Walk this way : Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the song that changed American music forever / Geoff Edgers.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: A deep exploration into the story behind "Walk This Way," Aerosmith and Run-DMC's legendary, groundbreaking rock-hip hop collaboration, describes the unlikely union that became instantly popular and launched hip hop into the mainstream.
    • Content Notes:
      Pt. 1. Before -- Run-DMC: Hollis -- Aerosmith: Toxic twins -- Run-DMC: Larry Smith, Kurt, and the fever -- Aerosmith: Who got the beat? -- Run-DMC: It's like that -- Aerosmith: Jimmy and the Doof -- Run-DMC: LongPlay, with guitars -- Aerosmith: Bottom -- Run-DMC: Jay -- Aerosmith : reunited -- Run-DMC: Down with King Kurt -- pt. 2 1986 -- Creating Rick Rubin -- Done with mirrors -- "The reducer" -- Choosing "Walk" -- The levee -- March 9 -- Cracking radio, cracking MTV -- Who is the King? -- Not for $200 billion -- Epilogue.
    • ISBN:
      9780735212237
      0735212236
    • Accession Number:
      2018045167
    • Accession Number:
      on1075549272
      1075549272
    • Accession Number:
      fay.646781
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      EDGERS, G. Walk this way : Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the song that changed American music forever. [s.l.] : Blue Rider Press, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 jul. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Edgers G. Walk This Way : Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song That Changed American Music Forever. Blue Rider Press; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646781. Accessed July 21, 2019.
    • APA:
      Edgers, G. (2019). Walk this way : Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the song that changed American music forever. Blue Rider Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646781
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Edgers, Geoff. 2019. Walk This Way : Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song That Changed American Music Forever. Blue Rider Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646781.
    • Harvard:
      Edgers, G. (2019) Walk this way : Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the song that changed American music forever. Blue Rider Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646781 (Accessed: 21 July 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Edgers, G 2019, Walk this way : Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the song that changed American music forever, Blue Rider Press, viewed 21 July 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Edgers, Geoff. Walk This Way : Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song That Changed American Music Forever. Blue Rider Press, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646781.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Edgers, Geoff. Walk This Way : Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song That Changed American Music Forever. Blue Rider Press, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646781.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Edgers G. Walk this way : Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the song that changed American music forever [Internet]. Blue Rider Press; 2019 [cited 2019 Jul 21]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646781

Reviews

PW Reviews 2018 December #4

In this rollicking and occasionally rambling history, music journalist Edgers tells the story of Run-DMC's 1986 hip-hop remake of Aerosmith's 1975 hit "Walk This Way." The aging, fractious, and drug-addled rockers weren't hip to new music, and the rising rappers thought the original's lyrics were "hillbilly gibberish." So when the members of Aerosmith walked into a studio in 1986 to help Run-DMC cover their song, it was hardly a meeting of the minds. Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry showed up strictly for the $8,000 payday, while the already-platinum Run-DMC thought the song would be a way to break hip-hop into the white mainstream. Edgers has little to say about the faded rockers beyond the battles between the "Toxic Twins"—Tyler and Perry— and about the band's declining popularity and mounting money troubles (Perry is described as "a dope fiend on a twenty-dollar-a-day allowance"). Edgers's take on the rise of Run-DMC, "smart-ass kids" from Queens, meanwhile, is told more passionately ("What Run-DMC wore would usher in the era of brand marketing that eventually made millionaires out of 50 Cent, Jay Z, and Dr. Dre"); Edgers also covers other rap pioneers, downtown hipsters, and music producer Rick Rubin (the white Long Islander who saw rap as "black punk rock"). Run-DMC's version of the song helped revitalize Aerosmith's career, and, according to Edgers, was the "starting gun for every mashup, good and bad, that came later." Edgers, however, focuses less on the song's broader cultural implications than the entertaining awkwardness of the recording, as when an MTV interviewer asked each group how they felt about the other's music and received mostly blank stares. Nevertheless, this is a vivid snapshot of a unique moment in cultural history. (Feb.)

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