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Rock

  • Shock and Aweby Simon Reynolds

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 21.87

    As the sixties dream faded, a new flamboyant movement electrified the world: GLAM! In Shock and Awe , Simon Reynolds explores this most decadent of genres on both sides of the Atlantic. Bolan, Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Alice Cooper, New York Dolls, Slade, Roxy Music, Iggy, Lou Reed, Be Bop Deluxe, David Essex -- all are represented here. Reynolds charts... more...

  • New York Rockby Steven Blush

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    As a city that represents endless possibilities, New York has been the setting for the dawning of new movements, styles, and genres. In the 20th century, the birth of Rock represented a connection between art forms and the city?s socioeconomic, racial, and sexual variants. New York Rock breaks down the rock scene?s half-century connection to New... more...

  • Love in Vainby J. M. Dupont

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 21.87

    From 'Crossroads Blues' to 'Sweet Home Chicago', 'Hellhound on My Trail' to 'Come On In My Kitchen', Robert Johnson wrote some of the most enduring and formative songs of the original blues era, songs that would go on to help shape the birth of rock'n'roll in the 1960s. Beloved of Clapton, Dylan and the Stones, Robert Johnson remains one of the... more...

  • Reichsrockby Kirsten Dyck

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 25.95

    Reichsrock shines a light on the international white-power music industry, the fandom it has spawned, and the virulently racist beliefs it perpetuates. Kirsten Dyck investigates how white-power bands and their fans have used the internet to spread their message worldwide, while closely examining distinctly local white-power scenes in the United... more...

  • Wouldn't It Be Niceby Charles L. Granata; Tony Asher

    Chicago Review Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    When he first started working on Pet Sounds, Brian Wilson said that he was going to write "the greatest rock album ever made." That album, released in 1966, fifty years ago, changed the face of popular music.From conception and composition to arrangement and production, Pet Sounds was the work of one extraordinary man. Turning his back on the protest... more...

  • Heroby Lesley-Ann Jones

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 24.99

    His music thrilled the generation it was written for, and has entertained and inspired every generation since. HERO: DAVID BOWIE is an exploration of the man behind the myths and the makeup told from the very beginning. Respected music journalist and biographer Lesley-Ann Jones knew David Jones from the days before fame, when he was a young musician... more...

  • They Call Me Supermenschby Shep Gordon

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99

    An eye-popping peek into entertainment industry from the magnetic force who has worked with an impeccable roster of stars throughout his storied career. In the course of his legendary career as a manager, agent, and producer, Shep Gordon has worked with, and befriended, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, from Alice Cooper to... more...

  • The Life, Music and Thought of Woody Guthrieby John S. Partington

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (1912-67) has had an immense impact on popular culture throughout the world. His folk music brought traditional song from the rural communities of the American southwest to the urban American listener and, through the global influence of American culture, to listeners and musicians alike throughout Europe and the Americas. Similarly,... more...

  • The Lost Women of Rock Musicby Helen Reddington

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In Britain during the late 1970s and early 1980s, a new phenomenon emerged, with female guitarists, bass-players, keyboard-players and drummers playing in bands. Before this time, women's presence in rock bands, with a few notable exceptions, had always been as vocalists. This sudden influx of female musicians into the male domain of rock music was... more...

  • Legacies of Ewan MacCollby Giovanni Vacca; Allan F. Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Ewan MacColl is widely recognized as a key figure in the English folk revival, who tried to convey traditional music to a mass audience. Dominant in the movement during the 1950s and much of the 1960s, his position has come under attack in more recent years from some scholars. While it would be arrogant to claim to 'set the record straight', this book... more...