Book Review: Five Years Ahead of My Time - Garage Rock From the 1950s to the Present

Seth Bovey brings a professorial tone and a musician's ear to this welcomed dissertation on garage rock, charting its primitive, persistent pathway through seven decades and five continents. After tracing the genre's roots, Bovey chronicles the original scenes and their subsequent revivals, mining plenty of interesting facts and offering informed observations about the sound's evolution and continuing influence. From the Wailers to the White Stripes and beyond, Five Years Ahead of My Time is a tasty trip for devotees of gritty rock & roll.

By Seth Bovey

(paperback) $16.00