Waiting for the Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes, and the Sound of Los Angeles

Waiting for the Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes, and the Sound of Los Angeles

by Barney Hoskyns


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"An impressively researched and energetically written history of L.A.'s place in contemporary culture . . . Hoskyns writes with awesome command over his wide-ranging material." --Time Out. "A comprehensive and critically astute history of the major developments and players in the Southern California music industry." --Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312144449
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 06/01/1996
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.77(w) x 10.02(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Apocalypse Now! (We Love It!)
Intro: After the Goldrush, or Los Angeles Without a Star Map
1. On the Avenue: West Coast Cool, California Crazy
2. Boys of Summer
3. Sunset Nights, Jingle-Jangle Mornings
4. Maybe the People Would be the Times, or Between Doheny and La Cienega
5. Strange Daze, Weird Sins
6. Ladies and Gentlemen of the Canyon
7. Crawling Down Cahuenga on a Broken Pair of Legs, or What Were Once Vices are Now Habits
8. The Decline of the West
9. Rituals of the Habitual
Epilogue: Slipping into Darkness
Appendix: Los Angeles in Songs

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epic tragicomedy." --Stephen M.H. Braitman, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"The entire history of pop Los Angeles in all its splendor and excess: a dark drive deep into the city of the night.
—Jon Savage, author of England's Dreaming

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