

LIST OF SPECIALTY GENRES:

Hip-hop/rap

R&B/soul

Funk

Hawaiian