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Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom

Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom (Paperback)

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'Rock in the late '60's was still a spontaneous combustion. Nobody thought in terms of long-term strategies; hanging on once the thrill had worn off would have been inconceivable. If anyone had suggested to me then that the Stones or the Who might still be wearily treading the boards in their fifties, I'd have called for the men in white jackets.'Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom was the first book to celebrate the language of rock 'n' roll. It was a cogent yet unruly history of the era, from Bill Haley to Jimi Hendrix. And while telling outrageous tales, vividly describing the music and cutting through the hype, Nik Cohn unknowingly engendered a new form: rock criticism. A classic and crucial history of pop.'The first best book on rock 'n' roll and still the best first book to read.' Greil Marcus.

Music & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresRock & Pop musicPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 06/05/2004 ISBN-13: 9781844134236  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nik Cohn was brought up in Derry, Northern Ireland. His books include I Am Still the Greatest Says Johnny Angelo, Ball the Wall, The Heart of the World and, most recently, Need. He also wrote the story that gave rise to Saturday Night Fever and collaborated on Rock Dreams with the artist Guy Peellaert. He lives in Shelter Island, New York, and Ardara, County Donegal.

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The original title for this book was 'Pop From the Beginning' and that pretty much sums it up. Nik Cohn was only just out of his teens when he wrote it & it's the best book to read if you want to get some idea of the original, primal energy of pop music. Loads of unfounded, biased assertions that almost always turn out to be right. He went on to provide the inspiration for 'Saturday Night Fever' (Hurrah!) & 'Tommy' (Boo!) but this is still his best book. Absolutely essential.

Jarvis Cocker - 12/06/2014

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