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New York Rocker My Life in the Blank Generation with Blondie, Iggy Pop, and Others, 1974-1981

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ISBN-10: 1560259442

ISBN-13: 9781560259442

Edition: N/A

Authors: Gary Valentine

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By 1970, the hippie dream of the 60s was dead — the soundtrack of the revolution had become a multimillion-dollar industry. Glitter tried to save music's soul, but was too commercial to be cutting edge for long. Then, in 1974, a rescue movement arrived. Three chords, black jeans, a pair of shades, and a whole lot of attitude made music that matched the facts of life on its home ground, mid-70sNew York City's East Village. The initiators of punk, Richard Hell, Tom Verlaine, and Patti Smith had one foot in nineteenth-century French symbolist poetry and the other in the raw sound of their predecessors such as the Velvet Underground. This first-hand account of a little-documented era features…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 10/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English