New 33 1/3 title: Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead

If you are like me and collect the ‘ultra-hip’ books from the 33 1/3 series…you may be happy to hear about the announcement of their newest title…Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead by Buzz Poole (great name!)


Workingmans-Dead Bloomsbury is extremely proud to announce the second of fourteen new 33 1/3 volumes…coming to a bookstore (and kindle/iPad) near you in: Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2015 and Fall 2016. It was extremely difficult to select these titles from a pool of over 400 brilliant proposals so we hope you enjoy! To highlight each new title and the author behind it, we’ll announce one book each day over the next two weeks.

Workingman’s Dead- Grateful Dead

By Buzz Poole

Coming September 2015!

Released in 1970, the Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead is cold-water-shock departure from the Acid Test feedback madness of the late ‘60s material, exemplified by songs like “St. Stephen” and “Dark Star.” Rather than relying on chemically-fuelled guitar licks and spacey improvisational explorations, this album is the first listen to what would become an extensive songbook informed and inspired by dusty, rough and tumble American history and world…

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