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Read and Download Elijah Wald book How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THow the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll. This book was released on 2009-06-01 with total page 336 pages. Book excerpt: "There are no definitive histories," writes Elijah Wald, in this provocative reassessment of American popular music, "because the past keeps looking different as the present changes." Earlier musical styles sound different to us today because we hear them through the musical filter of other styles that came after them, all the way through funk and hip hop. As its blasphemous title suggests, How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll rejects the conventional pieties of mainstream jazz and rock history. Rather than concentrating on those traditionally favored styles, the book traces the evolution of popular music through developing tastes, trends and technologies--including the role of records, radio, jukeboxes and television --to give a fuller, more balanced account of the broad variety of music that captivated listeners over the course of the twentieth century. Wald revisits original sources--recordings, period articles, memoirs, and interviews--to highlight how music was actually heard and experienced over the years. And in a refreshing departure from more typical histories, he focuses on the world of working musicians and ordinary listeners rather than stars and specialists. He looks for example at the evolution of jazz as dance music, and rock 'n' roll through the eyes of the screaming, twisting teenage girls who made up the bulk of its early audience. Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and the Beatles are all here, but Wald also discusses less familiar names like Paul Whiteman, Guy Lombardo, Mitch Miller, Jo Stafford, Frankie Avalon, and the Shirelles, who in some cases were far more popular than those bright stars we all know today, and who more accurately represent the mainstream of their times. Written with verve and style, How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll shakes up our staid notions of music history and helps us hear American popular music with new ears.

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Read and Download Jim Driver book The Mammoth Book of Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Mammoth Book of Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll. This book was released on 2010-04-29 with total page 640 pages. Book excerpt: Over 60 gripping accounts tracking the dark side of rock 'n' roll from the early days of the drugs-and-drink culture, and the birth of rock 'n' roll, through The Beatles, Stones, Sex Pistols, Madonna, Kurt Cobain and Oasis, to Amy Winehouse, Pete Doherty and other stars of the current rock-music scene. From trashed hotel rooms to cars in swimming pools, all rock 'n' roll's excesses are here, including murder and sexual deviancy, surprising brushes with the law that the stars thought they'd kept quiet, early and tragic deaths, drug overdoses, robbery, mis-marriages and groupies by the truckload

Download Rock ’n’ Roll Plays Itself PDF

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ISBN 13: 9780520215146
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ISBN 13: 0822383608
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Read and Download John Mowitt book Percussion in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPercussion. This book was released on 2002-05-17 with total page 268 pages. Book excerpt: Percussion is an attempt—in the author’s words—to make sense of "senseless beating," to grasp how rhythm makes sense in music and society. Both a scholar and a former professional drummer, John Mowitt forges a striking encounter between cultural studies and new musicology that seeks to lay out the "percussive field" through which beating—specifically the backbeat that defines early rock-and-roll—comes to matter for raced, urban subjects. For Mowitt, percussion is both an experience of embodiment—making contact in and on the skin—and a provocation for critical theory itself. In delimiting the percussive field, he plays drumming off against the musicological account of the beat, the sociological account of shock and the psychoanalytical account of fantasy. In the process he touches on such topics as the separation of slaves and drums in the era of the slave trade, the migration of rural blacks to urban centers of the North, the practice and politics of "rough music," the links between interpellation and possession, the general strike, beating fantasies, and the concept of the "skin ego." Percussion makes a fresh and provocative contribution to cultural studies, new musicology, the history of the body and critical race theory. It will be of interest to students of cultural studies and critical theory as well as readers with a serious interest in the history of music, rock-and-roll and drumming.

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ISBN 13: 149683125X
Total Pages : 364 pages
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Read and Download Evan Rapport book Damaged in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDamaged. This book was released on 2020-12-15 with total page 364 pages. Book excerpt: Damaged: Musicality and Race in Early American Punk is the first book-length portrait of punk as a musical style with an emphasis on how punk developed in relation to changing ideas of race in American society from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Drawing on musical analysis, archival research, and new interviews, Damaged provides fresh interpretations of race and American society during this period and illuminates the contemporary importance of that era. Evan Rapport outlines the ways in which punk developed out of dramatic changes to America’s cities and suburbs in the postwar era, especially with respect to race. The musical styles that led to punk included transformations to blues resources, experimental visions of the American musical past, and bold reworkings of the rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues sounds of the late 1950s and early 1960s, revealing a historically oriented approach to rock that is strikingly different from the common myths and conceptions about punk. Following these approaches, punk itself reflected new versions of older exchanges between the US and the UK, the changing environments of American suburbs and cities, and a shift from the expressions of older baby boomers to that of younger musicians belonging to Generation X. Throughout the book, Rapport also explores the discourses and contradictory narratives of punk history, which are often in direct conflict with the world that is captured in historical documents and revealed through musical analysis.

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ISBN 13: 1891241613
Total Pages : 608 pages
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Download Rock 'n' Roll PDF

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ISBN 13: 1317227719
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Read and Download Dave Rogers book Rock 'n' Roll in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRock 'n' Roll. This book was released on 2016-04-14 with total page 156 pages. Book excerpt: When rock ‘n’ roll began its ascendancy in the 1950s the older generation saw it as dangerous, renegade, threatening the moral stability of a nation. Young people saw it as freedom, and most importantly, as their music. The teenage revolution was here, This book, first published in 1982, traces the roots of this cultural transformation, its emergence in rock ‘n’ roll and other media, and shows just how violent the confrontation was by looking at contemporary newspaper reports.

