“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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Omar Tomaino rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Dillon Cunneen rated it really liked it Jun 26, He makes plain his hatred of pop sensibility, radio playability, and ingenuity if it is embraced by any critic who isn’t himself. 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.

Completely idiosyncratic – for instance he doesn’t rate pier Beatles at all – but absolutely consistent and catholic.

Brian rated it really liked it Aug 20, It ends up being more focused Refresh and try again. SinceScaruffi has resided in Silicon ValleyCalifornia. You may also like.


A History of Rock Music: by Piero Scaruffi

Will Shogren rated it it was amazing Jul 20, He lists the best band “of sczruffi times” as Captain Beefheart. Want to Read saving…. 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. Everything as the deal was.

A History of Rock Music : 1951-2000 by Piero Scaruffi (2003, Paperback)

No eBook available Amazon. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. For a number of years he worked for Olivetti on artificial intelligence.

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 regardless of how many copies were sold.

Dora rated it it was ok Aug 07, Just check out his lists on his website instead of reading this book.

A History of Rock Music : 1951-2000

Michael rated it really liked it Mar 07, Retrieved 29 November He is willing to forgive incompetence, contempt and if only there is a cup of originality in it. Scaruffi’s atheism is apparent from his belief that “Religion is the ultimate evil, because it is founded on a lie God exists “.


RowlingHardcover See all 2 pre-owned listings. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Jan 14, Chris rated it did not like it.

Charlie Rogers rated it really liked it Dec 21, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. History Paperback Textbooks Publication Year. 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.

The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. This book is poorly written and bristling with arrogance.

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