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Walk This Way by Geoff Edgers

Walk This Way

Walk This Way by Geoff Edgers
Feb 05, 2019 | 288 Pages
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“American music—and America itself—has always been a hybrid creation, different cultures and traditions colliding and cross-pollinating, becoming something new in the process. Walk This Way captures one such moment, a happy accident that marked the end of one era and the beginning of another. Geoff Edgers has written an engaging and unusually revealing account of an unlikely song (and an even unlikelier collaboration) that became a chapter in American musical history.”
—Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author of The Leftovers and Mrs. Fletcher
Walk This Way spans from hip hop’s blazing birth to classic rock’s last gasps, from dorks in New York dorm room to the Sunset Strip at the height of hair metal.  Geoff Edgers takes a pop phenomenon and cracks it open to reveal a rollicking, curious and unlikely musical history.”
—Jessica Hopper, author of The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic

“Hip hop is a descendant of the declarative storytelling that has sustained black people from the shores of their homelands to the strange new countries of their captors. Hip hop music is both battle cry and survival song wrapped up in the swagger and majesty of a mighty people. But when Run DMC instructed that we should ‘Walk This Way,’ their words elevated beyond the confines of song and story to an actual manifesto that revolutionized an industry and a culture. Journalist Geoff Edgers chronicles the fascinating life of a song that changed the story forever.”
—Ava DuVernay, director of 13th and A Wrinkle in Time

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