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Rock and roll will save your life : a book by and for the fanatics among us (wit
Steve Almond
Adult Nonfiction ML3534.3 .A46 2010

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Intro: Bruce Springsteen Is a Rock Star, You Are Notp. 3
Gratuitous List #1 - Bands Shamelessly Overexposed by the "Alternative" Pressp. 11
Chapter 1 - The DF Starter Kit (No Assembly Required!)p. 13
Interlude: Paradise Theater, American Classicp. 20
Chapter 2 - Moving in Stereop. 23
Reluctant Exegesis: "(I Bless the Rains Down in) Africa"p. 27
Chapter 3 - How I Became a Music Criticp. 32
Interlude: Why Covering the Grammys Is Not as Glamorous as You May Have Been Led to Believep. 40
List #2 - Ten Things You Can Say to Piss Off a Music Criticp. 44
Chapter 4 - Configurations (or How the Industry F'd Us)p. 45
List #3 - Rock's Biggest Assholesp. 54
Chapter 5 - What Songs Dop. 57
Reluctant Exegesis: "Fade to Black"p. 65
Chapter 6 - Nil Lara Was Our Messiahp. 69
Interlude: Five Really Stupid Things I've Done as a Drooling Fanaticp. 79
Chapter 7 - On the Varieties of Fanatical Experiencep. 88
List #4 - Rock's Top Ten Religious Freaksp. 97
Chapter 8 - How Hip-Hop Sounds in a Canyonp. 99
Interlude: Winter in America with Gil Scott-Heronp. 107
Chapter 9 - In Which Mr. Joe Henry (Rather Unwittingly) Becomes My Writing Coachp. 112
Interlude: A Mercifully Brief Survey of Prog Rock Lyricismp. 116
Chapter 10 - The Mating Habits of the Drooling Fanaticp. 124
Reluctant Exegesis: "All out of Love"p. 133
Chapter 11 - The Marriage of Fanaticop. 137
Interlude: The Kip Winger Canonp. 144
Chapter 12 - Burying the Dead with Ike Reillyp. 148
List #5 - Top Ten Covers of All Timep. 164
Chapter 13 - Why in God's Name Am I Managing a Band? The Boris McCutcheon Storyp. 167
Interlude: A Frank Discussion of My Mancrush on Bob Schneiderp. 178
Chapter 14 - How Dave Grohl Taught Me to Stop Whining and, Against Every Known Impulse in My Body, Embrace Happinessp. 189
List #6 - I See Your Muffin and Raise You a Pirate: The Many Silly Names of Rock Star Spawnp. 199
Chapter 15 - Dayna Kurtz Sings the World a Lullabyp. 203
Outro: Drooling Fanaticism in the Age of Actual Droolingp. 211
Appendix A - The Official Drooling Fanatic Desert Island Playlistp. 215
Acknowledgmentsp. 219
Permission Acknowledgmentsp. 221

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