Let It Rock
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|Author||: Neil Daniels|
|Editor||: Soundcheck Books|
This book is an unashamed celebration of the landmark album Slippery When Wet; Bon Jovi's most successful album to date, with sales of over 28 million copies since its 1986 release, and one of the most toe-tappingly gleeful albums to ever ring out from a pair of speakers. Everyone knows the rock classics 'Livin' On A Prayer' or 'You Give Love A Bad Name', but there isn't a bum track on the record.This is more than a 'making of' type book, because to put Slippery When Wet into context you need to understand what came before and after. It is also a handy fans' guide to the band's career with a track by track review, current thoughts on the album from top rock writers, plus bits and pieces that relate directly (or indirectly) to the legacy of a record which spent eight straight weeks at the top of the Billboard charts.The band, of course, are still with us and released an album in the spring of 2013 along with tour dates, which will heighten interest in the book. Their fan base is seriously loyal.Includes a foreword by former Kerrang! journalist and rock expert Paul Suter and an afterword by A&R supremo Derek Shulman (Simon Dupree And The Big Sound and Gentle Giant), who had the foresight to sign the band.
|Author||: Lee Marshall,Dave Laing|
Simon Frith has been one of the most important figures in the emergence and subsequent development of popular music studies. From his earliest academic publication, The Sociology of Rock (1978), through to his recent work on the live music industry in the UK, in his desire to ’take popular music seriously’ he has probably been cited more than any other author in the field. Uniquely, he has combined this work with a lengthy career as a music critic for leading publications on both sides of the Atlantic. The contributions to this volume of essays and memoirs seek to honour Frith’s achievements, but they are not merely ’about Frith’. Rather, they are important interventions by leading scholars in the field, including Robert Christgau, Antoine Hennion, Peter J. Martin and Philip Tagg. The focus on ’sociology and industry’ and ’aesthetics and values’ reflect major themes in Frith’s own work, which can also be found within popular music studies more generally. As such the volume will become an essential resource for those working in popular music studies, as well as in musicology, sociology and cultural and media studies.
|Author||: Rev Keith a. Gordon|
|Editor||: Anthem Publishing|
Let It Rock! is a collection of rock 'n' blues album & book reviews written by the "Reverend of Rock 'n' Roll," Rev. Keith A. Gordon. The third of four planned archive volumes documenting the Reverend's 44+ years as an award-winning music journalist and critic, Let It Rock! features over 100 long-form album and book reviews, covering the greatest artists of rock and blues music! From classic rockers like King Crimson, Hawkwind, and Jimi Hendrix to relative newcomers like Graveyard and the Black Keys, if you love music, let this book be your guide to your next album purchases!
|Author||: Jim DeRogatis|
Let It Blurt is the raucous and righteous biography of Lester Bangs (1949-82)--the gonzo journalist, gutter poet, and romantic visionary of rock criticism. No writer on rock 'n' roll ever lived harder or wrote better--more passionately, more compellingly, more penetratingly. He lived the rock 'n' roll lifestyle, guzzling booze and Romilar like water, matching its energy in prose that erupted from the pages of Rolling Stone, Creem, and The Village Voice. Bangs agitated in the seventies for sounds that were harsher, louder, more electric, and more alive, in the course of which he charted and defined the aesthetics of heavy metal and punk. He was treated as a peer by such brash visionaries as Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Richard Hell, Captain Beefheart, The Clash, Debbie Harry, and other luminaries. Let It Blurt is a scrupulously researched account of Lester Bangs's fascinating (if often tawdry and unappetizing) life story, as well as a window on rock criticism and rock culture in their most turbulent and creative years. It includes a never-before-published piece by Bangs, the hilarious "How to Be a Rock Critic," in which he reveals the secrets of his dubious, freeloading trade.
|Author||: Susan Masino|
Let There Be Rock is the definitive story of AC/DC's rise to the pinnacle of rock 'n' roll's stratosphere. Learn how this group of Australian mates became one of the few truly legendary rock and roll bands in history. Author Susan Masino traces the band's roots, from their beginnings in Sydney, Australia in the early 1970s to trail-blazing the U.S. mainstream to the devastating death of lead singer Bon Scott in 1980. After that tragedy, the band pulled together and rebounded to the top of the charts with new front man, Brian Johnson, and their watershed album, Back in Black. The book follows the band through four decades of triumph and tragedy, including Malcolm's last performances on the Black Ice tour, and Angus picking up the torch. Through it all, AC/DC continues their quest to build a legion of new fans in the 21st century.Compiled from Susan Masino's interviews with the group across the last 40 years, as well as dozens of new interviews with other musicians and friends of the band, Let There Be Rock reveals the real story of AC/DC.
|Author||: John Collis|
|Editor||: White Lion Publishing|
It’s no exaggeration to say that, with songs likeRock 'n’ Roll Music, Roll Over Beethoven,andJohnny B. Goode,Chuck Berry invented rock 'n’ roll. However, his career has been overshadowed, and often stalled, by tax evasion, liaisons with an underage prostitute, and jail sentences. Now, John Collis interviews those who have worked with Berry and uncovers the truth about his life back in St. Louis. The result is a clear-eyed portrait of a musical genius who, even in his seventies, is still up on stage singingSweet Little Sixteen.
|Author||: Michael Heatley|
|Editor||: Virgin Books Limited|
Covering the most influential musicians and moments of the last four decades, this updated edition includes new entries on the current crop of Britpop bands like Oasis, Blur and Supergrass, singer/songwriters including Tori Amos, Alanis Morissette and Sheryl Crow, and acts ranging from The Prodigy to Jamiroquai and Mudhoney.
|Author||: Dan Coates|
|Editor||: Alfred Publishing Company|
Megahits of 2009 contains the best music from the most popular artists and movies of the year. Titles: All Summer Long (Kid Rock) * Decode (from Twilight) * Fame (from Fame) * Haven't Met You Yet (Michael BublA(c)) * Home Sweet Home (Carrie Underwood) * I Didn't Know My Own Strength (Whitney Houston) * If Today Was Your Last Day (Nickelback) * Know Your Enemy (Green Day) * Let It Rock (Kevin Rudolf, featuring Lil Wayne) * My Life Would Suck Without You (Kelly Clarkson) * Out Here on My Own (from Fame) * Shuttin' Detroit Down (John Rich) * Waking Up In Vegas (Katy Perry).
|Author||: Joel Whitburn|
|Editor||: Menomonee Falls, Wis. : Record Research|
(Book). Billboard 's two greatest rock charts are covered individually in one book! From Creed to The Cure, Pearl Jam to Puddle of Mudd, Incubus to INXS, Linkin Park to Love and Rockets, Scorpions to Staind, Rock Tracks is an artist-by-artist account of every hit that landed on Billboard 's "Mainstream Rock Tracks" and "Modern Rock Tracks" chart over the past 22 years. Complete chart data includes peak position, chart debut date, and total weeks on the charts plus each track's corresponding album, album label and number, and artist biographies. Special sections include a comprehensive track index, an index of classic rock tracks from 1964-1980, yearly rankings, all-time rankings, chronological listing of all #1 rock tracks, and much more!
|Author||: Don Cusic|
|Editor||: Popular Press|
Don Cusic presents gospel music as part of the history of contemporary Christianity. From the psalms of the early Puritans through the hymns of Isaac Watts and the social activism of the Wesleys, gospel music was established in eighteenth-century America. With the camp meetings songs of the Kentucky Revival and the spirituals and hymns that stemmed from the Civil War and beyond, gospel music grew through the nineteenth century and expanded through new technologies in the twentieth century.