A brash and wonderful party of the tools that created the sounds of rock and roll from the Nineteen Forties to the current day

Play It Loud celebrates the musical tools that gave rock and roll its signature sound—from Louis Jordan’s alto saxophone and John Lennon’s Rickenbacker to the drum set owned via Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Woman Gaga’s keytar, and past. Seven engrossing essays via veteran song reporters and students talk about the technical tendencies that fostered rock’s seductive riffs and using rhythms, the exciting inventions musicians have devised to reach distinctive results, and the visible have an effect on their tools have had. Ample pictures depict rock’s such a lot iconic tools—together with Jerry Lee Lewis’s child grand piano, Chuck Berry’s Gibson ES-350T guitar, Bootsy Collins’s superstar-formed bass, Keith Moon’s drum set, and the white Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix performed at Woodstock—as artworks in their very own proper. Produced in collaboration with the Rock & Roll Corridor of Status, this remarkable e book is going in the back of the song to supply an extraordinary and in-intensity have a look at the tools that impressed the musicians and made conceivable the songs we all know and love.