They Just Seem A Little Weird. How Kiss. Cheap Trick. Aerosmith. And Starz Remade Rock N Roll - Doug Brod - Books - HACHETTE BOOKS - 9780306845192 - December 1, 2020
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They Just Seem A Little Weird. How Kiss. Cheap Trick. Aerosmith. And Starz Remade Rock N Roll

Doug Brod

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They Just Seem A Little Weird. How Kiss. Cheap Trick. Aerosmith. And Starz Remade Rock N Roll

It was the age when heavy-footed, humorless dinosaurs roamed the hard-rock landscape. But that all changed when into these dazed and confused mid-70s strut-ted four flamboyant bands that reveled in revved-up anthems and flaunted a novel theatricality. In They Just Seem a Little Weird, veteran entertainment journalist Doug Brod offers an eye- and ear-opening look at a crucial moment in music history, when rock became fun again and a gig became a show.

This is the story of friends and frenemies who rose, fell, and soared once more, often sharing stages, studios, producers, engineers, managers, agents, roadies, and fans-and who are still collaborating more than forty years on.

In the tradition of David Brownes Fire and Rain and Sheila Wellers Girls Like Us, They Just Seem a Little Weird seamlessly interweaves the narratives of KISS, Cheap Trick, and Aerosmith with that of Starz, a criminally neglected band whose fate may have been sealed by a shocking act of violence. This is also the story of how these distinctly American groups-three of them now enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-laid the foundation for two seemingly opposed rock genres: the hair metal of Poison, Skid Row, and Mtley Crue and the grunge of Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and the Melvins. Deeply researched, and featuring more than 130 new interviews, this book is nothing less than a secret history of classic rock.


320 pages

Media Books     Hardcover Book   (Book with hard spine and cover)
Released December 1, 2020
ISBN13 9780306845192
Publishers HACHETTE BOOKS 9780306845192
Pages 320
Dimensions 235 × 163 × 34 mm   ·   552 g
Language English  

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