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Reynolds, Simon 1963-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 275 publications in 7 languages and 6,156 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Alternative rock music  Punk rock music  Biography  Music 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Simon Reynolds
 
Most widely held works by Simon Reynolds
The sex revolts : gender, rebellion, and rock 'n' roll by Simon Reynolds( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Turkish and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iggy Pop once said of women: "However close they come I'll always pull the rug from under them. That's where my music is made." For so long, rock 'n' roll has been fueled by this fear and loathing of the feminine. The Sex Revolts captures the paradox at rock's dark heart--the music is often most thrilling when it is most misogynist and macho. And, looking at music made by female artists, it asks: must it always be this way? The book walks the line between a rock fan's excitement and a critic's awareness of the music's murky undercurrents. Here are the angry young men like the Stones and Sex Pistols, cutting free from home and mother; here are the warriors and crusaders, The Clash, Public Enemy, and U2 taking refuge in a brotherhood-in-arms; and here are the would-be supermen, with their man-machine fantasies and delusions of grandeur, from Led Zeppelin and Jim Morrison to Nick Cave and gangsta rap. The authors unravel the mystical, back-to-the-womb longings of the psychedelic tradition, from Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, and Van Morrison to Brian Eno, My Bloody Valentine, and ambient techno. Alongside the story of male rock, The Sex Revolts traces the secret history of female rebellion in rock: the masquerade and mystique of Kate Bush, Siouxie, and Grace Jones, the demystifiers of femininity, like the Slits and Riot Grrl, tomboy rockers like L7 and P.J. Harvey, and confessional artists like Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, and Courtney Love. --From publisher's description
Retromania : pop culture's addiction to its own past by Simon Reynolds( Book )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration, band re-formations and reunion tours, expanded reissues of classic albums and outtake-crammed box sets, remakes and sequels, tribute albums and mash-ups. But what happens when we run out of past? Are we heading toward a sort of cultural-ecological catastrophe where the archival stream of pop history has been exhausted? Simon Reynolds, one of the finest music writers of his generation, argues that we have indeed reached a tipping point, and that although earlier eras had their own obsessions with antiquity the Renaissance with its admiration for Roman and Greek classicism, the Gothic movement's invocations of medievalism never has there been a society so obsessed with the cultural artifacts of its own immediate past. Retromania is the first book to examine the retro industry and ask the question: Is this retromania a death knell for any originality and distinctiveness of our own?
Rip it up and start again : postpunk 1978-1984 by Simon Reynolds( Book )

40 editions published between 2005 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rip It Up and Start Again is the first book-length exploration of the wildly adventurous music created in the years after punk. Renowned music journalist Simon Reynolds celebrates the futurist spirit of such bands as Joy Division, Gang of Four, Talking Heads, and Devo, which resulted in endless innovations in music, lyrics, performance, and style and continued into the early eighties with the video-savvy synth-pop of groups such as Human League, Depeche Mode, and Soft Cell, whose success coincided with the rise of MTV. Full of insight and anecdotes and populated by charismatic characters, Rip It Up and Start Againre-creates the idealism, urgency, and excitement of one of the most important and challenging periods in the history of popular music
Generation ecstasy : into the world of techno and rave culture by Simon Reynolds( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores the world of rave culture, all-night dance clubs, and subgenres such as hardcore, trance, jungle, ambient, gabba, and big beat, "assessing the psychic and physical costs of its rampant hedonism, and situating rave's 'escapist' urges within the larger social context of late-eighties and early-nineties America and Britain."--Jacket
Shock and awe : glam rock and its legacy from the seventies to the twenty-first century by Simon Reynolds( Book )

