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Beggars Banquet and the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Revolution: ‘They Call My Name Disturbance'

Beggars Banquet and the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Revolution: ‘They Call My Name Disturbance'

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Russell Reising
November 01, 2019

The Rolling Stones’ Beggars Banquet is one of the seminal albums in rock history. Arguably it not only marks the advent of the ‘mature’ sound of the Rolling Stones but lays out a new blueprint for an approach to blues-based rock music that would endure for several decades. From its title to the...

Women in the Studio: Creativity, Control and Gender in Popular Music Sound Production

Women in the Studio: Creativity, Control and Gender in Popular Music Sound Production

1st Edition

Paula Wolfe
July 08, 2019

The field of popular music production is overwhelmingly male dominated. Here, Paula Wolfe discusses gendered notions of creativity and examines the significant under-representation of women in studio production. Wolfe brings an invaluable perspective as both a working artist-producer and as a...

The Art of Record Production: Creative Practice in the Studio

The Art of Record Production: Creative Practice in the Studio

2nd Edition

Katia Isakoff, Serge Lacasse, Sophie Stévance
July 04, 2019

The playback of recordings is the primary means of experiencing music in contemporary society, and in recent years 'classical' musicologists and popular music theorists have begun to examine the ways in which the production of recordings affects not just the sound of the final product but also...

The History of Live Music in Britain, Volume II, 1968-1984: From Hyde Park to the Hacienda

The History of Live Music in Britain, Volume II, 1968-1984: From Hyde Park to the Hacienda

1st Edition

Simon Frith, Matt Brennan, Martin Cloonan, Emma Webster
March 18, 2019

To date, there has been a significant gap in work on the social history of music in Britain from 1950 to the present day. The three volumes of Live Music in Britain address this gap and do so through a unique prism—that of live music. The key theme of the books is the changing nature of the live...

Status Quo: Mighty Innovators of 70s Rock

Status Quo: Mighty Innovators of 70s Rock

1st Edition

Andrew L. Cope
March 12, 2019

Status Quo were one of the most successful, influential and innovative bands of the 1970s. During the first half of the decade, they wrote, recorded and performed a stream of inventive and highly complex rock compositions, developed 12 bar forms and techniques in new and fascinating ways, and...

The Singer-Songwriter in Europe: Paradigms, Politics and Place

The Singer-Songwriter in Europe: Paradigms, Politics and Place

1st Edition

Isabelle Marc, Stuart Green
February 07, 2019

The Singer-Songwriter in Europe is the first book to explore and compare the multifaceted discourses and practices of this figure within and across linguistic spaces in Europe and in dialogue with spaces beyond continental borders. The concept of the singer-songwriter is significant and...

The Songs of Joni Mitchell: Gender, Performance and Agency

The Songs of Joni Mitchell: Gender, Performance and Agency

1st Edition

Anne Karppinen
February 07, 2019

An unorthodox musician from the start, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's style of composing, performing, and of playing (and tuning) the guitar is unique. In the framework of sexual difference and the gendered discourses of rock this immediately begs the questions: are Mitchell's songs specifically...

Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Approaches

Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Approaches

1st Edition

Florian Heesch, Niall Scott
February 07, 2019

Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality brings together a collection of original, interdisciplinary, critical essays exploring the negotiated place of gender and sexuality in heavy metal music and its culture. Scholars debate the current state of play concerning masculinities, femininities, queerness,...

Popular Music, Cultural Politics and Music Education in China

Popular Music, Cultural Politics and Music Education in China

1st Edition

Wai-Chung Ho
February 07, 2019

While attention has been paid to various aspects of music education in China, to date no single publication has systematically addressed the complex interplay of sociopolitical transformations underlying the development of popular music and music education in the multilevel culture of China. Before...

Technology and the Stylistic Evolution of the Jazz Bass

Technology and the Stylistic Evolution of the Jazz Bass

1st Edition

Peter Dowdall
February 07, 2019

Technology and the Stylistic Evolution of the Jazz Bass traces the stylistic evolution of jazz from the bass player’s perspective. Historical works to date have tended to pursue a ‘top down’ reading, one that emphasizes the influence of the treble instruments on the melodic and harmonic trajectory...

Music and Irish Identity: Celtic Tiger Blues

Music and Irish Identity: Celtic Tiger Blues

1st Edition

Gerry Smyth
February 04, 2019

Music and Irish Identity represents the latest stage in a life-long project for Gerry Smyth, focusing here on the ways in which music engages with particular aspects of Irish identity. The nature of popular music and the Irish identity it supposedly articulates have both undergone profound change...

The Lost Women of Rock Music: Female Musicians of the Punk Era

The Lost Women of Rock Music: Female Musicians of the Punk Era

1st Edition

Helen Reddington
January 03, 2019

In Britain during the late 1970s and early 1980s, a new phenomenon emerged, with female guitarists, bass-players, keyboard-players and drummers playing in bands. Before this time, women's presence in rock bands, with a few notable exceptions, had always been as vocalists. This sudden influx of...

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