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Experiencing the Rolling Stones: A Listener's Companion

Experiencing the Rolling Stones: A Listener's Companion

by David Malvinni

Editorial: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780810889194
Número de páginas: 286
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 8 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-08-05


Over fifty years after their founding, the Rolling Stones still tour and create new music, while retaining their status as the world’s quintessential rock band. Marketed as the raw alternative to their Liverpool counterparts, the Beatles, the Stones were the brainchild of guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones. But even before Jones’ tragic death from drowning in 1969, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards assumed leadership of the group largely because of their songwriting partnership. David Malvinni’s Experiencing the Rolling Stones: A Listener’s Companion looks at the Stones’ music from the inside out. Throughout 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 attempt to describe what it was like to hear the Stones’ music at the time of its release thread their way through as Malvinni goes beyond the usual stories around their significant songs. Tracing the distinctive sound that run through their catalogue, from chord progressions and open guitar tunings, to polyrhythmic Afro-Caribbean beats, to their timbral innovations using non-traditional instruments, he shows how the Stones retain their identity through the decades. Experiencing The Rolling Stones also draws together a broad swath of post-war Atlantic history as it covers their origins in Swinging London, their interest in the Beat generation of artists, 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 Altamont and its aftermath, 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—from his use of an open-G tuning to 5-string guitars—and their effect on the band’s music, as well as the change in personnel, such as the addition of guitarists Mick Taylor and Ron Wood.