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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Davis, Stephen, 1947-
Old gods almost dead.
New York : Broadway Books, ©2001
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||0767903129 9780767903127 0767903137 9780767903134|
|Description:||xxx, 590 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||The Rollin' Stones --
We want the Stones! --
No satisfaction --
Catch your dreams before they slip away --
Che Guevara with a band --
Let it bleed --
The devil's right-hand man --
World War III --
"Using the biography of the Rolling Stones as a narrative spine, Old Gods Almost Dead builds a new, multilayered version of the Stones' story, locating the band beyond the musical world they dominated and showing how they influenced, and were influenced by, the other artistic movements of their era: the blues revival, Swinging London, the Beats, Bob Dylan's Stones-inspired shift from protest to pop, Pop Art and Andy Warhol's New York, the "Underground" politics of the 1960s, Moroccan energy and European orientalism, Jamaican reggae, the Glam and Punk subcultures, and the technological advances of the video and digital revolution.
At the same time, Old Gods Almost Dead documents the intense backstage lives of the Stones: the feuds, the drugs, the marriages, and the affairs that inspired and informed their songs; and the business of making records and putting on shows." "Illustrated throughout with photos of pivotal moments, it is a celebration of the Rolling Stones as an often courageous, often foolish gang of artists who showed us not only new worlds but new ways of living in them. It is a saga as raunchily, vibrantly entertaining as the Stones themselves."--Jacket.