Rock History Reader

ISBN-10: 0415975018

ISBN-13: 9780415975018

Edition: 2007 (Annotated)

Authors: Theo Cateforis

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These days "rock music" courses are ubiquitous at most universities and colleges, but until recently instructors seeking an anthology of readings on the History of Rock have looked in vain. The Rock History Reader aims to fill that gap. Through a variety of primary source materials, the Rock History Reader introduces students to the conflicts, critical tensions and inspired creativity that have defined rock music as a social practice throughout its five decade history. Featuring nearly sixty chapters, the Reader ranges from the vivid autobiographical accounts of such rock icons as Chuck Berry, Ronnie Spector and David Lee Roth to the writings of noted rock critics like Lester Bangs and Simon Reynolds. Beyond this, readers will find selections from the pens of media critics, musicologists, fanzine writers, legal experts, sociologists and prominent political figures like Tipper Gore. Many entries also deal specifically with distinctive styles such as Motown, punk, disco, grunge, rap and indie pop. With numerousreadings that delve into the often explosive issues surrounding censorship, copyright, race relations, feminism, youth subcultures and the meaning of musical value, the Rock History Reader will appeal to scholars and students from a variety of disciplines.
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List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/19/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

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The 1950s
Chuck Berry: In His Own Words
R&B: A Danger to the Music Business?
Elvis Presley and "The Craze"
"Elvis Defends Low-Down Style"
"Experts Propose Study of Craze'"
The Rock 'n' Roll Audience: "But Papa, It's My Music, I Like It"
Leiber & Stoller
The History of Chicano Rock
The 1960s
Phil Spector and the Wall of Sound
The Beatles, Press Conference, 1964
"Beatlemania Frightens Child Expert"
George Martin: On the Beatles
"Understanding Dylan"
Motown: A Whiter Shade of Black
"An Interview with Wilson Pickett"
James Brown: Soul Brother No. 1
"Goodbye Surfing Hello God!-The Religious Conversion of Brian Wilson"
Rock and the Counterculture
"The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"
"The Country Boom"
Woodstock Nation
The 1970s
James Taylor, Singer-Songwriter
"Cock Rock: Men Always Seem to End Up on Top"
The Art of the Hard Rock Lifestyle
"How to Be a Rock Critic"
"Reggae: The Steady Rock of Black Jamaica"
"Roots and Rock: The Marley Enigma"
Dub and the Sound of Surprise
Art Rock
"Why Don't We Call It Punk?"
The Subculture of British Punk
Disco: Four Critics Address the Musical Question
"The Confessions of a Gay Rocker"
The 1980s
Punk Goes Hardcore
College Rock: "Left of the Dial"
"Roll Over Guitar Heroes; Synthesizers Are Here"
"The MTV Aesthetic"
Post-Punk's "Radical Dance Fictions"
Molly Hatchet: Celebrity Rate a Record
"The Cult of Violence"
Heavy Metal and The Highbrow/Lowbrow Divide
"The Real Thing-Bruce Springsteen"
Hip Hop Nation
"Madonna-Finally, a Real Feminist"
"Can Madonna Justify Madonna?"
The 1990s
Is As Nasty As They Wanna Be Obscene?
"Public Enemy's Bomb Squad"
"The Death of Sampling?"
"Kurt Cobain and the Politics of Damage"
"The Problem with Music"
"Feminism Amplified"
"Rock Aesthetics and Musics of the World"
Fat Boy Slim Explains Electronic Dance Music
Nu Metal and Woodstock '99
Indie Pop Goes Twee
The 2000s
"My Week on the Avril Lavigne E-Team"
"Punk's Earnest New Mission"
"Rip. Burn. Die.": The Music Industry Sings the Blues
"The Rap Against Rockism"
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