Australia Rocks: Remembering the music of the 1950s to 1990s by Lucy Desoto PDF

By Lucy Desoto

ISBN-10: 1775592987

ISBN-13: 9781775592983

Australian rock song has a wealthy historical past of performers and bands that experience created not only the soundtrack for Australian lives yet have additionally formed the overseas tune scene. within the early days of the Nineteen Fifties and ‘60s, Australian rock observed performers like Johnny O’Keefe and The Easybeats. The Nineteen Seventies observed chilly Chisel and AC/DC, between others, appearing to packed halls in the community. AC/DC became this into foreign luck, blasting via 3 many years of traveling and acting. despite the fact that, it was once purely within the Eighties and Nineties that Australian rock really made its mark at the foreign level with iconic bands comparable to males at paintings, nighttime Oil and INXS. Australia Rocks brings the bands and the days to lifestyles via exact pictures and evocative textual content. Written by means of a rock musician, it additionally is going past the ‘big names’ to focus on the various self sustaining, usually lesser-known performers who performed such a vital part in shaping the undefined, and shines a mild on how rock song used to be not just motivated through international occasions (the Vietnam battle, for instance) but in addition shaped a part of huge, immense cultural shifts (the Swinging Sixties, the protest flow, etc). From the demure dance halls of the Nineteen Fifties to the smoke-filled pubs of the Nineteen Seventies and the packed live shows of the Nineteen Nineties and past, Australia Rocks may have track fans dusting off their vinyl assortment and remembering the great times.

Lucy Desoto is an the world over known rock and blues musician and no stranger to the inventive strategy. when you consider that 1975, Lucy Desoto has sung and performed keyboards in bands with a few of Australia’s top rock musicians, construction a name for excellent tune writing and expert performances. In 2001, Lucy attained a first-class honours measure in Media Arts at Sydney college, and began post-graduate movie experiences. In 2008, Lucy’s documentary movie Rock ’n Roll Outlaw screened to sold-out exhibits on the Melbourne foreign movie competition and later that yr Lucy used to be offered a Doctorate of artistic Arts from the collage of know-how Sydney. Now established in Alice Springs, Lucy keeps to rock ’n’ roll. this is often her first book.

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