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By Jake Austen

From Elvis and a hound puppy donning matching tuxedos and the comedian adventures of artificially produced bands to complicated song movies and contrived reality-show contests, television—as this serious glance brilliantly shows—has performed an outstanding activity of featuring the strength of rock in a fabulously pleasing yet patently "fake" demeanour. The dichotomy of "fake" and "real" song because it is portrayed on tv is gifted intimately via many generations of rock track: the Monkees shared the charts with the Beatles, Tupac and Slayer fanatics voted for corny American Idols, and indicates like Shindig! and Soul teach somehow captured the unhinged strength of rock way more successfully than such a lot long-haired guitar-smashing acts. additionally proven is how television has frequently overjoyed in breaking the foundations whereas nonetheless quite often taking part in by way of them: Bo Diddley defied Ed Sullivan and sang rock and roll after he have been instructed to not, the Chipmunks' subversive antics ready young children for punk rock, and issues acquired out of hand when Saturday evening reside invited punk youngsters to wait a taping of the band worry. each element of the idiosyncratic background of rock and television and their strange dating is roofed, together with comic strip rock, track programming for African American audiences, punk on tv, Michael Jackson's existence on television, and the tortured background of MTV and its progeny.

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