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Counting down the Rolling Stones : their 100 finest songs, by Jim Beviglia

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Counting down the Rolling Stones : their 100 finest songs
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Counting down the Rolling Stones
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their 100 finest songs
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by Jim Beviglia
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eng
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Publisher Synopsis: The third in Beviglia's Counting Down series (after books about Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen) enumerates the Rolling Stones' 100 best songs, as determined by the author. It's a book for hard-core Stones fans, especially those with a fairly extensive knowledge of music. For each song, the author tells us which album it's from, comments on the themes and writing of the song, and provides a capsule analysis of the musical performance. As with all lists of 'bests,' the point here is for readers to make their own lists, disagreeing with gusto. Still, Beviglia includes lots of the Stones' classics ('Jumpin' Jack Flash,' 'Gimme Shelter,' '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction,' 'You Can't Always Get What You Want,' and 'Get Off of My Cloud,' among them), but the order in which they appear is sure to spark debate (as will the author's choice for number 100)...[D]efinitely a must for devoted Stones fans, who come in all ages. Booklist After fascinating and insightful looks at the songs of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, music writer Beviglia provides a strong look at the 100 finest songs of the Rolling Stones. Beviglia unearths 'numerous surprises and musical gems' that he hadn't previously heard-which makes for much of the book's appeal. His look at the relatively overlooked song 'Tops,' from 1981, listed at #87, is an excellent description of how the song's musical 'veering back and forth between the playfulness of the verses and the refrains' mirrors the 'push and pull' of Mick Jagger's provocative lyrical role playing. But listing 'Honky Tonk Women'-one of the Stones' most famous and memorable songs-at #46 is bound to strike even halfhearted Stones listeners as odd, even if he does justifiably list 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' at #1. Still, regardless of his rankings, Beviglia's writing will inspire readers to turn up the volume. Publishers Weekly If you are a fan of radio's countdown shows, like the iconic one done by the late Casey Kasem, you will love Jim Beviglia's latest book offering, Counting Down The Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs. This volume is a very detailed effort to chronicle the 100 best musical efforts of The Rolling Stones , with insightful commentary, review and analysis provided by an author who is one of the leading journalists of the American music industry. We were surprised that 'Satisfaction', our favorite TRS tune, didn't make it into Beviglia's top 10 list (it was number 11), but reading about the background and creative process involved in 100 of the Stone's iconic songs certainly gave us a deeper appreciation of their longevity in the music business. Gotta Love It [T]he real meat of the book is the author's extremely insightful reasoning for his choices. In addition, even serious Stones fans are likely to learn some history about the composition of the songs, their evolution in the studio, the contexts of their production, and the contributions of all the performers, both the Stones themselves and guest musicians and producers. Beviglia's research is impressive. That memoir included anecdotes that might have added some insights, such as Keith Richards singing 'You Got the Silver' because Johns erased a track he shouldn't have, Jagger wasn't around, so Richards filled in. So Keith Richards first lead vocal was the result of an accident. But Counting Down isn't intended to be a reference book giving readers the definitive production history of the Stones canon, but rather a critical overview of why so many songs still deserve our appreciation to lesser and greater degrees. Now, Beviglia really has only one place to go. He's done Dylan, Springsteen, the Stones-who else has 100 songs to rank? Well, The Beatles, of course, especially if you mix in the solo works with the band's fab career. Who else has that much of a catalogue, at least in rock history? Till then, the Stones are more than worthy of this new exploration, and rock fans who read have a treat to enjoy this year. Bookpleasures.com
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Beviglia, Jim
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782.42166092/2
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index present
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ML 421 .R64 B48 2016
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Counting down
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  • Rolling Stones
  • Rolling Stones
  • Rock music
  • Rock music
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Counting down the Rolling Stones : their 100 finest songs, by Jim Beviglia
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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24 cm.
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xvii, 203 pages
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9781442254466
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(hardback : alk. paper)
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2015019983
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)909883707
  • (OCoLC)ocn909883707
Label
Counting down the Rolling Stones : their 100 finest songs, by Jim Beviglia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 203 pages
Isbn
9781442254466
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015019983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909883707
  • (OCoLC)ocn909883707

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