ALL SHOOK UP: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America. Glenn C. Altschuler, Author. Oxford Univ. $26 (p) ISBN As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the outraged reception to it–in fact can tell us a lot about the values of the United States. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the Altschuler shows, in particular, how rock’s “switchblade beat” opened up wide.
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Sign in via your Institution Sign in. This was a fairly interesting book about rock and roll throughout the 50s. A tired seamstress on a bus changed how people used altscguler transportation.
As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the outraged reception to This book has inspired me to get more into the history of music and rock ‘n’ roll. This was also an attempt to convince the older generation that rock ‘n’ roll was not as sexually-charged as they believed.
This book is very different from other things I have read, but I would definitely read something else like this again. In All Shook Up: However, this did not happen in the s.
The theme explained by Glenn C. To the degree that this serves as a sincere manifesto for the music, and in a culture that in seems characterized by moral anarchy, one has to wonder whether we should be happy about the long-term results. Thieves of Book Row McDade. Most users should sign in with their email address.
Much of All Shook Up focuses on the machinations of those elders to derail the burgeoning rock and roll movement. And it delighted in the separate world of the teenager and deepened the divide between the generations, helping teenagers differentiate themselves from others. This brief and well-meaning study of the music’s sociological impact from the early s through the early s-the work of such artists as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry-is surprisingly flat, given the still-exciting quality of the music itself.
Rock ‘n roll seemed to be everywhere during the decade, exhilarating, influential, and an outrage to those Americans intent on wishing away all forms of dissent and conflict. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
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Altschuler notes, though, in the concluding chapter of All Shook Up that England did not suffer the cultural struggles over rock and roll that America did. So I had to read this for a history course.
Nov 08, Jessie rated it liked it. Dick Clark was the antithesis of Freed — his public persona was invariably pleasant, even vanilla.
Rock n Roll and Sexuality. Rock n Rolls Lull and Revival. Altschuler shows, in particular, howrock’s “switchblade beat” opened up wide fissures in American society along the fault-lines of family, sexuality, and race. This quote is a good example to demonstrate how the author starts his chapters.
Rock music — Social aspects — United States. His is a finely tuned, perfectly pitched appreciation of the rhythms of a music that became not only a soundtrack but a heartbeat to American life.
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Suburban construction changed the demographics of cities. To suggest that Dylan’s career as a political protest singer commenced in ’65 with ” Like a Rollin’ Stone” is way off the tracks. Citing articles via Google Scholar. The result is not just g,enn especially informative history of rock, but an important altsdhuler history of the ‘long’ s. Altschuler surveys the birth and growth of rock and roll, concentrating on the years from to I fail to see the atlschuler way between the s and Woodstock or Woodstock and Springsteen.
As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Upthe rise of rock ‘n roll–and the outraged reception to it–in fact can tell us a lot about the values of the United States in th The birth of rock ‘n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy–one critic called it “musical riots put alo a switchblade beat”–but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?
Josh is not happy. This book was very readable and enlightening but I would have never picked it up on my own. By doing this, it makes the reader want to continue reading the book.
Jun 15, Brian Collins rated it liked it. A handy overview of an era, but not too exciting. Rock n roll may seem like an odd choice for a pivotal moment in American history but altschuler supports his thesis very well and by the end I was convinced. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
The subtitle of how this genre changed America is an unfulfilled expectation. Otherwise, this can be a very dry and predictable book.
ALL SHOOK UP: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America
You do not currently have access to this article. If you love 50’s and 60’s history or are a music fan, this is such a fun read! Aug 10, Dan Fahlgren added it. It explores how both society influenced the music, and how music influenced society, as presented in the clear split between the Pat Boone-Frank Sinatra followers, and disruptive, raucous, loud music and fans of Elvis, Jerry Lee Le Alschuler’s book, written as part of the Pivotal Moments in American History series, present rock and roll’s birth, from Alan Freed, from Sun Studios, from the Mississippi Delta and how it burst onto the post-WWII scene and changed American culture and society forever.
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All Shook Up: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America by Glenn C. Altschuler
Altschuler examines the changing times of the s through the lens of popular music. The generational divide was glaringly apparent during this time when conformity was the ideal promoted through media outlets. One other noteworthy defect is the organization of the chapters.
America in White, Black, and Gray: And it delighted in the separate world of the teenager and deepened the divide between the generations, helping teenagers differentiate themselves from others. These moves made it possible for rock to take root in American culture. When he hits the 60s, a couple pages are given to the Beatles, another couple to Woodstock, then we are treated to a strange few pages about Springsteen that jumps into the 80s.