Night Beat: A Shadow History of Rock and Roll

Night Beat: A Shadow History of Rock and Roll

Mikal Gilmore


Few newshounds have staked a territory as definitively and passionately as Mikal Gilmore in his twenty-year occupation writing approximately rock and roll. Now, for the 1st time, this assortment gathers his cultural feedback, interviews, reports, and diverse musings. starting with Elvis and the start of rock and roll, Gilmore strains the seismic alterations in the United States as its formative years spoke back to the postwar financial and political weather. He hears within the lyrics of Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison the voices of unrest and fervor, and charts the increase and fall of punk in wonderful essays on Lou Reed, The intercourse Pistols, and The conflict. Mikal Gilmore describes Bruce Springsteen's the United States and the matter of Michael Jackson. and prefer nobody else, Gilmore listens to the lone voices: Al eco-friendly, Marianne Faithfull, Sinead O'Connor, Frank Sinatra.
Four many years of yank lifestyles are saw in the course of the inimitable lens of rock and roll, and during the provocative and clever voice of 1 of the main dedicated chroniclers of yankee tune, and its strong expressions of affection, soul, politics, and redemption.

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