The Wee Rock Discography

Autore: Martin Strong
Editore: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9780862416218
Grandezza: 44,68 MB
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Based on Martin Strong's The Great Rock Discography, this is a compact version featuring 500 of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. It expands on the format of the previous title, in which full track listings for all albums, b-sides for all singles, labels, UK and US chart positions, band members, recommended listening, style analysis, band histories - from original line-ups to dissolution, solo projects, potted biographies, a pricing guide for rare albums and release dates are given.

Ian Dury Sex Drugs Rock N Roll

Autore: Richard Balls
Editore: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857126989
Grandezza: 58,56 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7929
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Here is the complete, no-holds-barred biography of the late, great self-made Essex lad himself!The abrasive Dury always met life head on, in his relationships and in his music, and this acclaimed biography does not shrink from chronicling some of his darker moments as well as his triumphs. Author Richard Bells talked to over 50 of Dury's friends as well as Dury himself shortly before his death.Dury's extraordinary life was always a battle. As a rocker, lyricist, artist and actor he was unsentimental and uncompromising. As a man he was harder to fathom - until now. In this classic rock biography, the self-styled 'diamond geezer' stands revealed as a real diamond after all.This edition is updated to cover the release of the biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll, and includes original interviews with Oscar-winning actor Andy Serkis who portrayed Dury in the film.

Understanding Popular Music

Autore: Roy Shuker
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134564791
Grandezza: 34,72 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4275
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Understanding Popular Music is a comprehensive introduction to the history and meaning of popular music. It begins with a critical assessment of the different ways in which popular music has been studied and the difficulties and debates which surround the analysis of popular culture and popular music. Drawing on the recent work of music scholars and the popular music press, Shuker explores key subjects which shape our experience of music, including music production, the music industry, music policy, fans, audiences and subcultures, the musician as 'star', music journalism, and the reception and consumption of popular music. This fully revised and updated second edition includes: *case studies and lyrics of artists such as Shania Twain, S Club 7, The Spice Girls and Fat Boy Slim * the impact of technologies including on-line delivery and the debates over MP3 and Napster * the rise of DJ culture and the changing idea of the 'musician' * a critique of gender and sexual politics and the discrimination which exists in the music industry * moral panics over popular music including the controversies surrounding artists such as Marilyn Manson and Ice-T * a comprehensive discography, guide to further reading and directory of websites.

Wax Trash And Vinyl Treasures Record Collecting As A Social Practice

Autore: Roy Shuker
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1351537180
Grandezza: 20,75 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5120
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The term 'record collecting' is shorthand for a variety of related practices. Foremost is the collection of sound recordings in various formats - although often with a marked preference for vinyl - by individuals, and it is this dimension of record collecting that is the focus of this book. Record collecting, and the public stereotypes associated with it, is frequently linked primarily with rock and pop music. Roy Shuker focuses on these broad styles, but also includes other genres and their collectors, notably jazz, blues, exotica and 'ethnic' music. Accordingly, the study examines the history of record collecting; profiles collectors and the collecting process; considers categories - especially music genres - and types of record collecting and outlines and discusses the infrastructure within which collecting operates. Shuker situates this discussion within the broader literature on collecting, along with issues of cultural consumption, social identity and 'the construction of self' in contemporary society. Record collecting is both fascinating in its own right, and provides insights into broader issues of nostalgia, consumption and material culture.

British Invasion

Autore: Simon Philo
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810886278
Grandezza: 72,85 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9949
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Before The Beatles landed on American shores in February 1964 only two British acts had topped the Billboard singles chart. In the first quarter of 1964, however, the Beatles alone accounted for sixty percent of all recorded music sold in the United States; in 1964 and 1965 British acts occupied the number one position for 52 of the 104 weeks; and from 1964 through to 1970, the Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits, the Dave Clark Five, the Animals, the Kinks, the Hollies, the Yardbirds and the Who placed more than one hundred and thirty songs on the American Top Forty. In The British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture’s flow of influence, goods, and ideas—orchestrating a dramatic turn-around in the commercial fortunes of British pop in North America that turned the 1960s into “The Sixties.” Focusing on key works and performers, The British Invasion tracks the journey of this musical phenomenon from peripheral irrelevance through exotic novelty into the heart of mainstream rock. Throughout, Philo explores how and why British music from the period came to achieve such unprecedented heights of commercial, artistic, and cultural dominance. The British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence will appeal to fans, students and scholars of popular music history—indeed anyone interested in understanding the fascinating relationship between popular music and culture.

Billy Bragg

Autore: Andrew Collins
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0753549239
Grandezza: 74,78 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9140
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He was a punk. He was a soldier. He was a flag-waver for both the Labour Party and the miners. He is Billy Bragg, best known as a passionate protest folk singer and a tireless promoter of political and humanitarian causes all across the world. His life encapsulates so much about his generation: born in the late '50s, passions forged by punk, politics shaped by Thatcherism, hope provided by the end of the Cold War and ideology galvanised by what he sees as a post-ideological 21st century. Serious about compassion and accountability, he likes a laugh too, and is enduringly popular. Billy Bragg remains to this day a much-loved songwriter and performer whose campaigning has now spanned four decades and shows no sign of relenting. Still Suitable For Miners is his official story, updated for the 30th anniversary of his debut album, Life’s A Riot with Spy Vs Spy, and including the recording of his tenth album as a solo artist, Tooth and Nail.

The Dark Side Of The Moon

Autore: John Harris
ISBN: 9780306813429
Grandezza: 10,44 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8105
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Draws on original interviews with band members and supporting cast to give the story of the making of one of the most successful and acclaimed albums of all time, and examines the group's history.


Grandezza: 63,76 MB
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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

The Essential Rock Discography

Autore: Martin C. Strong
Editore: Canongate
ISBN: 9781841959856
Grandezza: 16,39 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8314
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The Essential Rock Discography Vol 1 is the ultimate concise reference guide to the biographical titbits, evolving band lineups, anecdotes and track listings of modern pop and rock bands. Updating and encapsulating all the crucial information from the formidable Great Rock Discography, this new tome retains a wide spectrum of facts perfect for the ardent music lover, pub-quiz devotee and general pop fan.

The Great Folk Discography

Autore: Martin C. Strong
Editore: Birlinn Publishers
ISBN: 9781846971778
Grandezza: 33,69 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4236
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?Martin C. Strong has earned his reputation as a music writer the hard wayby compiling massive, detailed tomes that brim with sharp, insightful observations. The Great Folk Discography is an essential purchase for all lovers of folk music. Volume 2 includes music from the late 1970s to the present, taking in such diverse acts as Billy Bragg, Midlake, Fleet Foxes, Nanci Griffith and the Proclaimers.