The Boy Who Cried Freebird

The Boy Who Cried Freebird

Rock and Roll Fables and Sonic Storytelling

Book - 2008
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A collection of articles, artist profiles, and short fiction chronicles the history of twentieth-century music and pop culture and includes pieces culled from such genre periodicals as Rolling Stone, Creem, and Wire Magazine, in a volume that also shares the author's views on such topics as the music industry and fan culture. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.


Wedding the American oral storytelling tradition with progressive music journalism, Mitch Myers' The Boy Who Cried Freebird is a treatise on the popular music culture of the twentieth century. Trenchant, insightful, and wonderfully strange, this literary mix-tape is authentic music history . . . except when it isn't. Myers outrageously blends short fiction, straight journalism, comic interludes, memoirs, serious artist profiles, satire, and related fan-boy hokum—including the classic stories he first narrated on NPR's All Things Considered.

Focusing on iconic recordings, events, communities, and individuals, Myers riffs on Deadheads, sixties nostalgia, rock concert decorum, glockenspiels, and all manner of pop phenomena. From tales of rock-and-roll time travel to science fiction revealing Black Sabbath's power to melt space aliens, The Boy Who Cried Freebird is about music, culture, legend, and lore—all to be lovingly passed on to future generations.

Publisher: New York : Harperentertainment, 2008
ISBN: 9780061139024
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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