Jittery White Guy Music: True Rock & Roll Confessions From a Guy Who Bought the Album

Every rock star seems to have a memoir these days. The first guitar; the drugs and debauchery; the rise, fall, and redemption. But what about the rest of us—the ordinary fans whose own lives were shaped by rock & roll? The passionate listeners who organize the moments of our lives around the albums that happened to be spinning at the time?

Marc Fagel shares his own moments: from escaping pre-teen angst with the help of the Who, to spending his teen years buried in the darkest corners of used record stores, gorging on everything from Bowie to the Clash; from carving out his own musical identity in college courtesy of R.E.M. and the Replacements and a shoebox full of Grateful Dead tapes, to still finding room for occasional musical epiphanies as an indie rock-obsessed adult.

Your own musical associations undoubtedly differ. But if you, too, have a story for every record that’s touched your life; if you view every event as an excuse to throw together the perfect playlist; if you sometimes forget birthdays, but can recall the album that was playing that one night back in high school, hanging out in your friend’s basement, dreaming about the future—then you’ll see a little of yourself in these pages as well.

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Rock: Music, Culture, and Business

Providing the perfect balance of cultural and musical analysis, Rock: Music, Culture, and Business by Joseph G. Schloss, Larry Starr, and Christopher Waterman tells the full story of rock ‘n’ roll, from its earliest beginnings to today.

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES
* Balances the history of the music business and the impact of social and cultural movements on the story of rock
* Enhanced coverage of contemporary rock music, including the impact of rap
* Integrates lively pedagogy:
Detailed listening guides highlighting the significant elements of more than forty key recordings
More than 100 photos, many in full color
— Boldfaced key terms and a glossary
* Robust support package:
Instructor Resource CD containing a computerized Test Bank (978-0-19-975837-1)
Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/schloss)

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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Selections from Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time: Early Rock to the Late ’60s (Easy Guitar TAB)

Sixty-one of the best songs of the rock era, all chosen from Rolling Stone(R) magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” The book covers 61 classic songs spanning 1954 to the late 1960s all arranged to include all important guitar parts and yet remain easily playable.

Songs include: 96 Tears * All Along the Watchtower * All I Have to Do Is Dream * Be-Bop-A-Lula * Blowin’ in the Wind * Born to Be Wild * Both Sides, Now * The Boxer * Bye Bye Love * A Change Is Gonna Come * Dance to the Music * Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood * Eight Miles High * Everyday People * For What It’s Worth * Gimme Some Lovin’ * Gloria * God Only Knows * Great Balls of Fire * Heartbreak Hotel * Help! * Higher and Higher * Honky Tonk Women * Hound Dog * House of the Rising Sun * I Can See for Miles * I Got a Woman * I Got You Babe * I Want to Hold Your Hand * In the Midnight Hour * Jumpin’ Jack Flash * The Letter * Like a Rolling Stone * Maybellene * Mr. Tambourine Man * Mustang Sally * My Generation * Mystery Train * Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag * People Get Ready * Piece of My Heart * Ring of Fire * Rock Around the Clock * Runaway * Satisfaction * Soul Man * The Sound of Silence * Spoonful * Stand By Me * Subterranean Homesick Blues * Summertime Blues * Sunshine of Your Love * Sympathy for the Devil * That’s All Right * Wake Up Little Susie * The Wanderer * The Weight * What’d I Say * White Room * A Whiter Shade of Pale * Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On.

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  • Songs include:
  • “96 Tears”
  • “All Along the Watchtower”
  • “All I Have to Do Is Dream”
  • “Be-Bop-A-Lula”

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The Giant Book of Pop & Rock Sheet Music: Easy Piano (The Giant Book of Sheet Music)

This is the ultimate fun collection for any musician! It contains the easy piano sheet music arrangements of 40 famous songs that vary in style, including melodic ballads and up-tempo pop and rock songs. Play and sing the hit tunes of Adele, Josh Groban, Michael Jackson, Journey, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and many others. This giant collection ensures a lifetime of playing pleasure, whether for practice or performance. Titles: Because of You * The Big Bang Theory (Main Title) * Billionaire * Bittersweet Symphony * California Gurls * Count On Me * Dancing Queen * Don’t Stop Believin’ * Dynamite * Falling Slowly * Firework * Forget You * Girl On Fire * Give Your Heart a Break * The Greatest Love of All * Grenade * I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing * I Have Nothing * If I Die Young * I’ll Stand By You * Just the Way You Are (Amazing) * Kiss From a Rose * To Make You Feel My Love * Mirrors * My Immortal * Nothin’ On You * Out Here On My Own * Over the Rainbow * People Like Us * The Prayer * Say It Right * Teardrops on My Guitar * Teenage Dream * Temporary Home * To Make You Feel My Love * Un-break My Heart * What Goes Around . . . Comes Around * Wide Awake * You and Me * You Light Up My Life * You Raise Me Up.

