Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun
Author: John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN: 0306824094
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Big Black Sun Book Excerpt:

Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. John Doe of the legendary band X and co-author Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene. Through interstitial commentary, John Doe "narrates" this journey through the land of film noir sunshine, Hollywood back alleys, and suburban sprawl. Illustrated with 50 rare photos, this is the story of the art that was born under the big black sun.

Damaged

Damaged
Author: Evan Rapport
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN: 149683125X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Damaged Book Excerpt:

Damaged: Musicality and Race in Early American Punk is the first book-length portrait of punk as a musical style with an emphasis on how punk developed in relation to changing ideas of race in American society from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Drawing on musical analysis, archival research, and new interviews, Damaged provides fresh interpretations of race and American society during this period and illuminates the contemporary importance of that era. Evan Rapport outlines the ways in which punk developed out of dramatic changes to America’s cities and suburbs in the postwar era, especially with respect to race. The musical styles that led to punk included transformations to blues resources, experimental visions of the American musical past, and bold reworkings of the rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues sounds of the late 1950s and early 1960s, revealing a historically oriented approach to rock that is strikingly different from the common myths and conceptions about punk. Following these approaches, punk itself reflected new versions of older exchanges between the US and the UK, the changing environments of American suburbs and cities, and a shift from the expressions of older baby boomers to that of younger musicians belonging to Generation X. Throughout the book, Rapport also explores the discourses and contradictory narratives of punk history, which are often in direct conflict with the world that is captured in historical documents and revealed through musical analysis.

Pay for Your Pleasures

Pay for Your Pleasures
Author: Cary Levine
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-06-11
ISBN: 022602623X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pay for Your Pleasures Book Excerpt:

Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, and Raymond Pettibon—these Southern California artists formed a “bad boy” trifecta. Early purveyors of abject art, the trio produced work ranging from sculptures of feces to copulating stuffed animals, and gained notoriety from being perverse. Showing how their work rethinks transgressive art practices in the wake of the 1960s, Pay for Your Pleasures argues that their collaborations as well as their individual enterprises make them among the most compelling artists in the Los Angeles area in recent years. Cary Levine focuses on Kelley’s, McCarthy’s, and Pettibon’s work from the 1970s through the 1990s, plotting the circuitous routes they took in their artistic development. Drawing on extensive interviews with each artist, he identifies the diverse forces that had a crucial bearing on their development—such as McCarthy’s experiences at the University of Utah, Kelley’s interest in the Detroit-based White Panther movement, Pettibon’s study of economics, and how all three participated in burgeoning subcultural music scenes. Levine discovers a common political strategy underlying their art that critiques both nostalgia for the 1960s counterculture and Reagan-era conservatism. He shows how this strategy led each artist to create strange and unseemly images that test the limits of not only art but also gender roles, sex, acceptable behavior, poor taste, and even the gag reflex that separates pleasure from disgust. As a result, their work places viewers in uncomfortable situations that challenge them to reassess their own values. The first substantial analysis of Kelley, McCarthy, and Pettibon, Pay for Your Pleasures shines new light on three artists whose work continues to resonate in the world of art and politics.

Creating the Future

Creating the Future
Author: Michael Fallon
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-08-18
ISBN: 1619024047
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating the Future Book Excerpt:

Conceived as a challenge to long–standing conventional wisdom, Creating the Future is a work of social history/cultural criticism that examines the premise that the progress of art in Los Angeles ceased during the 1970s—after the decline of the Ferus Gallery, the scattering of its stable of artists (Robert Irwin, Ed Kienholz, Ed Moses, Ed Rusha and others), and the economic struggles throughout the decade—and didn't resume until sometime around 1984 when Mark Tansey, Alison Saar, Judy Fiskin, Carrie Mae Weems, David Salle, Manuel Ocampo, among others became stars in an exploding art market. However, this is far from the reality of the L.A. art scene in the 1970s. The passing of those fashionable 1960s–era icons, in fact, allowed the development of a chaotic array of outlandish and independent voices, marginalized communities, and energetic, sometimes bizarre visions that thrived during the stagnant 1970s. Fallon's narrative describes and celebrates, through twelve thematically arranged chapters, the wide range of intriguing artists and the world—not just the objects—they created. He reveals the deeper, more culturally dynamic truth about a significant moment in American art history, presenting an alternative story of stubborn creativity in the face of widespread ignorance and misapprehension among the art cognoscenti, who dismissed the 1970s in Los Angeles as a time of dissipation and decline. Coming into being right before their eyes was an ardent local feminist art movement, which had lasting influence on the direction of art across the nation; an emerging Chicano Art movement, spreading Chicano murals across Los Angeles and to other major cities; a new and more modern vision for the role and look of public art; a slow consolidation of local street sensibilities, car fetishism, gang and punk aesthetics into the earliest version of what would later become the "Lowbrow" art movement; the subversive co–opting, in full view of Pop Art, of the values, aesthetics, and imagery of Tinseltown by a number of young and innovative local artists who would go on to greater national renown; and a number of independent voices who, lacking the support structures of an art movement or artist cohort, pursued their brilliant artistic visions in near–isolation. Despite the lack of attention, these artists would later reemerge as visionary signposts to many later trends in art. Their work would prove more interesting, more lastingly influential, and vastly more important than ever imagined or expected by those who saw it or even by those who created it in 1970's Los Angeles. Creating the Future is a visionary work that seeks to recapture this important decade and its influence on today's generation of artists.

