Experiencing The Rolling Stones: A Listener's Companion by David MalvinniExperiencing The Rolling Stones: A Listener's Companion by David Malvinni

Experiencing The Rolling Stones: A Listener's Companion

byDavid Malvinni

Hardcover | February 25, 2016

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More than fifty years after their founding, the Rolling Stones still tour and create new music as the world's quintessential rock band. David Malvinni's Experiencing the Rolling Stones: A Listener's Companion looks at the Stones' music from the inside out. Along the journey, Malvinni places individual songs and entire albums within the transformative era of the '60s, focusing on how the Rolling Stones integrated African American R&B, blues, and rock and roll into a uniquely British style. Vignettes describing what it was like to hear the Stones' music at the time of its release thread their way through the book as Malvinni goes beyond the usual stories surrounding the Stone's most significant songs. Tracing the distinctive sound that runs through their catalog, from chord progressions and open guitar tuning, to polyrhythmic Afro-Caribbean beats and their innovative use of nontraditional instruments, Malvinni shows how the Stones have retained their unmistakable identity through the decades. Experiencing the Rolling Stones draws together a broad swath of postwar history as it covers the band's origins in Swinging London, their interest in the Beat generation, the powerful attraction of Morocco on their lives and music, the infamous drug busts that nearly destroyed the band, the female muses who inspired them, the disaster at Altamont, their flight from England as tax exiles, and the recording sessions outside of England. Malvinni takes an especially close look at Keith Richards' guitar work and its effect on the band's music, as well as the multiple changes in the band's members, such as the addition of guitarists Mick Taylor and Ron Wood. Experiencing the Rolling Stones delivers a musical adventure for both the lifelong fan and the first-time listener just discovering the magnitude and magnificence of the Stones' music, stardom, and legacy.
David Malvinni, musicologist and classical guitarist, is adjunct professor of music and African American studies at Santa Barbara City College and author of The Gypsy Caravan: From Real Roma to Imaginary Gypsies in Western Music and Film and Grateful Dead and the Art of Rock Improvisation.
Title:Experiencing The Rolling Stones: A Listener's CompanionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:324 pages, 9.41 × 6.18 × 1.14 inPublished:February 25, 2016Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810889196

ISBN - 13:9780810889194


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Early Stones: From R&B and the Blues to Chuck BerryChapter 2: Toward an Original Direction: Aftermath to Their Satanic Majesties RequestChapter 3: Supernaturally Charged Blues: Beggars Banquet (1968)Chapter 4: "This Record Should Be Played Loud": Let It Bleed (1969)Chapter 5: 1970s Overture: Sticky Fingers (1971)Chapter 6: Elegantly Wasted: Exile on Main Street (1972)Chapter 7: Twilight of the Idols: To Some Girls and BeyondRecommended for Further ReadingGlossary of Musical Terms

Editorial Reviews

If you are interested in immersing yourself in to a listeners companion book that goes beyond just telling you the basic facts of your favourite band, then Experiencing the Rolling Stones will be this summers musical adventure for both life long fans and first time listeners. This is a book that you cannot afford to put on your waiting list.