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"A rollicking account of how a global genre was transformed as it sank down roots in a very special setting." —Jeffrey Wasserstrom, author, China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know


"In-depth, thoughtful, and well-written. . . . An especially welcome addition to world music collections." —Library Journal (October 15, 2011)


"The ancient rhythms of East meets West have rarely been played out so intensely or at such a raucous volume." —Jonathan Watts, author, When a Billion Chinese Jump


"No dusty research required, no distant Q&A's necessary, as performer, promoter, writer and pure fan, Campbell was part of the Beijing rock scene when the needle hit the mainline . . . [An] insider's guide to the otherwise impenetrable world of what will become known as the golden period of Chinese rock music . . . pulsing with the energy of the country itself." —Steve Barker, DJ, BBC Radio


"Jonathan Campbell’s Red Rock has the narrative power of a fine novel, and is at the same time a cogent work of historical analysis . . . the benchmark against which all future accounts of the phenomenon will be measured." —Teng Jimeng, author, Music-Made America: Popular Music Since 1960s


"A vivid and faithful description of Chinese rock, Jon Campbell has achieved a significant feat with this book." —Hao Fang, former editor Rolling Stone (China)


"This is a rare China book that isn't focused on politics or profits, simply people yearning for change and a stage." —www.online.WSJ.com


"The West has largely forgotten the power of rock 'n' roll. . . . In China, the music never has seemed more vital or necessary, and as an astute listener, sharp journalist, and excellent writer, Campbell does an outstanding job explaining why." —Jim Derogatis, rock critic, co-host of Sound Opinions

About the Author

Jonathan Campbell immersed himself in China's rock scene as a drummer, writer, promoter and more. He has brought Chinese acts to the world stage, and brought dozens of overseas bands to China. His writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, South China Morning Post and many more. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Earnshaw Books (October 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9881998247
  • ISBN-13: 978-9881998248
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.7 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,653,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Red Rock captures modern China, how social changes happen and the impact of music. I was in Taiwan in the late 1980's and remember how when Cui Jian's "Nothing to Lose" would play everything froze. Never have I known a song to have such a strong impact on a entire society, especially after the events of June 4. Red Rock does an excellent job of covering the beginnings of this song/singer and other bands heavy metal, punk and pop as they awkwardly and haphazardly grew into the voice of post-Cultural Revolution China.
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This book is a great, great, great read for anyone interested in the current shifts in China's rock scene (and previous history with pop culture). Campbell even-handedly deals with a lot of sticky subjects, keeping a westerner's perspective without delving into impolite generalizations about this very complex country. He sums up, as best as he can, a sprawling music scene, and includes some very informative chapters about how the scene got to be here at all.
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if you are into chinese rock history or rock history and knowledge in general...then this is a great book to read.
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So many of us have waited so long for this!
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