Rock on: How I Tried to Stop Caring About Music and Learn to Love Corporate Rock

Rock on: How I Tried to Stop Caring About Music and Learn to Love Corporate Rock

by Dan Kennedy (Author)


How would you like a six-figure marketing job at the hallowed record label that signed everyone who counts in the last fifty years of pop music? Before you answer, we'll throw in a plush office, a hip assistant and a bottomless expense account. When Dan Kennedy is hired by a major label he thinks he has been handed a pass to the secret kingdom of rock and roll. In reality, he has walked into an episode of "The Office".Whether directing a gangsta rapper's video or battling his better judgement to create a campaign celebrating twenty-five years of Phil Collins' love songs, he's in way over his head. And from the looks of those around the boardroom, he's not alone. Cameos by aging pop stars, dinosaur music-biz kingpins, hip-hop thugs, Iggy Pop and others make up the cast of this brilliant power ballad to rock and roll, office life and all the wage slaves who've done their damndest to hide from Human Resources when the axe falls. If you have ever bought a record, worked in an office, tried to get into a creative industry or suspected that some things are not all they're cracked up to be, "Rock On" will make you laugh more than you thought possible.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Published: 03 Apr 2008

ISBN 10: 1846551730
ISBN 13: 9781846551734
Book Overview: A memoir of comic genius about working for one of the great music labels: Spinal Tap meets The Office.

Author Bio
Dan Kennedy is a regular contributor to McSweeney's and his work has appeared in The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category, Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney's Book of Lists, GQ magazine and other publications. He lives in New York.