Sex, Drugs, and Rock n Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science by Zoe CormierHow can wordless collections of sounds send shivers down our spines and tickle ancient parts of our brains we share with reptiles? How did a chemists quest to create a drug to ease the pain of childbirth result in the creation of LSD? Why do goats partake in oral sex, and how can a horse (or even a table) make us weak in the knees? And how on earth could the revered father of anatomy not know where the clitoris was?
From tortoiseshell condoms to superstar athletes on hallucinogens, these burning questions are explored and dissected, mixed with insights from some of the worlds bravest, cleverest and downright weirdest scientist experimenting on the edge - and themselves. Its a sharp shocker, an eye opener, asking the big questions about what it means to be human, about consciousness and happiness. Itll pull you in and gross out.
Exuberantly curious and shamelessly exuberant, Guerilla Sciences Zoe Cormier reinvents popular science for a new generation by breaking all the rules. Lets rock.
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Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll
The pattern of work adopted by the pair involved Dury presenting Jankel with his hand-typed lyric sheets. According to Chaz in Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll: The Life of Ian Dury he would be repeatedly given the lyric for "Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll" but Jankel kept rejecting the song, only for it to be at the top of the pile again the next time, only to be rejected again. This went on until Dury sung the song's guitar riff to Jankel and sang the song's title in time with Jankel's riff. Later, Jankel heard the Ornette Coleman tune "Ramblin" from his album Change of the Century , which included also Charlie Haden and Don Cherry and heard exactly the same bass riff being played by Haden. Dury once apologised to Coleman for lifting the riff but, as Coleman explained, he or possibly Haden had lifted it himself from a Kentucky folk tune called " Old Joe Clark ".
The Power of Rock is awesome. I mean, c'mon! What problem do you have that wouldn't be solved by an awesome guitar solo, an elaborate dance routine, and a heartfelt song with kickass drums? Whose life can't be saved by "Stairway To Heaven"? Rock solves all, right? On the cynical end of the scale, rock is actually pretty screwed up. Drugs are prevalent throughout the culture, rock musicians themselves use their inflated stardom to become real-life Karma Houdinis , and the whole scene is decadent on the top and seedy on the bottom.
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Well, whatever the arguments about the first two points, surprisingly the last one is way off the mark. Annie Nightingale recently told me that she did spin it during the evenings. But it got hardly any daytime plays. But Ian persevered. What eventually convinced Jankel to tackle it was a very unusual move by Dury. That was something he never did.