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  Rock and roll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rock and roll (also spelled rock 'n' roll, especially in its first decade), is a genre of music that emerged as a defined musical style in American South in the 1950s, and quickly spread to the rest of the country, and the world.
Rock and roll emerged as a defined musical style in America in the 1950s, though elements of rock and roll can be heard in rhythm and blues records as far back as the 1920s.
Early rock and roll combined elements of blues, boogie woogie, jazz and rhythm and blues, and is also influenced by traditional Appalachian folk music, gospel and country and western.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rock_and_roll   (1799 words)

  
 Detroit Rock Downloads - Download Detroit Rock Music - Download Detroit Rock MP3s
Detroit rock was simple, hard-driving, and ultra-high-energy; it was also often raw and grimy, prizing attitude...
Detroit rock was simple, hard-driving, and ultra-high-energy; it was also often raw and grimy, prizing attitude far above polish.
The roots of Detroit rock actually extended out to two nearby cities: the industrial Flint and the college town of Ann Arbor, though the most important performance venues (including the Grande Ballroom) were in Detroit itself.
www.mp3.com /detroit-rock/genre/367/subgenre.html   (3192 words)

  
 Detroit & Southeastern Michigan Rock 'n' Roll: 1966-1972
The Detroit area rock scene of the sixties didn't begin on urban street corners or around the soot-spewing car factories, although the city's fl and blue-collar elements gave it a breath of life.
So, while it's called Detroit, it really began in a thousand garages and basements in a hundred surrounding fringe communities where restless teenagers reacted to the British musical invasion pouring out of their AM radios on CKLW and WKNR by picking up instruments and substituting ear-torturing rehearsals for their despair and boredom.
Though the Detroit rock saga will always be punctuated by far more performers who narrowly avoided success than made it, fortunately much of this great work continues to find its way into the hands of to the bigger audience it deserved more than thirty years ago.
home.att.net /~s.m.geer   (4098 words)

  
 Detroit Rock City (1999)
Like a newer version of Rock 'n' Roll High School, the retro rock comedy Detroit Rock City opened in theaters last August with a distinct thud, unable to capture the imaginations of either today's teens or anyone old enough to remember KISS during their 1970s' glory days.
Both Simmons and Paul Stanley compare Detroit Rock City to The Wizard of Oz, suggesting that it is KISS that lies at the end of the yellow brick road.
Detroit Rock City is the first mainstream feature film to actually offer multiple angles of a scene.
www.reel.com /movie.asp?MID=45666&PID=10080618&Tab=reviews&CID=18   (1096 words)

  
 Detroit Rock City
Detroit Rock City is a film about four teenaged rockers living in the Cleveland, Ohio suburbs in the late 1970s who are determined to attend a concert in Detroit given by their favorite band, KISS.
One of the main bands of this rock counterculture was KISS, and their fl and white painted faces, loud music, and anti-establishment attitudes were thought to be the work of the devil by many conservative religious groups.
For KISS fans of all ages, Detroit Rock City is a video tribute that will join the albums, posters, action figures, and comic books that make up their mystique in the rock music world.
www.chucksconnection.com /detroit.html   (1370 words)

  
 DVDFILE.COM: Detroit Rock City review
Detroit Rock City is the type of film that only gets made well if the people responsible have a passion for it.
Along with their producers, the rock legends of KISS, everyone involved with Detroit Rock City just seems to be into it.
Play the Detroit Rock City KISS Concert is a performance by the band with four selectable angles or a fifth that lets you watch all four on one screen.
www.dvdfile.com /software/review/dvd-video/detroitrockcity.htm   (1372 words)

  
 Garage rock comes home - 07/20/02   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Dirtbombs, shown at Detroit's Ghetto Recorders studio, are comprised of some of the city's key garage rock figures.
The club was a gathering place for future rock stars such as Bob Seger, Glenn Frey and Suzi Quatro, who cut their teeth there with obscure teen bands like the Town Criers, the Four of Us and the Pleasure Seekers, respectively.
But local rock had fragmented into so many genres that it was difficult for the scene to form a solid foundation.
www.detnews.com /2002/entertainment/0207/20/d01-541678.htm   (2286 words)

