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As founder and editor of Crawdaddy! magazine, Paul Williams has helped the rock music field itself, as well as outsiders, to recognize the importance of rock as a modern music and as a facet of modern experience. In Outlaw Blues, his first book, the author presents his own experience of rock music, the history of his reactions and insights over a two-year period.

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Paperback, 212 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Entwhistle Books
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Neal Umphred
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Paul Williams' OUTLAW BLUES collects articles, interviews, and reviews from Williams' CRAWDADDY magazine, where he was publisher, editor, and contributor. This paperback edition—one of the first serious books on rock music—helped Williams reach a larger audience in a semi-permanent form.

Unlike many rock-writers, Williams wrote about the music he loved rather than knock the stuff he didn't listen to. Consequently, OUTLAW BLUES is good vibrations from cover to cover as he shares and explains why
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How a segment of hippie rock intellectuals (in this case, the man who might have been the first rock critic) viewed the scene in 1967-68, when each release seemed to be advancing the youth movement: Loved the Byrds, Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, Beach Boys and the Doors, had no use for the Beatles. Idealistic, woolly-headed, charming.
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