The Decibel Diaries: A Journey through Rock in 50 Concerts


The Decibel Diaries: A Journey through Rock in 50 Concerts Author Carter Alan
ISBN-10 1611687926
ISBN-13 9781611687927
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher ForeEdge
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Sometimes a rock concert is more than just an event Every so often a bands performance becomes a musical milestone a cultural watershed a political statement and a personal apotheosis On any given night a rock concert can tell the truth about who we are where we are and whats going on in music and life right now In The Decibel Diaries Carter Alan longtime DJ and music director at WZLX in Boston chronicles a lifetime in rock with a tour through fifty concerts that defined such momentsfrom Crosby Stills Nash Young playing in the rain when Richard Nixon resigned to Talking Heads and the first stirrings of punk in the basement bars of New York and Boston to the bluegrass angel Alison Krauss and the adaptable veteran Robert Plant forging a plangent plaintive postmodern synergy For each event Alan shows us what it was like to be there and telescopes out to reveal how this show fit into the arc of the artists career the artists place in music and the musics place in the wider world Taken together The Decibel Diaries is a visceral and visionary portrait of nearly fifty years of rock n roll

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