Detroit Rock City (paperback)
‘Detroit Rock City’ is an oral history of Detroit and its music, told by the people who were on the stage, in the clubs, the practice rooms, studios, and in the audience, blasting the music out and soaking it up, in every rock music scene from 1967 to today.
From fabled axe men like Ted Nugent, Dick Wagner, and James Williamson, to Jack White, to pop flashes Suzi Quatro and Andrew WK, to proto punkers Brother Wayne Kramer and Iggy Pop, Detroit slices the rest of the land with way more than its share of the Rock Pie.
Detroit Rock City is the story that has never before been sprung, a frenzied and schooled account of both past and present, calling in the halcyon days of the Grande Ballroom and the Eastown Theater, where national acts who came thru were made to stand and deliver in the face of the always hard hitting local support acts. It moves on to the Michigan Palace, Bookies Club 870, City Club, and Gold Dollar – all magical venues in America’s top rock city.