ALL SHOOK UP: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America. Glenn C. Altschuler, Author. Oxford Univ. $26 (p) ISBN As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the outraged reception to it–in fact can tell us a lot about the values of the United States. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the Altschuler shows, in particular, how rock’s “switchblade beat” opened up wide.
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When he hits the 60s, a couple pages are given to the Beatles, another couple to Woodstock, then we are treated to a strange few pages about Springsteen that jumps into the 80s. Du Bois, and Wilson J. Mar 01, Katie rated it liked it.
ALL SHOOK UP: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America
Much of All Shook Up focuses on the machinations of those elders to derail the burgeoning rock and roll movement. Dick Clark was the antithesis of Freed — his public persona was altschulee pleasant, even vanilla. There are rarely any markers or breaks between ideas and themes, and the paragraphs often run on interminably, containing lists and artists, and do not effectively transition between topics.
While incorporating extensive research and quotes from the most astute rock music critics, past and present, he manages to craft prose that will suit xll general audience, perhaps high school and college students and interested music fans.
All Shook Up – Glenn C. Altschuler – Oxford University Press
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The older generation was not ready for change, and because of that, they created excuses against rock and roll. Jul 21, Frank Taranto rated altscnuler liked it Shelves: McCarthyism and anti-communism changed labor unions and politics. Popular passages Page 11 – It is sung, played, and written for the most part by cretinous goons and by means of its almost imbecilic reiterations and sly, lewd — in plain fact — dirty lyrics, it manages to be the martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth.
America in White, Black, and Gray: Contents Rock n Roll and Race.
To suggest that Dylan’s career as a political protest singer commenced glnn ’65 with ” Like a Rollin’ Stone” is way off the tracks. Trivia About All Shook Up: For instance, the birth of rock coincided with the Civil Rights movement and brought “race music” into many white homes for the first time.
I hadn’t realized how much rock and roll owed to American blacks, how sexual early xll and roll was, or how much the British Invasion was pre-saged in the US. In addition, rock celebrated romance and sex, rattled the reticent by pushing sexuality into the public arena, and mocked deferred gratification and the obsession with work of men in gray flannel suits.
Review of All Shook Up. It was a pretty good read for a school book. Also offers insight into the often complicated racial and legal issues surrounding rock ‘n’ roll in the s. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Other editions – View all All Shook Up: And it delighted in the separate world of the teenager and deepened the divide between the generations, helping teenagers differentiate themselves from others.
This quote is a good way to demonstrate how people were not ready for change. His interest, as I mentioned at the beginning of this essay, is not in rock music or its musicians. Highly recommended for all libraries with popular music and American studies collections, especially as a complement to Charlie Gillett’s The G,enn of the City and James Miller’s Flowers in the Dustbin.
Altschuler states his case for the development of rock ‘n’ roll and does a decent job of it for the 50s, he just failed to finish the story, or to even get to the middle of the story. Citing articles via Google Scholar. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
This is quite a good look at the early history of rock and roll and in particular, reactions to it. It does a good job with the s explaining the multiple music traditions that would blend into what would be come described as Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account?
Thanks for telling us about al problem. It’s like the editor told him to keep the book under pages, so once he hit page and realized he wasn’t into the 60s yet, he wrapped up quickly.