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Big Rock Beat: A Wacky Zany Romp

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It's 1967, the summer of love, ten years after legendary B-movie director Landis Woodley's cult horror classic Cadaver. Now Woodley is shooting a rock and roll movie, complete with beach bunnies, hot rods, monsters and rock bands.

But as usual, money is tight.

Producer Sol Kravitz introduces Woodley to Tijuana financier Hector Diablo, who invests a huge amount of money in th
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 4th 2000 by Tor Books (first published October 1st 2000)
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Tobin Elliott
I enjoyed Horror Show, but I really enjoyed this one. Lots of old faces, some interesting new ones, and a plot with a lot more depth.

Kihn was obviously growing and improving as a storyteller by this, his third novel. He's never going to be a great writer, and he's never going to be a great horror writer, but his stories are fun.

I probably enjoyed the Impresser story point more than anything else in the novel. The Impresser was supposedly the Porsche Spyder that James Dean was driving when he die
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Craig
Jul 06, 2012 Craig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun and fast-paced sort-of sequel to HORROR SHOW, this is another salute to B movies and rock'n'roll. It's not great literature, but boy-howdy is it a lot of fun! As much as I know I should, I absolutely can not resist saying: "They don't write 'em like that anymore."
Ashley Sasnett
Jun 28, 2010 Ashley Sasnett rated it really liked it
Another book in my trend of noir-especially LA noir. This one is good, quirky and a good time. The the time and place (LA and San Fran late 60's) features pretty heavily and you really get get a sense of setting. Pretty good read all the way around.
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Rock radio DJ, rock musician, songwriter, screenwriter, and novelist. Kihn is known as the pioneer of the rock thriller genre.

Kihn’s first novel, Horror Show, was a nominee for the 1997 Bram Stoker Award. Big Rock Beat is the sequel, and Mojo Hand is the sequel to Big Rock Beat.

In the early 1980’s The Greg Kihn Band had a top 20 Billboard hit with “The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)” and a
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