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Spitz, Marc

Overview
Works: 33 works in 106 publications in 9 languages and 3,501 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  History  Interviews  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Musical fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML420.J22, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Marc Spitz
 
Most widely held works by Marc Spitz
Jagger : rebel, rocker, rambler, rogue by Marc Spitz( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a biography and cultural examination of the Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger's spectacular life and the cultural revolution he led. As the Rolling Stones' legendary front man Mick Jagger remains an enigma. He hasn't given an in-depth interview for a decade and a half and never commented on his friend and partner, Keith Richard's often critical biography. Drawing on firsthand recollections from rockers, filmmakers, writers, radicals, and other artists who have been transformed by Mick Jagger's work, the author, a music journalist, has created a unique examination of the Jagger legacy, debunking long held myths and restoring his status as a complicated artist. Combining biography with cultural history, the story unfolds like a captivating documentary, a series of episodes tracing the icon's rise from his childhood in middle-class postwar London to his status as a jet-setting knight. A culturally astute, often funny, and painstakingly researched read, the book offers a far richer portrait than biographies published previously. It reveals much about his relationships (with Marianne Faithfull and ex-wives Bianca Jagger and Jerry Hall); his complex, creative partnership with Keith Richards; his friends like John Lennon and David Bowie; and enemies like Hells Angels leader Sonny Barger. The author goes even deeper, exploring Jagger's many roles: an authentic soul man; powerful social commentator; sexual liberator; would-be movie star; and yes, sometimes, a shrewd businessman with an enthusiasm for much younger women. The myth of Mick is examined and rebooted for the twenty-first century
Bowie : a biography by Marc Spitz( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From noted author and journalist Spitz comes this work that chronicles David Bowie's life. Spitz presents a portrait not only of one of the most important rock musicians of the last century but also an examination of a truly fascinating man
Nobody likes you : inside the turbulent life, times, and music of Green Day by Marc Spitz( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The full story of the rise and spectacular comeback of the band hailed as the saviors of punk rock. In early 2004 Green Day was considered over--the band was still together, but they were dismissed as a strictly '90s phenomenon, incapable of re-creating the success of their groundbreaking album Dookie. Then American Idiot debuted at #1, stayed on the charts for nearly 18 months, and went on to win Record of the Year. Combining unique access with a seasoned journalist's nose for a story, Spitz gives the complete account of the band, from their earliest days to their most recent explosion of popularity and critical acclaim.--From publisher description
We got the neutron bomb : the untold story of L.A. Punk by Marc Spitz( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den nye og mere provokerende punkmusik, der opstod i Los Angeles i slutningen af 70'erne. Perioden forsøges genskabt via interview med en række af de personer, der var med
Twee : the gentle revolution in music, books, television, fashion, and film by Marc Spitz( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spitz explores the first great cultural movement since hip-hop: an old-fashioned and yet highly modern aesthetic that's embraced internationally by teens, twenty- and thirty-somethings, and even some Baby Boomers, creating [a] hybrid generation known as Twee. Via exclusive interviews and years of research, Spitz traces Generation Twee's roots from the post-war '50s to its dominance in popular culture today"--Amazon.com
How soon is never? : a novel by Marc Spitz( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and German and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a light and it never goes out ... or is there' Welcome to the big Reagan '80s, where ketchup is a vegetable and the Cold War looms large and chilly. If like Joe Green you were coming of age during this boom era, your main concerns include one or more of the following: a rainbow assortment of Polo shirts worn with the collar flipped up, K-Swiss tennis shoes, a new cable channel called MTV, and Top 40 radio. Stuck in the suburban haze of Long Island, New York, Joe Green knows there has got to be more to life. However, salvation is on the way, in the form of a quiffed-up quartet from Manchester, England, who take over the airways of a local radio station. Hearing the Smiths for the first time jerks Joe awake: Morrissey's wry and witty lyrics speak to him, and Johnny Marr's driven guitar chords get under his skin. He destroys his Phil Collins cassettes, pomades his hair into New Wave submission, studies up on his Oscar Wilde, and falls in love. He even shows up for dinner on time. That is, until his favorite band breaks up and then breaks his heart. Fast-forward some fifteen years. Joe Green is making a living as a rock journalist, still recovering from a wicked post-college smack addiction and slumming with youngsters who ironically "appreciate" the seminal '80s music that once gave his life meaning. It's too late to go home, or is it' What if Joe Green can get the Smiths back together' What if reuniting the long-broken-up band can reverse the passage of time and bring back the magic of youth' What if it helps him win the heart of the woman he loves' How Soon Is Never' is an acerbic, ingenious look at Reagan-era adolescence, the power of hearing a record that changes your life, and the dangers of nostalgia. Be prepared to see a bit of yourself in Joe Green. From the Trade Paperback edition
Too much, too late : a novel by Marc Spitz( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As four fair-haired youths they wanted to form their own rock band and did so. But, after just one hit song the band broke up. Now, nearly twenty years later, the remaining three members try to make it happen once again, and are an overnight sensation. After sucess and overindulgence of all kinds, the group starts to question whether are not the road to success is all they thought it would be
