Smart Ass: The Music Journalism of Joel Selvin

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Parthenon, Nov 2, 2010 - Music - 400 pages
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San Francisco Chronicle pop music critic Joel Selvin started covering rock shows for the paper shortly after the end of the Civil War. His writing has appeared in a number of other publications that one would think should have known better. People all over the world are still pissed off about pieces in this collection.

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About the author (2010)

Joel Selvin is an award-winning journalist who has covered pop music for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1970. Selvin is the author of the bestselling Summer of Love and coauthor, with Sammy Hagar, of the number-one New York Times bestseller, Red. He has written twelve other books about pop music.

Greil Marcus is the author of "Invisible Republic," "Dead Elvis," "Lipstick Traces," & "Mystery Train." His pieces have appeared in a wide range of publications, including "Artforum," "Interview," "The New Yorker," "The New York Times," & "Esquire." He will be teaching at Princeton & Berkeley in fall 2000.

Jim Marshall was one of the great rock photographers of his generation. With more than 500 album and CD covers to his credit, his photographs of Woodstock, the Monterey Pop Festival, the Beatles' final concert, and the youth culture of San Francisco in the 1960s are among the most iconic images of the era. He was the author of Trust (2009), Jazz (2005), Proof (2004), and Not Fade Away (2000).

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