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ISBN 13: 0810884836
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Read and Download Joseph A. Kotarba book Baby Boomer Rock 'n' Roll Fans in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBaby Boomer Rock 'n' Roll Fans. This book was released on 2013 with total page 143 pages. Book excerpt: Based on 18 years of sociological research and 52 years of rock 'n' roll fandom, Baby Boomer Rock 'n' Roll Fans: The Music Never Ends draws on data collected from participant observations and interviews with artists, fans, and producers to explore our aging rock culture through the filter of symbolic interactionist theory.

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ISBN 13: 0190888423
Total Pages : 288 pages
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Read and Download Landon Palmer book Rock Star/Movie Star in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRock Star/Movie Star. This book was released on 2020-06-30 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: During the mid-1950s, when Hollywood found itself struggling to compete within an expanding entertainment media landscape, certain producers and studios saw an opportunity in making films that showcased performances by rock 'n' roll stars. Rock stars eventually found cinema to be a useful space to extend their creative practices, and the motion picture and recording industries increasingly saw cinematic rock stardom as a profitable means to connect multiple media properties. Indeed, casting rock stars for film provided a tool for bridging new relationships across media industries and practices. From Elvis Presley to Madonna, this book examines the casting rock stars in films. In so doing, Rock Star/Movie Star offers a new perspective on the role of stardom within the convergence of media industries. While hardly the first popular music culture to see its stars making the transition to screen, the timing of rock's emergence and its staying power within popular culture proved fortuitous for a motion picture business searching for its place in the face of continuous technological and cultural change. At the same time, a post-star-system film industry provided a welcoming context for rock stars who have valued authenticity, creative autonomy, and personal expression. This book uses illuminating archival resources to demonstrate how rock stars have often proven themselves to be prominent film workers exploring this terrain of platforms old and new - ideal media laborers whose power lies in the fact that they are rarely recognized as such. Combining star studies with media industry studies, this book proposes an integrated methodology for writing media history that combines the actions of individuals and the practices of industries. It demonstrates how stars have operated as both the gravitational center of media production as well as social actors who have taken on a decisive role in the purposes to which their images are used.

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ISBN 13: 3319940813
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Read and Download Brett Lashua book Sounds and the City in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSounds and the City. This book was released on 2018-10-24 with total page 443 pages. Book excerpt: This book draws from a rich history of scholarship about the relations between music and cities, and the global flows between music and urban experience. The contributions in this collection comment on the global city as a nexus of moving people, changing places, and shifting social relations, asking what popular music can tell us about cities, and vice versa. Since the publication of the first Sounds and the City volume, various movements, changes and shifts have amplified debates about globalization. From the waves of people migrating to Europe from the Syrian civil war and other conflict zones, to the 2016 “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union and American presidential election of Donald Trump. These, and other events, appear to have exposed an anti-globalist retreat toward isolationism and a backlash against multiculturalism that has been termed “post-globalization.” Amidst this, what of popular music? Does music offer renewed spaces and avenues for public protest, for collective action and resistance? What can the diverse​​ histories, hybridities, and legacies of popular music tell us about the ever-changing relations of people and cities?

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ISBN 13: 9780674445772
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Read and Download Greil Marcus book In the Fascist Bathroom in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIn the Fascist Bathroom. This book was released on 1999 with total page 438 pages. Book excerpt: Was punk just another moment in music history? Marcus delves into the after-life of punk as a richer phenomenon--a form of artistic and social rebellion that continually erupts into popular culture. In more than 70 short pieces, he traces the uncompromising strands of punk from Johnny Rotten to Elvis Costello, Sonic Youth, even Bruce Springsteen.

Download What I Did on My Rock N' Roll Vacation PDF

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ISBN 13: 0595208800
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Read and Download Michael Yahn book What I Did on My Rock N' Roll Vacation in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWhat I Did on My Rock N' Roll Vacation. This book was released on 2001-11-30 with total page 172 pages. Book excerpt: What I Did On My Rock n' Roll Vacation is the story of friendship, life and good old fashioned rock n' roll. It is a true-to-life fictional tale of a group of friends that put a band together, even though none of them have any musical talent what-so-ever. After being signed by a local producer as a national media experiment, to see if they could brainwash a nation into liking the worst band on the planet, they tour the country and grow up in the process. It is a wild and scary roller coaster ride through the world of music, life and living your dreams at all costs. The book features a foreword by music legend Ronnie Hawkins, and original quotes from some of Canada's most prominent musicians, written only for this novel, such as Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies), Safwan Javed (Wide Mouth Mason), Brian Vollmer (Helix), Joey Keithley (DOA), Tim White (Headstones) and Dave Bidini (Rheostatics).

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ISBN 13: 0520257170
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Read and Download Steve Waksman book This Ain't the Summer of Love in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThis Ain't the Summer of Love. This book was released on 2009-02-04 with total page 391 pages. Book excerpt: "Waksman brings a new understanding to familiar material by treating it in an original and stimulating manner. This book tells 'the other side of the story.'"—Philip Auslander, author of Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music "While there are a number of histories of punk and metal and numerous biographies of important bands within each genre, there is no comparable book to This Ain't the Summer of Love. The ultimate contribution the book makes is to provoke the reader into rethinking the ongoing fluid relationship between punk, a music that enjoyed considerable critical support, and metal, a music that has been systematically denigrated by critics. This book is the product of superior scholarship; it truly breaks fresh ground and as such it is an important book that will be regularly cited in future work."—Rob Bowman, Professor of Music at York University and author of Soulsville USA: The Story of Stax Records "Debunking simplistic assumptions that punk rebelled and heavy metal conformed, Steve Waksman demonstrates with precisely chosen examples that for decades the two shared strategies and concerns. As a result, this important volume is among the first to extend to rock history the same much-needed revisionism that elsewhere has transformed our understanding of minstrelsy, blues, country music, and pop."—Eric Weisbard, author of Use Your Illusion I & II