Cover of: The Boy Who Cried Freebird | Mitch Myers

The Boy Who Cried Freebird

Rock & Roll Fables and Sonic Storytelling

Published by Harper Paperbacks .
Written in English.

About the Book

Wedding the American oral storytelling tradition with progressive music journalism, Mitch Myers' The Boy Who Cried Freebird is a treatise on the popular music culture of the twentieth century. Trenchant, insightful, and wonderfully strange, this literary mix-tape is authentic music history.. except when it isn't. Myers outrageously blends short fiction, straight journalism, comic interludes, memoirs, serious artist profiles, satire, and related fan-boy hokum—including the classic stories he first narrated on NPR's All Things Considered.Focusing on iconic recordings, events, communities, and individuals, Myers riffs on Deadheads, sixties nostalgia, rock concert decorum, glockenspiels, and all manner of pop phenomena. From tales of rock-and-roll time travel to science fiction revealing Black Sabbath's power to melt space aliens, The Boy Who Cried Freebird is about music, culture, legend, and lore—all to be lovingly passed on to future generations.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
336
Dimensions
8 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9308704M
Internet Archive
boywhocriedfreeb00myer
ISBN 10
0061139025
ISBN 13
9780061139024
OCLC/WorldCat
156818198
Library Thing
2800178
Goodreads
1518549
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