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The Boy Who Cried Freebird: Rock & Roll Fables and Sonic Storytelling

Author: Mitch Myers

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Wedding the American oral storytelling tradition with progressive music journalism, Mitch Myers’ The Boy Who Cried Freebird is a treatise on the popular music culture of the twentieth century. Trenchant, insightful, and wonderfully strange, this literary mix-tape is authentic music history . . . except when it isn’t. Myers outrageously blends short fiction, straight journalism, comic interludes, memoirs, serious artist profiles, satire, and related fan-boy hokum-including the classic stories he first narrated on NPR’s All Things Considered. Focusing on iconic recordings, events, communities, and individuals, Myers riffs on Deadheads, sixties nostalgia, rock concert decorum, glockenspiels, and all manner of pop phenomena. From tales of rock-and-roll time travel to science fiction revealing Black Sabbath’s power to melt space aliens, The Boy Who Cried Freebird is about music, culture, legend, and lore-all to be lovingly passed on to future generations. show more

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Weight 319.78 g
Author

Mitch Myers

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Inc

Binding

Paperback

ISBN-10

0061139025

Dimensions

205 x 150 x 21

Language

English

Country of Pub

United Kingdom

Book Condition

New

Notes

black & white illustrations

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