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History & Criticism

  • Huey Morgan?s Rebel Heroesby Huey Morgan

    Octopus 2015; US$ 27.93

    The defining sounds of popular music - blues, rock 'n' roll, punk, hip-hop - were shaped and driven by rebel voices: whether that was Robert Johnson and Billie Holiday in the 1920-40s, or the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Joe Strummer in the 1960s and 70s. Truly ground- and rule-breaking voices have been drowned out by pop-by-numbers acts... more...

  • Deadheadsby Linda Kelly

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    "One of the best books on the Grateful Dead." — Rolling Stone Just what was it about the Grateful Dead that made them rock and roll?s most beloved band? In Deadheads , those with the real story, who were there and are still listening to the music, explain it all. Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow talks about his lifelong friendship with... more...

  • RocKwiz Decadesby Toby Creswell

    Hardie Grant Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    From the beginning of rock & roll to its evolution into pop, rap, punk, heavy metal, and beyond, RocKwiz Decades takes us on a journey through time - reviving and recalling the reasons why great songs live on. Songs create the soundtrack for our lives: they inform, stimulate, tell us about ourselves, thrill us and make us glad to be alive. Some songs... more...

  • Huey Morgan?s Rebel Heroesby Huey Morgan

    Octopus 2015; Not Available

    The defining sounds of popular music - blues, rock 'n' roll, punk, hip-hop - were shaped and driven by rebel voices: whether that was Robert Johnson and Billie Holiday in the 1920s and 30s, or the likes of Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Joe Strummer in the 1960s and 70s. In more recent years those truly ground- and rule-breaking voices have been harder... more...

  • Huey Morgan's Rebel Heroesby Huey Morgan

    Octopus Books 2015; Not Available

    The defining sounds of popular music - blues, rock 'n' roll, punk, hip-hop - were shaped and driven by rebel voices: whether that was Robert Johnson and Billie Holiday in the 1920s and 30s, or the likes of Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Joe Strummer in the 1960s and 70s. In more recent years those truly ground- and rule-breaking voices have been harder... more...

  • Artistic Practice as Research in Music: Theory, Criticism, Practiceby Prof Dr Mine Dogantan-Dack; Professor Graham Welch

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 99.95

    Artistic Practice as Research in Music: Theory, Criticism, Practice brings together internationally renowned scholars and practitioners to explore the cultural, institutional, theoretical, methodological, epistemological, ethical and practical aspects and implications of the rapidly evolving area of artistic research in music. Through various theoretical... more...

  • Damnable Practises: Witches, Dangerous Women, and Music in Seventeenth-Century English Broadside Balladsby Dr Sarah F Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Broadside ballads-folio-sized publications containing verse, a tune indication, and woodcut imagery-related cautionary tales, current events, and simplified myth and history to a wide range of social classes across seventeenth century England. Ballads straddled, and destabilized, the categories of public and private performance spaces, the material... more...

  • The Singing of the Strasbourg Protestants, 1523-1541by Dr Daniel Trocmé-Latter; Professor Euan Cameron; Professor Bruce Gordon; Dr Bridget Heal; Professor Roger A Mason; Professor Amy Nelson Burnett; Dr Andrew Pettegree; Professor Kaspar von Greyerz; Professor Alec Ryrie; Dr Felicity Heal

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 154.95

    Music was, in some form or another, a pastime enjoyed by all in sixteenth-century society, and a fundamental part of their lives. It was both through the use of music and partly as a result of its existence that many religious changes occurred during the Reformation. This book explores the part played by music, especially group singing, in the unfolding... more...

  • Four Last Songsby Linda Hutcheon; Michael Hutcheon

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Aging and creativity can seem a particularly fraught relationship for artists, who often face age-related difficulties as their audience?s expectations are at a peak. In  Four Last Songs , Linda and Michael Hutcheon explore this issue via the late works of some of the world?s greatest composers. Giuseppe Verdi (1813?1901), Richard Strauss... more...

  • Your Band Sucksby Jon Fine

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    ? A  New York Times Summer Reading List selection  ?  A Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book of 2015  ? A memoir charting thirty years of the American independent rock underground by a musician who knows it intimately   Jon Fine spent nearly thirty years performing and recording with bands that played various forms of aggressive... more...