Download PDF by Lucy Desoto: Australia Rocks: Remembering the music of the 1950s to 1990s

By Lucy Desoto

Australian rock track has a wealthy background of performers and bands that experience created not only the soundtrack for Australian lives yet have additionally formed the overseas song scene. within the early days of the Nineteen Fifties and ‘60s, Australian rock observed performers like Johnny O’Keefe and The Easybeats. The Nineteen Seventies observed chilly Chisel and AC/DC, between others, acting to packed halls in the community. AC/DC became this into overseas luck, blasting via 3 a long time of traveling and appearing. even though, it was once in basic terms within the Eighties and Nineties that Australian rock really made its mark at the foreign degree with iconic bands akin to males at paintings, hour of darkness Oil and INXS. Australia Rocks brings the bands and the days to existence via certain photos and evocative textual content. Written through a rock musician, it additionally is going past the ‘big names’ to focus on the numerous self sustaining, frequently lesser-known performers who performed such a vital part in shaping the undefined, and shines a gentle on how rock song used to be not just inspired by means of international occasions (the Vietnam warfare, for instance) but in addition shaped a part of huge, immense cultural shifts (the Swinging Sixties, the protest stream, etc). From the demure dance halls of the Nineteen Fifties to the smoke-filled pubs of the Seventies and the packed live shows of the Nineteen Nineties and past, Australia Rocks may have track enthusiasts dusting off their vinyl assortment and remembering the great times.

Lucy Desoto is an the world over regarded rock and blues musician and no stranger to the inventive approach. for the reason that 1975, Lucy Desoto has sung and performed keyboards in bands with a few of Australia’s top rock musicians, construction a name for excellent tune writing and expert performances. In 2001, Lucy attained a first-class honours measure in Media Arts at Sydney collage, and commenced post-graduate movie experiences. In 2008, Lucy’s documentary movie Rock ’n Roll Outlaw screened to sold-out exhibits on the Melbourne overseas movie competition and later that yr Lucy used to be offered a Doctorate of inventive Arts from the college of expertise Sydney. Now established in Alice Springs, Lucy keeps to rock ’n’ roll. this is often her first book.

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