Swiss Rock Pioneers
How and when was Switzerland caught by the rock virus? Rock was the music of protest and rebellion. The loud, uninhibited sound of a youth that rebelled against its parents’ generation and defined itself as a counterculture to the bourgeois world. Rock beat the rhythm of self-fashioning and emancipation with an attitude toward life of departure and awakening. Conservative Switzerland reacted with vehement rejection and sheer incomprehension to the long-haired musicians with their hedonistic calls for revival. But there was no stopping them: the music caught on.But who was the first Swiss rock musician? What was the name of the first Swiss rock band? What was the first rock record? And who invented dialect rock? The book delves into the founding years of Swiss rock music in the second half of the 1960s and describes its development until the end of the 1970s. A journey through time to the roots of our musical present for all those who were there at the time and those who want to know what they missed.
Zytlogge, ISBN9783729650695, hardcover, 352 pages, 2nd edition.