- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 3 edition (June 27, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0073526576
- ISBN-13: 978-0073526577
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 9.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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One might think that, given the apparent importance of brevity, Mr. Joyner would skew the ratio of fact and opinion more in the direction of fact, particularly when some of the opinions he expresses are utterly misguided. To wit: "Stadium rock continued through the 1980s with bands such as Styx, Rush, Boston, Kansas, and Heart. The music of these bands was inherently formulaic and corporate and would lead to major underground rebellions along the way with musical styles such as disco, punk, and grunge."
Rush's music is formulaic and corporate? Disco was a rebellion against bands like Styx or Kansas? Such assertions throw every other opinion in the text into doubt. Also, the famous 3-song Yes album is titled "Close To The Edge", not "Closer To The Edge". Let's call that one a typo, but speaking of that band, it's a strange editorial decision to make the heading of the section about them "Rick Wakeman and Yes". Why put it that way? Rick's a legend, but to suggest that he was the primary source of Yes's prog sound is a real stretch.Read more ›
I rated 3 stars because I felt like it was too general in areas and that was a huge disappointment.
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This book is used beyond expectation. It had several marks in it but should be good enough for the class.Published on January 4, 2014 by Antonia Silva
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The price was reasonable, and all I was expecting was a decent product, and that was exactly what I got.Published on February 24, 2013 by Bege Layug
recieved item in a very timely manner also product was just as described i will continue to do business with this seller.Published on January 11, 2012 by David
This book is just horrible all around. First of all he jumps around from one musician to the next without sometimes giving even any small details about them, their songs or albums... Read morePublished on December 13, 2008 by bathory6