33 1 3 Revolutions Per Minute

33 1 3 Revolutions Per Minute
Author: Mike Segretto
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2022-06-01
ISBN: 1493064606
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

33 1 3 Revolutions Per Minute Book Excerpt:

Whether you're a lifelong collector or have only just gotten hip to the vinyl revival, navigating the vast landscape of rock albums can be a daunting prospect. Enter Mike Segretto and his mammoth 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Minute, a history of the rock LP era told through a very personal selection of nearly 700 albums. Beginning with the birth of rock and roll in the 1950s, Segretto moves through the explosive innovations of the 1960s, the classic rock and punk albums of the 1970s, the new wave classics of the 1980s, and the alternative revolution of the 1990s, always with an eye to both the iconic and the ephemeral, the failed experiments and the brilliant trailblazers. It's all here: everything from the classics (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Purple Rain, Nevermind, and countless other usual suspects) to such oddities as albums by Johnny "Guitar" Watson, P. P. Arnold, The Dentists, and Holly Golightly. Throughout, Segretto reveals the perpetual evolution of a modern art form, tracing the rock album's journey from a vehicle for singles and filler sold to kids, through its maturation into a legitimate, self-contained medium of expression by 1967, and onward to its dominance in the '70s, '80s, and '90s. Whether you read it from cover to cover, seek out specific albums, or just dip in at random and let the needle fall where it may, 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Minute is a fun, informative, and unapologetically opinionated read.

Rock Song Index

Rock Song Index
Author: Bruce Pollock
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN: 1135462968
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Song Index Book Excerpt:

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Soft Money

Soft Money
Author: Kenneth Wishnia
Publsiher: PM Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN: 1604868503
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soft Money Book Excerpt:

Even the best cops burn out. 23 Shades of Black’s Filomena Buscarsela returns, having traded in her uniform for the trials of single motherhood. Once a cop, always a cop. She may have left the department, but Filomena’s passion for justice burns as hot as ever. And when the owner of her neighborhood bodega is murdered—just another “ethnic” crime that will probably go unsolved and unavenged—Filomena doesn’t need much prodding from the dead man’s grieving sister to step in. Secretly partnered with a rookie cop, she hits the Washington Heights streets to smoke out the trigger-happy punks who ended an innocent life as callously as if they were blowing out a match. From the labyrinthine subway tunnels of upper Broadway to the upscale enclaves that house the rich and beautiful, from local barrio hangouts to high-priced seats of power, Filomena follows a trail of dirty secrets and dirtier politics, with some unexpected stops in between. In a town big enough to hold every kind of criminal, crackpot, liar, and thief, from ruthless gangsters to corporate executives drunk on greed and power, she tracks a killer through the city’s danger zones.

More Fun in the New World

More Fun in the New World
Author: John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN: 0306922118
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Fun in the New World Book Excerpt:

This sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun continues the up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene—and includes fifty rare photos. Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the dizzying pinnacle of L.A.'s punk rock movement as its stars took to the national—and often international—stage. Detailing the eventual splintering of punk into various sub-genres, the second volume of John Doe and Tom DeSavia's west coast punk history portrays the rich cultural diversity of the movement and its characters, the legacy of the scene, how it affected other art forms, and ultimately influenced mainstream pop culture. The book also pays tribute to many of the fallen soldiers of punk rock, the pioneers who left the world much too early but whose influence hasn't faded. As with Under the Big Black Sun, the book features stories of triumph, failure, stardom, addiction, recovery, and loss as told by the people who were influential in the scene, with a cohesive narrative from authors Doe and DeSavia. Along with many returning voices, More Fun in the New World weaves in the perspectives of musicians Henry Rollins, Fishbone, Billy Zoom, Mike Ness, Jane Weidlin, Keith Morris, Dave Alvin, Louis Pérez, Charlotte Caffey, Peter Case, Chip Kinman, Maria McKee, and Jack Grisham, among others. And renowned artist/illustrator Shepard Fairey, filmmaker Allison Anders, actor Tim Robbins, and pro-skater Tony Hawk each contribute chapters on punk's indelible influence on the artistic spirit. In addition to stories of success, the book also offers a cautionary tale of an art movement that directly inspired commercially diverse acts such as Green Day, Rancid, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, and Neko Case. Readers will find themselves rooting for the purists of punk juxtaposed with the MTV-dominating rock superstars of the time who flaunted a "born to do this, it couldn't be easier" attitude that continued to fuel the flames of new music. More Fun in the New World follows the progression of the first decade of L.A. punk, its conclusion, and its cultural rebirth.

Historical Theory and Methods through Popular Music 1970 2000

Historical Theory and Methods through Popular Music  1970   2000
Author: Kenneth L. Shonk, Jr.,Daniel Robert McClure
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2017-08-17
ISBN: 1137570725
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Theory and Methods through Popular Music 1970 2000 Book Excerpt:

This book examines the post-1960s era of popular music in the Anglo-Black Atlantic through the prism of historical theory and methods. By using a series of case studies, this book mobilizes historical theory and methods to underline different expressions of alternative music functioning within a mainstream musical industry. Each chapter highlights a particular theory or method while simultaneously weaving it through a genre of music expressing a notion of alternativity—an explicit positioning of one’s expression outside and counter to the mainstream. Historical Theory and Methods through Popular Music seeks to fill a gap in current scholarship by offering a collection written specifically for the pedagogical and theoretical needs of those interested in the topic.

Write in Tune Contemporary Music in Fiction

Write in Tune  Contemporary Music in Fiction
Author: Erich Hertz,Jeffrey Roessner
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN: 1623561450
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Write in Tune Contemporary Music in Fiction Book Excerpt:

Contemporary popular music provides the soundtrack for a host of recent novels, but little critical attention has been paid to the intersection of these important art forms. Write in Tune addresses this gap by offering the first full-length study of the relationship between recent music and fiction. With essays from an array of international scholars, the collection focuses on how writers weave rock, punk, and jazz into their narratives, both to develop characters and themes and to investigate various fan and celebrity cultures surrounding contemporary music. Write in Tune covers major writers from America and England, including Don DeLillo, Jonathan Franzen, Zadie Smith, and Jim Crace. But it also explores how popular music culture is reflected in postcolonial, Latino, and Australian fiction. Ultimately, the book brings critical awareness to the power of music in shaping contemporary culture, and offers new perspectives on central issues of gender, race, and national identity.

Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Dead Kennedys  Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Author: Michael Stewart Foley
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-05-21
ISBN: 1623565006
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables Book Excerpt:

In 1978, San Francisco, a city that has seen more than its share of trauma, plunged from a summer of political tension into an autumn cascade of malevolence that so eluded human comprehension it seemed almost demonic. The battles over property taxes and a ballot initiative calling for a ban on homosexuals teaching in public schools gave way to the madness of the Jonestown massacre and the murders of Mayor George Moscone and city supervisor Harvey Milk at the hands of their former colleague, Dan White. In the year that followed this season of insanity, it made sense that a band called Dead Kennedys played Mabuhay Gardens in North Beach, referring to Governor Jerry Brown as a "zen fascist," calling for landlords to be lynched and yuppie gentrifiers to be sent to Cambodia to work for "a bowl of rice a day," critiquing government welfare and defense policies, and, at a time when each week seemed to bring news of a new serial killer or child abduction, commenting on dead and dying children. But it made sense only (or primarily) to those who were there, to those who experienced the heyday of "the Mab." Most histories of the 1970s and 1980s ignore youth politics and subcultures. Drawing on Bay Area zines as well as new interviews with the band and many key figures from the early San Francisco punk scene, Michael Stewart Foley corrects that failing by treating Dead Kennedys' first record, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, as a critical historical document, one that not only qualified as political expression but, whether experienced on vinyl or from the stage of "the Mab," stimulated emotions and ideals that were, if you can believe it, utopian.

