Chuck Berry (and later The Beatles) just wanted it. It's been a long time since Led Zeppelin did it. The Rolling Stones like it and Lou Reed's life was saved by it. Rock is dead they say; long live rock.
My father, the man who loved show tunes and symphonies, dug Devo. For years, his love of the video for “Whip It!” made absolutely no sense to me. Then I read Freedom of Choice and it became crystal clear. Part of the 33 1/3 series, the book is focused on that particular album, with some reference to earlier and later works. The story is told song by song, with references to the music (I am no musician, so that part means nothing to me), the lyrics, and of course, the Mothersbaughs,...more