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Black Sabbath and the rise of heavy metal music

Author: Andrew L Cope
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
Series: Ashgate popular and folk music series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The definition of 'heavy metal' is often a contentious issue and in this lively and accessible text Andrew Cope presents a refreshing re-evaluation of the rules that define heavy metal as a musical genre."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew L Cope
ISBN: 9780754668817 0754668819 9780754699903 0754699900
OCLC Number: 459211628
Description: xii, 172 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Birmingham : the cradle of all things heavy --
The dichotomy of syntax in the music of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin --
The dichotomy of aesthetics in Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin --
Continuity, development and the new wave of British heavy metal --
Assimilation and stability.
Series Title: Ashgate popular and folk music series.
Responsibility: Andrew L. Cope.

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Presents an evaluation of the rules that define heavy metal as a musical genre. This book investigates why, during the late 1960s and early 1970s, Birmingham provided the ideal location for the early  Read more...

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