Your cart


Total AUD



  • Sphere

Hail! Hail! Rock'n'roll: The Ultimate Guide to the Music, the Myths and the Madness

John Harris

Write Review

Rated 0

Music: styles & genres, Prose: non-fiction

* A fascinating, informative and very funny guide to rock and roll from one of our finest music journalists and writers

Want to learn how to play guitar in two pages Ever wondered what goes into Marilyn Manson's backstage rider Or who wrote the worst rhyming couplet in the history of rock

John Harris's Hail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll is the ultimate guide to what Spinal Tap called 'the majesty of rock, the mystery of roll'. Gloriously irreverent, it is also satisfyingly definitive, with a list of every Glastonbury line up; a dictionary of obscure genres from to Shoegazing; a brutally honest guide to the Beatles' solo albums; the surprising wit and wisdom of Shaun Ryder and Noel Gallagher; Bob Dylan's collected thoughts on Christianity and Keith Richards' less-collected thoughts on drugs; and a handy flow chart that shows you how to listen to all of Captain Beefheart's albums without going insane.

Read More Read Less

John Harris

John Harris worked at NME during the height of Brit Pop and was Features Editor at Q and Editor of Select. He now writes for Mojo, Rolling Stone, the Independent, the Guardian, The Times and the Observer and has a regular column in Q.

This website uses cookies. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.Close cookie policy overlay