Fear Of Music

Author: David Stubbs
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846941792
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This book examines the parallel histories of modern art and modern music and examines why one is embraced and understood and the other ignored, derided or regarded with bewilderment, as noisy, random nonsense perpetrated by, and listened to by the inexplicably crazed. It draws on interviews and often highly amusing anecdotal evidence in order to find answers to the question: Why do people get Rothko and not Stockhausen?

Talking Heads Fear Of Music

Author: Jonathan Lethem
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441132929
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It's the summer of 1979. A fifteen-year-old boy listens to WNEW on the radio in his bedroom in Brooklyn. A monotone voice (it's the singer's) announces into dead air in between songs "The Talking Heads have a new album, it's called Fear of Music" - and everything spins outward from that one moment. Jonathan Lethem treats Fear of Music (the third album by the Talking Heads, and the first produced by Brian Eno) as a masterpiece - edgy, paranoid, funky, addictive, rhythmic, repetitive, spooky and fun. He scratches obsessively at the album's songs, guitars, rhythms, lyrics, packaging, downtown origins, and legacy, showing how Fear of Music hints at the directions (positive and negative) the band would take in the future. Lethem transports us again to the New York City of another time - tackling one of his great adolescent obsessions and illuminating the ways in which we fall in and out of love with works of art.

Fear Of Music

Author: Garry Mulholland
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ISBN: 9780752868318
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If there had been a music book of the year award in 2002 Garry Mulholland's This is Uncool: The Greatest 500 Singles Since Punk and Disco would have walked away with it. The review coverage was extremely impressive. Virtually unlike any other music journalist in this country Garry Mulholland has that knack of writing about music with such clarity that brings it all back again, and has you searching for some long-lost dusty record. But despite going to great lengths to demonstrate the superiority of the single format over the full length album in This Is Uncool, the next logical step is Fear of Music: the Greatest 261 Albums Since Punk and Disco, which roughly follows the original successful, chronological formula of This Is Uncool but, naturally, focuses on albums rather than singles. Or, in Garry Mulholland's words: 'Entire albums don't slap you in the face when blasted out of a radio in the hairdressers. You have to buy them, listen to them, and form a deeper relationship . . .' The book features plenty of Mulholland's witty, irreverent and insightful criticism, taking in classics from the last thirty years by everyone from Television, David Bowie and The Smiths, through to Eminem, Snoop Doggy Dog, Earth, Wind and Fire and The Prodigy.

Fear Of Music

Author: Talking Heads
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Albums Produced By Jerry Harrison Talking Heads

Author: Source Wikipedia
Editor: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781155156620
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Pages: 28. Chapters: Talking Heads: 77, The Singles 1992-2003, Fear of Music, Return of Saturn, Everything in Time, The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads, Throwing Copper, Once in a Lifetime, The Distance to Here, Naked, True Stories, Speaking in Tongues, More Songs About Buildings and Food, The Gracious Few, The Raw and the Cooked, Sand in the Vaseline: Popular Favorites, Little Creatures, Awake: The Best of Live, God Shuffled His Feet, Mind Chaos, The Best of Talking Heads, Mental Jewelry, Pawn Shoppe Heart, Trouble Is..., No Talking, Just Head, Walk on Water, The Blind Leading the Naked, Stories of a Stranger, I'd Rather Eat Glass, Remember, Bonus Rarities and Outtakes, Teenage Graffiti, Shine, Soul Lost Companion, The Red and the Black, Casual Gods, Villains, Lost in the Former West, Rub It Better, Four Songs, Rip It Off, Once in a Lifetime - The Best of Talking Heads, Love. Excerpt: The Singles 1992-2003 is a compilation album by the American rock band No Doubt, produced by Nellee Hooper and released on November 25, 2003 on Interscope Records. It features thirteen of the band's singles from their later three studio albums-Tragic Kingdom, Return of Saturn, and Rock Steady-and the album track "Trapped in a Box" from their debut album, No Doubt. The album also included a cover of Talk Talk's song "It's My Life," which was the only new song on the album and which was released as a single. It is the band's final album to date and was released alongside the DVD Rock Steady Live, a video of a concert as part of the band's Rock Steady tour in 2002, and the box set Boom Box, which contained The Singles 1992-2003, Everything in Time, The Videos 1992-2003, and Live in the Tragic Kingdom. No Doubt went into hiatus in April 2003 after the release of four singles from their fifth studio album, Rock St...

