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Back to the Miracle Factory: Rock Etc. 1990s

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Publisher Comments:

Paul Williams has been writing about pop music for decades, never flagging in his enthusiasm or his emotional and intellectual openness to the newest music. He has been doing this ever since he founded the rock magazine, Crawdaddy, in 1966. His insight into how it feels when we listen to certain performers or certain performances makes a connection between music and reading that is rare and fascinating. Whether its Bob Dylan or Brian Wilson, Pearl Jam or Nirvana, Paul Williams can reveal something we didn't know we knew when we listened to the music. This is what rock criticism was invented to do, back in the 1960s, and he has been doing ever since. It's as much fun to read, as the music is to listen to.

Review:

"Williams is a critic to contend with. He does what few other critics dare to do: He writes about his emotional response to the art. He writes honestly, and from the heart. The man loves music, just loves it, and his enthusiasm is infectious. He tenderly describes a Bob Dylan album as "gorgeous rich heartfelt splatter." He listens to music, we learn, because he needs "the nourishment" and tries to be open to "that which I have not yet heard, from any voices new or old as long as they're sincere and awake...I need to feed and renew my own vision." Sincere and awake ? how wonderful." Adrienne Miller, Esquire (read the entire Esquire review)

About the Author

Paul Williams lives in Encinitas, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765303523
Subtitle:
Rock Etc. 1990's
Author:
Williams, Paul
Publisher:
Forge Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Rock music
Subject:
Popular
Subject:
Popular music
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Appreciation
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 2002-1232-1
Publication Date:
20030104
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.66 x 5.5 x 1.17 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Pop Vocal
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock » History
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Popular Performers

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Product details 272 pages Forge - English 9780765303523 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Williams is a critic to contend with. He does what few other critics dare to do: He writes about his emotional response to the art. He writes honestly, and from the heart. The man loves music, just loves it, and his enthusiasm is infectious. He tenderly describes a Bob Dylan album as "gorgeous rich heartfelt splatter." He listens to music, we learn, because he needs "the nourishment" and tries to be open to "that which I have not yet heard, from any voices new or old as long as they're sincere and awake...I need to feed and renew my own vision." Sincere and awake ? how wonderful." (read the entire Esquire review)
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