Twilight of the Gods

Twilight of the Gods

A Journey to the End of Classic Rock Steven Hyden. became my personal ethos. I loved the guitar riffs, the bombastic drums, the preening vocals. But what made classic rock an obsession for me was the belief that I was plugging into ...

Author: Steven Hyden

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062657152

Category: Music

Page: 320

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National Bestseller * Named one of Rolling Stone's Best Music Books of 2018 * One of Newsweek's 50 Best Books of 2018 * A Billboard Best of 2018 * A New York Times Book Review "New and Noteworthy" selection The author of the critically acclaimed Your Favorite Band is Killing Me offers an eye-opening exploration of the state of classic rock, its past and future, the impact it has had, and what its loss would mean to an industry, a culture, and a way of life. Since the late 1960s, a legendary cadre of artists—including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Black Sabbath, and the Who—has revolutionized popular culture and the sounds of our lives. While their songs still get airtime and some of these bands continue to tour, its idols are leaving the stage permanently. Can classic rock remain relevant as these legends die off, or will this major musical subculture fade away as many have before, Steven Hyden asks. In this mix of personal memoir, criticism, and journalism, Hyden stands witness as classic rock reaches the precipice. Traveling to the eclectic places where geriatric rockers are still making music, he talks to the artists and fans who have aged with them, explores the ways that classic rock has changed the culture, investigates the rise and fall of classic rock radio, and turns to live bootlegs, tell-all rock biographies, and even the liner notes of rock’s greatest masterpieces to tell the story of what this music meant, and how it will be remembered, for fans like himself. Twilight of the Gods is also Hyden’s story. Celebrating his love of this incredible music that has taken him from adolescence to fatherhood, he ponders two essential questions: Is it time to give up on his childhood heroes, or can this music teach him about growing old with his hopes and dreams intact? And what can we all learn from rock gods and their music—are they ephemeral or eternal?
Categories: Music

Western Rock Artists Madame Butterfly and the Allure of Japan

Western Rock Artists  Madame Butterfly  and the Allure of Japan

Mix , November 17 , 2017 . https : / / www . mixonline . com / recording / classic - tracks - cheap - trick - budokan - 430181 . Hyden , Steven . Twilight of the Gods : A Journey to the End of Classic Rock .

Author: Christopher T. Keaveney

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793625267

Category: History

Page: 243

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Using the framework of Edward Said’s Orientalism, this work examines how Western rock and pop artists—particularly during the age of album rock from the 1970s through the 1990s—perpetuated long-held stereotypes of Japan in their direct encounters with the country and in songs and music videos with Japanese content.
Categories: History

All things must pass The lives and deaths of rock

All things must pass  The lives and deaths of rock

7 Tosches N., HÉROS OUBLIÉS DU ROCK AND ROLL : LES ANNÉES SAUVAGES DU ROCK AVANT ELVIS, Paris, Allia, 2000, p. 50. ... Paris, Flammarion, 2018 ; Heyden S., TWILIGHT OF THE GODS : A JOURNEY TO THE END OF CLASSIC ROCK, New York, ...

Author: Christophe Pirenne

Publisher: Académie royale de Belgique

ISBN: 9782803107827

Category: Music

Page: 3

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Even before Elvis Presley recorded his first album, rock had been pronounced dead and gone. For seven decades, the stream of contradictory statements has never run dry. For some rock must be discussed in the past tense, while for others its future remains bright. What do these views mean? What arguments are they based on? What do they tell us about our cultural practices and our relation to time? While the answers are not decisive, we can at least affirm, to paraphrase Frank Zappa, that if rock isn’t dead, it just smells funny. Christophe Pirenne teaches music history and cultural politics at the Universities of Liège and Louvain-la-Neuve. In addition to his works on rock, he is also interested in Belgium’s musical life in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Belgium.
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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research

Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock. New York: Dey Street Book, 2018. Hynes, Miki and Struan Mason. “The Sound of Silence: Why Music in Supermarkets Is Just a Distraction.” Journal of Retailing and Consumer ...

Author: Allan Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501330476

Category: Music

Page: 640

View: 904

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research is the first comprehensive academic survey of the field of rock music as it stands today. More than 50 years into its life and we still ask - what is rock music, why is it studied, and how does it work, both as music and as cultural activity? This volume draws together 37 of the leading academics working on rock to provide answers to these questions and many more. The text is divided into four major sections: practice of rock (analysis, performance, and recording); theories; business of rock; and social and culture issues. Each chapter combines two approaches, providing a summary of current knowledge of the area concerned as well as the consequences of that research and suggesting profitable subsequent directions to take. This text investigates and presents the field at a level of depth worthy of something which has had such a pervasive influence on the lives of millions.
Categories: Music

Long Road

Long Road

... Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of the Black Crowes—a Memoir (with Steve Gorman) Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life.

Author: Steven Hyden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306826443

