Blues & Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert Palmer (Google eBook)
Robert Palmer’s extraordinary knowledge and boundless love of music were evident in all his writing. He was an authority on rock & roll, blues, jazz, punk, avant-garde, and world music—often discovering new artists and trends years (even decades) before they hit the mainstream. Noted music writer Anthony DeCurtis has compiled the best pieces from Palmer’s oeuvre and presents them here, in one compelling volume.
A member of the elite group of the defining rock critics who emerged in the 1960s and 1970s, Palmer possessed a vision so complete that, as DeCurtis writes, “it’s almost as if, if you read Bob, you didn’t need to read anyone else.” Blues & Chaos features some of his most memorable pieces about John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, Moroccan trance music, Miles Davis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Philip Glass, and Muddy Waters. Wonderfully entertaining, infused with passion, and deeply inspiring, Blues & Chaos is a must for music fans everywhere.
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Review: Blues & Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert PalmerUser Review - Derek - Goodreads
Of all mainstream rock writers, Robert Palmer had the most wide-ranging and unerringly good taste. He wrote about a lot of great shit, but his writing itself (prose style) was not really that memorable. This is a 3 1/2 star book. Read full review
Review: Blues & Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert PalmerUser Review - Mike - Goodreads
palmer's writing on the blues, the stones, and john lennon make this book a worthy pick-up all on their own. one of those music critics who teaches their readers and brings music to life through prose, which is no mean feat. Read full review
FEAR AND NOTHING
THE WORLD IS CHANGING AND SO
WE FELL THROUGH EACH OTHER
LISTEN AS IF A NEW WORLD
ALL HAIL THE OVERDRIVEN