Greg Prato

The Yacht Rock Book

The oral History of soft,
smooth Sounds of the 70's and 80's

Englische Originalausgabe / Original English Edition.
320 Seiten mit ca. 30 Fotos.
Klappenbroschur 15 x 21,5 cm.

ISBN-10: 3-283-01284-9
ISBN-13: 978-3-283-01284-7
€ (D): 19,99
€ (A): 20,60
sFr.: 29.95
Lieferbar / Available

Just what is ‘yacht rock,’ you ask? Perhaps the easiest description is: music that would not sound out of place being played while carousing aboard a yacht back in the good old days. But these songs were also some of the top pop gems of the 70s and 80s. And while some associate yacht rock’s biggest songs with one-hit wonder artists, several of rock’s most renowned artists fall under this category, too—including Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, The Doobie Brothers, Toto, and more. By the early twentyfirst century, yacht rock seemed to have become extinct … until a comedic video series, simply titled Yacht Rock, went viral and introduced captain’s hats and blazers to a whole new generation – as well as the emergence of a popular cover band, the Yacht Rock Revue.

‘It’s amazing that this style came to be. Can you imagine being a struggling musician back then? It must take an incredible amount of restraint to play that gently.’

— Actor/Comedian Fred Armisen