“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. A History of Rock Music has 42 ratings and 4 reviews. Chris said: Scaruffi’s theory is that the only valuable music is that which pushes boundaries. He l. Piero Scaruffi is the author of A History of Rock Music ( avg rating, 42 ratings, 4 reviews, published ), A History of Silicon Valley (

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May 15, Ryland Dinneen rated it really liked it Shelves: The roots of today’s rock music pf in the technical innovations brought about in the first half of the 20th century. About this product Synopsis This history of rock music is not a history of hidtory charts which I consider an aberrationbut a history of the great ideas introduced by rock musicians over 50 years of relentless innovation, and the history of their greatest albums regardless of how many copies were sold.

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A History of Rock Music: by Piero Scaruffi

There are no discussion topics on this musc yet. I’m hard pressed to disagree with a lot of what he claims other than his consistent downplaying of female musicians’ importance, which probably scarucfi most problematic nature of his writings and even in situations where I love an album he hates, his writing i I give credit to Scaruffi for really surging my fascination with studying the history of rock music.

Refresh and try again. Scaruffi’s atheism is apparent from his belief that “Religion is the ultimate evil, because it is founded on a lie God exists “.

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A History of Rock Music : 1951-2000 by Piero Scaruffi (2003, Paperback)

Wikiquote has quotations related to: The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. He makes plain his hatred of pop sensibility, radio playability, and ingenuity if it is embraced by any critic who isn’t himself.

At least he makes heavy use of lists, so if nothing else, you’ll have something to compare your taste to. It ends up being more focused on alternative rock than on mainstream rock, simply because alterna This history of rock music is not a history of the charts which I consider an aberrationbut a history of the great ideas introduced by rock musicians over 50 years of relentless innovation, and the history of their greatest albums regardless of how many copies were sold.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. 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. History Paperback Inscribed Books. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Piero Scaruffi born 26 April is an Italian-American freelance software consultant and university lecturer [1] who maintains a music website on which his reviews are published.

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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. This history of rock music is not a history of the charts which I consider an aberrationbut a history of the great ideas introduced by rock musicians over 50 years of relentless innovation, and the history of their greatest albums regardless of how many copies were sold.

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One of his principles: A History of Rock Music: Enrico Costantino rated it liked it Jan 06, Jan 14, Chris rated it did not like it. Account Options Sign in. A dizzying parade of names, about three-quarters of which I’d never heard of. Scaruffi’s theory is that the only valuable ,usic is that which pushes boundaries. Dillon Cunneen rated it really liked it Jun 26, Twaaang rated it really liked it Sep 25, Trivia About A History of Rock The roots of today’s rock music lie in the technical innovations brought about in the first half of the 20th century.

Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Terrible book; self absorbed, intellectual above and beyond a flaw, frankly he takes the idea that good music comes from good taste and good ideals and amplifies it times, basically claiming that no band that anyone likes can really be good, so he finds solace in obscure and frankly terrible bands and hitsory, while bashing bands like Radiohead and the Beatles.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Ozarkiote rated it did not like it Apr 14, He is willing to forgive incompetence, contempt and if only there is a cup of originality in it.

It ends up being more focused on alternative rock than on mainstream rock, simply because lf musicians tend to be more innovative and sincere than mainstream musicians. Matt B rated it liked it Nov 29,