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Lost in the Grooves
Lost in the Grooves: Scram's Capricious Guide to the Music You Missed
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Lost in the Grooves is a genre-surfing Smithsonian of overlooked musical marvels. Without fetishizing obscurity for its own sake, the Guide sidesteps cynical cool vs. uncool upsmanship and celebrates castoffs -- by both the forgotten and the famous -- which exude trend-transcending merit. Each entry compels you to seek out the music. -- Irwin Chusid, WFMU DJ and author of Songs in the Key of Z: The Curious Universe of Outsider Music Caprice is everything, and SCRAM's lost grooves are a music geek's very heaven. The zinester spirit of lauding the officially uncool lives on in this eminently dip-worthy collection. -- Barney Hoskyns, author and editor of Rock's Backpages, The Online Library of Rock & Roll Kim Cooper and David Smay have scored again with their invaluable guide to the best sounds you've never heard. Impeccably researched, refreshingly subjective,...
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Lost in the Grooves is a genre-surfing Smithsonian of overlooked musical marvels. Without fetishizing obscurity for its own sake, the Guide sidesteps cynical cool vs. uncool upsmanship and celebrates castoffs -- by both the forgotten and the famous -- which exude trend-transcending merit. Each entry compels you to seek out the music. -- Irwin Chusid, WFMU DJ and author of Songs in the Key of Z: The Curious Universe of Outsider Music

Caprice is everything, and SCRAM's lost grooves are a music geek's very heaven. The zinester spirit of lauding the officially uncool lives on in this eminently dip-worthy collection. -- Barney Hoskyns, author and editor of Rock's Backpages, The Online Library of Rock & Roll

Kim Cooper and David Smay have scored again with their invaluable guide to the best sounds you've never heard. Impeccably researched, refreshingly subjective, they almost make being obscure as much fun as being rich and famous. Of course, they forgot to mention my band.. -- Blag Dahlia of The Dwarves

Scram is truly a resource for those musicians just outside the windows of top-forty-land, those songwriters and guitar slingers looking for an outlet for their own particular brand of art. Accordingly, Lost in the Grooves takes up where Scram leaves off -- a compilation of ruminations from 75 critics and music aficionados detailing their favorite slices of the scene... Lost in the Grooves is not a book for fans mad about one band or one particular singer. Instead, this is a book for the serious music fan, for those serious students of the art form curious about who-influenced-who and what sound rose out of what region. Like turning on a radio station and listening to a feverish wounded-voiced DJ tell you the reason behind every record you never heard, there's 20 new things to be learned on every page here. -- Electric Review

What makes Lost in the Grooves a real groovy read is the honest passion its contributors exhibit for their lost-and-found faves. -- Mojo Magazine

Music trivia fans who enjoy the offbeat and odd get all the stories behind these selected notables-but-not-greats. Highly recommended. -- Bookwatch

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The book inspired an online record label, where music by some of the amazing and underappreciated featured artists is available for purchase or download. Please visit Lost in the Grooves online to learn more.

About Kim

Kim Cooper is the author of the bestselling 33 1/3 series volume Neutral Milk Hotel's 'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea', and co-editor of the anthologies...

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