The Beat Goes on

The Beat Goes on : Rock File Reader

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The "Rock File" series was published between 1972 and 1978 by Panther and has been out of print for over 15 years. This volume is an anthology of the five original volumes, reprinted with new introductions. "Rock File" charted the trajectory of popular music in Britain at a critical point in its development, from the people who created the music and the industry that manufactured it to the DJs and record buyers who played it. Providing a perspective from writers and performers contemporary with their subjects, this anthology presents the best writing from "Rock File", capturing the dynamic fragmentation of popular music and its audiences during the decade. It investigates the skinheads' challenge to glam rock, and takes a closer look at rude reggae, the Philly groove and Northern soul. It also interprets the deeper meanings of R&B lyrics, heavy metal and the roots of punk. The significance of producers such as Mickey Most and the creation of the millionaire rock star are also examined.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 12.7mm | 335g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9 b&w photographs, index
  • 0745310788
  • 9780745310787

Table of contents

Part 1 The music: "Roll over Lonnie", Dave Laing; "Doom Patrol - Black Sabbath at the Rainbow", Andrew Weiner; "Are You ready for Reggae", Carl Gayle; "Northern Soul", Simon Frith and Tony Cummings; "The Philly Groove", Pete Wingfield. Part 2 The industry: "A&R Men", Simon Frith; "In Praise of the Professionals", Charlie Gillett; "In a Week or Two, We'll Make You a Star", Stephen Bernard; "Have Pity for the Rich", Bob Edmands. Part 3 The audience: "Skins Rule", Pete Fowler; "Youth Culture", Simon Frith.show more

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