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Rock around the bloc : a history of rock music in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union

Author: Timothy W Ryback
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rock Around the Bloc presents an in-depth history of rock music in communist Europe from the mid-1950s to the present, touching on such highlights as the Elvis craze in the late 1950s, Beatlemania in the 1960s and 1970s, and punk and heavy metal music of the 1980s. The reader comes to realize that in some ways, life in the Soviet bloc was surprisingly similar to life in the West. But there are striking differences  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ryback, Timothy W.
Rock around the bloc.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)903875662
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy W Ryback
ISBN: 0195056337 9780195056334
OCLC Number: 19623657
Description: xii, 272 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Sounds of Socialism 3 --
1 Onslaught of the Coca-Cola Barbarians, 1946-1953 7 --
2 Rock and Rollback, 1954-1960 19 --
3 Bards of Discontent, 1956-1965 35 --
4 Beatlemania: Leninism Versus Lennonism, 1960-1966 50 --
5 You Say You Want a Revolution, 1965-1969 66 --
6 The Crackdown, 1965-1970 85 --
7 The Soviet Rock Scene, 1965-1972 102 --
8 Rocking the Balkans, 1965-1975 115 --
9 Bands on the Run, 1972-1976 129 --
10 The Soviet Rock Scene, 1970-1979 149 --
11 Punk in Hungary, 1976-1986 167 --
12 Punk in Poland, 1980-1986 180 --
13 The Final Bastions Fall, 1980-1988 191 --
14 The Soviet Rock Scene, 1980-1988 211 --
Conclusion: Shattering the Iron Curtain 232.
Responsibility: Timothy W. Ryback.
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Tracing the emergence of rock culture in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union from 1954 to the present day, "Rock Around the Bloc" looks at both sides of the 30-year conflict between rock fans and the  Read more...

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