Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll

The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science

Author: Zoe Cormier

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306823942

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Full of noise and color, Sex, Drugs, and Rock ’n’ Roll looks at scientists and their craft, how hedonistic impulses inform our highest pursuits, and how the renegades of science have illuminated the secrets of our deepest impulses. It is a fascinating tale of scientists on the edge, experimenting on themselves and others, that asks the big (and strange) questions about what it means to be human, about consciousness and happiness, the future and past of our species, our scientific knowledge, and our culture. Not to mention our parties. It will pull you in and gross you out, but it never loses sight of the stories, ideas, and scientific discoveries that make sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll so timeless.

The Mammoth Book of Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll

Author: Jim Driver

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1849014612

Category: Music

Page: 160

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Over 60 gripping accounts tracking the dark side of rock 'n' roll from the early days of the drugs-and-drink culture, and the birth of rock 'n' roll, through The Beatles, Stones, Sex Pistols, Madonna, Kurt Cobain and Oasis, to Amy Winehouse, Pete Doherty and other stars of the current rock-music scene. From trashed hotel rooms to cars in swimming pools, all rock 'n' roll's excesses are here, including murder and sexual deviancy, surprising brushes with the law that the stars thought they'd kept quiet, early and tragic deaths, drug overdoses, robbery, mis-marriages and groupies by the truckload

Sex and Drugs and Rock N Roll

Author: Chris Charlesworth,MUSIC SALES

Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 9780711941311

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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A bumper collection of photographs, mostly of rock and pop stars in situations where in hindsight, they would probably have preferred the cameramen to be elsewhere at the time. It is also a collection of shots in which sex has been used to sell the artist, or their records, or both, in the days before sexism was a political issue.

Easy Riders Raging Bulls

How the Sex-Drugs-And Rock 'N Roll Generation Save

Author: Peter Biskind

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126615

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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In 1969, a low-budget biker movie, Easy Rider, shocked Hollywood with its stunning success. An unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll (onscreen and off), Easy Rider heralded a heady decade in which a rebellious wave of talented young filmmakers invigorated the movie industry. In Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind takes us on the wild ride that was Hollywood in the '70s, an era that produced such modern classics as The Godfather, Chinatown, Shampoo, Nashville, Taxi Driver, and Jaws. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls vividly chronicles the exuberance and excess of the times: the startling success of Easy Rider and the equally alarming circumstances under which it was made, with drugs, booze, and violent rivalry between costars Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda dominating the set; how a small production company named BBS became the guiding spirit of the youth rebellion in Hollywood and how, along the way, some of its executives helped smuggle Huey Newton out of the country; how director Hal Ashby was busted for drugs and thrown in jail in Toronto; why Martin Scorsese attended the Academy Awards with an FBI escort when Taxi Driver was nominated; how George Lucas, gripped by anxiety, compulsively cut off his own hair while writing Star Wars, how a modest house on Nicholas Beach occupied by actresses Margot Kidder and Jennifer Salt became the unofficial headquarters for the New Hollywood; how Billy Friedkin tried to humiliate Paramount boss Barry Diller; and how screenwriter/director Paul Schrader played Russian roulette in his hot tub. It was a time when an "anything goes" experimentation prevailed both on the screen and off. After the success of Easy Rider, young film-school graduates suddenly found themselves in demand, and directors such as Francis Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, George Lucas, and Martin Scorsese became powerful figures. Even the new generation of film stars -- Nicholson, De Niro, Hoffman, Pacino, and Dunaway -- seemed a breed apart from the traditional Hollywood actors. Ironically, the renaissance would come to an end with Jaws and Star Wars, hugely successful films that would create a blockbuster mentality and crush innovation. Based on hundreds of interviews with the directors themselves, producers, stars, agents, writers, studio executives, spouses, and ex-spouses, this is the full, candid story of Hollywood's last golden age. Never before have so many celebrities talked so frankly about one another and about the drugs, sex, and money that made so many of them crash and burn. By turns hilarious and shocking, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls is the ultimate behind-the-scenes account of Hollywood at work and play.

Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll

The Rise of America’s 1960s Counterculture

Author: Robert C. Cottrell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442246073

Category: History

Page: 408

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As the first full-bodied treatment of the American counterculture of the 1960s, Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll traces its origins, discusses its most important figures, delves into iconic works, relates its ebb and flow, dissects the intersection of culture and politics, highlights millennial and apocalyptic sensibilities, and traces legacies.

Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll in the Dutch Golden Age

Author: Benjamin B. Roberts

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048533007

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll in the Dutch Golden Age focuses on the generation of rich young men that grew up in the seventeenth century in the Dutch Republic. These men had more money to spend on clothes, music, and recreation than the generation before them. This fascinating account of male adolescence in the Dutch Golden Age reveals how young men including Rembrandt van Rijn disregarded conservative values and rebelled against the older generation, and consequently created a new youth culture that was similar to the one of the 1960s. They had long hair, wore colorful and extravagant clothing, and started taking drugs. Theirs was the first generation in European history to smoke tobacco. Moreover, they defied conventional norms and values with their promiscuity and by singing lewd songs in their free time. With his engaging storytelling-style filled with humorous anecdotes, Roberts convincingly shows how deviant male youth behavior is a feature of all ages, especially in periods when youngsters have too much free time and money.

Rock 'n' Roll Babylon

50 Years of Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

Author: Gary Herman

Publisher: Plexus Pub

ISBN: 9780859654005

Category: Music

Page: 349

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Gary Herman cuts through the PR spin to expose rock and roll s long history of decadence and degradation. From the stars of the 1950s to the rappers, divas, and heavy metal icons of today, he details lurid scandals, outrageous antics, tragic deaths, and who got with, shot at, and shot up with whom. Included are the scandals surrounding Michael Jackson, Kurt Cobain, Sid Vicious, Keith Richards, Tupac and Biggie, Whitney Houston, and many others, as well as over 200 rare and revealing photographs."

Discovering statistics using SPSS

(and sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll)

Author: Andy P. Field

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780761944515

Category: Mathematics

Page: 779

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WINNER OF THE 2007 BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY BOOK AWARD 2007 'It is noteworthy that after I used some of the illustrations and mentioned the book in class, most students went and bought a copy. Their final papers were heavily "Field-referenced"! That is the best endorsement one can give to a text' - Journal of Advanced Nursing 'The wide range of statistical techniques covered combined with good accompanying background explanations, communicated in a relaxed, affable style, make this book a useful addition to the bookshelves of both practitioners and teachers of statistics alike in the social sciences' - Peter Watson, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge and Chair of ASSESS, Independent European Group of SPSS Users 'The Second Edition of Andy Field's Discovering Statistics Using SPSS is an excellent book and a valuable addition to the teaching of statistics in the behavioral sciences. The title of the book accurately reflects the approach taken. This is not simply a primer on how to use SPSS, but is a very good statistics text using SPSS as a vehicle for illustrating and expanding on the statistical content of the book. At the same time it also serves as a manual for SPSS, and has taught me things that I had not known about the software. One advantage of the text is that it is not tied specifically to the latest version of SPSS. Although the examples use version 12.0, there are many references to the difference the students will find if they are using an earlier version. A good example of how the text is structured can be seen in Chapters 8 and 9. Chapter 8 provides an introduction to the analysis of variance, and roughly the first 40 pages are devoted to statistical issues. Only after that introduction does the author move to a discussion of using SPSS to run the analyses. Chapter 9 deals with the analysis of covariance, and here the author moves almost immediately to SPSS printout, having laid most of the groundwork in the previous chapter. I find this flexible approach to the blending of content and software to be an effective way of teaching the material. It is impossible to review this book without commenting on Andy's particular style. I enjoyed it immensely and think that it would appeal to both students and their instructors. It is refreshing to see someone who doesn't take himself too seriously' - David C Howell, Professor Emeritus, University of Vermont 'The new edition of Field's textbook confirms its place as the best statistics text for undergraduate social science students. It provides support for those less confident about statistical analysis whilst having sufficient depth that it will still be valuable to more mathematically experienced people. There is a focus throughout on the practical aspects of data analysis and interpretation whilst at the same time emphasizing the importance of rigour and a good understating of theory essential reading' - Dr Ian Walker, Department of Psychology, University of Bath 'Very useful, valuable and interesting. Summing up: Highly recommended' - CHOICE, Current Reviews for Academic Librarians This new edition of Field's textbook provides students of statistical methods with everything they need to understand, use and report statistics - at every level. Written in Andy Field's vivid and entertaining style, and furnished with playful examples from everyday student life (among other places), the book forms an accessible gateway into the often intimidating world of statistics and a unique opportunity for students to ground their knowledge of statistics through the use of SPSS. The text is fully

