Please Step Back is a swirling Sixties saga of the rise and fall of a true American icon: A rock star...
But not just any rock star. Rock Foxx is one of the genre-busting stars of the era who created a new kind of music that both embodied the times and took it someplace exhilarating, the way Sly Stone did, or James Brown.
Foxx's unprecedented mixed-race/mixed gender band makes socially conscious music that's tribal and infectious, taking him to the height of worldwide rock stardom. But then his music begins to darken and disappear amidst rumors of sexual debauchery and drugs and violence, even as the culture itself explodes into assassinations and riots... Until people ask themselves:
Whatever happened to Rock Foxx?
In the hands of New Yorker editor Ben Greenman, the answer is more than a tale off fleeting pop stardom. Instead, it's the absorbing story of a complicated moment in our history ,when music played a key part, and an artistic genius could lead the way.
[from press release]
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Added by Books Inc Chestnut on March 11, 2009