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  • Political Rockby Kristine Weglarz; Mark Pedelty

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Political Rock features luminary figures in rock music that have stood out not only for their performances, but also for their politics. The book opens with a comparative, cultural history of artists who have played important roles in social movements. Individual chapters are devoted to The Clash and Fugazi, Billy Bragg, Bob Dylan, Rage Against the... more...

  • Britpop and the English Music Traditionby Jon Stratton; Andy Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Britpop and the English Music Tradition is the first study devoted exclusively to the Britpop phenomenon and its contexts. The genre of Britpop, with its assertion of Englishness, evolved at the same time that devolution was striking deep into the hegemonic claims of English culture to represent Britain. It is usually argued that Britpop, with its... more...

  • Music, National Identity and the Politics of Locationby Vanessa Knights; Ian Biddle

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    How are national identities constructed and articulated through music? Popular music has long been associated with political dissent, and the nation state has consistently demonstrated a determination to seek out and procure for itself a stake in the management of 'its' popular musics. Similarly, popular musics have been used 'from the ground up' as... more...

  • Elvis Costello and Thatcherismby David Pilgrim; Richard Ormrod

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The emergence of Thatcherism around 1980, which ushered in a period of neo-liberalism in British politics that still resonates today, led musicians, like other artists, to respond to their context of production. This book uses the early work of one of these musicians, Elvis Costello, to explore the relationship between popular music and politics in... more...

  • How Britain Got the Blues: The Transmission and Reception of American Blues Style in the United Kingdomby Roberta Freund Schwartz

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book explores how, and why, the blues became a central component of English popular music in the 1960s. It is commonly known that many 'British invasion' rock bands were heavily influenced by Chicago and Delta blues styles. But how, exactly, did Britain get the blues? Blues records by African American artists were released in the United States... more...

  • Musical Rhythm in the Age of Digital Reproductionby Anne Danielsen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Musical Rhythm in the Age of Digital Reproduction presents new insights into the study of musical rhythm through investigations of the micro-rhythmic design of groove-based music. The main purpose of the book is to investigate how technological mediation - in the age of digital music production tools - has influenced the design of rhythm at the micro... more...

  • Invisible Now: Bob Dylan in the 1960sby John Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Invisible Now describes Bob Dylan's transformative inspiration as artist and cultural figure in the 1960s. Hughes identifies Dylan's creativity with an essential imaginative dynamic, as the singer perpetually departs from a former state of inexpression in pursuit of new, as yet unknown, powers of self-renewal. This motif of temporal self-division is... more...

  • Grunge: Seattleby Justin Henderson

    Roaring Forties Press 2016; US$ 8.95

    Chronicling the intertwined lives of members of core grunge bands, Justin Henderson reveals the origins and inspirations of the grunge music movement. Illustrating the dramatic and emotional tensions that arose between the various players, he describes the collisions between personalities and egos, artists and corporations, suburbs and cities, obscurity... more...

  • Mark E. Smith and The Fall: Art, Music and Politicsby Benjamin Halligan; Michael Goddard

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 34.95

    This volume offers a comprehensive range of approaches to the work of Mark E. Smith and his band The Fall in relation to music, art and politics. Mark E. Smith remains one of the most divisive and idiosyncratic figures in popular music after a recording career with The Fall that spans thirty years. Although The Fall were originally associated with... more...

  • Making New Zealand's Pop Renaissanceby Michael Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Since the early 2000s New Zealand has undergone a pop renaissance. Domestic artists' sales, airplay and concert attendance have all grown dramatically while new avenues for 'kiwi' pop exports emerged. Concurrent with these trends was a new collective sentiment that embraced and celebrated domestic musicians. In Making New Zealand's Pop Renaissance,... more...