Party Animals

A Hollywood Tale of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll Starring the Fabulous Allan Carr

Author: Robert Hofler

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145960007X

Category:

Page: 560

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Allan Carr was Hollywood's premier party-thrower during the town's most hedonistic era-the cocaine-addled, sexually indulgent 1970s. Hosting outrageous soirees with names like the Mick Jagger/Cycle Sluts Party and masterminding such lavishly themed opening nights as the Tommy/New York City subway premiere, it was Carr, an obese, caftan-wearing producer-the ultimate outsider-who first brought movie stars and rock stars, gays and straights, Old and New Hollywood together.From the stunning success of Grease and La Cage aux Folles to the spectacular failure of the Village People's Can't Stop the Music, as a producer Carr's was a rollercoaster of a career punctuated by major hits and phenomenal flops-none more disastrous than the Academy Awards show he produced featuring a tone-deaf Rob Lowe serenading Snow White, a fiasco that made Carr an outcast, and is still widely considered to be the worst Oscars ever.Tracing Carr's excess-laden rise and tragic fall-and sparing no one along the way-Party Animals provides a sizzling, candid, behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood's most infamous period.

Ian Dury: Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll

Author: Richard Balls

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857126989

Category: Music

Page: 356

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Here is the complete, no-holds-barred biography of the late, great self-made Essex lad himself!The abrasive Dury always met life head on, in his relationships and in his music, and this acclaimed biography does not shrink from chronicling some of his darker moments as well as his triumphs. Author Richard Bells talked to over 50 of Dury's friends as well as Dury himself shortly before his death.Dury's extraordinary life was always a battle. As a rocker, lyricist, artist and actor he was unsentimental and uncompromising. As a man he was harder to fathom - until now. In this classic rock biography, the self-styled 'diamond geezer' stands revealed as a real diamond after all.This edition is updated to cover the release of the biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll, and includes original interviews with Oscar-winning actor Andy Serkis who portrayed Dury in the film.

Sex and Drugs Before Rock 'n' Roll

Youth Culture and Masculinity During Holland's Golden Age

Author: Benjamin Roberts

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089644024

Category: History

Page: 318

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Sex and Drugs Before the Rock ’n’ Rollis a fascinating volume that presents an engaging overview of what it was like to be young and male in the Dutch Golden Age. Here, well-known cohorts of Rembrandt are examined for the ways in which they expressed themselves by defying conservative values and norms. This study reveals how these young men rebelled, breaking from previous generations: letting their hair grow long, wearing colorful clothing, drinking excessively, challenging city guards, being promiscuous, smoking, and singing lewd songs. Cogently argued, this study paints a compelling portrait of the youth culture of the Dutch Golden Age, at a time when the rising popularity of print made dissemination of new cultural ideas possible, while rising incomes and liberal attitudes created a generation of men behaving badly.

Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll

My Life in Rock

Author: Stephen Pearcy,Sam Benjamin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145169458X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A tell-all memoir from the lead singer of the 1980s hair-metal band Ratt reveals all the aspects of rock star excess, including the groupies, the trashed hotel rooms, and the drugs.

Straight Whisky

A Living History of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll on the Sunset Strip

Author: Erik Quisling

Publisher: Bonus Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781566251976

Category: Music

Page: 427

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'Straight Whisky' is the first book ever to chronicle all the music, magic and mayhem of the Sunset Strip. Erik Quisling and Austin Williams have created a unique multi-levelled portrait that is unlike any other rock book on record. With its sweeping historical analysis and down and dirty details, 'Straight Whisky' pulls no punches and leaves no stone unturned. Quisling has drawn upon extensive research to chronicle the ways in which music on the Sunset Strip has both shaped and reflected the American experience since 1964. Williams has chosen sixteen of the most memorable events from the period and developed them into dramatic narratives that offer an intensely intimate view of this incredible story. Together, along with dozens of rare photos and original interviews with the rock stars who were there when it all happened, these perspectives provide a comprehensive look at the most famous stretch of rock 'n' roll real estate on Earth: the famed 'rock block' of Sunset Boulevard. Here are the stories that have been whispered about for decades. Now they can be told out loud for the first time.

The Reality of Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

Author: Gerald Leroy Willey

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781545604137

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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Former Rock Star "Reality" who was under contract to the Jefferson Starship, is born again, and is releasing a new CD album entitled "David's Song." As an American patriot, he gives us the song "One Nation Under God." 'DA Book Has been a forty-year working experience. At first, I knew I was attempting to tell my life story. Somewhere along the line, I realized that its worth spiritually would be far more important than it's worth monetarily. For a long time, I thought that an interest in this book would be mainly from Christians. It wasn't until the book was published that I realized that the story of my life was not about Christianity, but rather about a life-time of FLOUNDERING. So therefore, I recommend this book to those who are still seeking and have not necessarily found.......... Oh, that I could tell you truly what my life now every day is like. There is more true job and peace in my heart than words can convey. Now, finally, Jesus Christ lives in my heart. *The Lord has said to me, "I am the Creator. I have given you goodness and grace. I am for you because you have let me in. Be in Me and I will be in you."

Addict Chick: Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘N’ Roll

Author: Amanda Meredith

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483444767

Category: Compulsive behavior

Page: 234

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Addict Chick: Sex, Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll is brutally honest, sexually graphic, and completely real. At 34, Amanda Meredith had it all - A successful career, a home, a child, and everything that should have made her happy. She was also crazy in love; his name was Cage, and their love would become her first addiction-but not her last. Some would say that love destroyed her, but what she let ravage her mind, body, and soul had nothing to do with love and everything to do with a deep-seated need to destroy herself. With the prick of a needle, and a shot of methamphetamine, she lost everything- her child, her career, and she lost Cage. Her story is not for the faint of heart. Addict Chick: Sex, Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll is her heartbreak, her sorrow, and the story of how she fought like hell to save herself, with a little help from the Man above. In this memoir, one woman proves that no matter who you are, and no matter how far you have fallen, nobody is beyond redemption.

Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll Crosswords

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781402772139

Category: Games

Page: 96

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Warning: these are not grandma's crosswords--unless grandma is a foul-mouthed, sex-crazed, puzzle junkie. Join trailblazing crossword maker Brendan Emmett Quigley as he mixes letters to create risqué phrases and focuses on topics that traditional newspaper crosswords wouldn't touch with a ten-foot vuvuzela. Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll Crosswords truly is all your brain and body need.

The Word on Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll

Author: Jim Burns

Publisher: Regal Books

ISBN: 9780830716425

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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The Word on Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll has been developed for high school youth by Jim Burns, one of today's most acclaimed youth leaders. This high-involvement youth Bible Study has been field-tested in the crucible of his own youth ministry. It's certain to strike the right nerve with your youth.