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- 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...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 4.99
Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready for another addition to the Who Was?? series! The King could not have come from humbler origins: Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, during the Depression, he grew up with the blues music of the rural South, the gospel music of local churches, and the country-western classics. But he forged a sound all his own?and... more...
- Earnshaw Books 2011; US$ 14.99
Rebellious, individualistic, and explosive, rock and roll seems incongruent with modern Chinese society. However, as the music has evolved from a Western import into something uniquely Chinese, it has been shaped by the nation?s unique system and its relationship with the outside world. As it tracks the music's long journey from the Mao years to... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 16.99
Since John Lennon composed Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds in early 1967, fans and music critics alike have argued over the meaning of the song. Is it about drugs? Is it just a lyrical response to a drawing given Lennon by his 4-year-old son Julian? Is there some deeper meaning? Professor Tim Kasser goes beyond speculative explanations by applying innovative... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 1990; US$ 51.00
Focusing on Anglo-American popular music, this book presents a critical analysis of issues and approaches in a variety of areas, ranging from the political economy of popular music through its history and ethnography to its semiology, aesthetics and ideology. more...
- Argo-Navis 2012; US$ 2.99
This is it! The original GQ story that became an international sensation by exploring, for the first time in the media, the other side?the defense side-- of the 1993 Michael Jackson scandal. Today, it remains a sought-after story by the superstar?s fans around the world. Until now, the original, unedited version of the GQ article has not been... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
In Echoes from Dharamsala, Keila Diehl uses music to understand the experiences of Tibetans living in Dharamsala, a town in the Indian Himalayas that for more than forty years has been home to Tibet's government-in-exile. The Dalai Lama's presence lends Dharamsala's Tibetans a feeling of being "in place," but at the same time they have physically... more...
- Infinite Ideas 2012; US$ 2.95
The DJ is this eras rock star. For those interested in how to begin a career as a DJ, How to become a top DJ offers newcomers all the technical know-how needed as well as advice on how to create your own DJing style and how to make DJing work for you. With tips on equipment essentials, such as turntables, slipmats and needles, headphones, and... more...