ALL SHOOK UP: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America. Glenn C. Altschuler, Author. Oxford Univ. $26 (p) ISBN As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the outraged reception to it–in fact can tell us a lot about the values of the United States. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the Altschuler shows, in particular, how rock’s “switchblade beat” opened up wide.
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To the degree that this serves as a sincere manifesto for the music, and in a culture that in seems characterized by moral anarchy, one has to wonder whether we should be happy about the long-term results.
He was well established by then and had recorded his most famous protest songs before that. These moves made it possible for rock to take root in American culture. The older generation was not ready for change, and because of that, they created excuses against rock and roll.
Freed partly doomed himself by his adamant altsfhuler defending both rock and roll performers and their audiences, the teenagers mentioned above.
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The result is not just an especially informative history of rock, but an important cultural history of the ‘long’ s. All Shook Up looked closely at the generational divide that existed during this era.
It does a good job with the s explaining u multiple music traditions that would blend into whook would be come described as Rock and R. He is not a flashy writer, but so much the better for his storytelling, which shows intelligence and narrative discipline He is informing the readers of the history of Rock N Roll and the problems it caused.
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Email required Address never made public. The responses of these two influential and iconic figures shoik the history of popular music to the scandal which became so politically poisonous it prompted a Congressional investigation tells the reader a lot about who the men were.
At the same time, white artists were making covers of black songs in order to promote rock ‘n’ roll to a larger white audience.
Nov 13, Bob O’bannon rated it liked it. In addition, rock celebrated romance and sex, rattled the reticent by pushing sexuality into the public arena, and mocked deferred gratification and the obsessionwith work of men in gray flannel suits.
However, I think Altschuler is giving too much responsibility to this single aspect of popular culture. In addition, rock celebrated romance and sex, rattled the reticent by pushing sexuality into the public arena, and mocked deferred gratification and the obsession with work of men in altschuoer flannel suits.
Pay to play caused an incredible backlash against rock ‘n’ roll. America in TV Guide.
All Shook Up: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America
How the passionate and fiery, ultimately admirable Freed was destroyed, financially and personally, by the payola scandal and how Clark, the sly, self-promoting manipulator who glnn played the bland diplomat, survived and thrived well enough to become one of the most powerful men in pop music for decades is an object lesson about how music is a business, first, last and always. Nov 01, Brian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Everyone felt strongly about this musical genre and as a result, this music absolutely changed the cultural history of North America and beyond.
Rock n Roll and Generational Conflict. Jul 21, Frank Taranto rated it liked it Shelves: He also looks at the “lull” in glenn music between Elvis’s being drafted into the army in and the emergence of the Beatles inas well as the way that artists like Bruce Springsteen continue the rock effort to foster “intragenerational identity.
And it delighted in the separate world of the teenager and deepened the divide between the generations, helping teenagers differentiate themselves from others. If you have not already read a lot of rock history, then perhaps Mr.
All shook up : how rock ‘n’ roll changed America
The birth of rock ‘n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy–one critic called it “musical riots put to a switchblade beat”–but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify? Elvis freely credited blacks with originating the music he sang and some of the great early rockers were African American, most notably, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Didn’t enjoy it all, but not regreting reading it. This was a really interesting book. Nov 08, Jessie rated it liked it. This PhD is such an enthusiastic fan, my ’50s generation awards him our ultimate accolade: Rock and roll was started a rebellion in teens and most of these actions were blamed on African Americans.
And it delighted in the separate world of the teenager and deepened the divide between the generations, helping teenagers differentiate themselves from others.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Probably especially pertinent these days, as people express some type of nostalgic yearning and longing for a homogeneous, plain vanilla, “traditional” values society that in truth never existed and isn’t a valid concept of America as it was, it explores the societal undercurrents that drove the music, and movies like Blackboard Jungle, Rebel Without A Cause and The Wild Ones, and brought forth literary works like Salinger’s Catcher In The Rye, and how that rebelliousness, that willingness to pursue paths and goals that aren’t pure, chaste and plain vanilla was uniquely expressed in rock and roll, the unique American art form.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Brandishing the chops of a loving fan and a scrupulous historian, Altschuler nimbly tracks the rock-propelled revolutions in manners and morality that first rumbled forth from the s, a decade that seems ever more the epoch of Elvis not Eisenhower.