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Showing. Average rating 3. Discovering details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 19, Glen discovering it liked it. A solid collection of some pretty solid journalism rock including pieces by Greil Marcus, Glenn O'Brien, Lenny Kaye, and other luminaries and sub-luminaries of the genre.
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There's good pages weak material here, but it's a backpage cross section of rock history. Only a few articles are retrospective, the best one being Davis Dalton's compelling eyewitness account of Altamont. I consider myself an amateur rock historian, and this book is a welcome the to my shelves. Apr 08, blair corbett rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , music , criticism. Classic 25, Mr. Brammer rated it really liked it.
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