The Rock N Roll Archaeology Project

Digging into Music, Culture & Technology

Why Archaeology? Because we intend to dig. This is an excavation and exploration of Rock N Roll. We start by asking: how does Rock N Roll affect the larger society, and how does the larger society affect Rock N Roll? We set a frame for our discussion: the years 1945 to 1995.

Rock N Roll Librarian Reads Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements

This week Shelley and Christian get into Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements by Bob Mehr. Written with the participation of the group's key members, including reclusive singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, and the family of late guitarist Bob Stinson, Trouble Boys is a deeply intimate and nuanced portrait, exposing the primal factors and forces—addiction, abuse, fear—that would shape one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive groups of all time.

 

We love hoopla! 

Borrow newly released and classic popular music albums via many public libraries. Download (or stream) on portable devices including smart phones and tablets, as well as computers for a one week period.  eBooks, comics, audiobooks, movies and tv shows are also available.

hoopladigital.com - click on "sign in", then "sign up now", then on the name of the library with which you have a library card.

Or visit sfpl.org and click on "eLibrary" to find hoopla and use it with your San Francisco Public Library card.

Check out Rock's Backpages!

Read over 30,000 articles on musical artists in all genres from rockabilly to hip hop by the finest music writers of the last 50 years on the Rock’s Backpages website.  The collection is strong in publications from the UK, and also features almost 500 audio interviews.  Full text, primary source, and fully searchable by artist, date, genre, keyword, etc.

Go directly to http://www.rocksbackpages.com/ to read free articles.  Or click on “subscribe now” then “Click here for academic and other group subscriptions” to find a list of libraries that subscribe.  If your library subscribes (and you are a member) you can access the entire library of articles!

OR, visit www.sfpl.org and click on “eLibrary” to find Rock’s Backpages and log in with your San Francisco Public Library card.  (hint: if you live in California, you may obtain a SFPL library card by visiting one of the locations.)

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