Cloth $25.00 ISBN: 9780226075532 Published December 2000
Paper $17.50 ISBN: 9780226075624 Published April 2002

Tomorrow Never Knows

Rock and Psychedelics in the 1960s

Nick Bromell

Tomorrow Never Knows
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Nick Bromell

234 pages | 8 halftones | 5_1/2 x 8_1/2 | © 2000
Cloth $25.00 ISBN: 9780226075532 Published December 2000
Paper $17.50 ISBN: 9780226075624 Published April 2002
Tomorrow Never Knows takes us back to the primal scene of the 1960s and asks: what happened when young people got high and listened to rock as if it really mattered—as if it offered meaning and sustenance, not just escape and entertainment? What did young people hear in the music of Dylan, Hendrix, or the Beatles? Bromell's pursuit of these questions radically revises our understanding of rock, psychedelics, and their relation to the politics of the 60s, exploring the period's controversial legacy, and the reasons why being "experienced" has been an essential part of American youth culture to the present day.
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: "Living to Music"- Remembering Rock and Psychedelics in the '60s
1. "Something That Never Happened Before"- The Early Beatles and the Sense of an Ending
2. "Heartbreak Hotel"- At the Crossroads of White Loneliness and the Blues
3. "Something's Happening Here"- The Fusion of Rock and Psychedelics
4. "I Was Alone, I Took a Ride"- Revolver, Revolution, Technology
5. "Never Do See Any Other Way"- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
6. "Evil" Is "Live" Spelled Backwards- The Radical Self in Highway 61 Revisited and The White Album
Afterword: "Our Incompleteness and Our Choices"- Forgetting the '60s and Remembering Them
Appendix 1. Music, Form, and Meaning
Appendix 2. The Form and Work of the Blues
Notes
Index
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