Rocks Off 50 Tracks That Tell the Story of the Rolling Stones
You Can't Always Get What You Want, Paint It Black, Satisfaction: you know all the words but how much do you really know about the inspiration behind them? Or how their melodies were created? All artists reveal themselves through their work and the Rolling Stones are no different: each song exposes a little more of their soul. Rocks Off promises to reveal that soul by deconstructing their best tunes from their incredible fifty years of record making. Written by Stones fanatic, musician, and writer Bill Janovitz, this is a song-by-song chronicle that maps the landmarks of the band's career while expanding upon their recording and personal history through insightful and energetic prose. With its conversational tone - much like friends pouring over old records on a Saturday afternoon - the book presents the musical leaps taken by the band and a discussion of how the lyrical content both reflected and influenced popular culture. The song choices - fifty in all - are chronological and subjective; most of them are the classic hits, however, the book digs deeper into beloved album tracks and songs with unique stories behind them. Looking through the prism of the Stone's music in a fresh way, Rocks Off is the ultimate listening guide and thinking man's companion that will spur readers to dust off those old albums and listen in with a new-found perspective on one of the most famous and acclaimed rock 'n' roll bands of all time.
Auteur: Bill Janovitz
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