Joe Bonomo

JOE BONOMO’s books include This Must Be Where My Obsession with Infinity BeganConversations with Greil MarcusAC/DC’s Highway to HellJerry Lee Lewis: Lost and FoundInstallations (National Poetry Series), and Sweat: The Story of The Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band. A five-time Notable Essay selection at Best American Essays, he teaches at Northern Illinois University, and appears online at No Such Thing As Was ( and at @BonomoJoe.

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Field Recordings from the Inside

by Joe Bonomo

It's so easy for critics to spend all their time worrying over how pop music gets made - the granular technical details, what a song or record means in its various historical or social contexts. Joe Bonomo understands those things, but still returns to what's arguably the most crucial component of art: how it makes us feel and what it does to our lives. Field Recordings from the Inside is a beautiful, revelatory book about what it means to be a human with headphones on. — Amanda Petrusich, author of Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild

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