Psychologist Jenny Boyd has probed the minds and souls of these artists and has delved into the drive to create, the importance of nurturing creativity, the role of unconscious influences and the effects of chemicals and drugs on the ...
Author: Dr Jenny Boyd
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'I was amazed at how many people have shared an experience I though was so rare' - Eric ClaptonIn this exciting and inspiring book, 75 of the world's most iconic musicians reveal - many for the first time - their thoughts on creating music. Psychologist Jenny Boyd has probed the minds and souls of these artists and has delved into the drive to create, the importance of nurturing creativity, the role of unconscious influences and the effects of chemicals and drugs on the creative process.Music legends who contributed exclusive interviews include: ERIC CLAPTON - GEORGE HARRISON - JULIAN LENNON - JACKSON BROWNE - DAVID CROSBY - STEPHEN STILLS - GRAHAM NASH - DON HENLEY - HANK MARVIN - KEITH RICHARDS - RAVI SHANKAR - RINGO STARR - STEVE WINWOOD - MICK FLEETWOOD - STEVIE NICKS - JONI MITCHELLWith candid photographs and in-depth analysis of what makes great musicians tick, this is the ultimate book for any music fan.
Featured artists include: Huang Yong Ping, Shen Yuan, Pascale Marthine Tayou (originally from China and Cameroon), Fiona Tan (Indonesian ChineseAustralian), Maria Thereza Alves (Brasilan), Jimmie Durham (Native American), Adel Abdessemed ...
Author: Jérôme Sans
Publisher: Bom Pub
Featured artists include: Huang Yong Ping, Shen Yuan, Pascale Marthine Tayou (originally from China and Cameroon), Fiona Tan (Indonesian ChineseAustralian), Maria Thereza Alves (Brasilan), Jimmie Durham (Native American), Adel Abdessemed (Algerian), Argelia & Allora y Calzadilla (American-Cuban).
A retrospective of twenty years of rock-and-roll history as recorded by the popular genre magazine features more than 25,000 iconoclastic photographs, articles, and graphic artist illustrations, including contributions from Lester Bangs, ...
Author: Robert Matheu
Publisher: Collins Living
A retrospective of twenty years of rock-and-roll history as recorded by the popular genre magazine features more than 25,000 iconoclastic photographs, articles, and graphic artist illustrations, including contributions from Lester Bangs, Dave Marsh, Greil Marcus, Robert Crumb, Robert Christgau, and Cameron Crowe. 40,000 first printing.
For that reason, Silver was supposed to be iconic in the industry. Someone to be reckoned with. Yet, in Steve?s smaller, younger circle, the take on the story was different.
Author: Kurt Dysan
Publisher: Boruma Publishing
Sometimes the kink is just theater?and sometimes it's who you are. Amber's hard rocking band is all about sex and the underground club scene. They live the life. Now their charismatic singer died and left them running on fumes and the spark is gone. A German promoter comes to hear them, and offers them a shot at a great gig ? a tour of top European sex clubs, where their music fits right in. He likes them, and they have great sex, but? He's coming back one week. He expects to hear a new singer and some new songs. A groupie connects her with a mainstream music publisher named Steve who thinks he knows the scene. He has a singer trying to make a comeback and a writer who seems to write tunes that will work just fine. There is a price, of course. ~~~~~ PG Excerpt ~~~~~ The big house was impressive. You could tell that it had been designed that way?to impress visitors. It was the kind of house that people wanted when they got to the top of the food chain. That was especially true of people in the music business; most especially the older generation. They liked to be surrounded by symbols of their power, to remind the lesser beings of their place. Steve shrugged. As far as he was concerned, a house like that symbolized being out of touch. Not because it was big, but because it was largely ugly and useless. He rang the bell and smiled when a pretty, long-legged woman opened the door. She was a maid, of course, with a cute uniform that showed her legs. Just as with the house, that was by design. Dressing a lovely, desirable woman that way and having her serve breakfast conveyed just how powerful Jerry Silver was. It was supposed to say good things about Jerry Silver. The house, the maid, everything around him was supposed to make you envy Jerry Silver, and wish you were him. Those thoughts didn't bubble up simply out of envy or because Steve didn?t like Jerry. He didn?t even know the man. Silver was the president, CEO ? or whatever record companies had at the top ? of Ladida Music. Steve knew the company had been around for a long time, accumulating a long history of massive hits. For that reason, Silver was supposed to be iconic in the industry. Someone to be reckoned with. Yet, in Steve?s smaller, younger circle, the take on the