The Wee Rock Discography

Autore: Martin Strong
Editore: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9780862416218
Grandezza: 21,27 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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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.

Understanding Popular Music

Autore: Roy Shuker
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134564791
Grandezza: 57,82 MB
Formato: 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.

Sex And Drugs And Rock N Roll The Life Of Ian Dury

Autore: Richard Balls
Editore: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857121219
Grandezza: 48,93 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7259
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New paperback edition of the story of Ian Dury. The abrasive Dury always met life head on as an unsentimental, uncompromising lyricist and artist, in his relationships and in his music and this great biography does not shrink from chronicling some of his darker moments as well as his triumphs. As a man he was harder to fathom. Here at last is the first complete, no-holds-barred biography of the late, great, self-made Essex lad.

Ian Dury Sex Drugs Rock N Roll

Autore: Richard Balls
Editore: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857126989
Grandezza: 25,36 MB
Formato: PDF
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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 Balls 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.


Grandezza: 39,29 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.

Wax Trash And Vinyl Treasures Record Collecting As A Social Practice

Autore: Dr Roy Shuker
Editore: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409493970
Grandezza: 51,59 MB
Formato: PDF
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This 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.

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Autore: Robert Dimery
Editore: Pier 9
ISBN: 9781743369081
Grandezza: 32,64 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 869
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Now newly revised, this fascinating book is the ultimate critical guide to history's greatest albums . Freshly revised and updated - and now in its seventh year - 1001 ALBUMS YOU MUST HEAR BEFORE YOU DIE is your essential guide to the best recorded music. You'll find a mouth-watering choice of listening here: from Miles Davis's jazz landmark Kind of Blue (1959) to The White Stripes' triumphant Elephant (2003), alongside groundbreaking releases by contemporary artists. Explore musical history, from the symphonic pop of The Beach Boy's Pet Sounds to the gargantuan grunge of Nirvana's Nevermind. As well as the acknowledged milestones without which no such list would be complete, you'll discover many unexpected treats, such as Einsturzende Neubauten's power tool-enhanced soundscapes, and Aphex Twin's sonic troublemaking. 1001 ALBUMS YOU MUST HEAR BEFORE YOU DIE pays homage to the many forces who have shaped the world of contemporary music and dips into a multitude of genres - incorporating a vast quota of rock and pop, but also slices of jazz, funk, punk, disco, soul, hip-hop, experimental directions, world music, and a wide cross section of dance music. Detailed descriptions of each album are accompanied by fascinating insights and trivia. What album did Time magazine consider the greatest of the 20th Century? Which anthemic Prince song was his attempt to write Bob Seger-style country rock? And what links Count Basie and Batman? Relive Bob Dylan's darkly visionary Highway 61 Revisited, recorded in 1965 in an America at war with itself as well as Vietnam. Skip forward to Johnny Cash's remarkable renaissance in the 1990s and Ali Farka Toure's final masterpiece. From lesser-known cult gems to acknowledged classics, this new edition of 1001 ALBUMS YOU MUST HEAR BEFORE YOU DIE opens up a world of inspirational music for you to discover.

Popular Music The Key Concepts

Autore: Roy Shuker
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 113427744X
Grandezza: 76,60 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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The new edition of Popular Music: The Key Concepts presents a comprehensive A-Z glossary of the main terms and concepts used in the study of popular music.

Popular Music

Autore: Roy Shuker
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415347693
Grandezza: 40,65 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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Presenting a comprehensive A-Z glossary of the main terms and concepts used in the study of popular music, this fully updated second edition covers key new developments in the area, such as the impact of the Internet and Reality TV. Key definitions include: * important musical genres, from bhangra to punk rock * musical subcultures, from hippies to Goths * methodologies, from Marxism to postmodernism * musicological terms, from sound to harmony * musical phenomena, from girl groups to concept albums. All entries are fully cross-referenced and include suggestions for further reading and listening - making this an invaluable resource for anyone studying or interested in popular music.

The Essential Rock Discography

Autore: Martin Charles Strong
Editore: Canongate U.S.
ISBN: 9781841958606
Grandezza: 62,11 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1885
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Organized alphabetically, this thoroughly revised, comprehensive reference 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, reviews, and other valuable information. Original.