The Story Of Rock 'N' Roll Review

artist: Paul Du Noyer date: 10/23/2012 category: books
Paul Du Noyer: The Story Of Rock 'N' Roll
I love how it covers everything that has happened in Rock history and they print a section at the back showing how the public reacted to the singles and albums. The extra "Trash etc." sections are also fun to read as it sort of pokes fun at the pitiful rockstars and bands as well as the insane super-fans in the "Crazes" sections.
 Richness of Content: 8
 Style: 7
 Overall Impression: 8
 Overall rating:
 7.8 
 Reviewer rating:
 7.7 
 Users rating:
 7.8 
 Votes:
 4 
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overall: 7.7
The Story Of Rock 'N' Roll Reviewed by: RockstarAdam, on october 23, 2012
5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Richness of Content: The book runs through all of the important dates and events that have happened in the entire history of Rock music from 1954 until 1994 (when it was published). The book runs through every thing in a decade-by-decade style which is further split up into year-by-year. Apart from listing all of the news and events of a specific timeframe, there is a section in each decade which shows the "Trash", "Underground" and "Crazes" of each period. Also running vertically along the tips of the pages is a copy of the newspaper headlines from each year and occasionally a timeline of what happened each year with large portions of pages in each decade devoted to the main acts of the time (for example The Beatles or Nirvana). Along with this there are many side-articles and pictures which makes this fun to read and very informative. And there is a section at the back which indicates the best-selling singles and albums for each year. // 8

Style: Each decade is written by a different author so the writing style varies - but not too much. Each author does their job well (mostly) and does not leave you with many questions. The downside is that the layout is scruffy and can be hard to read at times. But not much else annoys me. // 7

Overall Impression: I love how it covers everything that has happened in Rock history and they print a section at the back showing how the public reacted to the singles and albums. The extra "Trash etc." sections are also fun to read as it sort of pokes fun at the pitiful rockstars and bands as well as the insane super-fans in the "Crazes" sections. I don't like how the layout is formatted the the cover page doesn't exactly speak to me, but nonetheless it is an entertaining read and I can't keep from going back to it time ad again. // 8

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