This page contains profiles on rock musicians of the ‘s, updated around the clock. Unfortunately, many pages are still available only in Italian. This history of rock music is not a history of the charts (which I consider an aberration), but a history of the great ideas introduced by rock musicians over 50 years. “A History of Rock and Dance Music ” is the second edition of what is arguably the most comprehensive history of the genre ever published. When the first.

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See all 2 pre-owned listings. Want to Read saving…. He is willing to forgive incompetence, contempt and if only there is a cup of originality in it. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. Best Selling in Textbooks, Education See all. It ends up being more focused on alternative rock than on mainstream rock, simply because alternative musicians tend to be more innovative and sincere than mainstream musicians.

Therefore, my alternative history of rock music begins much earlier than most books on the origins of rock’n’roll, and covers much more territory than guitar-driven rock’n’roll. Return to Book Page.

At least he makes heavy use of lists, so if nothing else, you’ll have something to compare your taste to. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Harry Potter Years by J. Dora rated it it was ok Aug 07, History Photography Paperback Books. This book is poorly written and bristling with arrogance.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jakub rated it really liked it Scarhffi 21, He has self-published books on Omniware, a publishing company of which he is also the president and founder. In other projects Wikiquote.

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Piero Scaruffi

Therefore, my alternative history of rock music begins much earlier than most books on the origins of rock’n’roll, and covers much more territory than guitar-driven rock’n’roll. Scaruffi’s atheism is apparent from jusic belief that “Religion is the ultimate evil, because it is founded on a lie God exists “. However, I owe a great deal to Scaruffi for introducing me to some of my favorite rock albums. Musc Gardner rated it really liked it Dec 23, History Paperback Vintage Paperback Books.

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Dogsbusiness rated it really liked it Mar 07, Ozarkiote rated it did not like it Apr 14, This is really a stand-in for his websitewhich is an astonishing, rambling, deep testament to him, on history, neuroscience, AI, poetry, politics and whatever. He’s pretentious, for sure, but he’s introduced me to some absolutely unforgettable albums.

Madalin Boboc rated it really liked it Apr 23, Books by Piero Scaruffi. Scarfufi rated it liked it Jun 10, I’m hard pressed to disagree with a lot of what he claims other than his consistent downplaying of female musicians’ importance, which probably the most problematic nusic of his writings and even in situations where I love an album hisstory hates, his writing i I give credit to Scaruffi for really surging my fascination with studying the history of rock music.


In a sense, rediscovering alternative rock and giving it its dues is also a way to restore the reputation of rock music among the more sophisticated audiences. Goncalo rated it liked it May 01, Rockkpages.

He has created his own publishing society called Omnipublishing [2] that exclusively releases his books about music and science. Completely idiosyncratic – for instance he doesn’t rate the Beatles at all – but absolutely consistent and catholic. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. Be the first to ask a question about A History of Rock Music.

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The roots of today’s rock music lie in the technical innovations brought about in the first half of the 20th century. His “reviews” aren’t really about whether or not albums were good at what they did, but more about their overall innovation and originality. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.