Court Jesters of Rock and Roll

Court Jesters of Rock and Roll

by The Coasters
     
 

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Calling the Coasters the court jesters of rock & roll implies that they lacked a certain amount of depth, but that was far from the case. Between 1956 and 1961 the Coasters put out a dozen or so classic singles that brilliantly detailed teenage angst, love and lust, all of them given a slight comic spin that allowed the songs to nestle into AM pop radio with… See more details below

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Calling the Coasters the court jesters of rock & roll implies that they lacked a certain amount of depth, but that was far from the case. Between 1956 and 1961 the Coasters put out a dozen or so classic singles that brilliantly detailed teenage angst, love and lust, all of them given a slight comic spin that allowed the songs to nestle into AM pop radio with undetected subversive intent. It helped, too, that the Coasters material was written, produced, and arranged by the great team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who knew exactly what to do and how to do it. This concise anthology gets straight to the point and includes just the hits and nothing but the hits, which is probably all that most listeners will need.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/2006
Label:
American Legends
UPC:
0723721224356
catalogNumber:
192034
Rank:
178726

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