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Inside the HitsItem #: HL.50449476
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Written by Wayne Wadhams.
The Seduction of a Rock and Roll Generation. Berklee Book Trade. 6x9 inches. 550 pages. Published by Berklee Press. (HL.50449476)
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How does a song become more than words and music to represent or influence the voice of a generation? Inside the Hits dissects more than 60 of the most powerful and memorable hit songs since the birth of rock and roll to reveal the roots of their success. Author Wayne Wadhams examines the key ingredients that made the songs work then and now, including: melody, lyrics, performance, production, artist image, promotion, and market timing. What really stopped Mick Jagger from getting Satisfaction? How did a secretary who was mistaken for a prostitute give Donna Summer her new sound? Find all the answers in Inside the Hits. Reading Inside the Hits was like reliving some of the most memorable moments in rock and roll. A captivating read for industry professionals and fans alike. - Phil Ramone