24 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and German and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The] cultural history of glam and glitter rock, celebrating its outlandish fashion and outrageous stars, including David Bowie and Alice Cooper, and tracking its vibrant legacy in contemporary pop. Spearheaded by David Bowie, Alice Cooper, T. Rex, and Roxy Music, glam rock reveled in artifice and spectacle. Reacting against the hairy, denim-clad rock bands of the late Sixties, glam was the first true teenage rampage of the new decade. In [this book], Simon Reynolds takes you on a wild cultural tour through the early Seventies, a period packed with glitzy costumes and alien make-up, thrilling music and larger-than-life personas. [This book] offers a fresh, in-depth look at the glam and glitter phenomenon, placing it the wider Seventies context of social upheaval and political disillusion. It explores how artists like Lou Reed, New York Dolls, and Queen broke with the hippie generation, celebrating illusion and artifice over truth and authenticity. Probing the genre's major themes-- stardom, androgyny, image, decadence, fandom, apocalypse-- Reynolds tracks glam's legacy as it unfolded in subsequent decades, from Eighties art-pop icons like Kate Bush through to twenty-first century idols of outrage such as Lady Gaga. [This book] shows how the original glam artists' obsessions with fame, extreme fashion, and theatrical excess continue to reverberate through contemporary pop culture"--Amazon.com
Energy flash : a journey through rave music and dance culture by Simon Reynolds( Book )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the house music and drug use that created the rave culture of the 1990s, chronicling the musical and social history of the time through interviews with musicians, scene-makers, and participants
Bring the noise : 20 years of writing about hip rock and hip hop by Simon Reynolds( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These selections transmit the immediacy of their moment while offering a running commentary on the broader enduring questions of race and resistance, multiculturalism, and division. From grunge to grime, from Manchester to the Dirty South, Bring the Noise chronicles hip hop and alternative rock's competing claims to be the cutting edge of innovation and the voice of opposition in an era of conservative backlash
Totally wired : post-punk interviews and overviews by Simon Reynolds( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book features 32 interviews with the post-punk era's most innovative musicians and colourful personalities. It also includes conversations with the most influential of label bosses, managers, record producers, DJs and journalists. Crackling with argument and anecdote, these conversations bring a rich human dimension post-punk's exceptional characters, from their earliest days to their glorious and sometimes disastrous musical adventures."--Global Books in Print
Phil Collins : the world won't listen by Suzanne Weaver( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blissed out : the raptures of rock by Simon Reynolds( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of Simeon Solomon by Simon Reynolds( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

K-punk : the collected and unpublished writings of Mark Fisher (2004-2016) by Mark Fisher( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bring the noise : 25 ans de rock et de hip-hop by Simon Reynolds( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in French and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rétromania : comment la culture pop recycle son passé pour s'inventer un futur by Simon Reynolds( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shock and awe : glam rock and its legacy from the seventies to the twenty-first century by Simon Reynolds( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fresh, in-depth look at the glam and glitter phenomenon, placing it in the wider seventies context of social upheaval and political disillusion. It explores how artists like Lou Reed, New York Dolls, and Queen broke with the hippie generation, celebrating illusion and artifice over truth and authenticity. Probing the genre's major themes; stardom, androgyny, image, decadence, fandom, apocalypse, Reynolds tracks glam's legacy as it unfolded in subsequent decades, from eighties art-pop icons like Kate Bush through to twenty-first century idols of outrage such as Lady Gaga. Reynolds shows how the original glam artists' obsessions with fame, extreme fashion, and theatrical excess continue to reverberate through contemporary pop culture
A journey through rave music and dance culture by Simon Reynolds( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

25 years since acid house and Ecstasy revolutionised pop culture, Simon Reynolds's landmark rave history 'Energy Flash' has been expanded and updated to cover 21st-century developments like dubstep and EDM's recent takeover of America
Loops : una historia de la música electrónica( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuestro grupo podría ser tu vida : escenas del indie underground norteamericano 1981-1991 by Simon Reynolds( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Después del rock : psicodelia, postpunk, electrónica y otras revoluciones inconclusas by Simon Reynolds( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UK Post-Punk : Faber Forty-Fives: 1977-1982 by Simon Reynolds( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The sex revolts : gender, rebellion, and rock 'n' roll
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Retromania : pop culture's addiction to its own pastRip it up and start again : postpunk 1978-1984Generation ecstasy : into the world of techno and rave cultureEnergy flash : a journey through rave music and dance cultureBring the noise : 20 years of writing about hip rock and hip hopTotally wired : post-punk interviews and overviewsPhil Collins : the world won't listenBlissed out : the raptures of rock
Alternative Names
Reynolds, Simon

Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds angol zenekritikus, 1963-

Simon Reynolds britischer Musikjournalist und Sachbuch-Essayist

Simon Reynolds Brits journalist

Simon Reynolds critico musicale britannico

Рейнольдс, Саймон

סימון ריינולדס סופר בריטי

سيمون رينولدز

레이놀즈, 사이먼

サイモン・レイノルズ

レイノルズ, サイモン

Languages
English (210)

Italian (13)

Spanish (11)

German (8)

French (5)

Japanese (3)

Turkish (1)