Paperback - by Steven Blush
About the Book:
Bands like The Velvet Underground, Blondie, and The Ramones are enshrined as rock royalty and recognized around the world for their musical innovations. Tracing their roots, however, there is one very important feature they share—they all rose to prominence in New York City. In NEW YORK ROCK: From the Rise of The Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB bestselling author Steven Blush presents the definitive history of New York’s rock scene from 1966 to 2006.
NEW YORK ROCK brings all these disparate parts together, explaining how punk, new wave, no wave, glitter rock, and indie rock grew from and shaped each other. NEW YORK ROCK is full of the behind-the- scenes stories, social context, and obscure rock scene facts that music lovers clamor for. Blush was there for much of what he writes about, having spent his life as journalist, editor, promoter, DJ, and filmmaker in New York.