The Wee Rock Discography

Author: Martin Strong
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9780862416218
Size: 13,55 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

Author: Richard Balls
Editor: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857126989
Size: 10,55 MB
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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

Author: Roy Shuker
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134564791
Size: 15,16 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Author: Roy Shuker
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351537180
Size: 17,54 MB
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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

Author: Simon Philo
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810886278
Size: 18,46 MB
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In The British Invasion, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture’s default 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.”

The Dark Side Of The Moon

Author: John Harris
Editor:
ISBN: 9780306813429
Size: 11,36 MB
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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.

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Author: Robert Dimery
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1844037142
Size: 15,21 MB
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What did Time magazine consider the twentieth-century's greatest album? Which anthem by Prince was an attempt to emulate Bob Seger? And what links Count Basie and Batman? If you thought you knew your music, then think again. 1001Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, is totally revised and fully updated for 2013, and is the definitive guide to accompany your interest in music. Written by top UK and US music journalists, and includes a preface by Michael Lydon, the founding editor of the Rolling Stone magazine. It celebrates the great and ground-breaking albums throughout the eras - from the genesis of Fifties rock 'n' roll to the technological and electronic innovations of the 2000s. Each entry includes key tracks and explains exactly why each of these albums deserved to be included in the list, offering an insight into the process of their creation, development, and success. With albums from Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, ACDC, Ray Price, the Beach Boys, Sonic Youth, P J Harvey, Jack White, Green Day, Christina Aguilera, and the latest from David Bowie, as well as new cutting-edge entries such as Kendrick Lamar and Django Django, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die covers all the works that have formed part of the soundtracks to all our lives, at one point or another. Illustrated with more than 900 iconic images of album covers, bands and artists, as well as photographs from many legendary gigs, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, covers from the 1950s to the present and is the single most comprehensive list of music that changed the world, an absolute must-have for all the musically inspired.

The Essential Rock Discography

Author: Martin C. Strong
Editor: Canongate
ISBN: 9781841959856
Size: 20,45 MB
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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

Author: Martin C. Strong
Editor: Birlinn Publishers
ISBN: 9781846971778
Size: 19,25 MB
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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.

The Great Rock Discography

Author: Martin Charles Strong
Editor: The National Academies
ISBN: 9781841953120
Size: 20,70 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lists more than one thousand rock-and-roll artists and bands spanning five decades and includes all the songs and albums they ever recorded, each band's members throughout its history, and reviews.