An essential guide to the core recordings of some of the most visionary and inspiring, subversive and radical musicians on the planet, past and present. Subjects include: Captain Beefheart, The Fall, Sonic Youth, No Wave, Noise, Tropicalia, frank Zappa, AMM, Derek Bailey, Ornette Coleman, Fire Music, Sun Ra, James Brown, Grime, Dubstep, Fela Kuti, Turntablism, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Musique Concrete, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis.

200 pages, edited by Rob Young, published by Verso, October 2009.

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