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Inside the Hits

The Seduction of a Rock and Roll Generation

By Wayne Wadhams

The Seduction of a Rock and Roll Generation. Berklee Press. Rock Reference, Pop, History. 550 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449476).

Item Number: HL.50449476

ISBN 0634014307. 6x9 inches.

How does a song become more than words and music to represent or influence the voice of a generation? Inside the Hits dissects more than 60 of the most powerful and memorable hit songs since the birth of rock and roll to reveal the roots of their success. Author Wayne Wadhams examines the key ingredients that made the songs work then and now, including: melody, lyrics, performance, production, artist image, promotion, and market timing. What really stopped Mick Jagger from getting “Satisfaction”? How did a secretary who was mistaken for a prostitute give Donna Summer her new sound? Find all the answers in Inside the Hits.

“Reading Inside the Hits was like reliving some of the most memorable moments in rock and roll. A captivating read for industry professionals and fans alike.”

– Phil Ramone.

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  • April 19, 2005 An Interesting Read

    'Inside the Hits' provides the reader with an in depth look into more han 60 classic rock and roll hits. From Donna Sommers to Mick Jagger, Wadhams goes behind the scenes to discover what made these legendary songs hit records. By talking with producers, engineers and other professionals, Wadhmas brings...

    you the true, interesting, and often complicated story behind the greatest songs of the Rock and roll Generation. While providing provocative histories on these classic hits, Wadhams also looks at the technical aspects of these songs, disecting them, and explaining the sophisticated inner-workings of each song. A definite must-read for the the rock and roll enthusiast.

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