Blues & Chaos

Blues & Chaos

The Music Writing of Robert Palmer

Paperback - 2009
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A collection of previously published articles and criticism by famed music critic Robert Palmer.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781416599746
1416599746
9781416599753
1416599754
9781439109632
143910963X
Characteristics: xxiv, 452 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: DeCurtis, Anthony
Alternative Title: Blues and chaos

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lukasevansherman
Dec 19, 2015

"A love of music was more evident in him than in anybody I ever met."-Robbie Robertson (The Band)
The late Robert Palmer (not to be confused with the singer) never had as high of a profile as other first generation rock critics (Lester Bangs, Greil Marcus, Robert Crisco), but he's arguably the most perceptive and passionate of the lot. He's best known for his great book on early blues called "Deep Blues," but this well-chosen and organized collection shows that he had wide ranging interests and wrote with intelligence and nuance about jazz, early rock and roll, world music, and punk. It's a mix of articles, reviews, and interviews with Eric Clapton and William S. Burroughs. Should be on the bookshelf of any serious music fan.

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