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Installment #6 of the "Bookshelf for Lovers of Recordings" is now up!

Posted on August 21, 2023 at 09:58:49
John Marks

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"Flowers in the Dustbin: The Rise of Rock and Roll, 1947-1977" is both a work of history and a work of criticism.

James Miller suggests that rock's very success may have destroyed the wellsprings of its original vitality. Within two generations, the "rock artist" had gone from Toreador to Sacred Cow.

By the time you've finished "Flowers in the Dustbin," you'll see the big picture of the first 30 years of rock music from a unique, albeit slightly world-weary, perspective. Recommended.

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