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The sound and the fury : a Rock's backpages reader : 40 years of classic rock journalism

Author: Barney Hoskyns
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From rock's backpages, the online library of rock and roll. Comes this anthology of timeless rock writing from the good to the bad to the plain ugly. The sound and the fury spans four decades and comes at rock and roll from all angles, among the pieces ..."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barney Hoskyns
ISBN: 0747563136 9780747563136 1582342822 9781582342825
OCLC Number: 53331836
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 432 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Stardust. The Beatles, music's gold bugs / Al Aronowitz. How to become a cult figure in only two years : the making of David Bowie / Steve Turner. It's hard to be a saint in the city : Bruce Springsteen on the blower / Jerry Gilbert. Sounds dirty : the truth about Nirvana / Jon Savage --
Close encounters. The seeker, Joni Mitchell / Penny Valentine. Marvin Gaye, earthly fights & mystic flights / Cliff White. When does a dinosaur cut off its tail? : a conversation with Neil Young / Richard Cook. Bob Dylan : "Jesus, who's got time to keep up with the times?" / Mick Brown. Madonna's Blond ambition / Glenn O'Brien. Ice Cube lets off steam / Robert Gordon. Morrissey : the king of Bedsit angst grows up / Will Self --
On the scene. The golden road : a report on San Francisco / Paul Williams. New York dolled up : glittermania in Gotham / Miles. The road to Wigan Casino : Northern soul / Vivien Goldman. Rebels without a pause : the punk rock explosion / Caroline Coon. Live from Nashville : a Limey at large in Music City USA / Mick Farren. Poison the hood : Niggaz With Attitude / John Mendelssohn --
Congregations. Monterey Pops! : an international pop festival / Michael Lydon. Altamont : an eyewitness account / David Dalton. Lollapalooza : a Woodstock for the lost generation / Simon Reynolds --
Live and direct. Hit the road Stax! : Otis Redding and friends in Finsbury Park / Bill Millar. We can talk about it now : the Band at Winterland / Greil Marcus. Give peace a chance! : Grand Funk Railroad take Shea Stadium / Lenny Kaye. Live at the Rainbow : the return of Eric Clapton / Charles Shaar Murray --
After the fact. Mod generation : the Who's Quadrophenia through the years / Greg Shaw. Pop art/art pop : the Andy Warhol connection / Mary Harron. Sound and visio.
Other Titles: Rock's backpages.
Responsibility: edited by Barney Hoskyns.
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Gathers some of the best and most entertaining rock writing, coming at rock and roll from several different angles and spanning four decades of Good, Bad and Ugly. This book includes such pieces as:  Read more...

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More than 400 pages of highlights from the capacious and variegated rocksbackpages.com archive - MOJO stalwart and rocksbackpages co-founder Hoskyns' Intro reflects gloomily on rock journalism's Read more...

 
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