Love Goes to Buildings on Fire — Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever — By Will Hermes — Book Review - NYTimes.com
The Bronx may have been burning, but downtown Manhattan’s mid-’70s music scene was even hotter.
- The New York Times
‘Love Goes to Buildings on Fire,’ by Will Hermes - Review - NYTimes.com
In “Loves Goes to Buildings on Fire” Will Hermes has isolated the years 1973 to 1977 as a crucial, if sometimes awkward, period of transition in New York and in American music.
- The New York Times
'Love Goes to Buildings on Fire,' by Will Hermes
Love Goes to Buildings on Fire Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever By Will Hermes (Faber and Faber; 368 pages; $30) As a writer for Rolling Stone and cultural commenter on NPR, Will Hermes has always been...
- San Francisco Chronicle
Must-Read Books by Will Hermes, Lydia Millet, and Stuart Nadler - The Daily Beast
This week: The legends that made New York music, a book of short stories that capture nothing less than life, and a man heads south in Lydia Millet’s novel.
- The Daily Beast
When the '70s took Manhattan - Nonfiction - Salon.com
A new book explores how the New York music scene exploded from 1973 to 1977
Book Review: Love Goes to Buildings on Fire - WSJ.com
Eric Been reviews Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever by Will Hermes.
- The Wall Street Journal
NONFICTION REVIEW: "Love Goes to Buildings on Fire" | StarTribune.com
David Dinkins may have been hyperbolizing in the early '90s, but in 1973 New York City really was a gorgeous mosaic
- Minneapolis Star-Tribune
New music books, including one on John Lennon, riff on glory days of Rock & Roll, grunge and gossip - NY Daily News
Lately it seems musicians have spent as much time in well-lit bookstores as they have on darkened concert stages. Last fall, Keith Richards’ autobiography “Life” became a best seller — a relief to its publisher, Little, Brown, which had laid out a $7 million advance.
- New York Daily News
The Ramones to Philip Glass, NYC '70s music scene - Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: "Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever" (Faber and Faber), by Will Hermes: New York City might have been dead broke, crime-ridden and garbage-infested in the 1970s, but the music sure was great.
- Associated Press
LOVE GOES TO BUILDINGS ON FIRE by Will HermesKirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of LOVE GOES TO BUILDINGS ON FIRE Music Made in New York City in the '70s. Readers may assume that a book whose title riffs on a Talking Heads deep cut would be pretty cool; they would be right.
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Book review: 'Love Goes to Buildings on Fire' by Will Hermes - latimes.com
Music exploded in New York in the 1970s. Will Hermes, in 'Love Goes to Buildings on Fire,' chronicles such artists as Patti Smith, the Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, Philip Glass and Steve Reich.
- Los Angeles Times