Rock and roll always forgets : a quarter century of music criticism

by Eddy, Chuck.

Format: Print Book 2011
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction ML3534.E29 2011
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  ML3534.E29 2011
Chuck Eddy is one of the most entertaining, idiosyncratic, influential, and prolific music critics of the past three decades. His byline has appeared everywhere from the Village Voice and Rolling Stone to Creem , Spin , and Vibe . Eddy is a consistently incisive journalist, unafraid to explore and defend genres that other critics look down on or ignore. His interviews with subjects ranging from the Beastie Boys, the Pet Shop Boys, Robert Plant, and Teena Marie to the Flaming Lips, AC/DC, and Eminem's grandmother are unforgettable. His review of a 1985 Aerosmith album reportedly inspired the producer Rick Rubin to pair the rockers with Run DMC. In the eighties, Eddy was one of the first critics to widely cover indie rock, and he has since brought his signature hyper-caffeinated, hyper-hyphenated style to bear on heavy metal, hip-hop, country--you name it. Rock and Roll Always Forgets features the best, most provocative reviews, interviews, columns, and essays written by this singular critic. Essential reading for music scholars and fans, it may well be the definitive time-capsule comment on pop music at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "When Lester Bangs died in 1982, music criticism lost much of its sharp edges. Just two years later, however, a young critic with a rapid-fire wit and uncanny prescience about pop music's future delivered a eulogy for rock and roll in the Village Voice. Chuck Eddy, who started writing about music only a few years after he started listening to it, declared, for example, in his 1984 Voice piece, "Over and Out," that the "Sex Pistols were the worst thing that ever happened to rock and roll-they demanded anarchy and got it... it's also given us a situation in which you can't tell the artists from the poseurs." This wide-ranging collection of essays (from the Voice, Rolling Stone, Spin, etc.) captures Eddy's cantankerous, spirited, enthusiastic, and forceful takes on music from rap to country and musicians from Michael Jackson to Brad Paisley. In early 1986, Eddy reviewed Aerosmith's Done with Mirrors, suggesting that "Walk This Way" was rap music before rap music existed and proposing that an enterprising deejay might segue the song with the Beastie Boys' "She's on It." Producer Rick Rubin eventually had Run-D.M.C. cover "Walk This Way" on its next album. Eddy's far-reaching insights into rock music push the boundaries of the rock criticism, showing why he remains one of our most important music critics. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Subjects Rock music -- 1981-1990 -- History and criticism.
Rock music -- 1991-2000 -- History and criticism.
Rock music -- 2001-2010 -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- 1981-1990 -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- 1991-2000 -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- 2001-2010 -- History and criticism.
Publisher Durham :Duke University Press,2011
Language English
Description xvi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780822349969 (cloth : alk. paper)
0822349965 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780822350101 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0822350106 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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