Rockistan: History of the Most Turbulent Music Genre in Pakistan 0 Reviews

By: Tayyab Khalil

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Oozing with rebellion due to their guitar-driven sound being a dosage of musical angst, rock bands took Pakistan by storm and shaped their genre as a countercultural force. Such idiosyncratic musicians, mostly self-taught or without any formal training, were a shot of adrenaline for the country’s music landscape as the paranoia created around rock music frequently sparked waves of controversy.

Having previously lurked in the background, rock artists exploded into the disorganized music scene that is pierced by the lack of royalty collections and vague copyright laws. Despite such perilous circumstances, rock ‘n’ roll would have significant historical, political and social implications that are still relevant in the country.

Rockistan: History of the Most Turbulent Music Genre in Pakistan explores the tumultuous history of the controversial genre that was once limited to the west and gradually penetrated Pakistan with the likes of Junoon, Karavan, Entity Paradigm, Call among others bursting into the mainstream. Centralized on their contributions towards propelling their genre into the public stratosphere, this is the very first book that historically documents the rise, fall and revival of rock music in Pakistan.

ISBN (Digital) 978-969-23555-1-3
ISBN (Hard copy) 978-969-23555-0-6
Total Pages 466
Language English
Estimated Reading Time 15 hours and 32 minutes
Genre History
Published By Daastan
Published On 28 Feb 2024
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Tayyab Khalil

Tayyab Khalil

Mechanical Engineer by profession and writer by passion.


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