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The Decibel Diaries: A Journey through Rock in 50 Concerts
Carter AlanE-book: $14.99
Decibel Diaries: A Journey Through Rock in 50 Concerts traces a history of rock and roll through several decades’ worth of live concerts. Alan writes about concerts by a range of artists, including B.B. King and Prince.
The Decibel Diaries is funny, snarky, insightful, slightly (and charmingly) naïve in the early entries, and always honest.
Essentially, it is a love letter to the communal spirit of being a member of an audience digging an artist making art in the moment. For however long the concert lasts (and with festivals and Bruce Springsteen that can be several hours), there is a feeling of connection with the people around you.
Rock and roll, good gigs and bad, ups and downs: I’ve seen it all in Aerosmith, and Carter gets to the heart of it. He’s been witness to, as well as influential in, all of the ups and downs in the business. Who better to write a book like this? And he nailed it.
—Joe Perry of Aerosmith
The Decibel Diaries is like an On the Road for the post-Beatles generation. The love for the music shines through.
—Bill Janovitz, author of Rocks Off: 50 Tracks That Tell the Story of the Rolling Stones
CARTER ALAN is the midday DJ and music director at WZLX-FM, Boston, one of the nation’s first classic rock stations. He is the author, most recently, of Radio Free Boston, and previously of Outside Is America: U2 in the U.S.