Plato and Aristotle, Holloway finds, were aware that music can either inflame the soul with passion or can awaken it to reason and help to cultivate temperance. What Holloway proposes, a rediscovery of the musical wisdom of Plato and Aristotle, will completely change the way we think about music.
"The great virtue of All Shook Up is its unfashionable insistence that music be taken seriously." (Wall Street Journal)
"Refreshing...may well appeal to both critics and defenders of pop music." (Publishers Weekly)