  
 Motor City Music - Detroit's Underground Music Connection
Detroit, MI The Ann Arbor Revival CD represents two of the high energy sold out shows that occurred at Ann Arbor's Blind Pig, held in November 2001 and April 2002.
This is pure rock-n-roll energy with an electric crowd, and held in the kind of environment where rock-n-roll should be performed and witnessed.
In the late 1960's, Detroit's rock-n-roll scene was considered second to none.
www.motorcityjams.com   (575 words)

  
 Salon Arts & Entertainment | "Detroit Rock City"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
But "Detroit Rock City" also wants to be a teen comedy, and in a season of unusually enjoyable (and often surprisingly smart) teen movies like "10 Things I Hate About You" and the sweet-tempered and unfairly maligned "American Pie," it's inferior.
Although the legendary specter of Kiss hovers benevolently over the whole of "Detroit Rock City," the band appears only briefly, in the film's last few minutes, in a flashily fun concert performance that includes lots of shooting flames and tongue unfurling.
When the four boys finally reach Detroit, driving along among a throng of Kiss fans, they're entranced by the sight of a lit-up Kiss sign: The scene around them is like fairyland for rock kids.
www.salon.com /ent/movies/review/1999/08/13/detroit/index.html   (1225 words)

  
 "DETROIT ROCK CITY" -- by Carl V. Dupré
The four high schoolers rock their hearts out as they blast a familiar tune offensively off-key.
Her ex is one of the wealthiest businessmen in Detroit.
I realize this is Detroit, but I personally find, what that rock and roll band is all about, to be boring as Lucifer's kingdom.
www.hundland.com /scripts/DetroitRockCity.htm   (19772 words)

  
 KISS ASYLUM: Detroit Rock City Movie News
August 9th is the premiere event for Detroit Rock City, the band receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame two days later on August 11th, and on Friday the 13th (guess KISS and New Line Cinemas are not superstitious!) the movie opens nationwide.
The release of Detroit Rock City has been postponed till mid-August, which was, ironically, the month the KISS movie was originally intended to come out, before it was fast-tracked into production to get it out in April.
Set in 1978, Detroit Rock City is a hilarious coming-of-age story about four teenagers who embark on a wild adventure to attend a KISS concert.
www.kissasylum.com /movie/index.shtml   (5930 words)

  
 DETROIT ROCK CITY
Despite all of this, Detroit Rock City is surprisingly fresh and funny.
We learn that the four protagonists have tickets for that night’s concert, but those tickets are discovered by Jam’s mom, who immediately burns them and enrolls her son in a private school, St. Bernard’s Veil of Tears.
Their drive to Detroit is marred by an ugly incident involving a gold Trans-Am containing four disco-loving Italians – one of which (Natasha Lyonne, American Pie) ends up riding with the boys.
www.sick-boy.com /detroitrock.htm   (446 words)

  
 Detroit Rock City
Detroit Rock City is the latest entry in a fine film genre with a distinguished pedigree: cheesy movies about rock and roll.
Detroit Rock City has about the same relationship to Hard Day's Night that its subject, bubbble-metal titans Kiss, has to the Beatles: it's fun, silly, and really dumb.
The Ramones were featured in an even dumber movie, Rock and Roll High School, that stands as one of the giddy pinnacles of teenage kicks.
www.culturevulture.net /Movies/DetroitRock.htm   (673 words)

  
 All-Reviews.com Movie/Video Review: Detroit Rock City
It's 1978, and four Cleveland teens are trying to crash a KISS concert in Detroit to see their idols after their tickets are burned by a religious fanatic parent who swears that the group's name is an acronym for "Knights in Satan's Service" and is a member of M.A.T.M.O.K. (Mothers Against the Music of KISS).
Edward Furlong, Giuseppe Andrews, Sam Huntington, and newcomer James De Bello are die-hard KISS fanatics and they're determined to attend the concert - whether it involves winning front-row center seats in a radio contest, spiking a teacher's pizza with hallucinogenic mushrooms, stealing a car, selling their bodies, robbing a convenience store, or sneaking by security.
On the Granger Movie Gauge of 1 to 10, "Detroit Rock City" is a lame, loud 1 - one of the most feeble pictures of the year so far.
www.all-reviews.com /videos/detroit-rock-city.htm   (318 words)

