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Avant rock : experimental music from the Beatles to Björk

Author: Bill Martin
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, 2002.
Series: Feedback (Chicago, Ill.), v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Critiquing avant-garde rock bands from the 1960s to the present, Bill Martin examines how social upheaval gave rise to this new form of musical expression. He covers early experimentation by artists such as James Brown; initiation into the mainstream and the resulting adaptations by the Beatles and the Who; and continues into the present looking at how groups like Stereolab, Sonic Youth, Jim O'Rourke, and others  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Martin, Bill, 1956-
Avant rock.
Chicago : Open Court, 2002
(OCoLC)605890903
Online version:
Martin, Bill, 1956-
Avant rock.
Chicago : Open Court, 2002
(OCoLC)630341005
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Martin
ISBN: 0812695003 9780812695007
OCLC Number: 48620278
Description: xvi, 269 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Practices, modalities --
Synthesis and new vocabularies --
When John met Yoko: the Beatles come apart --
Deconstruction of the European classical tradition: John Cage and Glenn Gould --
Blues into fragments: John Coltrane and Cecil Taylor --
Electric Miles --
Forests and trees --
Noisy New York: the Velvet Underground --
Psychedelic blues: Jimi Hendrix --
The passage through progressive --
Intimations of postmodern rock: Steely Dan --
The passage through punk --
Punk meets the Godmother: Patti Smith --
Funk beyond the Godfather: George Clinton and P-Funk --
Progressive times punk equals new wave --
Before and after Eno --
The transition to post-rock --
Symphonies of hellacious electric guitars: Glenn Branca --
Sonic truth --
The Laswell/Zorn nexus --
Avant-retro: Stereolab --
Mom, can I take turntable lessons? or, Nobody here but me and my sampler --
King Crimson exists when there is King Crimson music to be played --
Land of the rising noise --
Bjork, Jim O'Rourke, and beyond --
Rock out --
Manifesto: Avant rock, the very idea --
Rock music in postmodern times.
Series Title: Feedback (Chicago, Ill.), v. 3.
Responsibility: Bill Martin ; with a foreword by Robert Fripp.

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This text explores how avant-garde rock emerged from the social and political upheaval of the 1960s - the same time in which rock music was becoming a more universal musical language, strongly  Read more...

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