The Accidental Evolution of Rock 'n' Roll
A Misguided Tour Through Popular Music
By (author) Chuck Eddy
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Accidental Evolution of Rock 'n' Roll by Chuck Eddy
Book DescriptionHistory, jokebook, buying guide, book of lists, and treatise all rolled into one, The Accidental Evolution of Rock'n'Roll is most of all a joyride through the wildest music ever made. Whether discussing Def Leppard or Nirvana, Vanilla Ice or Public Enemy, Donna Summer or Bob Dylan, Chuck Eddy is an unparalleled master at deciphering unknown tongues and disentangling musical accidents. In this lavishly and hilariously illustrated book, he reveals the roots of rap, disco, power ballads, bubblegum, suburban country, and noise-rock; why selling out is good and honesty is never what it seems; the similarities between disco and garage rock and between reggae and heavy metal; whether songs can ever really "mean" anything; what math rock has in common with amputation rock and orgasm rock; and much, much more. By eventually encompassing the whole wacky world of popular music, this book is destined to change it forever.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306807411
(230mm x 141mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Chuck Eddy
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In Terminated for Reasons of Taste, veteran rock critic Chuck Eddy brings lost, ignored, and maligned pop music to the fore, considering marginalized styles and artists right alongside pop music's heavyweights like Bruce Springsteen, the Beastie Boys, and Taylor Swift.
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Author Biography - Chuck Eddy
Chuck Eddy has been called the "heir apparent to the great '70s rock writers Lester Bangs, Greil Marcus, and Robert Christgau." Author of Stairway to Hell, he has also written thousands of popular music reviews, interviews, columns, and essays for dozens of books and magazines. He lives in Philadelphia.
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