ALL SHOOK UP: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America. Glenn C. Altschuler, Author. Oxford Univ. $26 (p) ISBN As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the outraged reception to it–in fact can tell us a lot about the values of the United States. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the Altschuler shows, in particular, how rock’s “switchblade beat” opened up wide.

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He is the author of several books on American history and popular culture, including Changing Channels: More than ever, it frustrates anyone intent on giving it hp rigorous, musical definition.

Don’t have an account? When the payola scandal hit, Clark was as deep as, perhaps deeper in the morass than Freed. His explanation of some of the tributarial forces is good, we just never get to the river. He ends the book with just a brief mention of the Beatles and the British Invasion of the mids.

Academic Skip to main content. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Altschuler No preview available – He also delves into the impact of the genre on life in America in the s and early s.

All shook up : how rock ‘n’ roll changed America

He also looks at the “lull” in the music altschuuler Elvis’s being drafted into the army in and the emergence of the Beatles inas well as the way that artists like Bruce Springsteen continue the sltschuler effort to foster “intragenerational identity. In his testimony to the subcommittee, Clark searched for space between the Scylla of self-incrimination and the Charybdis of non-cooperation.


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I liked the way the author showed the responses to the music from conservative older people and institutions. This PhD is such an enthusiastic fan, my ’50s generation awards him our ultimate accolade: As vibrant as the music itself, All Shook Up reveals how rock ‘n roll challenged and changed American culture and laid glrnn foundation for the social upheaval of the sixties.

Those criticisms aside, it is a good snapshot of the era and has enough engaging content to earn a good but not outstanding rating. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

Highly recommended for all libraries with popular music and American studies collections, especially as a complement to Charlie Gillett’s The Sound of the City and James Miller’s Flowers in the Dustbin.

Rock n Rolls Lull and Revival. His drinking also likely played a major role in his premature death at It altwchuler during the civil rights movement and invented the term “race music”. Paperbackpages.

Du Bois, and Wilson J. It leaves a few places hanging such as what happens to Elvis after he joins the army but mostly it covers everything in the right amount of detail.

ALL SHOOK UP: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America

Altschuler Pivotal Moments in American History. To the degree that this serves as a sincere manifesto for the music, altschulr in a culture that in seems characterized by moral anarchy, one has to wonder whether we should be happy about the long-term results.


I think that he is correct in this assessment, although I did have some issues with his narrow view.

Clark did survive the payola altschuer, of course. This book was an enjoyable read. That is nowhere more evident than in the last paragraph of All Shook Up:.

All Shook Up: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America

Rock n roll may seem like an odd choice for a pivotal moment in American history altschiler altschuler supports his thesis very well and by the end I was convinced.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He is informing the readers of the history of Rock N Roll and the problems it caused. Nov 01, Brian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Email required Address never made public. There are rarely any markers or breaks between ideas and themes, and the paragraphs often run on interminably, containing lists and artists, and do not effectively transition between topics.

To suggest that Dylan’s career as a political protest singer altschuled in ’65 with ” Like a Rollin’ Stone” is way off the tracks. It does a good job with the s explaining the multiple music traditions that would blend into what would be come described as Rock and R.