Palmer's extraordinary knowledge and boundless love of music were evident in all his writing. He was an authority on rock & roll, blues, jazz, punk, avant-garde, and world music—often discovering new artists and trends years (even decades) before they hit the mainstream. Now, noted music writer Anthony DeCurtis has compiled the best pieces from Palmer's oeuvre and presents them here, in one compel...
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Scribner; First Printing edition (November 10, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1568514
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A great collection of Robert Palmer's newspaper articles, magazine pieces, and liner notes. Worth reading if only as a guide to steer you towards some brilliant music you may not be deeply familiar with, like the 5 Royales, early Little Richard, Beef...
.A member of the elite group of the defining rock critics who emerged in the 1960s and 1970s, Palmer possessed a vision so complete that, as DeCurtis writes, “it's almost as if, if you read Bob, you didn't need to read anyone else.” Blues & Chaos features some of his most memorable pieces, including gripping stories about John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, Moroccan trance music, Miles Davis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Philip Glass, and Muddy Waters.Wonderfully entertaining, infused with passion, and deeply inspiring, Blues & Chaos is a must for music fans everywhere.