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Twilight of the gods : a journey to the end of classic rock
Hyden, Steven, 1977- author.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2018]

Physical Description:
305 pages ; 24 cm
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 asks whether any of these signposts can endure. He investigates the rise and fall of classic rock radio and determines whether the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is telling the right version of Rock history. He revisits favorite live bootlegs, rereads all the great tell-all rock biographies, and excavates deep down into the liner notes of rock's greatest masterpieces to explain what we can all learn from rock gods and their music.
General Note:
Includes index.
"The hero is born and learns about the world...". "The song is over" -- "Welcome to the machine" -- "Rock and roll"-- "I know there's an answer" -- "The hero meets the spirit guides who will point him toward greatness...". "Bob Dylan's dream" -- "Hello there" (Live at Budokan) -- "My love will not let you down" -- "Turn the page" -- "Draw the line" -- "The hero is corrupted...". "Mr. Crowley" -- "So bad" -- "Dog eat dog" -- "Keep on loving you" -- "You can't always get what you want" -- "Rock is dead" -- "The hero discovers the meaning of life, transcending death, and finding god...". "You enjoy myself" -- "Junior dad" -- "Pressing on" -- "Death don't have no mercy".
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