“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. A History of Rock Music has 42 ratings and 4 reviews. Chris said: Scaruffi’s theory is that the only valuable music is that which pushes boundaries. He l. Piero Scaruffi is the author of A History of Rock Music ( avg rating, 42 ratings, 4 reviews, published ), A History of Silicon Valley (
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History Maps Paperback Books. Terrible book; self absorbed, intellectual above and beyond a flaw, frankly he takes the idea that good music comes from good taste and good ideals and amplifies it times, basically claiming that no band that anyone likes can really be good, so he finds solace in obscure and frankly terrible bands and music, while bashing bands like Radiohead and the Beatles. 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.
Retrieved from ” https: Completely idiosyncratic – for instance he doesn’t rate the Beatles at all – but absolutely consistent and catholic. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Published October 15th by iUniverse. Omar Tomaino rated it it was amazing Aug 11, This book is poorly written and bristling with arrogance. He’s pretentious, for sure, but he’s introduced me to some absolutely unforgettable albums. He has self-published books on Omniware, a publishing company of which he is also the president and founder.
See all 2 pre-owned listings. 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. Lists with This Book. 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 hsitory of how many copies were sold.
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Dogsbusiness rated it really liked it Mar 07, One of them, A History pidro Rock Music, —self-published on iUniverse inspans 50 years of the genre;  Scaruffi estimated that it had sold 1, copies by Harry Potter Years by J.
Scaruffi’s book is useful to learn about new bands, but utterly frustrating in almost every other regard. Everything as the deal was. I’m hard pressed to disagree with a 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.
For a number of years he worked for Olivetti on artificial intelligence.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. At least he makes heavy use of lists, so if nothing else, you’ll have something to compare musc taste to. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. History Paperback Inscribed Books. Marcello Mantovani rated it it was amazing Jan 15, He makes plain his hatred of pop sensibility, radio playability, and ingenuity if it is embraced by any critic who isn’t himself.
He lists two of the most overrated bands “of all times as The Beatles and Radiohead. Refresh and try again.
He is an Italian naturalized American. RowlingHardcover It ends up being more focused Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Scaruffi’s website, which covers a wide range of topics, was the subject of a article by Dan Morrell in The New York Times.
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It’s important to note that I disagree a great deal with his thesis and his opinions, so that could have an affect on my opinion of this book. Books by Piero Scaruffi. About this product Synopsis This history of rock music is not a history of the charts which I consider an aberrationbut a history of scatuffi great ideas introduced by rock musicians over 50 years of relentless innovation, and the history of their greatest albums regardless of how many copies were sold.
He has created his own publishing society called Omnipublishing  that exclusively releases his books about music and science.
A History of Rock Music : 1951-2000 by Piero Scaruffi (2003, Paperback)
I suppose somewhere in his narcissistic head he thinks that he has to find scaduffi band that NO ONE enjoys, so he can latch on to it, under some delusion of his own grandeur, and claim some musical epiphany that scarfufi there. Matt B rated it liked it Nov 29, The roots of today’s rock music lie in the technical innovations brought about in the first half of the 20th century. Scarutfi other projects Wikiquote. Dillon Cunneen rated it really liked it Histody 26, User Review – Flag as inappropriate Terrible book; self absorbed, intellectual above and beyond a flaw, frankly he takes the idea that good music comes from good taste and good ideals and amplifies it times, basically claiming that no band that anyone likes can really be good, so he finds solace in obscure and frankly terrible bands and music, while bashing bands like Radiohead and the Beatles.
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. This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat