Text, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

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A highly readable study of how the Beat Poets have influenced over 40 years of rock 'n' roll.


Acknowledgements Credits Preface Rock and rock'n'roll: A short note to the reader Introduction i) How the Beats met rock: Some history and some context ii) Charting the Beats: Background and impact iii) Beat and rock: A survey of association iv) The Beats' own recordings: A selective discography
Chapter 1 - Sifting the shifting sands: Allen Ginsberg, 'Howl' and the American landscape in the 1950s Interlude A - Lawrence Ferlinghetti: A survivor surveys Interview 1 - David Amram, jazz musician and Beat composer, including the Pull My Daisy soundtrack
Chapter 2 - Chains of flashing memories: Bob Dylan and the Beats, 1959-1975 Interview 2 - Michael McClure, poet and author of The Beard
Chapter 3 - Muse, moll, maid, mistress? Beat women and their rock'n'roll legacy
Chapter 4 - Raising the consciousness: Re-visiting Allen Ginsberg's 1965 trip to Liverpool Q&A 1 - Michael Horovitz, poet, publisher and British Beat Interview 3 - Larry Keenan, photographer of 'The Last Gathering of the Beats' in San Francisco in 1965 Obituary 1 - Peter Orlovsky, 'Member of the Beat Generation, poet and lover of Allen Ginsberg' Interlude B - All Neal: Cassady celebrated in downtown Denver Q&A 2 - Mark Bliesener, rock band manager and a founder of Neal Cassady's memorial day in Denver
Chapter 5 - The British Beat: Rock, Literature and the British Counterculture in the 1960s Interview 4 - Pete Brown, British poet and rock lyricist for Cream Q&A 3 - Jonah Raskin, Ginsberg biographer and cultural historian
Chapter 6 - The Sound of the Summer of Love? The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper, the hippies and Haight-Ashbury Q&A 4 - Levi Asher, founder of acclaimed Beat website Literary Kicks Interview 5 - Ronald Nameth, Beat film-maker and director of the film of the Exploding Plastic Inevitable
Chapter 7 - The Meltzer chronicles: Poet, novelist, musician and historian of Beat America Review 1 - Book: David Meltzer, Beat Thing Interview 6 - Bill Nelson, British rock guitarist and Beat follower Q&A 5 - Jim Sampas, notable Beat record producer including Kerouac: Kicks Joy Darkness
Chapter 8 - Versions of Cody: Jack Kerouac, Tom Waits and the song 'On the Road'
Chapter 9 - Feeling the bohemian pulse: Locating Patti Smith within a post-Beat tradition
Chapter 10 - Jim Carroll: Poetry prodigy, post-Beat and rocker Obituary 2 - Jim Carroll, 'Poet and punk musician who documented his teenage drug addiction in The Basketball Diaries'
Chapter 11 - All cut up? William Burroughs and Genesis P-Orridge's beatnik past Interview 7 - Steven Taylor, Ginsberg's guitarist and member of the Fugs
Chapter 12 - Steven Taylor: A Beat Englishman in New York Q&A 6 - Pete Molinari, British singer-songwriter with Beat leanings
Chapter 13 - Return to Lowell: A visit to the Commemorative and Kerouac's grave Review 2 - Film: One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur Review 3 - Album: One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur Q&A 7 - Chris T-T, British political singer-songwriter Obituary 3 - Tuli Kupferberg, 'Key figure in the US 1960s counterculture' Q&A 8 - Kevin Ring, editor of the magazine Beat Scene Review 4 - Album: On the Road: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Appendix - Jack & Neal on record Bibliography, Discography, Filmography, Broadcasts, Personal Communication and Interviews


Simon Warner is a journalist, lecturer and broadcaster who teaches Popular Music Studies at the University of Leeds, UK.


[U]ndoubtedly, the most comprehensive survey of "British Beat" (interviews with Michael Horovitz, Pete Brown,Kevin Ring..), as well as informative Q & A's with American Beat scholars, Levi Asher and Jonah Raskin, and a whole lot more. The Allen Ginsberg Project The lingering buzz of what we do get is more valuable: A deeper appreciation, sans Baby Boomer/Sixties cliches, of a period of anything-goes, no-rules creativity, and the feeling that, damn, it must have been a lot of fun to be there. -- Jim Derogatis - PopNStuff Impressive and well researched Yorkshire Post [One of] two excellent new books...I'm particularly proud to be in this book now that I see what a handsome volume it is. -- Levi Asher Literary Kicks Simon Warner's new book is an intriguing and absorbing read that weaves together the Beat poets and novelists of the 1940s and '50s and their direct influence on rock musicians in the 1960s and onwards... A wide-ranging, ambitious 'bigger picture' book that's well worth a read for fans of these seminal and creative people. Vive le Rock Interesting book... -- Pat Gilbert Mojo Magazine Warner's academic and exhaustive examination provides a fascinating analysis on the pivotal confluence of two artistic movements. This book will prove valuable to students and to those deeply interested in music, literature, and Anglo-American cultural history of the mid- to late 20th century. -- James Collins Library Journal 20130627 Fascinating and impeccably researched... Warner's massive contribution to the literary and musical legacy of the Beat generation should be, along with Ann Charters's The Portable Beat Reader, the standard reference on the subject. -- Edwin Pouncey The Wire 20130801 Impressively comprehensive and frequently fascinating... Text and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll succeeds because its eclecticism and its boldness in bringing genres together - it includes not only scholarly essays, but also interviews, reviews and obituaries - is consistent with the qualities he identifies in the Beats' artistic productions and their links with popular culture, as well as his own desire to break free of "disciplinary rigidity". -- James Peacock European Beat Studies Network
EAN: 9780826416643
ISBN: 0826416640
Untertitel: The Beats and Rock, from Kerouac to Cobain. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Academic
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2013
Seitenanzahl: 544 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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