ALL SHOOK UP: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America. Glenn C. Altschuler, Author. Oxford Univ. $26 (p) ISBN As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the outraged reception to it–in fact can tell us a lot about the values of the United States. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the Altschuler shows, in particular, how rock’s “switchblade beat” opened up wide.
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To the degree that this serves as a sincere manifesto for the music, and in a culture that in seems characterized by moral anarchy, wltschuler has to wonder whether we should be happy about the long-term results.
The older generation was not ready for change, and because of that, they created excuses against rock and roll. Nov 15, Rebecca Dobrinski rated it sjook it Shelves: While All Shook Up provides a brief exploration of the history of rock ‘n’ roll, it is certainly not an all inclusive history of the subject. Academic Skip to main content. Rock n Roll and Sexuality. One other noteworthy defect is the organization of the chapters. Highly recommended for all libraries with popular music and American studies collections, especially as a complement to Charlie Gillett’s The Sound of the City and James Miller’s Flowers in the Dustbin.
Altschuler examines the changing times of the s through the lens of glfnn music.
He also delves altschler the impact of the genre on life in America in the s and early s. His explanation of some of the tributarial forces is good, we just never get to the river.
Feb 13, Sara Beth Cockerham rated it really liked it. Rock and roll was started a rebellion in teens and most of these actions were blamed on African When Glenn C.
This was a really interesting book. The s were a time of change and confusion in the United States.
He gglenn the author of several books on American history and popular culture, including Changing Channels: He is informing the readers of the history of Rock N Roll and the problems it caused. I still have it five years later and flip through it from time to time. Skip to main content.
Thus Freed made himself a target. America in TV Guide analyzes “the emergence of rock and roll as a cultural phenomenon” by reviewing all the standard truisms about the music, which makes the book seem alltschuler it was written by a committee of rock critics. He ends the book with just a brief mention of the Beatles and the British Invasion of the mids.
All Shook Up – Glenn C. Altschuler – Oxford University Press
As vibrant as the music itself, All Shook Up reveals how rock ‘n roll challenged and changed American culture and laid the foundation for the social upheaval of the sixties. Rock n Roll and Generational Conflict. Email alerts New issue alert. Nov 20, Landon Allender rated it liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, this did not happen in the s.
Rock n roll may seem like an odd choice for a pivotal moment in American history but altschuler supports his thesis very well and by the end I was convinced.
All shook up : how rock ‘n’ roll changed America
Pivotal moments in American history. This is quite a good look at the early history of rock and roll and in particular, reactions to it. Jan 26, victor harris rated it really liked it Shelves: Mass media ahook music radio and television were also affected as they evolved to match the trend.
Remember me on this computer. Into this narrative, he incorporated the social implications of this new form of music. Altschuler shows, in particular, how rock’s “switchblade beat” opened up wide fissures in American society along the fault-lines of family, sexuality, and race. altscuuler
All Shook Up
A good guy book, probably altschulerr 5th graders and up. He is the author of several books on American history and popular culture, including Changing Channels: As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up ehook, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the outraged reception to it–in fact can tell us a lot about the values of the United States in th The birth of rock ‘n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy–one critic called it “musical riots put to a switchblade beat”–but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?
Rock n Roll and the Pop Culture Wars. Publisher’s Weekly Review This brief and well-meaning study of the music’s sociological impact from the early s through the early s-the work of such artists as Elvis Presley alhschuler Chuck Berry-is surprisingly flat, given the still-exciting quality of the music itself. He was more concerned about limiting his own liability than defending the music business. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Sep 09, Amanda Leavitt rated it really liked it Shelves: Another good example of his writing style is: As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Upthe rise of rock ‘n roll–and the outraged reception to it–in fact can tell us a lot about the values of the United States in the s, a decade that saw a great struggle for the control of popular culture.
For instance, the birth of rock coincided with the Civil Rights movement and brought “race music” into many white homes for the first time. Jun 15, Brian Collins rated it liked it.
It is definitely worth reading as a spring board to explore further specific subjects on racial equality, censorship and the rise of corporations within the American dream.