The Day Alternative Music Died: Dylan, Zeppelin, Punk, Glam, Alt, Majors, Indies, and the Struggle between Art and Money for the Soul of Rock

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At once a groundbreaking cultural history of rock music and an impassioned defense of the unique value of art, The Day Alternative Music Died is a timely and essential addition to the cultural discourse. Featuring a meticulously researched and eminently readable narrative that will appeal to both casual and diehard music fans, The Day Alternative Music Died tells the fascinating story of the tensions between artistic and commercial aspirations throughout the history of rock music. Author Adam Caress grafts the vital and untold story of the rise and fall of the alternative music scene in the 1980s and 90s into a larger rock music narrative that spans half a century, shedding light on a number of crucial developments in rock and popular music which remain widely misunderstood, even as they continue to have far-reaching implications for the future of music creation, consumption, and criticism. With a scope that encompasses everything from Bob Dylan’s arrival on the rock scene in the mid-1960s through Spotify’s recent attempts to establish a new model for music distribution, The Day Alternative Music Died provides engaging and valuable insight into what it means to be a music fan, artist, and critic here in the 21st Century.

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Adam Caress has spent the past twenty years working in the music industry as a performer, recording artist, booking agent, talent buyer, writer, and editor. He currently teaches in the Music Business program at Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina.

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"Adam Caress knows his scene cold, writing with an informed insider's confidence--music is his passion. This passion prompts his patient (and fascinating) itemization of the stages whereby corporate logistics sought to monetize a hip-shake and a sneer and everything that followed from it. The history is fascinating--much fresh lore here--and the cultural and economic analysis is chillingly persuasive. A carefully wrought and necessary book."  - Sven Birkerts, author of The Gutenberg Elegies

"Wonderfully written... Fabulously interesting... I have read a lot of books about the history of rock music, some of which have been a delight, and some which have been culturally illuminating. This is one of the rare ones, bringing together a fan's love for the music and rock culture, and...serious artistic and ideological excavating. A great book I couldn't put down."  - Byron Borger, owner of Hearts & Minds Books

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