Tomorrow Never Kws takes us back to the primal scene of the 1960s and asks: what happened when young people got high and listened to rock as if it really mattered as if it offered meaning and sustenance, t just escape and entertainment? What did young people hear in the music of Dylan, Hendrix, or the Beatles? Bromell's pursuit of these questions radically revises our understanding of rock, psychedelics, and their relation to the politics of the 60s, exploring the period's controversial legacy, and the reasons why being experienced has been an essential part of American youth culture to the present day.
Nick Bromell is an associate professor of English and American literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is author of By the Sweat of the Brow: Literature and Labor in Antebellum America, published by the University of Chicago Press, and of numerous articles that have appeared in publications such as Harper's and Tikkun.