Play It Loud - An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar-logo

Play It Loud - An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar

Brad Tolinski

"Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, musical history, race, politics, business case studies, advertising, and technological discovery." -Daniel Levitin, Wall Street Journal An unprecedented history of the electric guitar, its explosive impact on music and culture, and the players and builders who brought it to life For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play It Loud, veteran music journalists Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna bring the history of this iconic instrument to roaring life. It's a story of inventors and iconoclasts, of scam artists, prodigies, and mythologizers as varied and original as the instruments they spawned. Play It Loud uses twelve landmark guitars-each of them artistic milestones in their own right-to illustrate the conflict and passion the instruments have inspired. It introduces Leo Fender, a man who couldn't play a note but whose innovations helped transform the guitar into the explosive sound machine it is today. Some of the most significant social movements of the twentieth century are indebted to the guitar: It was an essential element in the fight for racial equality in the entertainment industry; a mirror to the rise of the teenager as social force; a linchpin of punk's sound and ethos. And today the guitar has come full circle, with contemporary titans such as Jack White of The White Stripes, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys bringing some of the earliest electric guitar forms back to the limelight. Featuring interviews with Les Paul, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, and dozens more players and creators, Play It Loud is the story of how a band of innovators transformed an idea into a revolution. From the Hardcover edition.

"Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, musical history, race, politics, business case studies, advertising, and technological discovery." -Daniel Levitin, Wall Street Journal An unprecedented history of the electric guitar, its explosive impact on music and culture, and the players and builders who brought it to life For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play It Loud, veteran music journalists Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna bring the history of this iconic instrument to roaring life. It's a story of inventors and iconoclasts, of scam artists, prodigies, and mythologizers as varied and original as the instruments they spawned. Play It Loud uses twelve landmark guitars-each of them artistic milestones in their own right-to illustrate the conflict and passion the instruments have inspired. It introduces Leo Fender, a man who couldn't play a note but whose innovations helped transform the guitar into the explosive sound machine it is today. Some of the most significant social movements of the twentieth century are indebted to the guitar: It was an essential element in the fight for racial equality in the entertainment industry; a mirror to the rise of the teenager as social force; a linchpin of punk's sound and ethos. And today the guitar has come full circle, with contemporary titans such as Jack White of The White Stripes, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys bringing some of the earliest electric guitar forms back to the limelight. Featuring interviews with Les Paul, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, and dozens more players and creators, Play It Loud is the story of how a band of innovators transformed an idea into a revolution. From the Hardcover edition.
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"Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, musical history, race, politics, business case studies, advertising, and technological discovery." -Daniel Levitin, Wall Street Journal An unprecedented history of the electric guitar, its explosive impact on music and culture, and the players and builders who brought it to life For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play It Loud, veteran music journalists Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna bring the history of this iconic instrument to roaring life. It's a story of inventors and iconoclasts, of scam artists, prodigies, and mythologizers as varied and original as the instruments they spawned. Play It Loud uses twelve landmark guitars-each of them artistic milestones in their own right-to illustrate the conflict and passion the instruments have inspired. It introduces Leo Fender, a man who couldn't play a note but whose innovations helped transform the guitar into the explosive sound machine it is today. Some of the most significant social movements of the twentieth century are indebted to the guitar: It was an essential element in the fight for racial equality in the entertainment industry; a mirror to the rise of the teenager as social force; a linchpin of punk's sound and ethos. And today the guitar has come full circle, with contemporary titans such as Jack White of The White Stripes, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys bringing some of the earliest electric guitar forms back to the limelight. Featuring interviews with Les Paul, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, and dozens more players and creators, Play It Loud is the story of how a band of innovators transformed an idea into a revolution. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alan di Perna, Rob Shapiro

Length:

11h 52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:58


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:10


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:19


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:40


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:58


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:28


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:28


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:13


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:08


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:31


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:54


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:10


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:21


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:10


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:19


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:17


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:02


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:44


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:01


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:14


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:38


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:26


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:31


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:18


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:30


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:04


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:06


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:55


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:03


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:58


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:01


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:35


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:27


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:00


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:39


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:17


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

00:36