Stranded in Paradise

Stranded in Paradise : New Zealand Rock and Roll - 1955 to the Modern Era

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The original iconic history of new Zealand rock and roll: fully revised and updated. Charting the amazing and sometimes hilarious course of Kiwi music since the first rock and roll recording in 1955, this is the history loud and proud, including new chapters on the impact of rap and hip hop, the coming of age of the local recording industry and the international success of Kiwi musicians from Neil Finn and Bic Runga to The Datsuns and Scribe. Extensively illustrated throughout, with dynamic new images from the modern era by rock photographer Garry Brandon.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 210 x 283mm
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • photos
  • 0143019538
  • 9780143019534

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION; STRANDED IN PARADISE: 1955; JOHNNY COOPER: A RELUCTANT PIONEER; THE DEVIL'S MUSIC ROCKS GODZONE; OTHERS IN SPUT; THE FORCES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS; THE SOUTHERN INVASION; METEOR STRIKE; SITTING IN THE RAIN: THE BEAT BOOM; A DECADE OF THE LAD DE DAS; SWINGING IN THE 60S; THE BOOM GOES POP; THE FOURMYULA FOR SUCCESS; THE AGE OF BANALITY; THE UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT; THE WELLINGTON CITY MISSION; BRUNO'S THING; SURVIVING THE 20S; THE BEGINNINGS OF THE ENZ; ART OR ROCK'N'ROLL?; DRAGON TALES; SAILOR'S SONG; TROOPING THE COLOURS; KIWI ROCK COMES OF AGE; SHORT-HAIRE ROCK AND ROLL; TOY LOVE; THE STRANGE TALE OF MISEX; TRUE COLOURS; TURNS OF THE DECADE; KIWI CONNECTIONS; SEE YA LATER, SAILORS; RISE OF THE NEW INDEPENDENTS; SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH; SLIPPING INTO THE MAINSTREAM; AN OPTIMISTIC DUDE; ENZ OF AN ERA; LIGHT OF THE PACIFIC; HOW BIZARRE; GENERALLY ELECTRIC; WORLD FAMOUS IN NEW ZEALAND; EPILOGUE: STRANDED IN PARADISE 2005; APRA SILVER SCROLL; CHART LISTINGS; CREDITS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INDEXshow more

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