Great Pop Things: The Real History of Rock 'n' Roll from Elvis to Oasis

Great Pop Things: The Real History of Rock 'n' Roll from Elvis to Oasis

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Overview

The comic strips of Colin B. Morton and Chuck Death deliver an irreverent, heartfelt, and devastatingly funny history of rock and roll. Like Monty Python at its best, their version is surreal and ridiculous - yet somehow everything in it rings true. According to Morton and Death, the bass player in Led Zeppelin was Jean-Paul Sartre. And despite having been able to think up brilliant titles for their first three albums, Led Zeppelin were stuck for what to call the fourth one - so they put a load of prunes on the front. In strip after strip, Morton & Death pinpoint the absurdities and oddities of rock history. In the process, they often come closer to its truth than conventional accounts do, as well as being far more entertaining. As for the drawings, their caricatures of rock stars from Mick Jagger to Frank Zappa, Johnny Rotten to Courtney Love, are in themselves worth the price of admission.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781891241086
Publisher: Verse Chorus Press
Publication date: 11/05/1998
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Chuck Death is the nom de guerre of musician/artist Jon Langford. His bands include the Mekons and the Waco Brothers, and he is also a prolific visual ­artist. Verse Chorus Press has published two collections of his art, Nashville Radio and Skull Orchard Revisited, each of which each includes a CD of his music.

Chuck Death is the nom de guerre of musician/artist Jon Langford. His bands include the Mekons and the Waco Brothers, and he is also a prolific visual ­artist. Verse Chorus Press has published two collections of his art, Nashville Radio and Skull Orchard Revisited, each of which each includes a CD of his music.

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irkthepurist on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Simply one of the funniest AND cleverest music books ever written. I cannot recommend this edition enough because of the extra cartoons and oddities they've added to it. An absolute masterpiece.