Free Download [Travel Book] ☆ The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll - by Christopher Knowles ↠

By Christopher Knowles | Comments: ( 982 ) | Date: ( Aug 24, 2019 )

Sex Drugs Loud music Wild costumes Dazzling light shows These words can all describe a great rock concert or a hot dance club, but they were also part and parcel of the ancient cultural phenomenon known as the Mystery religions In this book, author Christopher Knowles shows how the long dead Mystery religions got a secular reincarnation when a new musical form callSex Drugs Loud music Wild costumes Dazzling light shows These words can all describe a great rock concert or a hot dance club, but they were also part and parcel of the ancient cultural phenomenon known as the Mystery religions In this book, author Christopher Knowles shows how the long dead Mystery religions got a secular reincarnation when a new musical form called rock n roll burst onto the scene Knowles shows how the Mysteries prefigured subcultures as diverse as Santeria, Freemasonry and Mardi Gras, and explains exactly how ancient rituals and music found their way to the New World In the process, The Secret History of Rock n Roll traces the development of rock s most popular genres such as punk and metal, and reveals how many of rock s most iconic artists fill the same archetypal roles as the ancient gods You ll see how many of the rituals, customs and musical styles of our postmodern society have stunning ancient parallels You ll meet history s first pop divas, headbangers and guitar heroes and read the untold story of the Puritan Woodstock Get ready for a wild ride that will take you from the Stone Age to the Space Age.


  • Title: The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll
  • Author: Christopher Knowles
  • ISBN: 9781573444057
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll

  • Bruce Baugh

    My first abandoned-before-finishing reading of 2012.The good part of this book is up front, with a review of various mystery cults and their practices that makes an effort to pull out points of modern interest from archaic descriptions. I like looking at areas of unexpected continuity in human life, alongside the ways cultures and generations vary a lot. Human diversity is neat! Knowles has to do a fair amount of speculative filling of gaps in between he available written and physical evidence, [...]


  • Patrick Neylan

    In a piece of spectacularly speculative hokum, Knowles tries to link the modern devotion of music fans to ancient mystery cults. Academically it's all nonsense of course, but it's a fun diversion and it does put a different spin on a subject that's produced thousands of books without much new being said since Lester Bangs bowed out three decades ago. Knowles seems to know his mythology and his music, but he doesn't really do the research required to fill in the gaps in his knowledge. There are n [...]


  • Steve Cran

    Rock and Roll music has affected all of us in one way or another. I too have had my mystical experience listening to to some awesome mind blowing album or going to some off the hook concert. Rock music is a spiritual experience with it's roots going all the way back to stone age Paganism. Rock and Roll offered it all as did the ancient Pagan religion.Perhaps it began all the way back in Egypt based as it was on the agricultural cycle as personified by the Osiris cycle. The ancient Egyptians were [...]


  • East Bay J

    This book is crap. Another college student gets their thesis paper published. Fortunately, I only spent $3 on this book I couldn't stand to read.


  • Angie Lisle

    The first half of the book attempts to link ancient religious rites with the modern day music arena. The book does exemplify how the power of myth has been transferred to human figures, like movie and rock stars. But, the myths used to support the idea weren't common or wide-spread and were, occasionally, taken out of context while disregarding a substantial portion of the myths surrounding the rites or religious figures. The author uses the phrase "renegade scholars" (page 33) to describe schol [...]


  • Kara Backlund

    Thorough overview and categorization of many rock bands and artists according to archetypes present in the Greek mysteries. This book doesn't go deeply into the history of any one artist; that would take many volumes. It does just what it sets out to do: connect the dots between modern rock music and its archetypal roots. Is your favorite band Apollonian or Dionysian? Maybe Orphic, or Plutonian? Read this book to find out.


  • Darrin

    Seems to want to tie rock and roll into the mystery religions of ancient civilization. Settles for an encyclopedia of surface-level trivia (nothing "secret" here) and using the word "dyonissian" way too much to describe everything.


  • Fernando Troyano

    Puffff.Kind of stuck!


  • Matthew Tote

    Added


  • Calvin

    What does it say about a book, or the author, when I find it a bit to pretentious?


  • Jason

    Not bad. Interesting tidbits mixed with some hokey speculations and conjectures. Felt like it was reaching in an attempt to make connections and prove some sort of synchronicity.


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