"Comprehensive and engaging
. Clearly, Unterberger has done his research." -- Billboard, on Unterberger's Unknown Legends of Rock 'n' Roll
"Incisive appreciations of scores of cult artists." -- MOJO, on Unterberger's Unknown Legends of Rock 'n' Roll
"These fascinating tales make you want to rush out to the record store--a hallmark of all great music writing." -- Chicago Sun-Times, on Unterberger's Urban Spacemen and Wayfaring Strangers
"Thorough research yielding fascinating mini-biographies of hipster heroes." -- Los Angeles New Times, on Unterberger's Unknown Legends of Rock 'n' Roll
"Unterberger uncovers the kind of tiny details that imbue his subjects with life and sound." -- San Francisco Weekly, on Unterberger's Unknown Legends of Rock 'n' Roll
From the Publisher
Turn! Turn! Turn! is devoted to the story of the first groundbreaking generation of folk-rockers, and particularly to the years 1964 to 1966, in which folk-rock originated, flourished, and peaked. It covers not so much folk-rocks maturity as its birth and first full-force impact, stopping in mid-1966, when a motorcycle accident precipitated Bob Dylans withdrawal from the public eye for a year-and-a-half, leaving other folk-rock originators and newcomers to forge new directions all over the folk-rock map.
Richie Unterberger takes readers on the rest of folk-rocks remarkable journey in this books forthcoming sequel, Eight Miles High: Folk-Rocks Flight from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock, also published by Backbeat Books, in 2003. Detailing the period from mid-1966 to the end of the 1960s, Eight Miles High portrays the mutation of folk-rock into psychedelia via California bands like the Byrds and Jefferson Airplane; the maturation of folk-rock composers in the birth of the singer-songwriter movement; the re-emergence of Bob Dylan and the inception of country-rock; the rise of folk-rocks first supergroup from the ashes of the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield; the origination of a truly British form of folk-rock; and the growth of the live folk-to-rock music festival, from Newport to Woodstock.