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Rhythm and noise : an aesthetics of rock

Author: Theodore Gracyk
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes what makes rock music rock. Argues that rock and roll is a performance style, and that it is distinguished by how it is mediated by technology.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Gracyk
ISBN: 1860640893 9781860640896 1860640907 9781860640902
OCLC Number: 39215677
Description: xv, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: That wild, thin mercury sound - ontology; I'll be your mirror - recording and representing; record consciousness; pump up the volume; jungle rhythms and the big beat; Adorno, jazz and the reception of popular music; romanticizing rock music; sing o' the times - ideology and aesthetics.
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Theodore Gracyk claims that what distinguishes rock from other performance styles is how it is mediated by technology. Using interviews, observations and comparisons, he takes up the myths and  Read more...

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