Refried Elvis the rise of the Mexican counterculture

Zolov, Eric

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  • Creator Eric Zolov
  • Format Books
  • Publication Berkeley : University of California Press, 1999.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (365 p.)
  • ISBNs 9781283646307, 1283646307, 9780520921504, 052092150X, 9780585079493, 0585079498
  • OCLC ocn815667346


  • This powerful study shows how America's biggest export, rock and roll, became a major influence in Mexican politics, society, and culture. From the arrival of Elvis in Mexico during the 1950s to the emergence of a full-blown counterculture movement by the late 1960s, Eric Zolov uses rock and roll to illuminate Mexican history through these charged decades and into the 1970s. This fascinating narrative traces the rechanneling of youth energies away from political protest in the wake of the 1968 student movement and into counterculture rebellion, known as La Onda (The Wave). Refried El


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • Cover; Refried Elvis; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Illustrations; FIGURES; GRAPHS; TABLES; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Rebeldismo in the Revolutionary Family: Rock 'n' Roll's Early Impact on Mexican State and Society; 1. Record exports from Mexico, 1955-1976; 1. Movie advertisement for Los chiflados del rock'n roll, 1957; 2. Abel Quezada's critique of Elvis Presley, 1959; 2 Containing the Rock Gesture; 2. Record imports into Mexico, 1955-1976; 3. ""The Family Dances the Twist,"" 1962; 4. The buttoned-down look of refrito groups, 1965
  • 5. Mexican bands meet the demand for rocanrol, early 1960s3 La Onda: Mexico's Counterculture and the Student Movement of 1968; 6. ""Which One Is the Woman? Which One Is the Man?"" 1966; 4 La Onda in the Wake of Tlatelolco; 7. Military authorities search a guitar case for drugs, 1969; 8. Foreign hippies face arrest and deportation, 1969; 9. A Mexican jipi faces arrest, 1969; 10. ""Cleanup of 'Hippies' and Drug Addicts,"" 1969; 11. Cover of The People's Guide to Mexico, 1972; 12. A roundup of Mexican jipis, 1971; 5 La Onda Chicana: The Reinvention of Mexico's Countercultural Community
  • 13. The impact of La Onda Chicana on Mixico Canta, 197114. Javier Batiz performs in the Alameda Park, c. 1971; 6 The Avándaro Rock Festival; 15. A transformed Mexican flag at the AvAndaro music festival, 1971; 16. Dancing with the U.S. flag at the AvAndaro music festival, 1971; 1. 1971 General Music Catalog for Polydor Records; 17. Folkloric groups popularized indigenous sounds, early 1970s; 2.1975 General Music Catalog for CBS Records; 7 A Critique of the ""Obvious Imperialist"": The USIA; 18. Last page of USIA-produced booklet, 1971; Conclusion
  • 19. A commemorative march in Mexico City, 1993Notes; Bibliography; Permission Credits; Index
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