How To Write About Music

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Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628920467
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If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you'd do best to hone your chops and avoid clichés (like the one that begins this sentence) by learning from the prime movers. How to Write About Music offers a selection of the best writers on what is perhaps our most universally beloved art form. Selections from the critically-acclaimed 33 1/3 series appear alongside new interviews and insights from authors like Lester Bangs, Chuck Klosterman, Owen Pallet, Ann Powers and Alex Ross. How to Write About Music includes primary sources of inspiration from a variety of go-to genres such as the album review, the personal essay, the blog post and the interview along with tips, writing prompts and advice from the writers themselves. Music critics of the past and the present offer inspiration through their work on artists like Black Sabbath, Daft Punk, J Dilla, Joy Division, Kanye West, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Pussy Riot and countless others. How to Write About Music is an invaluable text for all those who have ever dreamed of getting their music writing published and a pleasure for everyone who loves to read about music.

The American Sacred Songster A Selection Of Music From The Best American Composers Designed For Sunday School Home Use Tonic Sol Fa Edition

Author: Philip Phillips (Mus. Doc.)
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Absolute Music

Author: Mark Evan Bonds
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019938472X
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What is music, and why does it move us? From Pythagoras to the present, writers have struggled to isolate the essence of "pure" or "absolute" music in ways that also account for its profound effect. In Absolute Music: The History of an Idea, Mark Evan Bonds traces the history of these efforts across more than two millennia, paying special attention to the relationship between music's essence and its qualities of form, expression, beauty, autonomy, as well as its perceived capacity to disclose philosophical truths. The core of this book focuses on the period between 1850 and 1945. Although the idea of pure music is as old as antiquity, the term "absolute music" is itself relatively recent. It was Richard Wagner who coined the term, in 1846, and he used it as a pejorative in his efforts to expose the limitations of purely instrumental music. For Wagner, music that was "absolute" was isolated, detached from the world, sterile. His contemporary, the Viennese critic Eduard Hanslick, embraced this quality of isolation as a guarantor of purity. Only pure, absolute music, he argued, could realize the highest potential of the art. Bonds reveals how and why perceptions of absolute music changed so radically between the 1850s and 1920s. When it first appeared, "absolute music" was a new term applied to old music, but by the early decades of the twentieth century, it had become-paradoxically--an old term associated with the new music of modernists like Schoenberg and Stravinsky. Bonds argues that the key developments in this shift lay not in discourse about music but rather the visual arts. The growing prestige of abstraction and form in painting at the turn of the twentieth century-line and color, as opposed to object-helped move the idea of purely abstract, absolute music to the cutting edge of musical modernism. By carefully tracing the evolution of absolute music from Ancient Greece through the Middle Ages to the twentieth-century, Bonds not only provides the first comprehensive history of this pivotal concept but also provokes new thoughts on the essence of music and how essence has been used to explain music's effect. A long awaited book from one of the most respected senior scholars in the field, Absolute Music will be essential reading for anyone interested in the history, theory, and aesthetics of music.

Controversies Of The Music Industry

Author: Richard D. Barnet
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313310942
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Drawing on such primary sources as court cases and excerpts from speeches, examines twelve ethical controversies related to the music industry, including drug abuse references in music and the influence of violent lyrics on young listeners.

The Mastery Of Music

Author: Barry Green
Editor: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 076791158X
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The Inner Game of Music, the breakout hit that became a standard primer in the music world, has taught thousands of musicians—professionals and amateurs alike—how to overcome self-consciousness and stage fright and to recapture a youthful, almost effortless capacity to learn. Now, in his follow-up book, The Mastery of Music, Barry Green turns his expert hand to the artistic qualities that make an extraordinary musician. Culling advice from dozens of interviews with legends including Joshua Bell, Dave Brubeck, Jeffrey Kahane, Bobby McFerrin, Christopher Parkening, Doc Severinsen, Frederica von Stade, the Harlem Boys Choir, and the Turtle Island String Quartet, he reveals that it’s not enough to have a cerebral and emotional connection to the notes. Green hows how musical excellence, exhibited by true virtuosos, requires a mastery of ten unique qualities of the soul and the human spirit, such as confidence, passion, discipline, creativity, and relaxed concentration, and he discusses specific ways in which all musicians, composers, and conductors can take their skills to higher levels. He carefully incorporates all instruments and techniques in his rejuvenating discussions, inspiring the stifled student to have fun again and the over-rehearsed performer to rediscover the joy of passionate expression. Essential reading for every musician, The Mastery of Music strikes a beautiful new chord. From the Trade Paperback edition.