Any Old Way You Choose it: Rock and Other Pop Music, 1967-1973

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Cooper Square Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Music - 352 pages
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A collection of the early writings of The Village Voices chief music critic. Many believe Christgau invented rock criticism - he applies his intellectual approach to popular music, showing that it is worthy of serious study. He profiles artists as diverse as Frank Zappa and Tom Jones.

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A noted rock critic, who has written on that subject for the Village Voice since 1969 and is considered by many to be among the fathers of that field, Christgau here updates his 1973 volume with essays on Wilson Picket, Jefferson Airplane, and Captain Beefheart. Read full review


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Robert Christgau is chief music critic for The Village Voice and a contributing writer for Rolling Stone.

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