TV-A-Go-Go: Rock on TV from American Bandstand to American Idol ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jake Austen

TV-A-Go-Go: Rock on TV from American Bandstand to American Idol

Chicago Review Press
Publication date: July 2005
ISBN: 9781569762417
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$15.99
Our price:
$12.99

You save: $3.00 (19%)
From Elvis and a hound dog wearing matching tuxedos and the comic adventures of artificially produced bands to elaborate music videos and contrived reality-show contests, television-as this critical look brilliantly shows-has done a superb job of presenting the energy of rock in a fabulously entertaining but patently "fake" manner. The dichotomy of "fake" and "real" music as it is portrayed on television is presented in detail through many generations of rock music: the Monkees shared the charts with the Beatles, Tupac and Slayer fans voted for corny American Idols, and shows like Shindig! and Soul Train somehow captured the unhinged energy of rock far more effectively than most long-haired guitar-smashing acts. Also shown is how TV has often delighted in breaking the rules while still mostly playing by them: Bo Diddley defied Ed Sullivan and sang rock and roll after he had been told not to, the Chipmunks' subversive antics prepared kids for punk rock, and things got out of hand when Saturday Night Live invited punk kids to attend a taping of the band Fear. Every aspect of the idiosyncratic history of rock and TV and their peculiar relationship is covered, including cartoon rock, music programming for African American audiences, punk on television, Michael Jackson's life on TV, and the tortured history of MTV and its progeny.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
TV-a-Go-Go: Rock on TV from American Bandstand to American Idol ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
6166 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
TV-A-Go-Go: Rock on TV from American Bandstand to American Idol ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jake Austen
Chicago Review Press, July 2005
ISBN: 9781569762417
EAN:  9781569762417
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $15.99 eBook price: $12.99
TV-A-Go-Go: Rock on TV from American Bandstand to American Idol PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Jake Austen
Chicago Review Press, April 2007
ISBN: 9781556526800
EAN:  9781556526800
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $15.99 eBook price: $12.99
Other books by Jake Austen
Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to Hip-Hop ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jake Austen
Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to Hip-Hop
Jake Austen & Yuval Taylor & Mel Watkins
W. W. Norton & Company, August 2012
ISBN: 9780393070989
Format: ePub
List Price: $26.95 Our price: $25.99