We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Alan Cross Guide to Alternative Rock, Volume 2 | [Alan Cross]

The Alan Cross Guide to Alternative Rock, Volume 2

In the second of four volumes, Alan Cross reveals the fascinating stories behind the music, focusing on the following top performers: Joy Division, New Order, The Cure, Depeche Mode, U2, Brian Eno, Skinny Puppy, and The Pixies.
Regular Price:$19.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Audible Editor Reviews

Alan Cross’ expansive history of alternative music continues, with this second installment examining the genre’s 1980s progenitors from such far flung fields as punk, new wave, industrial, house, and electronica. The prolific radio broadcaster and music journalist delivers a fluid, informative, and fact-based rendering of his own work, presenting his vast body of knowledge with clarity and eloquence. Cross follows the late-'70s reemergence of independent music as a response to the bloated largesse of the era’s mainstream rock, rife with macho posturing and gratuitous, self-indulgent guitar solos. Cross profiles a varied assortment of early alternative acts, including Kraftwerk, U2, Depeche Mode, and The Cure.

Publisher's Summary

In the second of four volumes, Alan Cross reveals the fascinating stories behind the music, focusing on the following top performers: Joy Division, New Order, The Cure, Depeche Mode, U2, Brian Eno, Skinny Puppy, and The Pixies.

Listen to Volume 1.

©2007 Alan Cross; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (14 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.5 (6 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.6 (7 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Michael Janosky LYNDORA, PA, US 12-17-13
    Michael Janosky LYNDORA, PA, US 12-17-13 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    58
    32
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Behind the Alternative Music"

    Alan Cross does a wonderfull job at explaining why you should want to know the stories contained in the 3 volumes of this series. I found myself listening to several stories again as well as playing them for friends.

    This book series is a must for anyone who loves alternative music.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.