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Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music Paperback – 1 May 2011
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"Willis's work is crystalline enough that reading each essay takes the reader on a trip back to the era when it originally appeared, but it's a testimony to her intellect and talent that those journeys look completely unlike any hagiography you might stumble across. She cuts through clichés nimbly . . . and the essays vibrate off the page." —Village Voice
"Finally, Willis’s game-changing music writing is available in one place. It is like unearthing the holy grail of rock criticism!" —Kathleen Hanna
"A pleasure to read and a crucial challenge when truly considered, Willis’s essays on rock, freedom, sex, and dancing in your bedroom continue to teach me every time I return to them." —Ann Powers
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This is your typical snapshot of rock crit of it's time. It's all out of context so there isn't anything here that really says anything particularly interesting or culturally resonant.
There are 20+ mentions of the rolling Stones and Keith is not mentioned once. It's all about Mick.
As for placing rock music in the larger context of culture or politics, and especially gender as the selling point of this book pushes, there is little to none.
Lastly, the woman hates live music and rails against concerts....how can you really LOVE music if you object to seeing it there in the moment?
Still, like most rock crit it can sag and bore quite a bit. In a way a welcome contrast from the wearing and unconvincing intensity of Lester Bangs or the pomposity of Marcus and the other guy; and of course, the female angle is interesting- historically as much as anything.
Yes, good, but less fun than I'd have hoped. A free mind and - therefore - a good mind, but not a brilliant one.