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Rockin' Down the Highway: The Cars and People That Made Rock Roll

Grushkin, Paul

Editore: Voyageur Press, 2006
ISBN 10: 0760322929 / ISBN 13: 9780760322925
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Titolo: Rockin' Down the Highway: The Cars and ...

Casa editrice: Voyageur Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2006

Legatura: Hardcover

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Riassunto: In the world of music, a car is inspiration, a symbol of freedom and style, and often a way to hit the road and get to the gig. From Robert Johnson?s ?Terraplane Blues? to rapper Xzibit?s hit MTV show, ?Pimp My Ride,? from pink Cadillacs and L?il Deuce Coupes and Roadrunners, cars have been a constant theme in rock-n-roll. Perhaps it?s because references to cars in American song are so pervasive that no one has ever attempted the daunting task of exploring the connection . . . until now.   In this beautifully produced volume, best-selling music writer Paul Grushkin draws on renowned photographers, lauded poster artists, and top private archives to present a thematic illustrated examination of the remarkable 50-plus-year synergy between rock music and motoring, from early R&B to surf to metal to punk to hip-hop. The result is astounding. Dozens of acclaimed photographers (including Steve Coonan, Jim Marshall, Henry Diltz, Glen E. Friedman, and Pamela Springsteen), illustrators (Stanley Mouse, Ed ?Big Daddy? Roth, Darrell Mayabb, and Coop, among them), and poster artists (including Mark Arminski, Stainboy, and Kathleen Judge) have participated. Rockers like Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, the Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Snoop Dogg, and Billy F Gibbons are just a few of the hundreds of artists whose associations with automobiles are celebrated here. The book is replete with anecdotes and commentary from famous musicians, as well as ?ordinary? rock-n-rollers who?ve loved rock and cars equally with a passion.

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With the help of more than 1,000 evocative images, including many not previously seen in print, prominent rock historian Paul Grushkin presents an expansive celebration of the unholy marriage of rock & roll and internal combustion. Postwar America witnessed a swelling youth movement, which in turn proved a wild and loose breeding ground for the inseparable, simultaneous developments of rock & roll and car culture. This loud music and these loud cars were utterly unprecedented. To adults, they signified danger; to kids, they represented intoxicating freedom. Inevitably, the two got it on and never looked back.

With an appreciation for all genres of popular music to since emerge?R&B, rockabilly, surf, soul, psychedelia, punk, funk, folk, hip-hop, and more?Grushkin riffs on the associations that dozens upon dozens of historic and contemporary artists, both iconic and merely mortal, have had with cars for more than a half-century, through both their songs and everyday lives. Likewise, with an understanding of what it means to be an unrepentant gearhead?a devotee of hot rods, customs, muscle cars, motorsports, tuner cars, bone stockers, and even the obligatory limos and tour buses?the author also turns the table to show how leading figures from the automotive realm have played a persistent part in the world of popular music for more than fifty years.

The result is massive and mind-bendingly illustrated, thanks to scores of car-related musical ephemera (45s, album art, promotional posters, etc.), imagery from many of rock?s leading photographers (Joel Bernstein, Jay Blakesberg, Danny Clinch, Henry Diltz, Glen E. Friedman, Lynn Goldsmith, Jim Marshall, Charles Peterson, Neal Preston, Pamela Springsteen, to name a few), acclaimed photographers from the car world (including Steve Coonan and David Perry), and some of today?s top rock-poster artists, including Mark Arminski, Coop, Eleanor Grosch, Gary Houston, Kathleen Judge, Stainboy, and Alison Zawacki, all of whom have created exclusive art for the book.

The relationship between rock and cars has been long and rich?Rockin? Down the Highway is the long-overdue and glorious tribute.


Jacket illustration by Darrell Mayabb

Jacket design by Brent Rector/FUEL Creative Group

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