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  • Anyone Can Do It: Empowerment, Tradition and the Punk Undergroundby Pete Dale

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    For more than three decades, a punk underground has repeatedly insisted that 'anyone can do it'. This underground punk movement has evolved via several micro-traditions, each offering distinct and novel presentations of what punk is, isn't, or should be. Underlying all these punk micro-traditions is a politics of empowerment that claims to be anarchistic... more...

  • Michael Jackson and the Blackface Maskby Harriet J. Manning

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Blackface minstrelsy, the nineteenth-century performance practice in which ideas and images of blackness were constructed and theatricalized by and for whites, continues to permeate contemporary popular music and its audience. Harriet J. Manning argues that this legacy is nowhere more evident than with Michael Jackson in whom minstrelsy?s gestures... more...

  • Play it Again: Cover Songs in Popular Musicby George Plasketes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Covering?the musical practice of one artist recording or performing another composer's song?has always been an attribute of popular music. In 2009, the internet database Second Hand Songs estimated that there are 40,000 songs with at least one cover version. Some of the more common variations of this "appropriationist" method of musical quotation include... more...

  • As Heard on TV: Popular Music in Advertisingby Bethany Klein

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    The use of popular music in advertising represents one of the most pervasive mergers of cultural and commercial objectives in the modern age. Steady public response to popular music in television commercials, ranging from the celebratory to the outraged, highlights both unresolved tensions around such partnerships and the need to unpack the complex... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...