Here are the best music-related books of 2013 — in alphabetical order, of course — that we saved a place for on the Spin Cycle bookshelf this past year.
Elvis Died For Somebody’s Sins But Not Mine: A Lifetime’s Collected Writing – by Mick Farren (Headpress) (read more here)
Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD – by Martin Aston (The Friday Project)
Fairport by Fairport – by Nigel Schofield (Rocket 88) (read review here)
I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen – by Sylvie Simmons (Ecco)
Reinventing Metal: The True Story of Pantera and the Tragically Short Life of Dimebag Darrell – by Neil Daniels (Backbeat Books)
Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc. – by Howard Kaylan and Jeff Tamarkin (Backbeat Books)
To Heligoland and Beyond!: Punk Rock Tour Diaries Volume 4 – by TV Smith (Arima) (read more here)