Teenage Nervous Breakdown: Music and Politics in the Post-Elvis Age
- List Price: $24.95
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Plenum Publishing Corporation
- Publish date: 05/01/1998
- ISBN: 9780306458620
- ISBN10: 0306458624
The essays in this provocative book illustrate how this "evolution" has happened and its dubious contribution to American society. Among the issues at hand, Walley looks archly at the controversial effect of MTV on national politics, delves into the how and why behind the rebirth of heroin chic, and talks about how rock and roll has affected our sexual selves.
Teenage Nervous Breakdown is a savvy blend of loosely interconnected essays that resemble a series of jazz improvisations comprising a thoughtful commentary on American culture.