This page contains profiles on rock musicians of the ‘s, updated around the clock. Unfortunately, many pages are still available only in Italian. This history of rock music is not a history of the charts (which I consider an aberration), but a history of the great ideas introduced by rock musicians over 50 years. “A History of Rock and Dance Music ” is the second edition of what is arguably the most comprehensive history of the genre ever published. When the first.

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He maintains an art vs pop distinction I don’t agree with anymore: In other projects Wikiquote. Goncalo rated it liked it May 01, Katherin rated it it was amazing Oct 27, The roots of today’s rock music lie in the technical innovations brought about in the first half of the 20th century.

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A dizzying parade of names, about three-quarters of which I’d never heard of. Scaruffi’s book is useful t Scaruffi’s theory is that the only valuable music is that which pushes boundaries.

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History Maps Paperback Books. Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. TriveroBiellaItaly. Scaruffi’s atheism is apparent from his belief that “Religion is the ultimate evil, because it is founded on a lie God exists “.


History Paperback Textbooks Publication Year. Open Preview See a Problem? Retrieved 29 November Scaruffi’s book is useful to learn about new bands, but utterly frustrating in rok every other regard. Boston Globe Electronic Publishing Inc. I’m hard pressed to disagree with musoc lot of what he claims other than his consistent downplaying of female musicians’ importance, which probably the most problematic nature of his writings and even in situations where I love an album he hates, his writing is so filled to the brim with analysis and critical thought that I’m forced to understand where he is coming from.

He has self-published books on Omniware, a publishing company of which he is also the president and founder. He’s pretentious, for sure, but he’s introduced me to some absolutely unforgettable albums.

Nat rated it really liked it Oct 05, He lists the best band “of all times” as Captain Beefheart. Therefore, my alternative history of rock music begins much earlier than most books on the origins of rock’n’roll, and covers much more territory than guitar-driven rock’n’roll. Want to Dcaruffi saving….

Enrico Costantino rated it liked it Jan 06, It ends up being more focused on alternative rock than on mainstream rock, simply because alternative musicians tend to be more innovative and sincere than mainstream musicians. To ask other hiztory questions about A History of Rock Musicplease sign up.


This book is poorly written and bristling with arrogance.

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In a sense, rediscovering alternative rock and giving it its dues is also a way to restore the reputation of rock music among the more sophisticated audiences. He also writes about music. Matthias rated it really liked it Feb 09, History Paperback Inscribed Books.

A History of Rock Music : 1951-2000 by Piero Scaruffi (2003, Paperback)

Just check out his lists on his website instead of reading this book. Views Read Edit View history. It ends up being more focused on alternative rock than on mainstream rock, simply because alterna This history of rock music is not a history of the charts which I consider an aberrationbut a history of the great ideas introduced by rock musicians over 50 years of relentless innovation, and the history of their greatest albums regardless of how many mysic were sold.

One of his principles: However, I owe a great deal to Scaruffi for introducing me to some of my favorite rock albums.

Piero Scaruffi

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