Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky
by Paolo Hewitt
From the moment that Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm conceived "Rocket 88" to the suicide of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain and Lennon's Anniversary concert, â??Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky chronicles 50 moments in history that shaped the music industry as we know it.
Paolo Hewitt's lively and readable text gives us a unique "insider's view" on each event explaining the background and immediate aftermath to the moment as well as its long term significance and legacy. Each story is accompanied by an "at a glance" box about each artist, their most significant achievements and contribution to rock history. Iconic moments include the day that Dylan went electric, the moment the Ramones launched punk rock, the Michael Jackson video that inspired an MTV generation, and the year that Oasis and Blur saw Brit Pop go global.
The stories behind the iconic records and recordings, the untimely deaths, landmark live performances, on screen incidents and all of the most outrageous moments are recounted in this captivating, comprehensive overview of the greatest musical form of the twentieth century.
- Quercus, October 2013
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