Sex, Genes & Rock 'n' Roll

How Evolution Has Shaped the Modern World

Author: Robert C. Brooks


ISBN: 1459623320

Category: Evolution (Biology)

Page: 412

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Why are people getting fatter? Why do so many rock stars end up dead at 27? Is there any hope of curbing population growth, rampant consumerism and the environmental devastation they wreak? Evolutionary biologist Rob Brooks argues that the origins of these twenty-first century problems can be found where the ancient forces of evolution collide with modern culture and economics. In Sex, Genes and Rock n Roll Brooks explores a tasting platter of topics, from the frivolous to the tragic falling in love, making music, our obsession with rock n roll, sexual conflict, fertility, obesity, consumption, ageing and more illustrating how evolution stands alongside economics, anthropology, psychology and political science in shaping our world.

The Mammoth Book of Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll

Author: Jim Driver

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849014612

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 3139


Over 60 gripping accounts tracking the dark side of rock 'n' roll from the early days of the drugs-and-drink culture, and the birth of rock 'n' roll, through The Beatles, Stones, Sex Pistols, Madonna, Kurt Cobain and Oasis, to Amy Winehouse, Pete Doherty and other stars of the current rock-music scene. From trashed hotel rooms to cars in swimming pools, all rock 'n' roll's excesses are here, including murder and sexual deviancy, surprising brushes with the law that the stars thought they'd kept quiet, early and tragic deaths, drug overdoses, robbery, mis-marriages and groupies by the truckload

Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll

The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science

Author: Zoe Cormier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0306823942

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 3735


Full of noise and color, Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll looks at scientists and their craft, how hedonistic impulses inform our highest pursuits, and how the renegades of science have illuminated the secrets of our deepest impulses. It is a fascinating tale of scientists on the edge, experimenting on themselves and others, that asks the big (and strange) questions about what it means to be human, about consciousness and happiness, the future and past of our species, our scientific knowledge, and our culture. Not to mention our parties. It will pull you in and gross you out, but it never loses sight of the stories, ideas, and scientific discoveries that make sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll so timeless.

Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran

Rock'n'roll Revolutionaries

Author: John Collis

Publisher: Virgin Pub


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

View: 5745


The UK tour by Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent early in 1960 marked a defining moment in British popular culture. It signalled the end of the monochrome 1950s and heralded the 'Swinging Sixties'. It put rock'n'roll on the map, paving the way for the Beatles, Merseybeat and the 'British invasion' of America. Cochran and Vincent were unlikely friends. Eddie was a West Coast pin-up, prodigiously talented as a guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer. Gene, on the other hand, was a crippled, gun-toting alcoholic, a devil with the voice of an angel and the most potent image in rock'n'roll, that of the dangerous, black leather rebel. Their influence has been felt ever since, from the Sex Pistols to the Jam and the Clash, in songs such as 'Summertime Blues' and 'Be Bop a Lula'. fascinating story of these two men, who defined not just the rock'n'roll way of life but its way of death too: Eddie died prematurely in a crash, with Gene eventually losing a long fight against drugs, drink and despair. Among rock'n'roll fans Eddie and Gene are revered like no one else, even Elvis and Buddy Holly. And yet their story has never been properly told - until now.

Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll

The Rise of America’s 1960s Counterculture

Author: Robert C. Cottrell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442246073

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 7475


Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll: The American Counterculture of the 1960s offers a unique examination of the cultural flowering that enveloped the United States during that early postwar decade. Robert C. Cottrell provides an enthralling view of the counterculture, beginning with an examination of American bohemia, the Lyrical Left of the pre-WWII era, and the hipsters. He delves into the Beats, before analyzing the counterculture that emerged on both the East and West coasts, but soon cropped up in the American heartland as well. Cottrell delivers something of a collective biography, through an exploration of the antics of seminal countercultural figures Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Timothy Leary, and Ken Kesey. Cottrell also presents fascinating chapters covering “the magic elixir of sex,” rock ‘n roll, the underground press, Haight-Ashbury, the literature that garnered the attention of many in the counterculture, Monterey Pop, the Summer of Love, the Death of Hippie, the March on the Pentagon, communes, Yippies, Weatherman, Woodstock, the Manson family, the women’s movement, and the decade’s legacies.

Rock 'n' Roll Wisdom

What Psychologically Astute Lyrics Teach about Life and Love

Author: Barry Alan Farber

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275991647

Category: Music

Page: 190

View: 1851


A unique look at rock n' roll lyrics that are adept at highlighting and explaining psychological issues, especially those so common to all of us -- including falling in love, losing love, the value of friendships, nature of depression and the search for meaning in life.

Stick It!

My Life of Sex, Drums, and Rock 'n' Roll

Author: Carmine Appice,Ian Gittins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785582271


Page: 288

View: 6715



Rock 'n' Roll Myths

The True Stories Behind the Most Infamous Legends

Author: Gary Graff,Daniel Durchholz

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 076034230X

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 5553


Explores over sixty years of myths and legends surrounding rock music's top artists, revealing whether "The Wall" syncs up with "The Wizard of Oz" and if Brian Jones' death was really an accident, among other rock lore.