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Rock

  • Feverby Tim Riley

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    In Fever , music critic Tim Riley argues that while political and athletic role models have let us down, rock and roll has provided enduring role models for men and women. From Elvis Presley to Tina Turner to Bruce Springsteen to Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, Riley makes a persuasive case that rock and roll, far from the corrosive force that conservative... more...

  • Last Year's Man: Leonard Cohenby Jason Schneider

    ECW Press 2014; US$ 1.99

    "Last Year's Man" is excerpted from Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music ... From Hank Snow to The Band , available as a print or ebook. Canadian songwriters have always struggled to create work that reflects the environment in which they were raised, while simultaneously connecting with a mass audience. While nearly every songwriter... more...

  • Turbo-folk Music and Cultural Representations of National Identity in Former Yugoslaviaby Uro? Cvoro

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Turbo-folk music is the most controversial form of popular culture in the new states of former Yugoslavia. Beginning with 1970s Socialist Yugoslavia, Uroš Cvoro explores the cultural and political paradoxes of turbo-folk. Taking as its starting point turbo-folk’s popularity across national borders, Cvoro analyses key songs and performers... more...

  • Pacific Ocean Parkby Christopher Merritt; Domenic Priore; Brian Wilson

    Process 2014;

    L.A.'s modernist Googie design prime met head-on with surf, tiki, and rock 'n' roll culture in a nautical-based theme park. more...

  • Who Did It First?by Bob Leszczak

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    In Who Did It First?: Great Rock and Roll Cover Songs and Their Original Artists, the third volume in Bob Leszczak?s exciting Who Did It First? series, readers explore the hidden history of the most famous, indeed legendary, rock and roll classics. As Leszczak points out, the version you purchased, played air guitar to, sang... more...

  • The Dirtby Tommy Lee; Vince Neil; Nikki Sixx; Mick Mars

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 15.99

    Ten years ago, Motley Crue's bestselling The Dirt ?penned with rock chronicler extraordinaire Neil Strauss?set a new bar for rock 'n' roll memoirs. A genuine cultural phenomenon, this turbocharged blockbuster, with more than half a million copies in print, has now been reissued to celebrate thirty wild years with rock's most infamous band. No band... more...

  • The Dirtby Tommy Lee; Vince Neil; Nikki Sixx; Mick Mars

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Ten years ago, Motley Crue's bestselling The Dirt ?penned with rock chronicler extraordinaire Neil Strauss?set a new bar for rock 'n' roll memoirs. A genuine cultural phenomenon, this turbocharged blockbuster, with more than half a million copies in print, has now been reissued to celebrate thirty wild years with rock's most infamous band. No band... more...

  • The Dirtby Tommy Lee; Vince Neil; Nikki Sixx; Mick Mars

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Ten years ago, Motley Crue's bestselling The Dirt ?penned with rock chronicler extraordinaire Neil Strauss?set a new bar for rock 'n' roll memoirs. A genuine cultural phenomenon, this turbocharged blockbuster, with more than half a million copies in print, has now been reissued to celebrate thirty wild years with rock's most infamous band. No band... more...

  • Countercultures and Popular Musicby Sheila Whiteley; Jedediah Sklower

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    ‘Counterculture’ emerged as a term in the late 1960s and has been re-deployed in more recent decades in relation to other forms of cultural and socio-political phenomena. This volume provides an essential new academic scrutiny of the concept of ‘counterculture’ and a critical examination of the period and its heritage. more...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This interdisciplinary volume of essays contemplates whether ‘music in Ireland’ can be regarded as one interrelated plane of cultural and/or national identity, given the various conceptions and contexts of both Ireland and Music that give rise to multiple sites of identification. Arranged in interweaving sections of ‘Historical Perspectives’,... more...