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Urban spacemen and wayfaring strangers : overlooked innovators and eccentric visionaries of '60s rock

Author: Richie Unterberger
Publisher: San Francisco : Miller Freeman Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book takes you inside the minds and music of '60s rockers who took chances in the name of art. Blending firsthand interviews with musical critiques, these in-depth profiles tell the stories of visionary musicians who never got their due - and perhaps never cared to." "These underrated artists range from pop acts who aspired only to AM radio fame, to rebel bands whose very names kept them off the air, to groups  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sound recordings
Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richie Unterberger
ISBN: 0879306165 9780879306168
OCLC Number: 44502448
Description: viii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Made in Britain, lost in America: The Pretty Things --
The Poets --
Psychedelic sailors: the crazy world of Arthur Brown --
The Electric Prunes --
Randy Holden --
Kaleidoscope --
Rock satirists: The Fugs --
The Bonzo Dog Band --
Unheralded heroes: Giorgio Gomelsky --
Shel Talmy --
Two-shot wonders: Bobby Fuller --
The Beau Brummels --
Mike Brown --
Blue and brown-eyed soulsters: Thee Midniters --
The Rationals --
Folk-rock innovators: Dino Valenti --
Richard & Mimi Farina --
Fred Neil --
Tim Buckley.
Responsibility: by Richie Unterberger.

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"This book takes you inside the minds and music of '60s rockers who took chances in the name of art. Blending firsthand interviews with musical critiques, these in-depth profiles tell the stories of visionary musicians who never got their due - and perhaps never cared to." "These underrated artists range from pop acts who aspired only to AM radio fame, to rebel bands whose very names kept them off the air, to groups who flirted with stardom but never made the grade. You'll meet psychedelic trailblazers, British Invasion innovators, rock satirists, blue eyed soulsters, folk-rockers, and others who helped make the '60s the revolution that it was."--Jacket.

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