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Rock and Roll is Here to Stay [PDF]

by William McKeen
A thorough (640 pages) compilation of great music writing, from interviews and tributes to memoirs and exposés.It's these last types of pieces that are the most interesting —- rather unflattering revelations about opportunists like Courtney Love and Sheryl Crow show what some will do for fame, while Bill Graham's warts and all remembrance of Woodstock keeps the memory alive and Ronnie Spector's portrayal of the insane, insecure Phil Spector brings an over-rated legend down a peg.Even the fiction, like the excerpt from The Commitments, or Don DeLillo's take on how fame can break a man, is informative.Other pieces, like Patti Smith's "poem," Lester Bangs' absurdist "criticism," or J.R, Young's irrelevant story "reviews" of albums, aren't so important, but in a tome this size, they can't all be gems.A fantastic collection.
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eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
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PublisherW. W. Norton & Company
File size1.5 Mb
GanreMusic
Release date 01.10.2000
ISBN9780393047004
Pages count672
Book rating4.03 (37 votes)
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1. Persia Emily | 29.04.2017 17:33

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Thank you! Great book!

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