The Rock Snob's Dictionary

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The Rock Snob's Dictionary

An Essential Lexicon of Rockological Knowledge

By David Kamp; Steven Daly

Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780767918732, 176pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2005


At last An A-to-Z reference guide for readers who want to learn the cryptic language of Rock Snobs, those arcana-obsessed people who speak of "Rickenbacker guitars" and "Gram Parsons."
We've all been there--trapped in a conversation with smarty-pants music fiends who natter on about "the MC5" or "Eno" or "the Hammond B3," not wanting to let on that we haven't the slightest idea what they're talking about. Well, fret no more "The Rock Snob's Dictionary" is here to define "every single sacred totem "of rock fandom's know-it-all fraternity, from to Zimmy. (That's what Rock Snobs call Bob Dylan, by the way.)

About the Author
DAVID KAMP has been a writer for" Vanity Fair" and" GQ" for over a decade, and began his career at" Spy," the satirical New York monthly. STEVEN DALY is a "Vanity Fair" contributing editor, and in a previous life was a rock musician in his native Glasgow, playing drums for the band Orange Juice. Kamp and Daly live in New York City.