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  • Pig Cityby Andrew Stafford

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    From cult heroes the Saints and the Go-Betweens to national icons Powderfinger and international stars Savage Garden, Brisbane has produced more than its share of great bands. But behind the music lay a ghost city of malice and corruption. Pressed under the thumb of the Bjelke-Petersen government and its toughest enforcers?the police?Brisbane?s musicians,... more...

  • All Shook Upby Glenn C. Altschuler

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot... more...

  • Hip Hop Americaby Nelson George

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 15.00

    Now with a new introduction by the author, Hip Hop America is the definitive account of the society-altering collision between black youth culture and the mass media. more...

  • Music Video and the Politics of Representationby Diane Railton; Paul Watson

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 65.00

    How can we engage critically with music video and its role in popular culture? What do contemporary music videos have to tell us about patterns of cultural identity today? Based around an eclectic series of vivid case studies, this fresh and timely examin more...

  • Producing Countryby Michael Jarrett

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Legendary producers describe the making of country music?s great recordings more...

  • Vibe Merchantsby Ray Hitchins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Vibe Merchants offers an insider’s perspective on the development of Jamaican popular music. This rare perspective focuses on the actual details of music making practice, rationalised in the context of the economic and creative forces that locally drive music production. By focusing on the work of audio engineers and musicians, recording studios... more...

  • Burning Britainby Ian Glasper

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    The product of years of research, travel, and countless conversations, Burning Britain is the true story of the UK punk scene from 1980 to 1984 told for the first time by the bands and labels that created it. Covering the country region by region, author Ian Glasper profiles legendary bands like Vice Squad, Angelic Upstarts, Blitz, Anti-Nowhere... more...

  • K-pop ? The International Rise of the Korean Music Industryby JungBong Choi; Roald Maliangkay

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as "South Korea?s greatest export", has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans largely through distribution over the Internet. This book examines the phenomenon, and discusses the reasons for its success. It considers the national and transnational conditions that have played a role in... more...

  • Bachata and Dominican Identity / La bachata y la identidad dominicanaby Julie A. Sellers

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Bachata--a guitar-based romantic music that debuted in Santo Domingo's urban shantytowns in the 1960s--is today one of the hottest Latin genres. Dominicans at home and abroad have embraced bachata as synonymous with national identity. Still, fans and musicians have not forgotten the social stigma the genre carried for decades. This book interweaves... more...

  • On Highway 61by Dennis McNally

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 28.00

    On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical... more...