Love Goes to Buildings on Fire

Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever

by Will Hermes

Hardcover, 368 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $30 | purchase

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Love Goes to Buildings on Fire
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Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever
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Will Hermes

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Chronicles five epochal years of music in the Big Apple against a backdrop of the period's high crime, limited government resources and low rents, tracing the formations of key sounds while evaluating the contributions of such artists as Willie Colón, Bruce Springsteen and Grandmaster Flash.