Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 376 p.,  p. of plates) : ill.
Edition:1st pbk. ed.
Publisher:Ann Arbor :University of Michigan Press,2006, c2005.
Available through EBSCO/Netlibrary
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-344), discography (p. 345-347), and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Boogie and the beat -- Fame and fortune -- Freewheelin' in the Motor City -- Motown and other sounds -- The village is on fire -- On to the hideout -- So you wanna be a rock 'n' roll star? -- A whole lotta soul, a whole lotta funk -- Birth of the noise -- A mythical figure -- Summer in the city -- Hippies and head shops -- Hits and misses -- Something in the air -- Seger on the rise -- A night at the Grande -- Enter the Stooges -- On the front lines with the MC5 -- Total assault : kickin' out the jams -- Up against the wall and beyond -- The Detroit Pop Festival -- Voices of the counterculture -- I wanna be your dog -- "Uncle Russ" -- First train out of town -- 1970 -- The big bust.
David Carson turns the spotlight on those hard-rocking, long-haired musicians - influenced by Detroit's R&B heritage - who ultimately helped change the face of rock 'n' roll. Carson tells the story of some of the great garage-inspired, blue-collar Motor City rock 'n' roll bands that exemplified the Detroit rock sound: The MC5, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, SRC, the Bob Seger System, Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes, and Grand Funk Railroad. An indispensable guide for rock aficionados, this book features stories of these groundbreaking groups and is the first book to survey Detroit music of the 1960s and 70s - a ivotal era in rock music history.