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Rock

  • Porcelainby Moby

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 14.57

    There were many reasons Moby was never going to make it as a DJ and musician in the New York club scene of the late 1980s and early 90s. This was the New York of Palladium, of Mars, Limelight, and Twilo, an era when dance music was still a largely underground phenomenon, popular chiefly among working-class African Americans and Latinos. And then there... more...

  • The Songs of Joni Mitchellby Anne Karppinen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    An unorthodox musician from the start, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's style of composing, performing, and of playing (and tuning) the guitar is unique. In the framework of sexual difference and the gendered discourses of rock this immediately begs the questions: are Mitchell's songs specifically feminine and, if so, to what extent and why? Anne... more...

  • Other Voices: Hidden Histories of Liverpool's Popular Music Scenes, 1930s-1970sby Michael Brocken

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    At times it appears that a whole industry exists to perpetuate the myth of origin of the Beatles. There certainly exists a popular music (or perhaps 'rock') origin myth concerning this group and the city of Liverpool and this draws in devotees, as if on a pilgrimage, to Liverpool itself. Once 'within' the city, local businesses exist primarily to escort... more...

  • B-Sides, Undercurrents and Overtones: Peripheries to Popular in Music, 1960 to the Presentby George Plasketes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    There are undercurrents and peripheral taste preferences that are a defining part of our individual and collective cultural experience. Music is no exception. George Plasketes adapts the iconic "A-side/B-side" dichotomy from the 45 r.p.m. for use as a unique conceptual, critical, historical, and cultural framework for exploring and threading together... more...

  • In Search of Song: The Life and Times of Lucy Broadwoodby Dorothy de Val

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Born into the famous family of piano makers, Lucy Broadwood (1858-1929) became one of the chief collectors and scholars of the first English folk music revival in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Privately educated and trained as a classical musician and singer, she was inspired by her uncle to collect local song from her native Sussex.... more...

  • Bruce Springsteen, Cultural Studies, and the Runaway American Dreamby Jerry Zolten; Kenneth Womack

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 32.00

    There is little question about the incredible power of Bruce Springsteen's work as a particularly transformative art, as a lyrical and musical fusion that never shies away from sifting through the rubble of human conflict. As Rolling Stone magazine's Parke Puterbaugh observes, Springsteen 'is a peerless songwriter and consummate artist whose every... more...

  • Queer Tracks: Subversive Strategies in Rock and Pop Musicby Doris Leibetseder

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Queer Tracks describes motifs in popular music that deviate from heterosexual orientation, the binary gender system and fixed identities. This exciting cutting-edge work deals with the key concepts of current gender politics and queer theory in rock and pop music, including irony, parody, camp, mask/masquerade, mimesis/mimicry, cyborg, transsexuality,... more...

  • British Rock Modernism, 1967-1977by Barry J. Faulk

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    British Rock Modernism, 1967-1977 explains how the definitive British rock performers of this epoch aimed, not at the youthful rebellion for which they are legendary, but at a highly self-conscious project of commenting on the business in which they were engaged. They did so by ironically appropriating the traditional forms of Victorian music hall.... 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...