Planet of Sound is a collection of essays, retrospectives, artist interviews and album reviews penned by award-winning rock critic and music historian Rev. Keith A. Gordon. Originally published by the Rock and Roll Globe website, the Reverend covers a wide range of rock and blues music with these essays. From well-known artists like Steve Miller, Walter Trout, Frank Zappa, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, and the Blues Brothers to lesser-known talents like avant-garde guitarist Eugene Chadbourne, singer/songwriter Buzzy Linhart, British oddball Screamin' Lord Sutch, and cult rockers the Flamin' Groovies, the Reverend explores the history of these artists and places their legacies into proper context.
Within these pages are 33 aggressively looong essays, etc on rock and blues music - popular and otherwise - that you can read for free online but, in keeping with my obsessive quest to publish nearly every word I've ever written in some misguided and utterly futile attempt at immortality, I'm trying to sell you in printed and eBook form. I can only hope that you have as much fun reading this stuff as I did in writing it. Rock on!
The "Reverend of Rock `n' Roll," Rev. Keith A. Gordon has been writing about music for nearly 50 years. A former contributor to the All Music Guide books and website, and the former `Blues Expert' for About.com, Rev. Gordon has written or edited 24 previous music-related books, including Blues Deluxe: The Joe Bonamassa Buying Guide, The Other Side of Nashville, Scorched Earth: A Jason & the Scorchers Scrapbook, Fossils (volumes one and two), and the five-volume Rock `n' Roll Archives series of vintage artist interviews.