Product Features

  • Easy piano Pop and Rock sheet music

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Small Town, Big Music: The Outsized Influence of Kent, Ohio, on the History of Rock and Roll

Relying on oral histories, hundreds of rare photographs, and original music reviews, this book explores the countercultural fringes of Kent, Ohio, over four decades. Firsthand reminiscences from musicians, promoters, friends, and fans recount arena shows featuring acts like Pink Floyd, The Clash, and Paul Simon as well as the grungy corners of town where Joe Walsh, Patrick Carney, Chrissie Hynde, and DEVO refined their crafts. From back stages, hotel rooms, and the saloons of Kent, readers will travel back in time to the great rockin’ nights hosted in this small town.

More than just a retrospective on performances that occurred in one midwestern college town, Prufer’s book illuminates a fascinating phenomenon: both up-and-coming and major artists knew Kent was a place to play―fertile ground for creativity, spontaneity, and innovation. From the formation of Joe Walsh’s first band, The Measles, and the creation of DEVO in Kent State University’s art department to original performances of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and serendipitous collaborations like Emmylou Harris and Good Company in the Water Street Saloon, the influence of Kent’s music scene has been powerful. Previously overshadowed by our attention to Cleveland as a true music epicenter, Prufer’s book is an excellent and corrective addition.

Extensively researched for eight years and lavishly illustrated, Small Town, Big Music is the most comprehensive telling of any of these stories in one place. Rock historians and fans alike will want to own this book.

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Professional Harmonica by Fulcrum Music – Key of C – 10 Hole 20 Tone Harp Instrument – Modern Metal Plated – 1.2mm Copper Soundboard Phosphor Bronze Reeds ABS Comb – Diatonic for Blues, Folk, and Rock

This Fulcrum Music Harmonica produces sound quality that soothes the soul and relaxes the mind. You will experience this upon the first time you play this harp instrument.

You Want – A Key of C Harmonica that you can depend on when it is time to play.

You Need – A professional grade, high quality harmonica that produces well rounded notes with ease.

You Desire – Long lasting quality with Metal Plating, 1.2mm Copper Soundboard, Phosphor Bronze Reeds, ABS Comb and the ability to play genres such as Blues, Folk, and Rock!

You Get – Everything you want, need and desire with the Fulcrum Music Harmonica. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!

Using the best parts are a major factor in determining a harmonica’s performance – Nothing is more annoying than getting ready for a harmonica solo and a reed is sticking. A major benefit of the Fulcrum Music Harmonica is that the reeds are made out of Phosphor Bronze, which prevents bending and sticking. The reeds are housed in an ABS Comb which provides more protection to ensure your performances continue to excite the crowd. Whether you are a professional musician or just looking to learn how to play, you can depend on a Fulcrum Music Harmonica.

You’ll never want to be without the Fulcrum Music Harmonica – Don’t delay, buy today. Our attractive packaging makes the harmonica an ideal gift as well.

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Specifications:

1.2mm Copper Soundboard

Phosphor Bronze Reeds

ABS Comb

Protective Leather Case

Product Features

  • Harmonica in the Key of C with Copper Soundboard that produces full bodied and tuned notes easily
  • 10 Hole Harmonica allows the musician use of a full spectrum of 20 Tones; Compatible with any skill level
  • Phosphor Bronze Reeds that do not bend or stick; Made with an ABS Comb to ensure long lasting use and quality of sound
  • Diatonic; Allowing the musician to manipulate the harp for different genres including Blues, Folk, and Rock
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee; Our harmonicas are backed by our manufacturer 30-day money back guarantee with a 1-year free replacement warranty

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The Giant Book of Classic Rock Sheet Music: Easy Piano (The Giant Book of Sheet Music)

Play everyone’s favorite songs with this collection of the most memorable hits of the 1960s, ’70s, and early ’80s! Classic rock fans will have a blast applying their talent to more than 40 enduring songs made famous by legendary artists like The Beatles, David Bowie, Journey, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Rush, The Who, and more. The arrangements in this collection capture the essence of the original recordings in fun, easy piano renditions that are great for solo performance or sing-alongs. Titles: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) * Africa (Toto) * All Along the Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix) * All My Love (Led Zeppelin) * Behind Blue Eyes (The Who) * Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell) * Blinded by the Light (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band) * Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan) * Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen) * Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel) * Closer to the Heart (Rush) * Dancing in the Moonlight (King Harvest) * Do You Feel Like We Do (Peter Frampton) * Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey) * Faithfully (Journey) * Fool in the Rain (Led Zeppelin) * From Me to You (The Beatles) * Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker) (Parliament) * Going Up the Country (Canned Heat) * The Great Gig in the Sky (Pink Floyd) * I Love L.A. (Randy Newman) * I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles) * Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan) * Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney) * Love Reign O’er Me (The Who) * Money (Pink Floyd) * Nights in White Satin (The Moody Blues) * Paranoid (Black Sabbath) * P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up) (Parliament) * Pinball Wizard (The Who) * River (Joni Mitchell) * Saturday in the Park (Chicago) * She Loves You (The Beatles) * She’s a Rainbow (The Rolling Stones) * The Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel) * Space Oddity (David Bowie) * St. Stephen (Grateful Dead) * Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin) * Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen) * Tom Sawyer (Rush) * Uncle John’s Band (Grateful Dead) * A Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harum) * Wild Hors