Women Who Rock

Women Who Rock
Author: Evelyn McDonnell
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN: 0316558869
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Who Rock Book Excerpt:

A stellar and unprecedented celebration of 104 musical artists, Women Who Rock is the most complete, up-to-date history of the evolution, influence, and importance of women in music. A gorgeous gift book, it includes a stunning, specially commissioned, full-color illustrated portrait of every musician and group. From Bessie Smith and The Supremes to Joan Baez, Madonna, BeyoncéAmy Winehouse, Dolly Parton, Sleater-Kinney, Taylor Swift, and scores more, women have played an essential and undeniable role in the evolution of popular music including blues, rock and roll, country, folk, glam rock, punk, and hip hop. Today, in a world traditionally dominated by male artists, women have a stronger influence on popular music than ever before. Yet, not since the late nineteen-nineties has there been a major work that acknowledges and pays tribute to the female artists who have contributed to, defined, and continue to make inroads in music. In Women Who Rock, writer and professor of journalism Evelyn McDonnell leads a team of women rock writers and pundits in an all-out celebration of 104 of the greatest female musicians. Organized chronologically, the book profiles each artist and places her in the context of both her genre and the musical world at large. Sidebars throughout recall key moments that shaped both the trajectory of music and how those moments influenced or were influenced by women artists. With full-color illustrated portraits by women artists, Women Who Rock will be THE long-awaited gift book for every music fan, feminist, and female rocker, young and old musicians.

The Rock Song Index

The Rock Song Index
Author: Bruce Pollock
Publsiher: Schirmer Reference
Total Pages: 524
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rock Song Index Book Excerpt:

A listing of over 7,500 rock songs presented alphabetically by artist that notes the album the song appeared on, its year of release, the producer, record company, and songwriters. Also briefly describes the song or its popularity and features an index alphabetized by song title.

Musician Player and Listener

Musician  Player and Listener
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musician Player and Listener Book Excerpt:

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music Threepenny Opera Z Z Top

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music  Threepenny Opera Z Z  Top
Author: Colin Larkin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 4991
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Popular music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music Threepenny Opera Z Z Top Book Excerpt:

The New Trouser Press Record Guide

The New Trouser Press Record Guide
Author: Ira A. Robbins
Publsiher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons
Total Pages: 463
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: New wave music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Trouser Press Record Guide Book Excerpt:

"An idiosyncratic review of the most exciting modern music--new wave to no wave, hardcore to hip-hop."--Jacket.

The New Rolling Stone Record Guide

The New Rolling Stone Record Guide
Author: Dave Marsh,John Swenson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1983
ISBN: 9780394721071
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Rolling Stone Record Guide Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive reference rates and describes albums released in the United States

The Trouser Press Guide to 90s Rock

The Trouser Press Guide to  90s Rock
Author: Ira A. Robbins
Publsiher: Touchstone
Total Pages: 846
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780684814377
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trouser Press Guide to 90s Rock Book Excerpt:

Provides coverage of 8,500 records released since 1990 from 2,300 artists, including critical analysis

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Seventies Music

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Seventies Music
Author: Colin Larkin
Publsiher: Virgin Books Limited
Total Pages: 512
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Seventies Music Book Excerpt:

The aim of this book is to provide a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of the music of the 1970s. There are over 1000 entries on the bands, musicians, songwriters, producers and record labels of this decade, everyone who had any significant impact on the development of rock and pop music. From the stars who, unlike Hendrix, Joplin and Morrison, survived the sixties only to be dudded as dinosaurs, to the angry reactions of punk and the new wave and the sounds of glam rock and disco, this encylopaedia aims to answer any query about any aspect of seventies music. As well as the giants of the decade, such as Queen, Abba and Fleetwood Mac, the book also includes those artists who only flourished briefly.

Joel Whitburn s Top Pop Albums 1955 1992

Joel Whitburn s Top Pop Albums  1955 1992
Author: Joel Whitburn
Publsiher: Record Research
Total Pages: 968
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joel Whitburn s Top Pop Albums 1955 1992 Book Excerpt:

inch....this work is likely to become a standart work very quickly and is to be recommended to all schools where recorder studies are undertaken inch. (Oliver James,Contact Magazine) A novel and comprehensive approach to transferring from the C to F instrument. 430 music examples include folk and national songs (some in two parts), country dance tunes and excerpts from the standard treble repertoire of•Bach, Barsanti, Corelli, Handel, Telemann, etc. An outstanding feature of the book has proved to be Brian Bonsor's brilliantly simple but highly effective practice circles and recognition squares designed to give, in only a few minutes, concentrated practice on the more usual leaps to and from each new note and instant recognition of random notes. Quickly emulating the outstanding success of the descant tutors, these books are very popular even with those who normally use tutors other than the Enjoy the Recorder series.