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Kinks Songs of the Semi-Detached
ISBN: PB: 9781789142303, Reaktion Books, March 2020
248 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 40 illus.
Of all the great British bands to emerge from the 1960s, none had a stronger sense of place than the Kinks. Often described as the archetypal English band, they were above all a quintessentially working-class band with a deep attachment to London. M...
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Five Years Ahead of My Time Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present
ISBN: PB: 9781789140651, Reaktion Books, May 2019
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 40 illus.
"Five Years Ahead of My Time: Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present" tells of an explosive musical phenomenon whose continuing influence on popular culture is dramatic and deep. The tale begins in 1950s America, when classic rock 'n' roll was rea...
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Peter Gabriel Global Citizen
ISBN: PB: 9781780239767, Reaktion Books, July 2018
248 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 25 illus.
Peter Gabriel is one of contemporary music's great experimenters. From his work in the progressive group Genesis, through his pioneering solo albums, to his enthusiastic embrace of world music and new technologies, Gabriel has remained steadfastly co...
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Gypsy Music The Balkans and Beyond
ISBN: PB: 9781780238234, Reaktion Books, September 2017
248 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 40 illus.
The figure of the gypsy is simultaneously vilified and romanticized. Gypsies have for centuries been associated with criminality and dirt, but also with colour, magic and music. Gypsy music is popular around the world and often performed with gusto a...
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Sting ?From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold
ISBN: PB: 9781780238135, Reaktion Books, September 2017
248 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 30 illus.
?Born in a mainly working-class area of North Tyneside in 1951, Gordon Sumner would become one of the world's best-selling music artists. Known professionally as Sting, he was the lead singer for the band The Police from 1977 to 1984, before launchin...
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Jimi Hendrix Soundscapes
ISBN: PB: 9781780235301, Reaktion Books, March 2016
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes Jimi Hendrix as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music". He played at a time when electric amplification extended the scope of the guitar to three-dimensional, urban space. Bob Dyl...
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Easy Riders, Rolling Stones On the Road in America, from Delta Blues to 70s Rock
ISBN: PB: 9781780235295, Reaktion Books, September 2015
248 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 35 illus.
"Easy Riders, Rolling Stones" delves into the history of twentieth-century American popular music to explore the emergence of "road music". This music – blues, RnB and rock – took shape at pivotal moments in this history, made by artists and performe...
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Neil Young American Traveller
ISBN: PB: 9781780235318, Reaktion Books, September 2015
216 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 28 illus.
When Neil Young left his native Canada in 1966 to move to California, his journey sparked a leap in musical artistry that would come to resonate throughout North America. His fascination with American locations – from the Santa Monica Mountains to th...
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Heroes David Bowie and Berlin
ISBN: PB: 9781780233772, Reaktion Books, October 2014
184 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 17 illus.
In 1976 David Bowie left Los Angeles and the success of his celebrated albums Young Americans and "Station to Station" and settled in Berlin, where he would work on his "Berlin Triptych", the albums "Low", "Heroes", and "Lodger", which are now consid...
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Remixology Tracing the Dub Diaspora
ISBN: PB: 9781780231990, Reaktion Books, December 2013
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 30 black&white illus.
Dub is the avant-garde verso of reggae, created by manipulating and reshaping recordings using studio strategies and techniques. While dub was one of the first forms of popular music to turn the idea of song inside out, it is far from being fully exp...
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