Waiting for the Sun: A Rock & Roll History of Los Angeles

Waiting for the Sun: A Rock & Roll History of Los Angeles


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Waiting for the Sun: A Rock & Roll History of Los Angeles by Barney Hoskyns, Hal Leonard Corporation Staff

(Book). A classic, finally back in print! British rock historian Barney Hoskyns (Hotel California, Across the Great Divide: The Band in America) examines the long and twisted rock 'n' roll history of Los Angeles in its glamorous and debauched glory. The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, the Doors, Little Feat, the Eagles, Steely Dan, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, and others (from Charlie Parker right up to Black Flag, the Minutemen, Jane's Addiction, Ice Cube, and Guns N' Roses) populate the pages of this comprehensive and extensively illustrated book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879309435
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 03/15/2009
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 698,784
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Apocalypse Now! (We Love It!)
Intro: After the Goldrush, or Los Angeles Without a Star Map
1. On the Avenue: West Coast Cool, California Crazy
2. Boys of Summer
3. Sunset Nights, Jingle-Jangle Mornings
4. Maybe the People Would be the Times, or Between Doheny and La Cienega
5. Strange Daze, Weird Sins
6. Ladies and Gentlemen of the Canyon
7. Crawling Down Cahuenga on a Broken Pair of Legs, or What Were Once Vices are Now Habits
8. The Decline of the West
9. Rituals of the Habitual
Epilogue: Slipping into Darkness
Appendix: Los Angeles in Songs

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Jon Savage

The entire history of pop Los Angeles in all its splendor and excess: a dark drive deep into the city of the night.
—Jon Savage, author of England's Dreaming

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