Category: Music

Page: 248

View: 274

A leading music journalist’s riveting chronicle of how beloved band Pearl Jam shaped the times, and how their legacy and longevity have transcended generations. Ever since Pearl Jam first blasted onto the Seattle grunge scene three decades ago with their debut album, Ten, they have sold 85M+ albums, performed for hundreds of thousands of fans around the world, and have even been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In Long Road: Pearl Jam and the Soundtrack Of A Generation, music critic and journalist Steven Hyden celebrates the life, career, and music of this legendary group, widely considered to be one of the greatest American rock bands of all time. Long Road is structured like a mix tape, using 18 different Pearl Jam classics as starting points for telling a mix of personal and universal stories. Each chapter tells the tale of this great band — how they got to where they are, what drove them to greatness, and why it matters now. Much like the generation it emerged from, Pearl Jam is a mass of contradictions. They were an enormously successful mainstream rock band who felt deeply uncomfortable with the pursuit of capitalistic spoils. They were progressive activists who spoke in favor of abortion rights and against the Ticketmaster monopoly, and yet they epitomized the sound of traditional, male-dominated rock ‘n’ roll. They were looked at as spokesmen for their generation, even though they ultimately projected profound confusion and alienation. They triumphed, and failed, in equal doses — the quintessential Gen-X tale. Impressive as their stats, accolades, and longevity may be, Hyden also argues that Pearl Jam’s most definitive accomplishment lies in the impact their music had on Generation X as a whole. Pearl Jam’s music helped an entire generation of listeners connect with the glory of bygone rock mythology, and made it relevant during a period in which tremendous American economic prosperity belied a darkness at the heart of American youth. More than just a chronicle of the band’s career, this book is also a story about Gen- X itself, who like Pearl Jam came from angsty, outspoken roots and then evolved into an establishment institution, without ever fully shaking off their uncertain, outsider past. For so many Gen-Xers growing up at the time, Pearl Jam’s music was a beacon that offered both solace and guidance. They taught an entire generation how to grow up without losing the purest and most essential parts of themselves. Written with his celebrated blend of personal memoir, criticism, and journalism, Hyden explores Pearl Jam’s path from Ten to now. It's a chance for new fans and old fans alike to geek out over Pearl Jam minutia—the B-sides, the beloved deep cuts, the concert bootlegs—and explore the multitude of reasons why Pearl Jam’s music resonated with so many people. As Hyden explains, “Most songs pass through our lives and are swiftly forgotten. But Pearl Jam is forever.”
Categories: Music

Twilight of the Gods

Twilight of the Gods

By mixing personal memoir, criticism, and journalism, Hyden explores the ways that classic rock changed the culture—how it established the album as music’s answer to the novel, and rock concerts as the secular equivalent to church—and ...

Author: Steven Hyden

Publisher: Dey Street Books

ISBN: 0062657127

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 628

The author of the critically acclaimed Your Favorite Band is Killing Me offers an eye-opening and frank assessment of the state of classic rock, assessing its past and future, the impact it has had, and what it’s loss would mean to an industry, a culture, and a way of life. Since the late 1960s, a legendary cadre of artists—including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Black Sabbath, and the Who—has revolutionized popular culture and the sounds of our lives. While their songs still get airtime and some of these bands continue to tour, its idols are leaving the stage permanently. Can classic rock remain relevant as these legends die off, or will this major musical subculture fade away as many have before, Steven Hyden asks. In this mix of personal memoir, criticism, and journalism, Hyden stands witness as classic rock reaches the precipice. Traveling to the eclectic places where geriatric rockers are still making music, he talks to the artists and fans who have aged with them, explores the ways that classic rock has changed the culture, investigates the rise and fall of classic rock radio, and turns to live bootlegs, tell-all rock biographies, and even the liner notes of rock’s greatest masterpieces to tell the story of what this music meant, and how it will be remembered, for fans like himself. Twilight of the Gods is also Hyden’s story. Celebrating his love of this incredible music that has taken him from adolescence to fatherhood, he ponders two essential questions: Is it time to give up on his childhood heroes, or can this music teach him about growing old with his hopes and dreams intact? And what can we all learn from rock gods and their music—are they ephemeral or eternal?
Categories: Music

Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me

Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me

Steven Hyden explores nineteen music rivalries and what they say about life in this "highly entertaining" book (Rolling Stone) perfect for every passionate music fan.

Author: Steven Hyden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316259149

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 389

Steven Hyden explores nineteen music rivalries and what they say about life in this "highly entertaining" book (Rolling Stone) perfect for every passionate music fan. Beatles vs. Stones. Biggie vs. Tupac. Kanye vs. Taylor. Who do you choose? And what does that say about you? Actually -- what do these endlessly argued-about pop music rivalries say about us? Music opinions bring out passionate debate in people, and Steven Hyden knows that firsthand. Each chapter in Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me focuses on a pop music rivalry, from the classic to the very recent, and draws connections to the larger forces surrounding the pairing. Through Hendrix vs. Clapton, Hyden explores burning out and fading away, while his take on Miley vs. Sinead gives readers a glimpse into the perennial battle between old and young. Funny and accessible, Hyden's writing combines cultural criticism, personal anecdotes, and music history -- and just may prompt you to give your least favorite band another chance.
Categories: Music

Films and Filming

Films and Filming

on which Gene Kelly sings Films in the West End soon : The Old BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK Enfield A Very Precious Love from ... Classic ( 4 ) Hammersmith Classic Oct. 23 ( 3 ) ODEON Twilight for the Gods The FOUR BOYS AND A GUN Edgware Sept.

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ISBN: UCSC:32106014635467

Category: Motion pictures

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Categories: Motion pictures

The DVD laser Disc Newsletter

The DVD laser Disc Newsletter

Dead End Drive - In One Christmas Can I Go NOW Secret Files → Mazinkaiser Vol.2 Nowhere in Africa The Prince of ... Sword of Vengeance Twilight of the Gods The Black Cobra The Snow Queen From Cinevy : Death Dimension Kurama → Santa's ...

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ISBN: IND:30000092442650

Category: Videodiscs

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Categories: Videodiscs

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2001

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2001

Collection of erotic , original & funny short films - " Boot Camp , " " Twilight of the Gods , " " Karen Black Like Me " & " Dirty Baby Does Fire Island . ... Eight men get together for a birthday party which threatens to never end .

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 0835244229

Category: Films for the hearing impaired

Page: 1736

View: 217

Categories: Films for the hearing impaired