Review of Orlando Crowcroft, Rock in a Hard Place: Music and Mayhem in the Middle East

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Abstract

This book by experienced journalist and metal fan Orlando Crowcroft is a must read for anyone curious about counter-culture in the Middle East. It contains six country studies (Lebanon, Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Syria) in which Crowcroft’s interviews with musicians are the key elements.With the knowledge of a music connoisseur, he guides the reader in the subcultural music scenes and movements in these countries, using the life stories of musicians as the red thread.

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  • Music
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-99
JournalContemporary Islam
Volume12
Issue number1
Early online date2017 Sep 9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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Reviewed Work(s): Rock in a Hard Place: Music and Mayhem in the Middle East (by Orlando Crowroft)