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Popular music genres : an introduction

Author: Stuart Borthwick; Ron Moy
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2004.
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"An accessible introduction to the study of popular music, this book takes a schematic approach to a range of popular music genres, and examines them in terms of their antecedents, histories, visual aesthetics and socio-political contexts. At the centre of each chapter is a textual analysis of key examples of the genres concerned: soul, psychedelia, progressive rock, reggae, funk, heavy metal, punk rock, rap,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Borthwick; Ron Moy
ISBN: 0748617442 9780748617449 0748617450 9780748617456
OCLC Number: 56660140
Description: x, 246 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Soul : from gospel to groove --
2. Funk : the breakbeat starts here --
3. Psychedelia : in my mind's eye --
4. Progressive rock : breaking the blues' lineage --
5. Punk rock : artifice or authenticity? --
6. Reggae : the aesthetic logic of a diasporan culture --
7. Synthpop : into the digital age --
8. Heavy metal : noise for the boys? --
9. Rap : the word, rhythm and rhyme --
10. Indie : the politics of production and distribution --
11. Jungle : the breakbeat's revenge.
Responsibility: Stuart Borthwick and Ron Moy.

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