The Beatles In Mono
In The Beatles In Mono, Andrew Hickey examines, track by track, the Beatles' work as it was originally created, in mono.
Going through the 2009 The Beatles In Mono box set, he looks at the band's... More > influences, their musical techniques, and the progression of their career from Love Me Do through to Get Back.
As a bonus, this edition also contains appendices giving brief overviews of the stereo-only material the band recorded, as well as 'non-canon' albums like the Anthology series, Live At The BBC and Liverpool Sound Collage.
A splendid time is guaranteed for all!< Less
The Beach Boys On CD vol 1: The 1960s
Between 1961 and 1969 the Beach Boys made nineteen albums, including some of the best music ever recorded - and some not so good.
In this book, Andrew Hickey looks at this music track by track,... More > analysing every song that Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike, Al, Bruce and David recorded and released during that time period.
From early surf and car classics like 409 to sophisticated masterpieces like Time To Get Alone, in this book you'll learn how they were recorded, why they work the way they do, and which albums to buy if you want to hear a great band at their best.< Less
An Incomprehensible Condition: An Unauthorised Guide To Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers
In An Incomprehensible Condition, Andrew Hickey examines Grant Morrison's 2005 comic series Seven Soldiers of Victory, and traces the history of the ideas used.
From Greek myth to hip-hop, from John... More > Bunyan to Alan Turing, from Arius of Alexandria to Isaac Newton, we see how Frankenstein connects to Robert Johnson, what George Bernard Shaw had to say about Bulleteer, and what G.K. Chesterton thinks of I, Spider.< Less
Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!
What do Batman, Doctor Who, quantum physics, Oscar Wilde, liberalism, the second law of thermodynamics, Harry Potter fanfic, postmodernism, and Superman have in common?
If your answer to that was... More > “Nothing” then… well, you’re probably right. But in this book Andrew Hickey will try to convince you otherwise. In doing so he’ll take you through:
How to escape from a black hole and when you might not want to
The scientist who thinks he’s proved the existence of heaven and what that has to do with Batman
What to do if you discover you’re a comic-book character
Whether killing your own grandfather is really a bad idea
And how to escape from The Life Trap!
An examination of the comics of Grant Morrison, Alan Moore and Jack Kirby, Doctor Who spin-off media, and how we tell stories to each other, Sci-Ence! Justice Leak! tells you to look around you and say:
“This is an imaginary universe… Aren’t they all?”< Less