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Night Beat: A Shadow of Rock & Roll

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Publisher Comments:

Few journalists have staked a territory as definitively and passionately as Mikal Gilmore in his twenty-year career writing about rock and roll. Now, for the first time, this collection gathers his cultural criticism, interviews, reviews, and assorted musings. Beginning with Elvis and the birth of rock and roll, Gilmore traces the seismic changes in America as its youth responded to the postwar economic and political climate. He hears in the lyrics of Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison the voices of unrest and fervor, and charts the rise and fall of punk in brilliant essays on Lou Reed, The Sex Pistols, and The Clash. Mikal Gilmore describes Bruce Springsteen's America and the problem of Michael Jackson. And like no one else, Gilmore listens to the lone voices: Al Green, Marianne Faithfull, Sinead O'Connor, Frank Sinatra.

Four decades of American life are observed through the inimitable lens of rock and roll, and through the provocative and intelligent voice of one of the most committed chroniclers of American music, and its powerful expressions of love, soul, politics, and redemption.

Synopsis:

A definitive collection of profiles, cultural commentary, and reviews from a 20-year career in rock criticism, by the author of "Shot in the Heart". "A refreshingly inclusive arc of rock history . . . consistently provocative".--"Kirkus Reviews".

About the Author

Mikal Gilmore has covered and criticized rock & roll, its culture, and related issues for many national publications.  He was music editor for the L.A. Weekly and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and for twenty years has worked on the staff of Rolling Stone, where he has profiled many national figures.  His first book, Shot in the Heart, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.  He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.  

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385484367
Author:
Gilmore, Mikal
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Subject:
United states
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Rock music
Subject:
Popular
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Rock music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music-Rock History
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.06 in 1.45 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A definitive collection of profiles, cultural commentary, and reviews from a 20-year career in rock criticism, by the author of "Shot in the Heart". "A refreshingly inclusive arc of rock history . . . consistently provocative".--"Kirkus Reviews".
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