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I Love Rock 'n' Roll (Except When I Hate It): Extremely Important Stuff about the Songs and Bands You Love, Hate, Love to Hate, and Hate to Love

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Music breeds duality. We enjoy the music we love — listening to it, talking about it, reading about it. But it's just as fun to passionately revel in mocking the music we hate. Fortunately, musicians make this two-lane path very easy to follow. Half the time they're creating timeless works of art that speak to the soul; the other half, they're recording ridiculous concept albums about robots.

I Love Rock 'n' Roll (Except When I Hate It) covers both sides: It celebrates the music world's flashes of genius, the creation of masterpieces, and the little-known stories...as well as the entertainingly bad ideas. Armed with a healthy dose of Brian Boone's humorous asides and lively commentary, you'll learn extremely important stuff like:

  • How bands got their stupid names
  • All alternative rock bands directly descend from Pixies
  • The most metal facts of metal in the history of metal
  • The secret lives of one-hit wonders
  • The story behind "Layla," and other assorted love songs about George Harrison's wife
  • What is quite possibly the worst song in rock history

Boone also reveals terribly useful information like chart trivia, the rules of music, lists, and many more origins, meanings, and stories about everyone's most loved and loathed musicians.

About the Author

Brian Boone lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family, where he writes pop culture, trivia, humor, and plays. More of this kind of thing can be found at his website, www.lovehatesociety.com.

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nhou, August 3, 2011 (view all comments by nhou)
Beautiful book , beatiful soul.
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ISBN:
9780399536793
Subtitle:
Extremely Important Stuff about the Songs and Bands You Love, Hate, Love to Hate, and Hate to Love
Author:
Boone, Brian
Publisher:
Perigee Books
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Music-Rock History
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.01 x 4.63 x 0.61 in 0.37 lb

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