The Penguin Book of Rock and Roll Writing Clinton Heylin
Who saw the future of rock and roll and called it Bruce Springsteen? Which great rock writer learned everything he needed to know from one record by Little Richard? And who called rock the ultimate populist art form? The reader can find the answers and the words themselves in this book - a treasury of rock and pop writing, from the early days of Elvis, through the pop boom of the Sixties, the punk explosion of the Seventies and the advent of stadium rock in the Eighties. The selection of British and American writing provides an overview of the major shifts of over 35 years of rock & roll. Part history, part literature, part reference, this book is a tribute to one of the great creative achievements of this century.