story was different. Silver was seen as a dinosaur who didn?t know that the meteor had struck, and his days were numbered. These days, Jerry?s acts were predominately casino and lounge acts. Steve published rock. That made him curious as to why in the world the man had summoned him to a breakfast meeting at his house. And curiosity was why he'd come. The maid had been expecting him. She led him through an ornate living room that looked as if it might have been used for something the day the house was bought and since then served as a passageway between the front door and the pool. Take that with a grain of salt, since most of Steve's attention focused on the lovely legs in front of him. It was wonderfully distracting and got him thinking more about spreading those legs apart than whatever music business deal nonsense he was here to discuss. She led him to where Jerry sat out ? by the pool, wearing a swimsuit and a terrycloth robe. He was a bald and pudgy little guy. Steve decided he would be exactly the kind of guy central casting sent over if you asked for someone to play an out-of-date music exec. The whole thing was a clich‚. "Steve, thanks for coming," he said, beaming. Steve admired the way he managed to summon up so much fake enthusiasm so early in the day. Practice, probably. "Your call made me curious. I have to admit I wondered what you and I might have to discuss." Jerry nodded in the direction of the pool. When Steve looked, he saw a nice looking blonde, probably in her thirties, stretched out on a lounge chair in nothing but a thong. As Steve checked her out, she pulled her robe around her, but not before he was able to see that she had lovely breasts. Even with the robe closed, the long-legged woman looked tasty. "My wife, Vivian," he said. "Say hello, Viv." "Good morning," Steve said, smiling. She nodded. "Yeah." Her complete lack of enthusiasm balanced Jerry out.
It's not only rock and roll : Popular music in the lives of adolescents . Cresskill , NJ
: Hampton ... Rap and rock as adolescents cultural capital at school . Paper
presented at the ... leisure , and the politics of rock ' n ' roll . New York : Pantheon .
Author: Dorothy G. Singer
Now available in paperback the Handbook of Children and the Media is the first comprehensive analysis of the field for students, scholars, and policy makers. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of the best-known scholars from around the world to summarize the current scope of research on children and the media, suggest directions for future research, and underscore policy and practical implications. In addition to the `traditional′ media of television, film, and advertising, `new media′ such as the Internet and video games are also included. The Handbook is primarily a reference work for researchers, teachers, and students in communication, psychology, family studies, education, sociology, public policy and other related fields, but will also serve as a valuable resource for policy makers, media professionals and activists.
This descriptive and analytic study examines how 1950s rock 'n' roll dancing illuminates the larger cultural context out of which the dancing arose.
Author: Lisa Jo Sagolla
Category: Performing Arts
• Period, archival photos • A bibliography of books, articles, videos, films, and recordings documenting the history of 1950s rock 'n' roll music and dancing • A detailed index allowing the book to be easily used as a reference source for research on social dance, rock 'n' roll, and American popular culture
It's Only Rock 'n Roll is an essential B-side because the critics are partially correct
—it does not belong in the same category as the Stones' best work—but it is an
outstanding record of signature rock and roll from the genre's best practitioners, ...
Author: Will Stockton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
If given another chance to write for the series, which albums would 33 1/3 authors focus on the second time around? This anthology features compact essays from past 33 1/3 authors on albums that consume them, but about which they did not write. It explores often overlooked and underrated albums that may not have inspired their 33 1/3 books, but have played a large part in their own musical cultivation. Questions central to the essays include: How has this album influenced your worldview? How does this album intersect with your other creative and critical pursuits? How does this album index a particular moment in cultural history? In your own personal history? Why is the album perhaps under-the-radar, or a buried treasure? Why can't you stop listening to it? Bringing together 33 1/3's rich array of writers, critics, and scholars, this collection probes our taste in albums, our longing for certain tunes, and our desire to hit repeat--all while creating an expansive "must-listen" list for readers in search of unexplored musical territories.
