“A brilliant book. I know of nothing else in which pop as life-style, mythology, and music, these three, is so fully realized.” Tony Richardson, The Times (London)
The Golden Age of Rock
978-0-8021-3830-9 • $13.00 • Paperback • Nov. 2001
Written in 1968 and revised in 1972, Nik Cohn’s classic Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom was the first book to celebrate the vibrant language that is the primal essence of rock and roll. But it is also a cogent history of an unruly era, from the rise of Bill Haley to the death of Jimi Hendrix. While telling outrageous tales, vividly describing the music, and cutting through the hype, Nik Cohn gave birth to the literary form of rock criticismand the world of music has never been the same.
Now this seminal history of rock and roll’s evolution is available once more, still fresh, insightful, and as riotous a spree as any in rock writing.