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  • The Rise, The Fall, and The Riseby Brix Smith Start

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 10.99

    The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise is the extraordinary story, in her own words, of Brix Smith Start. Best known for her work in The Fall at the time when they were perhaps the most powerful and influential anti-authoritarian postpunk band in the world -- This Nation's Saving Grace, The Weird and Frightening World Of ... -- Brix spent ten years... 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...

  • Music and Identity in Ireland and Beyondby Mark Fitzgerald; John O'Flynn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Music and Identity in Ireland and Beyond represents the first interdisciplinary volume of chapters on an intricate cultural field that can be experienced and interpreted in manifold ways, whether in Ireland (The Republic of Ireland and/or Northern Ireland), among its diaspora(s), or further afield. While each contributor addresses particular themes... more...

  • Music Festivals and the Politics of Participationby Roxy Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 99.95

    The spread of UK music festivals has exploded since 2000. In this major contribution to cultural studies, the lid is lifted on the contemporary festival scene. Gone are the days of a handful of formulaic, large events dominating the market place. Across the country, hundreds of ?boutique? gatherings have popped up, drawing hundreds of thousands of... 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...

  • 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...