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Dark Stars & Anti-Matter: 40 Years of Loving, Leaving and Making Up with the Music of the Grateful Dead - A Single Notes Book Gene Sculatti

Dark Stars & Anti-Matter: 40 Years of Loving, Leaving and Making Up with the Music of the Grateful Dead - A Single Notes Book

Gene Sculatti

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“Ten years earlier, before going to my first Frisco show, I would read Ralph Gleason’s Chronicle columns about these local bands with the bizarre names (‘the Mystery Trend’?) and wonder, ‘What could they possibly sound like—maybe like Dylan or theMore“Ten years earlier, before going to my first Frisco show, I would read Ralph Gleason’s Chronicle columns about these local bands with the bizarre names (‘the Mystery Trend’?) and wonder, ‘What could they possibly sound like—maybe like Dylan or the Byrds?’ since that music represented the outermost limits of the universe at the time. Now I was reading about the Ramones and wondering, ‘What do they sound like?’ In April 1976 I stopped in at Cashbox magazine’s Hollywood office to hear the just-issued ‘Blitzkrieg Bop.’ Man, was I in for a surprise, in ’76 just as in ’66.”Dark Stars & Anti-Matter is a memoir about growing up, music-obsessed, in the Bay Area in the Sixties, about growing older in the world ever since and ceaselessly connecting and reconnecting with American pop. The piece is personal and frank, and should strike a chord with anyone who’s ever fallen hard for what their ears took in.About the author:Gene Sculatti has been writing about music and popular culture since 1966, for such publications as Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, Creem, Phonograph Record Magazine and the Sacramento Bee. He served as Director of Special Issues for Billboard magazine, Managing Editor of Ice magazine, Editorial Director of Warner Bros. Records, and as a research analyst for CBS Television.