Grit, Noise, & Revolution: The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll
". . . a great blow-by-blow account of an exciting and still-legendary scene."
From the early days of John Lee Hooker to the heyday of Motown and beyond, Detroit has enjoyed a long reputation as one of the crucibles of American pop music. In Grit, Noise, and Revolution, David Carson turns the spotlight on those hard-rocking, long-haired musicians-influenced by Detroit's R&B heritage-who ultimately helped change the face of rock 'n' roll.
Carson tells the story of some of the great garage-inspired, blue-collar Motor City rock 'n' roll bands that exemplified the Detroit rock sound: The MC5, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, SRC, the Bob Seger System, Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes, and Grand Funk Railroad.
An indispensable guide for rock aficionados, Grit, Noise, and Revolution features stories of these groundbreaking groups and is the first book to survey Detroit music of the 1960s and 70s-a pivotal era in rock music history.
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Grit, noise, and revolution: the birth of Detroit rock 'n' rollUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Considering all the unconventional rock artists who hail from the Detroit area--the MC5, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper--it's ironic that this history is so bland. Still, Carson (Rockin' Down the Dial: The ... Read full review
Review: Grit, Noise, and Revolution: The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' RollUser Review - Paul Madarasz - Goodreads
Having grown up in Detroit during the time this book covers, and having seen most of the bands mentioned, reading this was like coming home (the one you can't go again). Required reading for anyone interested in the development of rock during those seminal years. Read full review
Boogie and the Beat
Fame and Fortune
Freewheelin in the Motor City
Motown and Other Sounds
The Village Is on Fire
On to the Hideout
Something in the Air
Seger on the Rise
A Night at the Grande
Enter the Stooges
On the Front Lines with the MC5
Kickin Out the Jams
Up against the Wall and Beyond
The Big Bust