Five Years Ahead of My Time: Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present

Author:   Seth Bovey
Publisher:   Reaktion Books
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9781789140651


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   13 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Five Years Ahead of My Time: Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present tells of a musical phenomenon whose continuing influence on global popular culture is immeasurable. The story begins in 1950s America, when classic rock 'n' roll was reaching middle age, and teenaged musicians kept its primal rawness going with rough-hewn instrumentals, practicing guitar riffs in their parents' garages. In the mid-1960s came the Beatles and the British Invasion, and soon every neighborhood had its own garage band. Groups like the Sonics and 13th Floor Elevators burnt brightly but briefly, only to be rediscovered by a new generation of connoisseurs in the 1970s. Numerous compilation albums followed, spearheaded by Lenny Kaye's iconic Nuggets, which resulted in a garage rock's rebirth during the 1980s and '90s. Be it the White Stripes or the Black Keys, bands have consistently found inspiration in the simplicity and energy of garage rock. It is a revitalizing force, looking back to the past to forge the future of rock 'n' roll. And this, for the first time, is its story.

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Author:   Seth Bovey
Publisher:   Reaktion Books
Imprint:   Reaktion Books
ISBN:  

9781789140651


ISBN 10:   178914065
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   13 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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A concise, passionately written, and well researched account. . . . It should have you dusting down armfuls of those old nuggets before you've even reached Chapter Two. --Shindig!


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Seth Bovey is professor of English at Louisiana State University at Alexandria. He is also a musician and played in several garage bands in the 1970s and early '80s.

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