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Great Pop Things: The Real History of Rock and Roll from Elvis to Oasisby Colin B. Morton
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A comic-book collection that brilliantly depicts the story of rock & roll”—thats how Rolling Stone summed up Great Pop Things.” Colin Morton and Chuck Deaths comic strips, serialized over several years in LA Weekly, offer a heartfelt and devastatingly funny history of rock. Like Monty Python, their version is surreal and ridiculous—yet somehow it all rings true. As they pinpoint the absurdities and oddities of rock history, the authors come closer to its truth than most conventional accounts—and theyre way more entertaining. The caricatures—of rock figures from Mick Jagger to Captain Beefheart, Johnny Rotten to Courtney Love—are priceless. Chuck Death” is a pseudonym of musician/artist Jon Langford (Nashville Radio”).
The comic strips of Colin B. Morton and Chuck Death deliver an irreverent, heartfelt, and devastatingly funny history of rock and roll. Like Monty Python at its best, their version is surreal and ridiculous - yet somehow everything in it rings true. According to Morton and Death, the bass player in Led Zeppelin was Jean-Paul Sartre. And despite having been able to think up brilliant titles for their first three albums, Led Zeppelin were stuck for what to call the fourth one - so they put a load of prunes on the front. In strip after strip, Morton and Death pinpoint the absurdities and oddities of rock history. In the process, they often come closer to its truth than conventional accounts do, as well as being far more entertaining. As for the drawings, their caricatures of rock stars from Mick Jagger to Frank Zappa, Johnny Rotten to Courtney Love, are in themselves worth the price of admission.
Morton and DeathOs comic strips, serialized over several years in OLA WeeklyO, comprise an irreverent, heartfelt, and devastatingly funny history of rock and roll. As they pinpoint the absurdities and oddities of rock history, the authors come closer to its truth than most conventional accounts--and theyOre much more entertaining.
The real history of Rock and Roll from Elvis to Oasis, a comic book collection.
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