Jagger : rebel, rock star, rambler, rogue by Marc Spitz( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a biography and cultural examination of the Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger's spectacular life and the cultural revolution he led. As the Rolling Stones' legendary front man Mick Jagger remains an enigma. He hasn't given an in-depth interview for a decade and a half and never commented on his friend and partner, Keith Richard's often critical biography. Drawing on firsthand recollections from rockers, filmmakers, writers, radicals, and other artists who have been transformed by Mick Jagger's work, the author, a music journalist, has created a unique examination of the Jagger legacy, debunking long held myths and restoring his status as a complicated artist. Combining biography with cultural history, the story unfolds like a captivating documentary, a series of episodes tracing the icon's rise from his childhood in middle-class postwar London to his status as a jet-setting knight. A culturally astute, often funny, and painstakingly researched read, the book offers a far richer portrait than biographies published previously. It reveals much about his relationships (with Marianne Faithfull and ex-wives Bianca Jagger and Jerry Hall); his complex, creative partnership with Keith Richards; his friends like John Lennon and David Bowie; and enemies like Hells Angels leader Sonny Barger. The author goes even deeper, exploring Jagger's many roles: an authentic soul man; powerful social commentator; sexual liberator; would-be movie star; and yes, sometimes, a shrewd businessman with an enthusiasm for much younger women. The myth of Mick is examined and rebooted for the twenty-first century
David Bowie : a biography by Marc Spitz( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most protean figures in rock music, David Bowie remains, even when lying low, a source of endless fascination to his considerable fanbase. What is the state of his health? Is he working on a new album? Will he tour again? And the story of his life is one of amazing and tireless self re-invention. But it is fifteen years since the last comprehensive biography, and more than time for a new one. Marc Spitz has now produced just that. Long enough to cover every aspect of Bowie's life, but equally not an oversize product of obsession, this is a readable, quirky, assiduous book that every Bowie fan will want to read
Poseur : a Memoir of Downtown New York City in the '90s by Marc Spitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marc Spitz assumed that if he lived like his literary and rock 'n' roll heroes, he would become a great artist, too. He conveniently overlooked the fact that many of them died young, broke, and miserable. In his candid, wistful, touching, and hilarious memoir, Poseur, the music journalist, playwright, author, and blogger recounts his misspent years as a suburban kid searching for authenticity, dangerous fun, and druggy, downtown glory: first during New York's last era of risk and edge, the pre-gentrification '90s, and finally as a flamboyant and notorious rock writer, partying and posing during the music industry's heady, decadent last gasp
A biography by Marc Spitz( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mick Jagger Rebell und Rockstar by Marc Spitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God and man : a David Bowie biography by Marc Spitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green Day : nobody likes you : tauch ab ins rebellische Leben ; [die autorisierte Green-Day-Biografie] by Marc Spitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bowie - Die Biografie by Marc Spitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green day : American idiot by Marc Spitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jagger by Marc Spitz( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in Italian and Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.S. it's poison by Marc Spitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four old college friends reunite in Manhattan and what starts as a stiff and awkward game of catch up devolves into a drug and rancor soaked mess when old rivalries and affections boil to the surface; abetted by drugs, professional jealousies, a new cultural divide and the arrival of their favorite college professor; a famous and deeply troubled novelist with a pretty, young girlfriend and a mysterious box in tow. Twenty years on, class is back in session and if they can get out of this cocktail party alive, they just might learn something of value once again. A dark look at the peril of the aging hipster and what it means to be an artist, a parent and a "perennial favorite" and how challenging it is to remain intimate and engaged in your surroundings in middle age. You don't have to remember 1993 to relate but it doesn't hurt
I wanna be adored by Marc Spitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winston Frame is the self described, urban "poet of death and despair." Young, dour, pale and handsome, he is, much like Ian Curtis of Joy Division, also haunted and suicidal. When the pressure of impending success, fatherhood and an affair get too much, he hangs himself. Only his journey is not quite over. Winstone finds himself in Purgatory, which is a Weimar style cabaret full of animal acts, exhausted chanteuses and the borscht belt comic Bobby Lemondrops. His guide is "Mad Simon," who seems intent on keeping Winston's damned soul out of Hell. Simon's agenda is hidden but we get the idea that this is no ordinary tour guide
 
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Bowie : a biographyNobody likes you : inside the turbulent life, times, and music of Green DayWe got the neutron bomb : the untold story of L.A. PunkHow soon is never? : a novelToo much, too late : a novelJagger : rebel, rock star, rambler, rogueDavid Bowie : a biographyA biographyGod and man : a David Bowie biography
Alternative Names
Marc Spitz American journalist

Marc Spitz americký novinář, romanopisec a dramatik

Marc Spitz Amerikaans journalist

Marc Spitz periodista estadounidense

Marc Spitz US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Musikjournalist

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