Waiting for the Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes and the Sound of Los Angeles

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9780312144449: Waiting for the Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes and the Sound of Los Angeles

Provides a comprehensive look into the music, the music scene, and the musicians of Los Angeles, capturing their diversity and originality as seen during the past fifty years, from the jazz bars in the 1940s through the gangster rap of the present day.

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British rock historian Barney Hoskyns, author of Across the Great Divide: The Band and America, examines the long and twisted rock and roll history of Los Angeles. The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, Little Feat, The Eagles, Steely Dan, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell and others (right up to Black Flag, The Minutemen and Guns N'Roses) populate the pages of this comprehensive and extensively illustrated book.

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"A hilarious, chilling, thoroughly scabrous history of post-war pop music in Los Angeles...dry sarcasm and terse, slashing commentary color [Hoskyns's] fascinating portrait of the California sound and its epic tragicomedy." --Stephen M.H. Braitman, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"The entire history of pop Los Angeles in all its splendor and excess: a dark drive deep into the city of the night." --Jon Savage, author of England's Dreaming

"A detailed, oft-biting book, eschewing a simple narrative approach to encompass the complex business and social forces the shaped a half-century of music." --Chris Morris, Billboard

"An impressively researched and energetically written history of LA's place in contemporary culture, as well as a chronicle of how the city of dreams has so often turned itself into a city of nightmare. Hoskyns writes with awesome command over his wide-ranging material." --Steve Grant, Time Out

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