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Author: John StrausbaughCondition: NewFormat: HardbackPages: 240Publisher: Verso BooksYear: 2001ISBN: 9781859846292
In the 1960s and early 70s rock and rebellion went arm in arm. This was the generation that angrily refused to grow up or settle down. The Who captured the zeitgeist with precision: 'I hope I die before I get old'. Yet many of these icons of rebellion didn't die, and continue to limp on ...and on. In the current climate of musical retrospection, the jaded spectres of rock and roll fame haunt the limelight. Strausbaugh reflects acidly on a generation that started our as self-anointed world-changers and ended up as short changed of the ideals that were the genesis of their art. Cholostomy rock has arrived and it's not a pretty sight.