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  • 'Blerwytirhwng?' The Place of Welsh Pop Musicby Sarah Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In the 1960s, Welsh-language popular music emerged as a vehicle for mobilizing a geographically dispersed community into political action. As the decades progressed, Welsh popular music developed beyond its acoustic folk roots, adopting the various styles of contemporary popular music, and ultimately gaining the cultural self-confidence to compete... more...

  • "Desire, Drink and Death in English Folk and Vernacular Song, 1600?900 "by Vic Gammon

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This much-needed book provides valuable insights into themes and genres in popular song in the period c. 1600-1900. In particular it is a study of popular ballads as they appeared on printed sheets and as they were recorded by folk song collectors. Vic Gammon displays his interest in the way song articulates aspects of popular mentality and he relates... more...

  • "Electronica, Dance and Club Music "by MarkJ. Butler

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 375.00

    Discos, clubs and raves have been focal points for the development of new and distinctive musical and cultural practices over the past four decades. This volume presents the rich array of scholarship that has sprung up in response. Cutting-edge perspectives from a broad range of academic disciplines reveal the complex questions provoked by this musical... more...

  • "Hollywood Theory, Non-Hollywood Practice "by Annette Davison

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Relatively little has been written about film scores and soundtracks outside of Hollywood cinema. Hollywood Theory, Non-Hollywood Practice addresses this gap by looking at the practices of film soundtrack composition for non-Hollywood films made after 1980. Annette Davison argues that since the mid-1970s the model of the classical Hollywood score has... more...

  • "Jews, Race and Popular Music "by Jon Stratton

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Jon Stratton provides a pioneering work on Jews as a racialized group in the popular music of America, Britain and Australia during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Rather than taking a narrative, historical approach the book consists of a number of case studies, looking at the American, British and Australian music industries. Stratton's... more...

  • "Music, Sound, and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer "by JanetK. Halfyard

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    The intense and continuing popularity of the long-running television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) has long been matched by the range and depth of the academic critical response. This volume, the first devoted to the show's imaginative and widely varied use of music, sound, and silence, helps to develop an increasingly important and inadequately... more...

  • "Peter Gabriel, From Genesis to Growing Up "by Sarah Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Ever since Peter Gabriel fronted progressive rock band Genesis, from the late 1960s until the mid 1970s, journalists and academics alike have noted the importance of Gabriel's contribution to popular music. His influence became especially significant when he embarked on a solo career in the late 1970s. Gabriel secured his place in the annals of popular... more...

  • 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Skyby Paolo Hewitt

    Quercus 2011; US$ 18.99

    From the moment that Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm conceived 'Rocket 88' to the suicide of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain and Lennon's Anniversary concert, 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky chronicles 50 moments in history that shaped rock and roll as we know it. The stories of behind the iconic records and recordings, the untimely deaths, landmark... more...

  • 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Skyby David Henderson

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 3.99

    David Henderson's biography of Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child of the Aquarian Age -- first published in hardcover in 1978 -- was described by Greil Marcus of Rolling Stone as "[t]he strongest and most ambitious biography yet written about any rock and roll performer." The paperback edition was retitled 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky:... more...

  • "She's So Fine: Reflections on Whiteness, Femininity, Adolescence and Class in 1960s Music "by Laurie Stras

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    She's So Fine explores the music, reception and cultural significance of 1960s girl singers and girl groups in the US and the UK. Using approaches from the fields of musicology, women's studies, film and media studies, and cultural studies, this volume is the first interdisciplinary work to link close musical readings with rigorous cultural analysis... more...