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Walk This Way - Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever (Hardcover) Loot Price: R318
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Walk This Way - Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever (Hardcover): Geoff Edgers
Walk This Way - Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever (Hardcover): Geoff Edgers

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Walk This Way - Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever (Hardcover)

Geoff Edgers

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List price R410 Loot Price R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 You Save R92 (22%)

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To be released on 26 March 2019. You can pre-order this product. We should be able to dispatch between Monday, 1 Apr 2019 and Friday, 5 Apr 2019.

Washington Post staff writer Geoff Edgers takes a deep dive into the story behind "Walk This Way," Aerosmith and Run-DMC's legendary, groundbreaking mashup that forever changed music. The early 1980s were an exciting time for music. Hair metal bands were selling out stadiums, while clubs and house parties in New York City has spawned a new genre of music. At the time, though, hip hop's reach was limited, an artform largely ignored by mainstream radio deejays and the rock-obsessed MTV network. But in 1986, the music world was irrevocably changed when Run-DMC covered Aerosmith's hit "Walk This Way" in the first rock-hip hop collaboration. Other had tried melding styles. This was different, as a pair of iconic arena rockers and the young kings of hip hop shared a studio and started a revolution. The result: Something totally new and instantly popular. Most importantly, "Walk This Way" would be the first rap song to be played on mainstream rock radio. In Walk This Way, Geoff Edgers sets the scene for this unlikely union of rockers and MCs, a mashup that both revived Aerosmith and catapulted hip hop into the mainstream. He tracks the paths of the main artists--Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joseph "Run" Simmons, and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels--along with other major players on the scene across their lives and careers, illustrating the long road to the revolutionary marriage of rock and hip hop. Deeply researched and written in cinematic style, this music history is a must-read for fans of hip hop, rock, and everything in between.

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Imprint: Prentice Hall Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 26 March 2019
Authors: Geoff Edgers
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-0-7352-1223-7
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Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Contemporary popular music > Rock & pop > Rap & hip-hop
Books > Music > Contemporary popular music > Rock & pop > Rap & hip-hop
LSN: 0-7352-1223-6
Barcode: 9780735212237

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