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The Cambridge companion to pop and rock

Author: Simon Frith
Publisher: Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge companions to music
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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This Companion provides a broad overview of the world of pop and rock. It introduces the most important and significant moments in its history and the key issues involved in understanding popular  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Frith
ISBN: 0521553695 0521556600 9780521553698 9780521556606
OCLC Number: 315835037
Description: XVII, 303 S. : ill.
Contents: Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction and chronology of pop and rock; Part I. Context: 1. 'Plugged in': technology and popular music Paul Theberge; 2. The popular music industry Simon Frith; 3. Consumption Will Straw; Star profiles I: Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Marvin Gaye; Part II. Texts, Genres, Styles: 4. Pop music Simon Frith; 5. Reconsidering rock Keir Keightley; 6. Soul into hip-hop Russell A. Potter; 7. Dance music Will Straw; 8. World music Jocelyne Guilbault; Star profiles II: Bob Marley, David Bowie, Abba, Madonna, Nirvana, Public Enemy, Derrick May, The Spice Girls; Part III. Debates: 9. Pop, rock and interpretation Richard Middleton; 10. Popular music, gender and sexuality Sara Cohen; 11. Rock, pop and politics John Street; 12. From rice to ice: the face of race in rock and pop Barry Shank; 13. The 'local' and 'global' in popular music Jan Fairley; References; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music
Other Titles: Pop and rock
Responsibility: edited by Simon Frith, Will Straw, and John Street.

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'Whilst being of essential reading to the student of pop and rock it is also of interest to anyone who enjoys reading about the social history of our time.' Yorkshire Gazette 'This thought-provoking Read more...

 
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