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  • Art Into Popby Simon Frith; Howard Horne

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book, first published in 1987, tells the intriguing and culturally complex story of the art school influence on postwar British popular music. Following Romantic attitudes from life class to recording studio, it focuses on two key moments ? the early 1960s, when art students like John Lennon and Eric Clapton begin to play their own versions of... more...

  • Popular Musicby Roman Iwaschkin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This is a comprehensive guide to popular music literature, first published in 1986. Its main focus is on American and British works, but it includes significant works from other countries, making it truly international in scope. more...

  • Adolescents and their Musicby Jonathon S. Epstein

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In this lively examination of youth and their relationship to music, first published in 1994, contributors cover issues ranging from the place of music in urban subculture and what music tells us about adolescent views on love and sex, to the political status of youth and youth culture. more...

  • Lost in Musicby Avron Levine White

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This collection of essays, first published in 1987, provides a sociological treatment of many musical forms ? rock, jazz, classical ? with special emphasis on the perspective of the practising musician. Among the topics covered are the legal structures governing musical production and the question of copyright; recording and production technology;... more...

  • Popular Music and the State in the UKby Martin Cloonan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In an era of the rise of the free market and economic globalization, Martin Cloonan examines why politicians and policymakers in the UK have sought to intervene in popular music - a field that has often been held up as the epitome of the free market form. Cloonan traces the development of government attitudes and policies towards popular music from... more...

  • Grunge: Music and Memoryby Catherine Strong

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Grunge has been perceived as the music that defined 'Generation X'. Twenty years after the height of the movement there is still considerable interest in its rise and fall, and its main figures such as Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. As a form of 'retro' music it is even experiencing a resurgence, and Cobain remains an icon to many young music fans... more...

  • Frank Zappa and the Andby Paul Carr

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This collection of essays, documented by an international and interdisciplinary array of scholars, represents the first academically focused volume exploring the creative idiolect of Frank Zappa. Several of the authors are known for contributing significantly to areas such as popular music, cultural, and translation studies, with expertise and interests... 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...

  • Pop Idols and Piratesby Charles Fairchild

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The music industry has been waging some very significant battles in recent years, reacting to numerous inter-related crises provoked by globalization, digitalization and the ever more extensive commercialization of public culture. These struggles are viewed by many as central to the survival of the central mediators in the consumption of popular music.... more...

  • Black Sabbath and the Rise of Heavy Metal Musicby Andrew L. Cope

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The definition of 'heavy metal' is often a contentious issue and in this lively and accessible text Andrew Cope presents a refreshing re-evaluation of the rules that define heavy metal as a musical genre. Cope begins with an interrogation of why, during the late 1960s and early 1970s, Birmingham provided the ideal location for the evolution and early... more...