Dr. Jenny Boyd | April–May 1988 | It's Not Only Rock 'n' Roll Like her older sister
Pattie, Jenny Boyd was a model, was married to a rock star—drummer Mick
Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac—and came of age in Swinging London at the
height of ...
Author: Ashley Kahn
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
George Harrison on George Harrison is an authoritative, chronologically arranged anthology of Harrison's most revealing and illuminating interviews, personal correspondence, and writings, spanning the years 1961 to 1997. Though known as "the Quiet Beatle," Harrison was arguably the most thoughtful and certainly the most outspoken of the famous four. This compendium of his words and ideas proves that point repeatedly, revealing his passion for music, his focus on spirituality, and his responsibility as a celebrity, with a sense of deep commitment and humor as well.
That's the problem with rock music. If the music ... And you do. “I know it's only rock 'n' roll,” sang the Rolling Stones, “but I like it. ... there is. There's no context, no explanation, no space to say “I don't really mean it,” there's just the
Author: Stephen Duncombe
Publisher: Verso Books
From the Clash to Los Crudos, skinheads to afro-punks, the punk rock movement has been obsessed by race. And yet the connections have never been traced in a comprehensive way. White Riot is a definitive study of the subject, collecting first-person writing, lyrics, letters to zines, and analyses of punk history from across the globe. This book brings together writing from leading critics such as Greil Marcus and Dick Hebdige, personal reflections from punk pioneers such as Jimmy Pursey, Darryl Jenifer and Mimi Nguyen, and reports on punk scenes from Toronto to Jakarta.
This work takes an in-depth look at the people, venues, and artists that made Cleveland the Rock 'n' Roll Capital of the World.
Author: Deanna R. Adams
Publisher: Kent State University Press
It's no wonder that Clevland is home to the internationally famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed coined the phrase for this new musical phenomenon nearly 50 years ago. This work takes an in-depth look at the people, venues, and artists that made Cleveland the Rock 'n' Roll Capital of the World. It shows how Cleveland witnessed the rise of such widely recognized groups as the James Gang, the Outsiders, Damnation of Adam Blessing, and the Raspberries. Casey Kasem fine-tuned his long-running broadcasting career in Cleveland. Nearby Canton gave us the O'Jays, and Akron spawned Devo and Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders. And the rock concert was pratically invented in Cleveland in 1952, when Alan Freed convened the first Moondog Coronation Ball. By the 1970s Cleveland had become a proving ground for superstars in the making.
He said , “ I don ' t want any of you — you ' re not my girl . ” ☆ HERO OF FEAR Of
course , back in college I wasn ' t only thinking about Calvinists , I was thinking
about rock ' n ' roll , and not just the music but the term rock ' n ' roll — as in the ...
Author: Frank Kogan
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
More than thirty years of the author's commentary on music and culture is sampled in this collection of contentious and perceptive writings that examine such diverse topics as Mariah Carey, Public Enemy, Disco, hip-hop, The New York Dolls, Europop, metal, and more. Simultaneous.
But that play is not Rock 'n' Roll. If it were, if the playwright didn't ... That's why I
named him Ferdinand. In the first draft, ... Not only that, I had met two of the other
three (as well as Havel) when I first went to Prague in 1977. Pavel Landovsky, an
Author: Tom Stoppard
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Tom Stoppard's provocative new play spans the recent history of Czechoslovakia between the Prague Spring and the Velvet Revolution - but from the double perspective of Prague, where a rock 'n' roll band came to symbolise resistance to the regime, and the British left, represented by a Communist philosopher at Cambridge. Rock 'n' Roll premieres at The Royal Court Theatre, London, in June 2006 and is part of the 50th anniversary programme.
As the universe is supposed to have been only about a million years old at the
time of decoupling, and as nothing can travel ... background radiation was rock 'n' roll, and not only rock 'n' roll, but the same Cosmic Top Ten: The Beatles,
Madonna, Bruce Springstein, Gianna Nannini, etc. ... This may seem ridiculous,
but it is not much more ridiculous than what is actually seen: many regions which,
if we ...
