Shirley, Ian. Can Rock & Roll Save the World? An illustrated history of music and comics. London: SAF Publishing, 2005.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0946719808
BibTeX citation key: Shirley2005
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Keywords: Historical account, Music
Publisher: SAF Publishing (London)
Rock journalist and comic fan Ian Shirley presents a fascinating exploration into the myriad of rockers, punks, jazzers, rappers and teen popsters who over the years have been depicted as comic book superheroes.
By examining comics dedicated to the likes of the Beatles, Kiss and Johnny Cash; the creation of fictional bands from the Archies to the Gorillaz, Ian Shirley uncovers the vision, politics, rivalry, financial hazards and above all, the fun of comic publishing, and how companies like Marvel, Revolutionary and Dark Horse became entangled in the web of rock'n'roll, whilst being instrumental in promoting the counterculture of the day.
Lavishly illustrated in full colour, the book features extensive interviews with musicians, comic publishers, writers and artists (Alan Moore, Gilbert Shelton, Mike Allred and Jamie Hewlett, to name a few, as well as an exclusive interview with Robert Crumb).
From Wagner to Frank Sinatra, from the Dead to the White Stripes and all in between, Can Rock & Roll Save the World is essential reading for music and comic fans alike.
Table of Contents
1. Systems of Romance (11)
2. Cartoons Networked (30)
3. Going Underground (41)
4. Robert Crumb (63)
5. Pop Goes the Easel (73)
6. Jazz, Blues and Opera into Comics Will Go (96)
7. Destroy What Bores You on Sight (107)
8. Alan Moore Knows the Score (137)
9. Kiss Me! Kiss Me! Kiss Me! (146)
10. X Marks the Spot (167)
11. Revolutionary Comics “Unauthorised and Proud of It!” (172)
12. Make Mine Marvel … Music! (205)
13. “Sgt. Rock Is Going to Help Me” (216)
14. Heroes and Villains (230)
15. Tank Boy, Tank Girl and Sunshine in a Bag (246)
16. Allredy, Steady, Go (268)
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