Monday, November 20, 2006
ROCKIN': "one of the best books of the season": SF Chronicle
The San Francisco Chronicle named ROCKIN' as one of the "best books of the season" in their holiday book review yesterday. Here's what deputy editor Regan McMahon had to say:
"It's a natural connection: cars and rock 'n' roll. But it took Bay Area author-archivist Paul Grushkin ("The Art of Rock") to put them together in a book, and draw from R&B, country, punk, funk, and hip-hop as well.
"Lavishly illustrated with photos, memorabilia, albums, singles, and magazine covers, and lots of photos of recording artists in their cars, from the Beach Boys and Elvis to the Ramones and Snoop Dogg, this comprehensive compendium highlights classic car songs from Jan and Dean's "Dead Man's Curve" to Springsteen's "Racing in the Streets."
"There are cars as metaphors, cars as boy toys, cars as teen freedom, hot rods, Caddies, limos and tour buses -- if it's got wheels and there's a musician anywhere in the vicinity, it's in here."
Couldn't have said it better myself.