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Rock (Music) and Other Four Letter Words: Music of the Electric Generation Paperback – 1968

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Bantam Books; 1st edition (1968)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006DWJ64
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,955,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Philip S. Wolf on October 21, 2010
Format: Paperback
Published in January of 1968, this is one of the very first books about the subject of rock music. It is the real deal with the photograhic images of Linda Eastman and text, captions, and design by J. Marks (a hip writer I have not heard of outside of this publication.)

Lot's of books from the last forty plus years try in vain to capture the spirit and feel of the mid-sixties haze. This book was put together in 1967, and is a document assembled in real time as all of this was still evolving all around the producers of this book.

The image and design of this book is like a couple of tabs of real good acid. From the smiles of The Peanut Butter Conspiracy in a overgrown coastal forest to H.P. Lovecraft looking like hound dogs in suits and ties. Jimmy Page as the newest member of The Yardbirds with the other chaps right in front of that checkered Mini Cooper on a grey London morning, The Mothers of Invention with Frank Zappa holding a baby, Roger McGuinn looking like a mystic after he fired David Crosby from the ranks of The Byrds, Ravi Shankar looking towards his god from behind a massive sitar, a scene of tripped-out space bliss at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, and The Jimi Hendrix Experience freakin' out at The Olympia in London.

From the faces of Ginger, Jack and Eric to Tiny Tim's huge nose, most everyone from the cast is present here. There are bits and pieces scattered throughout of words of wisdom from the artists, such as Stevie Winwood informing you that his new groovy band will be called: "Traffic" and Mick Jagger Speaking out: "There is a young revolution in thought and manner about to take place.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Smith on September 20, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book's photographs, graphics and sillinesses are THE MOST accurately indicative of the late 1960's of any publication I've ever seen. I was there, I knew all these bands,and I was a piece of this culture. No cliches here: pure, 100% the way it was.
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