Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever

Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever

Will Hermes


Punk rock and hip-hop. Disco and salsa. The loft jazz scene and the downtown composers often called Minimalists. within the mid-1970s, ny urban used to be a laboratory the place all of the significant forms of sleek tune have been reinvented―block by way of block, through musicians who knew, renowned, and borrowed from each other. Crime was once in every single place, the govt used to be broke, and the infrastructure used to be collapsing. yet lease was once affordable, and the probabilities for musical exploration have been limitless.
Love is going to constructions on fireplace is the 1st publication to inform the total tale of the era's tune scenes and the outstanding and striking methods they intersected. From New Year's Day 1973 to New Year's Eve 1977, the e-book strikes panoramically from post-Dylan Greenwich Village, to the arson-scarred South Bronx barrios the place salsa and hip-hop have been created, to the decrease ny lofts the place jazz and classical song have been reimagined, to ramshackle golf equipment like CBGB and the Gallery, the place rock and dance track have been hot-wired for a brand new generation.

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