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Magic City rock : spaces and faces of Birmingham's scene  Cover Image Book Book

Magic City rock : spaces and faces of Birmingham's scene / Blake Ells.

Ells, Blake, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781625858962
  • ISBN: 1625858965
  • Physical Description: 111 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Birth of rock -- A movement -- Jim Bob and the Leisure Suits -- The Primitons -- Sugar LaLas -- Verbena -- Birmingham's dirty little secret -- Legacy -- Zydeco -- Mayfield -- The X -- Searching for a hit -- Communicating Vessels -- Cave 9 -- BottleTree -- The Grenadines -- Firehouse -- Taylor.
Summary, etc.:
Birmingham's rock music scene has thrived on camaraderie and collaboration for decades. With no competitiveness, it has maintained a punk rock ethos while also appealing to a mainstream audience, thanks to DIY clubs and alternative radio support. Once one of the country's most successful AAA radio stations, 107.7 The X and the A&R power of station head Scott Register provided the early radio success that helped break Train, Matchbox Twenty and John Mayer. The same scene produced Jim Bob & the Leisure Suits, the Primitons, the Sugar La Las and Verbena. From local legends like Hotel and Telluride to national sensation St. Paul and the Broken Bones, writer Blake Ells tells the story of the Magic City's indelible stamp on the history of modern rock.
Subject: Rock music > Alabama > Birmingham > History.
Rock musicians > Alabama > Birmingham > History.
Radio broadcasters > Alabama > Birmingham > History.
Nightclubs > Alabama > Birmingham > History.
Sound recording industry > Alabama > Birmingham > History.
Radio broadcasters.
Rock music.
Rock musicians.
Sound recording industry.
Alabama > Birmingham.
Genre: History.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at State Library of Alabama.


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APLS 781.6609 ELL 31291002945317 ALABAMA Available -
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