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Night beat : a shadow history of rock & roll : collected writings

Author: Mikal Gilmore
Publisher: London : Picador, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection gathers together Mikal Gilmore's essays, profiles, reviews and cultural criticism. Gilmore is the author of "Shot in the Heart".

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mikal Gilmore
ISBN: 0330368907 9780330368902 0330368915 9780330368919
OCLC Number: 43866019
Notes: Originally published : New York : Doubleday, 1997.
Description: ix, 461 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Elvis Presley's leap for freedom --
Beatles then, Beatles now --
Subterranean: Bob Dylan's passages --
The Rolling Stones' journey into fear --
The legacy of Jim Morrison and the Doors --
Lou Reed: Darkness and love --
Brothers: The Allman Brothers Band --
Keith Jarrett's keys to the cosmos --
Life and death in the U.K.: The Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd., Joy Division, New Order and the Jesus and Mary Chain --
The clash: Punk beginnings, punk endings --
Pink: Twenty years later --
Van Halen: The endless party --
Bruce Springsteen's America --
The problem of Michael Jackson --
Upstarts: Over & under the wall, & into the territory's center (Thoughts on politics, sex, violence, dancing, rap, hooligans, and censors) --
Clash of the titans: Heavy metal enters the 1990s --
Randy Newman: Songs of the promised land --
Al Green: Sensuality in the service of the Lord --
Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer --
Miles Davis: the lion in the winter --
Feargal Sharkey: Songs of hearts and thieves --
Marianne Faithfull: Trouble in mind --
Stan Ridgeway's wrong people --
Sinead O'Connor's songs of experience --
David Baerwald's songs of secrets and sins --
Frank Sinatra: Singing in the dark --
Dark shadows: Hank Williams, Nick Drake, Phil Ochs --
Tim Hardin: Lost along the way --
Dennis Wilson: The lone surfer --
Marvin Gaye: Troubled soul --
No simple highway: The story of Jerry Garcia & the Grateful Dead --
Tupac Shakur: Easy target --
Ella Fitzgerald: Grace over pain --
Timothy Leary: The death of the most dangerous man --
Allen Ginsberg: For the fucking and the dying --
Kurt Cobain's road to nowhere: Walking The streets of Aberdeen.
Responsibility: by Mikal Gilmore.

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