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Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! : the story of pop music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! : the story of pop music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé

Author: Bob Stanley
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2015. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Norton paperbackView all editions and formats
An addictively readable, encyclopedic history of pop music that includes individual chapters to groups and individuals -- the Monkees, the Beach Boys, the Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna -- that changed the shape of pop music.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Stanley
ISBN: 9780393242690 0393242692 9780393351682 0393351688
OCLC Number: 1264798736
Notes: "First published in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Limited [in 2013] under the title Yeah, yeah, yeah : the story of modern pop"--Title page verso.
Description: xxii, 599 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part one. 1. Flip, Flop, and Fly: Bill Haley and Jump Blues ; 2. Mess of Blues: Elvis Presley ; 3. Pur Your Cat Clothes On: Sun Records and Rockabilly ; 4. Teenage Wildlife: Rock 'n' Roll ; 5. Rock with the Cavemen: Skiffle and British Rock 'n' Roll ; 6. Whispering Bells: Doo Wop ; 7. 1960: It Will Stand ; 8. Walk with Me in Paradise Garden: Phil Spector and Joe Meek ; 9. Trouble with Boys: The Brill Building and Girl Groups --
Part two. 10. Act Naturally: The Beatles ; 11. Needles and Pins: The Beat Boom ; 12. Who's Driving Your Plane? The Rolling Stones ; 13. This Is My Prayer: The Birth of Soul ; 14. Rake's Progress: Bob Dylan ; 15. America Strikes Back: The Byrds and Folk Rock ; 16. Up the Ladder to the Roof: Tamla Motown ; 17. 1966: The London Look ; 18. Endless Summer: The Beach Boys ; 19. Golden Road: San Francisco and Psychedelia ; 20. Pop Gets Sophisticated: Soft Rock ; 21. Crying in the Streets: Deep Soul ; 22. I Can't Sing, I Ain't Pretty, and My Legs Are Thin: Hard Rock ; 23. Bubblegum Is the Naked Truth: The Monkees --
Part three. 24. 1970: Everything's Gone Gray ; 25. Freddie's Dead: Electrified Soul ; 26. State of Independence: Jamaica ; 27. It Came from the Suburbs: Glam ; 28. Sound of Philadelphia: Soft Soul ; 29. Progressive Rock (and Simpler Pleasures) ; 30. Young Love: Weenyboppers and Boy Bands ; 31. See That Girl: Abba ; 32. Beyond the Blue Horizon: Country and Western ; 33. Before and After the Gold Rush: Laurel Canyon ; 34. 1975: Storm Warning --
Part four. 35. Courage, Audacity and Revolt: The Sex Pistols, the Clash, and Punk Rock ; 36. Cranked Up Really High: Punk Rock ; 37. Pleasantly Antagonistic: New Wave ; 38. Supernature: Disco ; 39. Islands in the Stream: The Bee Gees ; 40. Routine Is the Enemy of Music: Post-punk ; 41. Shark in Jet's Clothing: America after Punk ; 42. This Is Tomorrow: Kraftwerk and Electropop ; 43. Adventures on the Wheels of Steel: Early Rap ; 44. Here Comes That Feeling: New Pop ; 45. American Rock (Ooh Yeah) ; 46. Just a King in Mirrors: Michael Jackson ; 47. Highs in the Mid-Eighties: Prince and Madonna ; 48. Some Kind of Monster: Metal ; 49. Poised over the Pause Button: The Smiths, REM, and the Birth of Indie ; 50. 1985: What the Fuck Is Going On? ; 51. We Were Never Being Boring: Pet Shop Boys and New Order --
Part five. 52. Chicago and Detroit: House and Techno ; 53. Smiley Culture: Acid House and Manchester ; 54. 1991: Bassline Changed My Life ; 55. All Eyez on Me: Hip Hop ; 56. This Is How You Disappear: Bristol, Shoegazing, and a New Psychedelia ; 57. As a Defense, I'm Neutered and Spayed: Grunge ; 58. Ever Decreasing Circles: Blur, Suede, and Britpop ; 59. Vision of Love: R&B.
Other Titles: Story of pop music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé
Responsibility: Bob Stanley.


"[Stanley is] as clear-eyed about music as he is crazy in love with it." -Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times  Read more...


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"Like War and Peace, but with a beat...[E]ndlessly readable." -- James Reed - Boston Globe "As good 'a story of pop music' as a fan could hope for." -- Ryan Little - Washington Post "[An] exuberant Read more...

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