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No Schlock...Just Rock!
     

No Schlock...Just Rock!

by Greg Prato
 

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Before he was the author of such books as 'A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon,' 'Touched By Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story,' and 'Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music,' Greg Prato was a writer for such respected UK-based publications as Classic Rock, Guitarist, Metal Hammer, and

Overview

Before he was the author of such books as 'A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon,' 'Touched By Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story,' and 'Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music,' Greg Prato was a writer for such respected UK-based publications as Classic Rock, Guitarist, Metal Hammer, and Record Collector. 'No Schlock...Just Rock!' collects most of Greg's writing for these mags between a five-year span (2003-2008), with the focus on the crème de la crème of classic rock, heavy metal, and punk/alt-rock. Included are features that explore the entire careers of Faith No More, Soundgarden, Bad Brains, Meat Puppets, The Cars, The Raspberries, and GG Allin, as well as additional interviews/articles on the Ramones, Cheap Trick, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Jethro Tull, Rush, King Crimson, Steely Dan, William Shatner, and Run-DMC (among many others), plus the 3 articles that later led to Greg's Melon, Bolin, and Grunge books.

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amazon.com - Richard Galbraith
There seems to be a little bit for everyone to take in, from Classic Rock to Metal and even a bit from the Punk Rock Scene with write ups on the Ramones and the Dead Boys. Looking forward to reading the rest and have enjoyed Gregs style of writing since reading Grunge is Dead and Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story along with current articles in the various magazines that Greg writes for........... so if your a rock fan I think you will enjoy the book.....
amazon.com - Kris Skullion
A very interesting and eclectic collection of bands are represented here. That's what I like most about this book. I like all different musical styles and the author manages to put them all together in one cohesive compendium. You would think that a book couldn't seamlessly weave articles about Joni Mithchell and GG Allin together but its all here and feels right.
Richard Galbraith
There seems to be a little bit for everyone to take in, from Classic Rock to Metal and even a bit from the Punk Rock Scene with write ups on the Ramones and the Dead Boys. Looking forward to reading the rest and have enjoyed Gregs style of writing since reading Grunge is Dead and Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story along with current articles in the various magazines that Greg writes for........... so if your a rock fan I think you will enjoy the book.....
Kris Skullion
A very interesting and eclectic collection of bands are represented here. That's what I like most about this book. I like all different musical styles and the author manages to put them all together in one cohesive compendium. You would think that a book couldn't seamlessly weave articles about Joni Mithchell and GG Allin together but its all here and feels right.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780578022949
Publisher:
Greg Prato
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Greg Prato is a Long Island, New York-based writer, who regularly writes for All Music Guide, RollingStone.com, and Classic Rock Magazine. He is also the author of several books, including 'A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon,' 'Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story,' 'No Schlock...Just Rock!', 'Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music,' 'The Eric Carr Story,' and 'MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video.'

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