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- PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99
Originally published in 1985, One Chord Wonders was the first full-length study of the glory years of British punk. The book argues that one of punk?s most significant political achievements was to expose the operations of power in the British entertainment industries as they were thrown into confusion by the sound and the fury of musicians and... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95
It was Carl Dahlhaus who coined the phrase ?dead time? to describe the state of the symphony between Schumann and Brahms. Christopher Fifield argues that many of the symphonies dismissed by Dahlhaus made worthy contributions to the genre. He traces the root of the problem further back to Beethoven?s ninth symphony, a work which then proceeded to intimidate... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95
During the past two decades, there has emerged a growing need to reconsider the objects, axioms and perspectives of writing music history. A certain suspicion towards Francois Lyotard?s grand narratives, as a sign of what he diagnosed as our ?postmodern condition?, has become more or less an established and unquestioned point of departure among historians.... more...
- Souvenir Press 2015; US$ 21.86
Sean Egan has compiled Bowie?s most revealing interviews into a riveting commentary on 50 years of personas and styles, tracing each step from Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane to The Thin White Duke and into the elder statesman that Bowie has become. This essential collection of 50 years of interviews from Rock?s most restlessly creative spirit is as... more...
- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 44.95
Chilean New Song ( la Nueva Canción chilena ) entranced and uplifted a country that struggled for social change during the turbulent 1960s and early 1970s, until the 1973 coup that overthrew democratic socialist president Salvador Allende. This powerful musical style?with its poetic lyrics and haunting blend of traditional indigenous wind and stringed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95
Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures is a fieldwork-based ethnomusicology textbook that introduces a series of musical worlds each through a single "piece." It focuses on a musical sound or object that provides a springboard from which to tell a story about a particular geographic region, introducing key aspects of the cultures in which... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00
There is a growing awareness around the world of the pressing need to archive the material remnants of popular music so as to safeguard the national and local histories of this cultural form. Current research suggests that in the past 20 or so years there has been an expansion of DIY heritage practice, with the founding of numerous DIY popular music... more...
- PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99
First published in 1982 as part of the Crass record album Christ: The Album , Penny Rimbaud's The Last of the Hippies is a fiery anarchist polemic centered on the story of his friend, Phil Russell aka Wally Hope, who was murdered by the State while incarcerated in a mental institution. Wally Hope was a visionary and a freethinker, whose life had... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 75.00
Calypso, with its richly diverse cultural heritage, was the most significant Caribbean musical form from World War I to Trinidad and Tobago Independence in 1962. Though wildly popular in mid-1950s America, Calypso--along with other music from "the island of the hummingbird"--has been largely neglected or forgotten. This first-ever discography... more...
- edition text + kritik 2015; US$ 23.13
Bereits in "Mean Streets" im Jahre 1973 gelang Martin Scorsese eine Szene, deren Kombination von Bild und Musik Kultstatus erlangte: Der Auftritt Robert De Niros zum Song "Jumpin' Jack Flash" der Rolling Stones sollte nur der erste Wurf eines Regisseurs sein, der es wie kaum ein anderer verstand, Musik und Film zur Einheit zu verschmelzen.... more...