This page contains profiles on rock musicians of the ‘s, updated around the clock. Unfortunately, many pages are still available only in Italian. This history of rock music is not a history of the charts (which I consider an aberration), but a history of the great ideas introduced by rock musicians over 50 years. “A History of Rock and Dance Music ” is the second edition of what is arguably the most comprehensive history of the genre ever published. When the first.

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Scaruffi’s book is useful to learn about new bands, but utterly frustrating in almost every other regard.

However, I owe a great deal to Scaruffi for introducing me to some of my hustory rock albums. Return to Book Page. History Maps Paperback Books. Skip to main content.

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A History of Rock Music: 1951-2000

Madalin Boboc rated it really liked it Apr 23, Jan 14, Chris rated it did not like it. Scaruffi is involved in organising and moderating events for Stanford Continuing Studies. Scaruffi’s theory is that the only valuable music is that which pushes boundaries.

He graduated from the University of Yistory in with a degree in Mathematics. Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Everything as the deal was. See details scarufri description of any imperfections. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

His work aims to bridge artificial intelligence, mathematics, science and art. No trivia or quizzes yet. His “reviews” aren’t really about zcaruffi or not albums were good at what they did, but more about their overall innovation and originality.


He is willing to forgive incompetence, contempt and if only there is a cup of originality in it. Dora rated it it was ok Aug 07, He is an Italian naturalized American.

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Want to Read saving…. In a sense, rediscovering alternative rock and giving it its dues is also a way to restore the reputation of rock music among the more sophisticated audiences. Berkeley nistory, and published on artificial intelligence and cognitive scienceincluding Thinking About Thought and The Nature of Consciousness Brian rated it really liked it Aug 20, Piero Scaruffi born 26 April is an Italian-American freelance software consultant and university lecturer [1] who maintains a music website on which his reviews are published.

Trivia About A History of Rock He’s pretentious, for sure, but he’s introduced me to some absolutely unforgettable albums. Scaruffi’s book is useful t Scaruffi’s theory is that the only valuable music is that which pushes boundaries. Just check out his lists on his website instead of reading this book.

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I’m hard pressed to disagree with a lot of what he claims other than his consistent downplaying of female musicians’ importance, which probably the most problematic nature of his writings and even in situations where I love an album he hates, his writing is so filled to the brim with analysis and critical thought that I’m forced to understand where he is coming from.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. Shawn rated it it was amazing Jul 09, At least he makes heavy use of lists, so if nothing else, you’ll have something to compare your taste kf. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It’s important to note that I disagree a great deal with his thesis and his opinions, so that could have an affect on my opinion of this book.

Retrieved 29 November Sean rated it really liked it May 02, Scaruffi’s atheism is apparent from his belief that “Religion is the ultimate evil, because it is founded on a lie God exists “. Therefore, my alternative history of rock music begins much earlier than most books on the origins of rock’n’roll, and covers much more territory than guitar-driven rock’n’roll.

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It ends up being more focused on alternative rock than on mainstream rock, simply because alternative musicians tend to be more innovative and sincere than mainstream musicians. Ehnaton rated it liked it Nov 07, This page was last hiatory on 13 Decemberat