The Boy Who Cried Freebird: Rock & Roll Fables and Sonic Storytelling

The Boy Who Cried Freebird: Rock & Roll Fables and Sonic Storytelling
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Hardcover
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ISBN-10:
0061139017
ISBN-13:
9780061139017
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$25.95
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Author:
Mitch Myers
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Publisher:
It Books
Length:
8.0 inches
Width:
6.0 inches
Height:
1.0 inches

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Wedding the American oral storytelling tradition with progressive music journalism, Mitch Myers' The Boy Who Cried Freebird is a treatise on the popular music culture of the twentieth century. Trenchant, insightful, and wonderfully strange, this literary mix-tape is authentic music history . . . except when it isn't. Myers outrageously blends short fiction, straight journalism, comic interludes, memoirs, serious artist profiles, satire, and related fan-boy hokum—including the classic stories he first narrated on NPR's All Things Considered.

Focusing on iconic recordings, events, communities, and individuals, Myers riffs on Deadheads, sixties nostalgia, rock concert decorum, glockenspiels, and all manner of pop phenomena. From tales of rock-and-roll time travel to science fiction revealing Black Sabbath's power to melt space aliens, The Boy Who Cried Freebird is about music, culture, legend, and lore—all to be lovingly passed on to future generations.

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Book Details Summary: The title of this book is The Boy Who Cried Freebird and it was written by Mitch Myers. This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. This books publish date is Apr 10, 2007 and it has a suggested retail price of $25.95. It was published by It Books and has a total of 336 pages in the book . The 10 digit ISBN is 0061139017 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9780061139017. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.