Author: Lee Smolin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Lee Smolin offers a new theory of the universe that is at once elegant, comprehensive, and radically different from anything proposed before. Smolin posits that a process of self organization like that of biological evolution shapes the universe, as it develops and eventually reproduces through black holes, each of which may result in a new big bang and a new universe. Natural selection may guide the appearance of the laws of physics, favoring those universes which best reproduce. The result would be a cosmology according to which life is a natural consequence of the fundamental principles on which the universe has been built, and a science that would give us a picture of the universe in which, as the author writes, "the occurrence of novelty, indeed the perpetual birth of novelty, can be understood." Smolin is one of the leading cosmologists at work today, and he writes with an expertise and force of argument that will command attention throughout the world of physics. But it is the humanity and sharp clarity of his prose that offers access for the layperson to the mind bending space at the forefront of today's physics.
IT'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL for a few hours or even a few minutes when you hear
a favorite song on the radio. ... It is not salvation as many have believed,
especially as did its first generation of true believers, but it is a force that helped
Author: Pete Fornatale
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Offers a collection of rock lyrics as a foundation for more than one hundred healing and uplifting meditations
In Before Elvis, Birnbaum daringly argues a more complicated history of rock’s evolution from a heady mix of ragtime, boogie-woogie, swing, country music, mainstream pop, and rhythm-and-blues—a melange that influenced one another along ...
Author: Larry Birnbaum
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
An essential work for rock fans and scholars, Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock ‘n’ Roll surveys the origins of rock ’n’ roll from the minstrel era to the emergence of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley. Unlike other histories of rock, Before Elvis offers a far broader and deeper analysis of the influences on rock music. Dispelling common misconceptions, it examines rock’s origins in hokum songs and big-band boogies as well as Delta blues, detailing the embrace by white artists of African-American styles long before rock ’n’ roll appeared. This unique study ranges far and wide, highlighting not only the contributions of obscure but key precursors like Hardrock Gunter and Sam Theard but also the influence of celebrity performers like Gene Autry and Ella Fitzgerald. Too often, rock historians treat the genesis of rock ’n’ roll as a bolt from the blue, an overnight revolution provoked by the bland pop music that immediately preceded it and created through the white appropriation of music till then played only by and for black audiences. In Before Elvis, Birnbaum daringly argues a more complicated history of rock’s evolution from a heady mix of ragtime, boogie-woogie, swing, country music, mainstream pop, and rhythm-and-blues—a melange that influenced one another along the way, from the absorption of blues and boogies into jazz and pop to the integration of country and Caribbean music into rhythm-and-blues. Written in an easy style, Before Elvis presents a bold argument about rock’s origins and required reading for fans and scholars of rock ’n’ roll history.
... the Photographs Alexander Streitberger. Extensions: Peter Downsbrough,
Takahiko Iimura, Michael Snow. Organized by Work in progress, Bourges (F)
2008 Film program curated by Xavier Garcia-Bardon in It's Not only Rock 'n Roll,
Author: Alexander Streitberger
Publisher: Leuven University Press
This book provides, for the first time, a profound insight into Peter Downsbrough's diverse and complex use of photography within his artistic work over the last 40 years.
Keith clearly meant to keep rock'n'roll's primal and visceral appeal from being
contaminated by—or even co-opted by—headier, brainier sensibilities. After all, it's only rock'n'roll. No matter how much we like it, it's not going to come to our ...
Author: Luke Dick
Publisher: Open Court
From their commanding role in the so-called British Invasion of the early 1960s to their status as the elder statesmen (and British Knight) of rock and roll, the Stones have become more than an evanescent phenomenon in pop culture. They have become a touchstone not only for the history of our times—their performance at the Altamont Raceway marked the "end of the sixties," while their 1990 concert in Prague helped Czechoslovakia and other eastern bloc nations celebrate their newfound freedom (and satisfaction) out from under Moscow’s thumb. Because of their longevity, the music and career of the Stones—much more than The Beatles—stand as touchstones in the personal lives of even casual Stones fans. Everyone of a certain age remembers the Stones on Ed Sullivan, the death of founder Brian Jones, their favorite songs, concerts, or videos, and their stance in the classic “Beatles versus Stones” debates. In the wake of Keith Richards’s bestselling autobiography, Life (2010), many are now reliving these events and decades from the viewpoint of the band’s endearing and seemingly death-defying guitarist. The chapters in The Rolling Stones and Philosophy celebrate the Stones’ place in our lives by digging into the controversies, the symbols, and meanings the band and its songs have for so many. What might you mean (and what did Mick mean) by “sympathy for the Devil”? Did the Stones share any of the blame for the deaths at Altamont, as critic Lester Bangs charged they did in Rolling Stone magazine? What theories of ethics and personality lay behind the good-boy image of the Beatles and the bad-boy reputation the Stones acquired? If Keith Richards really had his blood replaced four separate times, does that make him a zombie? How do the Glimmer Twins help us refine our understanding of friendship? Written by a dozen philosophers and scholars who adore the Rolling Stones not only for their music, this book will become required reading for anyone seeking maximum satisfaction from "the world's greatest rock and roll band."
This work is not only the ideal guide to singing professionals, but the perfect reference work for voice teachers and their students, lead and back-up singers, record producers and studio engineers.
Author: Matthew Edwards
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Rock ‘n’ roll is a style that was born out of the great American melting pot. An outgrowth of the blues, rock 'n' roll music combines driving rhythms, powerful chords, and lyrics that communicate the human experience to audiences around the world. Although rock singing was once seen as a vulgar use of the human voice and was largely ignored by the academic community, voice teachers and singers around the world have recently taken a professional interest in learning specialized techniques for singing rock 'n' roll. So You Want to Sing Rock 'n' Roll gives readers a comprehensive guide to rock history, voice science, vocal health, audio technology, technical approaches to singing rock, and stylistic parameters for various rock subgenres. Matthew Edwards, assistant professor of voice at Shenandoah Conservatory, provides easy-to-understand explanations of technical concepts, with tips for practical application, and suggestions for listening and further reading. So You Want to Sing Rock ‘n’ Roll includes guest-authored chapters by singing voice researchers Dr. Scott McCoy and Dr. Wendy LeBorgne, as well as audio and visual examples available from the website of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. This work is not only the ideal guide to singing professionals, but the perfect reference work for voice teachers and their students, lead and back-up singers, record producers and studio engineers. The So You Want to Sing series is produced in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Like all books in the series, So You Want to Sing Rock 'n' Roll features online supplemental material on the NATS website. Please visit www.nats.org to access style-specific exercises, audio and video files, and additional resources.
A unique look at rock n' roll lyrics that are adept at highlighting and explaining psychological issues, especially those so common to all of us -- including falling in love, losing love, the value of friendships, nature of depression and ...
Author: Barry Alan Farber
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
A unique look at rock n' roll lyrics that are adept at highlighting and explaining psychological issues, especially those so common to all of us -- including falling in love, losing love, the value of friendships, nature of depression and the search for meaning in life.
Subjectivity, Desire, and Rock 'n' Roll Mickey Vallee ... Recall the surplus of
educational films that not only morally regulated women through a series of
domesticating routines, but ... the irrational fear that eventually found its way into
the jouissance of rock music (Denisoff 1983); it was the identification of Rock 'n' roll with a ...
Author: Mickey Vallee
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
It has been sixty years since Rock 'n' Roll exploded into the mainstream, yet we remain limited in our understanding of how its bawdy excesses absorbed into the annals of mass popularity in such a short amount of time. Mickey Vallee asks: what if the Rock 'n' Roll eruption was nothing less than postwar consumer capitalism at its very best, precisely because it was taken as its very worst? Vallee explores the emergence of Rock 'n' Roll's from an entirely new theoretical disposition in order to answer this question, drawing mainly from Lacanian cultural psychoanalysis to reveal that Rock 'n' Roll was far more conformist than we are generally led to believe; namely, that it was conformist with emerging liberal principles of freedom from the tyranny of the state. Vallee supports this proposition with detailed analyses of familiar (and not-so-familiar) characters and texts in Rock 'n' Roll to suggest that the disruption of our symbolic economy was symptomatic of a new cultural logic of economic freedom. While not denying Rock 'n' Roll's role in the pre-civil rights movement, Vallee refuses the possibility to deny that Rock 'n' Roll's symbolic efficacy ultimately coordinated a neoliberal foundation to the ideology of individualism in its rhythm, instrumentation, lyrics, and vocals, where its power was at its most effective and affective.