HISTORY OF ROCK MUSIC SCARUFFI PDF

This page contains profiles on rock musicians of the ‘s, updated around the clock. Unfortunately, many pages are still available only in Italian. This history of rock music is not a history of the charts (which I consider an aberration), but a history of the great ideas introduced by rock musicians over 50 years. “A History of Rock and Dance Music ” is the second edition of what is arguably the most comprehensive history of the genre ever published. When the first.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. A History of Rock Music: This history of rock music is not a history of the charts which I consider an aberrationbut a history of the great ideas introduced by rock musicians over 50 years of relentless innovation, and the history of their greatest albums regardless of how many copies were sold. It ends up being more focused on alternative rock than on mainstream rock, simply because alterna This history of rock music is not a history of the charts which I consider an aberrationbut a history of the great ideas introduced by rock musicians over 50 years of relentless innovation, and the history of their greatest albums regardless of how many copies were sold.

It ends up being more focused on alternative rock than on mainstream rock, simply because alternative musicians tend to be more innovative and sincere than mainstream musicians.

In a sense, rediscovering alternative rock and giving it its dues is also a way to restore the reputation of rock music among the more sophisticated audiences. The roots of today’s rock music lie in the technical innovations brought about in the first half of the 20th century. Therefore, my alternative history of rock music begins much earlier than most books on the origins of rock’n’roll, and covers much more territory than guitar-driven rock’n’roll.

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A History of Rock Music: by Piero Scaruffi

Be the first to ask a question about A History of Rock Music. Lists with This Book. Jan 14, Chris rated it did not like it. Csaruffi theory is that the only valuable music is that which pushes boundaries. He lists the best band “of all times” as Captain Beefheart.

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He lists two of the most overrated bands “of all times as The Beatles and Radiohead. The book is fraught with copyediting errors, and it takes a real sort of concentration to move forward, as the format is at best unconventional.

Scaruffi’s book is useful t Scaruffi’s theory is that the only valuable music is that which pushes boundaries. Scaruffi’s book is useful to learn about new bands, but utterly frustrating in almost every other regard. At least he makes heavy use of lists, so if nothing else, you’ll have something to compare your taste to. It’s important to note that Musicc disagree a great deal with his thesis and his opinions, so that could have an affect on my opinion of this book.

Apr 25, Nicolas rated it it was ok. This book is hustory written and bristling with arrogance.

A History of Rock Music : 1951-2000 by Piero Scaruffi (2003, Paperback)

However, I owe a great deal ov Scaruffi for introducing me to some of my favorite rock albums. Just check out his lists on his website instead of reading this book. Histody 15, Ryland Dinneen rated it really liked it Shelves: I give credit to Scaruffi for really surging my fascination with studying the history of rock music.

His “reviews” aren’t really about whether or not albums were good at what they did, but more about their overall innovation and originality.

A History of Rock Music: 1951-2000

I’m hard pressed to disagree with a lot of what he claims other than his consistent downplaying of female musicians’ importance, which probably the most problematic nature of his writings and even in situations where I love an album he hates, his writing i I give credit to Scaruffi for really surging my fascination with studying the history of rock music.

I’m sscaruffi pressed to disagree with a lot of what he claims other than his consistent downplaying of female musicians’ importance, which scaruvfi the most problematic nature of his writings and even in situations where I love an album he hates, his writing is so filled to the brim with analysis and critical thought that I’m forced to understand where he is coming from.

He’s pretentious, for sure, but he’s introduced me to some absolutely unforgettable albums. Keep a notebook beside you, you’ll wanna histoyr some names down.

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Jul 15, Gavin Leech rated it liked it Shelves: A dizzying parade of names, about three-quarters of which I’d never heard of.

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Completely idiosyncratic – for instance he doesn’t rate the Beatles at all – but absolutely consistent and catholic.

One of his principles: He maintains an art vs pop distinction I don’t agree with anymore: Art music knows no stylistic boundaries: He is willing to forgive incompetence, contempt and if only there is a cup of originality in it. This is really a stand-in for his websitewhich is an astonishing, rambling, deep testament to him, on history, neuroscience, AI, poetry, politics and whatever.

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