  
 The NEW KISSFreaks.com
The primary rock 'n' roll radio station in town, WVTS, would play anything from obscure album cuts by Robin Trower to FM staples by The Beatles and The Who.
What happened next is part of rock music folklore, and it comes in two versions -- the well-known mythical tale, or the less widely understood truth.
Advance tickets and the debut "I Play Rock" album can be bought from www.iplayrock.biz along with some free video clips from their warm up gig in Minehead to download.
www.kissfreaks.com   (2512 words)

  
 Review: Detroit Rock City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Detroit Rock City makes a blatant appeal to the Generation X sense of nostalgia.
KISS was inarguably one of the biggest rock bands of the late '70s, winning a devout following of teenagers and twenty-somethings with their brand of music.
During the years when rock fought a pitched battle against disco for airwave dominance, the four members of KISS (Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss) stood on the front lines.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/d/detroit.html   (935 words)

  
 Detroit area rock 'n' roll bands/musicians 1966 - 1972
Although Detroit was only a stop-over during the Alice Cooper odyssey, anybody who remembers their startling local shows in the early seventies will attest Alice was another key reason there was no such thing as musical boredom in Detroit.
Among the first rock groups of this era in the Motor City to land a record deal, their much awaited first album on Mainstream was dreadfully recorded (with all the defects that were typical of the times) and features perhaps one of the ugliest covers ever printed (see image).
Flaming Ember always proudly declared themselves a Detroit band, comprised of players living in Detroit (within its city limits, not out in the 'burbs or even some other county) and as their assimilation of Motor City soul styles proved, many folks (of all colors) remain convinced the Flaming Ember were anything but four white guys.
home.att.net /~s.m.geer/bands.htm   (11915 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: detroit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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My eyes went right to the Blackberry 8700 on the Detroit Free Press homepage this morning and the review written by their tech columnist Mike...
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 village voice > film > Detroit Rock City by Gary Dauphin
There's an awful lot of rocking out going on in Detroit Rock City, but then rocking out is this occasionally clever but lifeless movie's reason for being.
The boys are bummed, but after the deus ex machina of a call-in radio promotion, they're back on course, hightailing it for Detroit in the aforementioned Volvo.
It wouldn't have been very fair to keep the kids out of the arena of their dreams, but it would have definitely made Detroit Rock City a better movie.
www.villagevoice.com /issues/9932/dauphin.php   (324 words)

  
 "Detroit Rock City"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
"Detroit Rock City" is an adult coming-of-age comedy set in 1978 about a teen garage band called "Mystery" from Cleveland, Ohio who are big fans of the rock band, KISS.
From New Line Cinema, "Detroit Rock City" is directed by Adam Rifkin and produced by Gene Simmons (of KISS), Barry Levine and Kathleen Haase.
Music abounds in "Detroit Rock City." Several of the songs of KISS are in the movie, as well as two new songs written especially for the film.
members.aol.com /samhuntu/page2   (343 words)

  
 Triple Tremelo: Sights & Sounds > Videos > Detroit Rock Movie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Directed/produced/edited by Benjamin Hernandez, the Detroit Rock Movie is definitely "one of those docu-movies that is quintessential in the archival of a generation's and geographic area's music and culture," as commented by a friend of mine.
That was the pre-garage era Detroit when there were all sorts of different indie/noise/punk/space rock/ (and yes) some garage acts (namely the Snitches, the Hentchmen, the Detroit Cobras and the Demolition Dollrods).
Witness as 18 Detroit area bands reveal themselves and the ulgy truth behind the glamor of the rock scene in the Motor City.
www.tripletremelo.com /sightssounds/video_detroitrockmovie.html   (1391 words)

