The Sound and the Fury: 40 Years of Classic Rock Journalism: A Rock's Backpages Reader

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Barney Hoskyns
Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Aug 4, 2003 - Music - 432 pages
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Longtime music writer and editor Barney Hoskyns decided to build an archive of articles by his favorite rock writers - like Al Aronowitz, Jon Savage, Greil Marcus, Will Self, Lenny Kaye, Mary Harron, and Nick Hornby. Thus was born the website Rock's Backpages (www.rocksbackpages.com), home to thousands of brilliant reviews and rants, interviews and overviews, that helped define music journalism over the last four decades. The Sound and the Fury is the best of this remarkable collection. With contemporary and retrospective articles on the Beatles, Otis Redding, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell, ABBA, Madonna, Ice Cube, Nirvana, Morrissey, and many, many more.

 

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While there are a few good pieces here (the ones on the Monterrey Pop Festival and Altamont, Springsteen before he could pay his bills, a young Madonna, Lenny Kaye on Grand Funk Railroad), there are a ... Read full review

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In 2001, longtime rock'n'roll aficionado and writer Hoskyns, dismayed at what he perceived as the overly tame"service industry" of popular-music writing, founded Rock's Backpages (at rocksbackpages ... Read full review

Contents

Musics Gold Bugs
3
How to Become a Cult Figure in Only Two Years
15
Bruce Springsteen on the Blower
27
The Truth About Nirvana
41
BLUSE ENCUUNTERS
58
Earthly Fights Mystic Flights
71
When Does a Dinosaur Cut Off lts Tail? A Conversation with Neil Young
91
Bob Dylan Jesus whos got time to keep up with the times?
103
The Punk Rock Explosion
191
Niggaz with Attitude
232
BDNGREGATIUNS
251
An Eyewitness Account
271
A Woodstock for the Lost Generation
287
The Band at Winterland
300
Live at the Rainbow The Return of Eric Clapton
327
The Andy Warhol Connection
354

Madonnas Blond Ambition
111
Ice Cube Lets Off Steam
130
The King of Bedsit Angst Grows
146
A Report on San Francisco
159
Glittermania in Gotham
173
Psychedelia
378
My Brilliant Career
394
Welcome to the Palindrome
407
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Barney Hoskyns is the author of Across the Great Divide: The Band and America (1993), Waiting for the Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes & the Sound of Los Angeles (1996), The Mullet: Hairstyle of the Gods (with Mark Larson), and other acclaimed books. He has written for GQ, Rolling Stone, Harper's Bazaar, The Observer, and The Independent. He lives in London.

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