Product Features

  • The Giant Book of Classic Rock Sheet Music Easy Piano Book
  • Play everyone’s favorite songs with this collection of the most memorable hits of the 1960s, ’70s, and early ’80s! Classic rock fans will have a blast applying their talent to more than 40 enduring songs made famous by legendary artists like The Beatles, David Bowie, Journey, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Rush, The Who, and more
  • The arrangements in this collection capture the essence of the original recordings in fun, easy piano renditions that are great for solo performance or sing-alongs
  • Titles: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) * Africa (Toto) * All Along the Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix) * All My Love (Led Zeppelin) * Behind Blue Eyes (The Who) * Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell) * Blinded by the Light (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band) * Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan) * Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen) * Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel) * Closer to the Heart (Rush) * Dancing in the Moonlight (King Harvest) * Do You Feel Like We Do (Peter Frampton) * Don’t Stop B…
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Theo Wheel – Music Theory Made Simple (Yellow – Rock)

Easily find chords that sound great together!

The Theo Wheel is a unique music and songwriting tool, that allows the user to match the Key, Major and Minor Chords, Chord Progression with a multi layered wheel that shows only the information desired. Theo being short for Theory, the Theo Wheel makes music theory relatable, portable and simple.

DETAILS:
5-1/6″ wide X 5-1/4″ tall
Triplex Card Stock with Soft Touch Finish
Smooth Rotation through all 12 keys

We’ve taken the complicated circle of fifths and the Nashville number system and combined them into one, easy to use tool. No more clutter from stacks of theory books or getting lost in the endless sea of online content.

Simply rotate the wheel to your desired key and our patent pending window shows you only the notes and chords in that key, and hides the rest.

So grab Theo, your favorite instrument and spend more time writing!

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ABOUT THE ART

Artwork by Christ Du Toit from Cape Town, South Africa. The genre themed illustrations were designed to personalize your music theory wheel with your own taste in music. Each wheel has the same exact information and is not limited to that type of music. Metal riffs can be written with a Country Theo!

Designed, Printed & Assembled in the USA!

Product Features

  • Simple to use wheel highlight the chords that works together in a Key
  • Hides the clutter of other chords and distractions and promotes focus
  • Great for songwriters, students, bands, and music lovers

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Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?: Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock

The riveting, untold story of the “Father of Christian Rock” and the conflicts that launched a billion-dollar industry at the dawn of America’s culture wars.
 
In 1969, in Capitol Records’ Hollywood studio, a blonde-haired troubadour named Larry Norman laid track for an album that would launch a new genre of music and one of the strangest, most interesting careers in modern rock. Having spent the bulk of the 1960s playing on bills with acts like the Who, Janis Joplin, and the Doors, Norman decided that he wanted to sing about the most countercultural subject of all: Jesus.
 
Billboard called Norman “the most important songwriter since Paul Simon,” and his music would go on to inspire members of bands as diverse as U2, The Pixies, Guns ‘N Roses, and more. To a young generation of Christians who wanted a way to be different in the American cultural scene, Larry was a godsend—spinning songs about one’s eternal soul as deftly as he did ones critiquing consumerism, middle-class values, and the Vietnam War. To the religious establishment, however, he was a thorn in the side; and to secular music fans, he was an enigma, constantly offering up Jesus to problems they didn’t think were problems. Paul McCartney himself once told Larry, “You could be famous if you’d just drop the God stuff,” a statement that would foreshadow Norman’s ultimate demise. 
 
In Why Should the Devil Have all the Good Music?, Gregory Alan Thornbury draws on unparalleled access to Norman’s personal papers and archives to narrate the conflicts that defined the singer’s life, as he crisscrossed the developing fault lines between Evangelicals and mainstream American culture—friction that continues to this day.  What emerges is a twisting, engrossing story about ambition, art, friendship, betrayal, and the turns one’s life can take when you believe God is on your side.

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Never a Dull Moment: 1971 The Year That Rock Exploded