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Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever

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Punk rock and hip-hop. Disco and salsa. The loft jazz scene and the downtown composers known as Minimalists. In the mid-1970s, New York City was a laboratory where all the major styles of modern music were reinvented—block by block, by musicians who knew, admired, and borrowed from one another. Crime was everywhere, the government was broke, and the infrastructure was collapsing. But rent was cheap, and the possibilities for musical exploration were limitless.Love Goes to Buildings on Fire is the first book to tell the full story of the eras music scenes and the phenomenal and surprising ways they intersected. From New Years Day 1973 to New Years Eve 1977, the book moves panoramically from post-Dylan Greenwich Village, to the arson-scarred South Bronx barrios where salsa and hip-hop were created, to the lower Manhattan lofts where jazz and classical music were reimagined, to ramshackle clubs like CBGB and the Gallery, where rock and dance music were hot-wired for a new generation.

About the Author

Will Hermes is a senior critic for Rolling Stone and a longtime contributor to NPRs All Things Considered. His work also appears in The New York Times, The Village Voice, and elsewhere. He was the coeditor of SPIN: 20 Years of Alternative Music.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374533540
Author:
Hermes, Will
Publisher:
Faber & Faber Inc
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States/State & Local/Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
A)</P><P>&#8220;Theres no mistaking that this book
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 Pages of Black-and-White Illustrations
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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