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Back to the miracle factory : rock etc. 1990s

Back to the miracle factory : rock etc. 1990s

Author: Paul Williams
Publisher: New York : Forge, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
A noted rock critic and historian takes a retrospective look back at popular music during the 1990s, in a series of essays that offer commentary on the musical developments and performers of the era.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Williams
ISBN: 9780765303523 0765303523 0765303531 9780765303530
OCLC Number: 48140679
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Includes index.
Description: 272 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1 Six White Horses (R.E.M., Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, Television, Sonya Hunter, Bob Dylan) 11 --
2 Why We Listen (Arrested Development, Pearl Jam, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits) 49 --
3 I Believe You Anyway (The Beach Boys) 83 --
4 Rearrange Their Faces (Bob Dylan, Nirvana, Velvet Underground, Zap Mama, Prince, Apache Indian) 111 --
5 What the Vintners Buy (Counting Crows, Tim Hardin, Joe Henry, Liz Phair, Uncle Tupelo, Pavement, Cindy Lee Berryhill) 151 --
6 The Presence of Your Absence (Smokey Robinson and the Miracles) 161 --
7 Back to the Miracle Factory (Neil Young, Freedy Johnston, R.E.M., Allen Ginsberg, Leonard Cohen) 217 --
8 I Am a Rock-and-Roller (The Grateful Dead) 259.
Responsibility: Paul Williams.


Paul Williams has been writing about pop music for decades, never flagging in his enthusiasm or his emotional and intellectual openness to the newest music. In this work he takes a look at the 1990s.  Read more...


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