It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
|Title||It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll|
|Paper Size (W x H)||40 x 28 ins|
A note from the artist:
Rock ‘n’ Roll, like Jazz, could only have come into being in the USA.
African American Blues and Gospel, Scotch-Irish Bluegrass and Country, cowboys, American and Mexican made Country Western, and Western Swing, Bebop and Jazz itself all went into the mix that Dave Grohl calls a "gumbo of Rock ‘n’ Roll."
My generation grew up with the genre, developing strong opinions as to what is pure and real Rock ‘n’ Roll and what is pseudo-pop-pastiche.
This painting was inspired by the Rolling Stones; although a British band they adhere (still) to the purest garage-band forms; we Americans love them for it.
For the decades of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s young life, this music continues to reflect the thrill and angst of youth, in every generation.
Brash, colourful, sexy and just a little dangerous – as the great poet sang: “It’s only Rock ‘n’ Roll but I like it!”
Each print is hand numbered and accompanied by a certificate signed by the artist. The certificate is numbered to match the print.
About the Artist
Born in Florida in 1949, Marsha Hammel has lived in Panama, Italy, Germany, and Canada. She has travelled the United States extensively, spending time in the west and north-east as well as in the Sunbelt cities of Richmond and New Orleans.Find out more