David Carson is a Royal Oak native, former Michigan disc jockey, and the author of Rockin' Down the Dial: The Detroit Sound of Radio. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
...a great blow-by-blow account of an exciting and still-legendary scene. - Marshall Crenshaw ""Carson reveals in rich and engaging detail exactly why the Motor City is world renowned as a musical mecca."" - Dennis ""Machine Gun"" Thompson, MC5 ""What the book does magnificently is provide the context and show the connections within a music scene filled with powerful DJs, club owners, label heads and - oh, yeah - an abundance of badass visionary musicians."" - Metro Times Detroit ""...[a] definitive history of Detroit's early rock scene.... Carson spends considerable space chronicling the rise of legendary bands such as the MC5, Iggy, and Alice Cooper, and he recounts the downfalls...."" - Detroit Free Press