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Lightning Striking
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Lightning Striking (Hardback)

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'The odds of being struck by lightning are 300,000 to 1. I think that's an under-estimate. I've been struck by lightning many a time, many a place.' Lenny Kaye

Everywhere makes music. Everywhen makes music. But where and when space and time align, undercurrents spinning into whirlpools, stars binarying, trends signifying and amplifying, a mile marker notches the roadmap of musical cartography. An energy locus. In these key moments, each with their inner dynamics and outer radiances, flashpoints irradiate station and crossroad, border and bridge, the beginning of again. LIGHTNING STRIKING traces rock and roll's geographic and temporal journey, its kulturati impact and shifts in style and identity, as it moves from epicentre to epicentre, the stopovers where music evolves and renews, distinct with elements of chance, cunning, inspired personalities, major players, hustlers and bystanders.

Starting in Cleveland in 1952, LIGHTNING STRIKING is the first book to attempt to map the history of rock n roll and its mutations, city by city from Memphis to San Francisco to New York, London and other major hotspots, with the final destination Seattle in 1993. Erudite, entertaining and researched with the eye of a true rock n roll disciple, Lenny Kaye's history of the form is a magnificent scholarly achievement and testimony to the enduring power of the riff, the rock, and the roll.

Music & DanceMusic Books Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 14/10/2021 ISBN-13: 9781474615075  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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