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New Book By Greg Prato Examines Rocks Most Neglected Records

by Jon Bloggin' Rogo

It seems like the days of flipping through vast vinyl, cassette, or CD collections is a thing of the past. And while theres no denying the convenience of having all your favorite records on a mobile device, its becoming more common for recordings to get lost in the shuffle and/or completely forgotten about.

Author/journalist Greg Prato is willing to provide some assistance, with his 12th book overall, Overlooked/Underappreciated: 354 Recordings That Demand Your Attention . Inside, you will find countless albums that you may have completely forgotten about or perhaps have never even heard of before.

Starting with AC/DC s Flick of the Switch and wrapping up with Zombi s Surface to Air , countless styles of music are represented in between rock n roll, hard rock, heavy metal, alternative, new wave, punk, hardcore, grunge, jazz, fusion, psychedelic, prog, folk, blues, funk, soul, rap, spoken word, power pop, big band, glam, experimental, instrumental, soundtracksthe list goes on and on. But the selections stay strong!

Greg Prato is a Long Island, New York-based journalist, whose writing has appearing in Rolling Stone, among other outlets. He is also the author of several acclaimed books, including Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music , A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon , The Eric Carr Story , and MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video ~ , among others.

Now available as paperback ($12.99, 256 pages), Kindle ($9.99, 287 pages), and Nook ($9.99, 256 pages) versions.