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This collage of articles, commentary, and interviews with pop culture heroes offers a portrait of a counterculture that has lost its bearings, going from rebellion against the mainstream to an obsession with celebrityhood
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Kurt Loder, MTV newscaster, contributing editor to Rolling Stone, and co-author of I, Tina, lives in New York City.From Library Journal:
To many rock readers, the material herein will seem familiar; virtually all of it is reprinted from Rolling Stone . But though much of the prospective audience has already seen the text, Loder eschewed revision to maintain (he says) "historical authenticity." Well, okay. Loder, who appears on MTV as well as writing for Rolling Stone , writes well, but without the manic genius of Lester Bangs ( Psychotic Reactions & Carborator Dung , LJ 9/1/87) or the cosmic ranginess of Greil Marcus ( Mystery Train , 1975), and his array of subjects is galactic (Iggy Pop to--Don Johnson?!). Some of the article/interviews really hit the mark (e.g., Ronnie Lane, ZZ Top), but others will seem undeveloped to the unitiated; the Iggy piece, for example, deals too much with Iggy's excesses and too little with his brilliance. Loder's title, by the way, comes from a Captain Beefheart LP and has no relation to the text. Buy if you have a large rock readership without access to back issues of Rolling Stone .
- Robert E. Brown, Onondaga Cty. P.L., Syracuse, N.Y.
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