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Faking it : the quest for authenticity in popular music

Author: Hugh Barker; Yuval Taylor
Publisher: London : Faber, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the last 50 years, the quest for authenticity, for the 'real', has become a dominant factor in musical taste. This book explodes the myth of what it means to be 'real' and 'fake' in pop music.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Barker; Yuval Taylor
ISBN: 9780571226597 0571226590
OCLC Number: 77796063
Description: xiii, 375 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Where did you sleep last night? : Nirvana, Leadbelly, and the allure of the primeval --
Ch. 2. Nobody's dirty business : folk, blues, and the segregation of southern music --
Ch. 3. T.B. Blues : the story of autobiographical song --
Ch. 4. Heartbreak hotel : the art and artifice of Elvis Presley --
Ch. 5. Sugar sugar : faking it in the age of singer-songwriters --
Ch. 6. Tonight's the night : Neil Young and being "more real" --
Ch. 7. Love to love you baby : disco and the mechanization of music --
Ch. 8. Public image : Punk's paradoxes of authenticity --
Ch. 9. Y Tu, Que has Hecho? : the re-creation of cultural authenticity --
Ch. 10. Play : Moby, the KLF, and the ongoing quest for authenticity.
Responsibility: Hugh Barker and Yuval Taylor.

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The quest for authenticity, for the 'real', is a dominant factor in musical taste - be it the folklorist's search for forgotten bluesmen, the rock critic's elevation of raw power over sophistication,  Read more...

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