  
 Detroit Rock City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Something of a religious fruit loop, she is so against rock and roll that Jam is forced to hide his records in unusual record covers - with some painful results for his mother and as a result himself.
What stands out here is some of the finest rock music from the late 1970's ever to grace a film soundtrack.
What we have here is the song Detroit Rock City from the ending of the film presented with a choice of four angles to watch the song by or a fifth angle showing all four angles at once.
www.michaeldvd.com.au /Reviews/DetroitRockCity.asp   (2358 words)

  
 ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN - ROCK! HIGH ENERGY PUNK ROCK & ROLL!
Incorporating punk rock, metal and especially good old fashioned Rock and Roll, EF has created a sound that is unparalleled and often looked upon in awe.
Electric Frankenstein is the epitome of rock and roll, with a punk attitude that is rarely rivaled.
EF has almost single-handedly returned rock to its most basic and savage roots, the way it was meant to be.
www.electricfrankenstein.com   (833 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Detroit Rock City (New Line Platinum Series) (1999): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Edward Furlong, as the band's singer, is his usual scruffy self and exudes his particular lopsided charm; the rest of the cast play their parts with similar high spirits.
What ensues are the kids going on a trip to Detroit to get to the conert, and go through tons of whacked out hijinks and many a joint in the process.
It's hard to classify Detroit Rock City as a coming of age movie..., but the movie works and is very funny without going over the line of absurdity...DVD features are worth noting as well; you get three seperate commentaries, music videos, and some multiple angle features as well.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000031EFY?v=glance   (1670 words)

  
 Hard Rock Cafe - Cafes - HRC Detroit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Hard Rock Cafe Detroit opened November 10, 2003 in the heart of downtown Detroit.
And while the Cafe exhibits pride in Detroit’s rich musical history, (from Motown to Rock and Roll), local is the name of the game at Hard Rock Cafe Detroit.
HRC Detroit is located in the footprint of several of Detroit’s finest attractions including the fabulous Joe Louis Arena (Go Red Wings!), Comerica Park (Go Tigers!) and Ford Field (Grrr Lions!).
www.hardrock.com /locations/cafes/cafes.aspx?lc=DETR   (263 words)

  
 Detroit Rock City - Cincinnati.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
If visitors from another planet had Detroit Rock City as their only clue to the human race, they would wonder how creatures of such low intellect ever discovered electricity or internal combustion.
They would also conclude that age and status shrink brain power, because grown-ups and authority figures are even dopier than the kids in this loud, profane, sexist, homophobic and sometimes very funny rock ’n’ roll movie.
They are looking forward to a night in nirvana at a Kiss concert in Detroit, until Jam’s ultra-conservative mother (Lin Shaye of Something About Mary fame) burns the tickets.
www.cincinnati.com /freetime/movies/mcgurk/detroitrockcity.html   (384 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Detroit Rock City [1999]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The four heroes are members of a teen metal band called Mystery (written in the same font as the letters of Kiss, lest anyone mistake their source of inspiration).
The jokes are broad and the movie culminates in an orgy of male adolescent wish-fulfilment, but here and there some loving attention is paid to the details of 1970s teenage life--the haircuts, clothes, and toys the film-makers probably had when they were kids.
Though Detroit Rock City was probably meant to be a no-holds-barred comedy in the vein of American Pie, the end result is curiously wistful; no one's going to mistake it for The Last Picture Show, but something sincere and elegiac lurks in those bang-covered eyes.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004T8VH   (1085 words)

  
 Detroit Rock City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The movie’s title alone will get any Kiss fan antsy, as it is also the title of one of the band’s best songs ever recorded, the opener of their phenomenal “Destroyer” album and the opening song of a great many Kiss live shows.
The four teenagers are raving members of the Kiss Army, the band’s official fanclub, and of course dream of their own career in the centerstage limelight of Rock’n Roll.
New Line’s release of “Detroit Rock City” is a Platinum Series release that contains a number of exciting extras many of which will be especially interesting to the Kiss fans among the DVD aficionados.
www.dvdreview.com /html/detroit_rock_city.shtml   (2178 words)

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